I am a visual poet, earth mystic and mist walker. I walk in beauty dreaming with the divine to create sacred art and to partner with intuitive healing practices. I create in dialogue with the sacred feminine and my practice involves listening to the magic as it appears in dreams, journey, tarot, nature and other daily blessings. I’m a beauty unveiler, light huntress, moment caresser, mythologist, archetype weaver and visionary poetess. Ultimately, all of my work is about helping people peel back the layers to experience the intense beauty of each moment allowing them access to both their intuitive wisdom and a deeper connection to spirit and self, helping them find their own truths in connected stillness. In this way I am a guidess helping others find their own mystery school of wisdom and sacred being.
(Because the beauty of this life cracks our hearts open and it is through the cracks that light can flow both in and out and connect us back to our divine selves).
Oh... and I believe in the magic of this life.
I live in the insanely beautiful Blue Mountains, just shy of Sydney, amoung the clouds and mist, with my family, our kitten and all the winged ones who frequent our garden. Each day here is a wondrous delight of tiny miracles through either the glorious light or magical mists.
Mixed media artist, photographer and creator of soon to be published Stardust & Fallen Petals oracle/tarot deck.
Leslie has been creating art ever since she can remember. She has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, but after working for a few years, decided to go back to college and take art classes. She enrolled with the University of Alabama in Huntsville and studied photography, sculpture and painting. Over the years she expanded her creative skills with numerous master led classes. Her work varies from mixed-media and art journaling to sculpture and jewelry making. Her recent solo exhibitions include ‘Dreams and Reality: The Artwork of Leslie Wood’ at Carnegie Visual Arts Center and Evelyn Burrows Museum, Visiting Artist Exhibition at the Huntsville Art League and an exhibition at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment in Huntsville Alabama. An avid art journaler, her journal work has been published numerous times in Somerset Studio’s ‘ART Journaling’ magazine including features in the 2019 Spring and Fall editions. You can find her work at local shows such as Montesano Art Festival, and Panoply Arts Festival or on her website at www.lesliewoodarts.com. She teaches various classes throughout the year in the Huntsville Alabama area and will be a featured artist in the 2020 Huntsville Museum of Art Master Workshops.
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Hi, my name is Denise Daffara. I am an artist, soulful seeker, wild wonderer, deep listener, sacred space holder, Creativitea Time inspirer & private priestess. Painting has been a large piece of my life since the late 90's, mixed media and art journaling are newer loves, they have taken up residence in my soul for life I feel certain. My passion is to connect with others in ways that leave us both feeling nurtured, energised, validated, and liberated. One way I do this is by encouraging Creativitea time : a space & practice where playfulness, courage and creativity meet radical self acceptance for tea. A sacred space is made to meet ourselves on the page. I find that meeting yourself right where you are is a powerful medicine in these troubled times. I believe when we are seen and heard we can heal. Using art journaling, intentional creativity™ and painting as a self healing modality has been extremely helpful for me in my personal quest, through times of grief, depression, and awakenings and joyful breakthroughs. I live on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland Australia, born in New Zealand I was drawn to this vast land by it’s warmer climate and stunningly beautiful pale sandy beaches. I love how we are no longer limited by our physical location and can connect with like minded hearts across lands and seas via the online communities. Perhaps we’ll meet ‘virtually’ for tea some day, I hope so.
Hello Gorgeous, My name is Muriel Stegers and I am a Mixed Media Artist from The Netherlands.
I am a very intuitive, no planning kind of painter. I love to go with the flow and see where the painting will take me.
I know now, after several years that the painting always paints itself. If only I can let go enough of what is expected of me.
Learning to trust that the paint is there where it is supposed to be! I take my time and love to work long hours on my paintings.
I specialize in painting faces, it is what turns my creative energy on and having the opportunity to use all these different mediums makes it like heaven for me.
Teaching my students to believe in them self and finding that space that holds silence for them is what's most important to me.
Teaching them to be able to let go and find the magic that is hidden inside is my main goal.
Finding that ease of selfacceptance is where fireworks light off and stars shine bright.
I’m Karine Bossé also known as Kabostudio. I’m a graphic designer, mix-media artist, doll maker and online art teacher. There is never a dull moment in my life, I’m always busy creating something, I started Kabostudio about 10 years ago, developing my style and exploring as much as could with different mediums. Thanks to the wonderful internet I found the mix-media community about 5 years ago and it has been eye-opening for me. Although I was already mixing everything on my own finding a community driven by the same joy and need of creating felt like finding my home, it was the missing piece. Since then, I became an art teacher, participate in Let’s Face it 2016, Ever-After 2016 and 2017, Paint your art and Soul 2018, launched my own classes A Canvas Journey and Ladybird and had my first guess teacher with All dolled up last December, in my I share my passion of creating while exploring different roads. This year I will be launching the second edition of A Canvas Journey and have a very talented guess teacher who’s preparing something special for the end of the year. My art is all about strong women in all their aspect because sometimes being strong also means being vulnerable. Duality is a constant theme in my art. Lights and shadows and how opposite side has to meet to create balance. Myths, legends and fairy tales have always been a big inspiration for me. I strongly believe that we can achieve everything we set our mind to; one step at the time.
“The only difference between a master and a beginner is that the master has failed hundreds oftime more than the beginner as ever try.”
Can’t wait to create with you all
Hi, I’m a Dutchie living in Antwerp. While I have always been a creative person, I didn’t surrender to art until two years ago. My heart was longing for more art time and I decided then and there that my Mondays off would be dedicated to learning how to paint.
Discovering online art classes has been such a blessing. Suddenly I could learn about all kinds of media for a very reasonable price without ever having to leave my home. I was living the dream. ;)
I became somewhat of an art class hoarder and this year I have started tumbling down the rabbit hole of online teaching myself. I love every aspect of it. The creating, designing inspiring lessons, sharing my skills and my thoughts, writing my newsletters where I like to share little tips and free tutorials with my supporters... ok, the talking on camera part is still giving me the nerves like you won’t believe but it’s a small price to pay for being on my path. I am beyond excited to be a part of this incredible project and can’t wait to start creating with you all!
I attended Hawaii Pacific University studying Corporate Communications and recently completed classes from Harvard University, Divinity School. I spent almost twenty years in the software industry filling positions in customer support from Director to Vice President and went on to lead a startup as CEO. Now, I dedicate my time to painting, reading, studying religion, esoteric mysticism and the works of Joseph Campbell. I have been a full-time artist since 2001 with some time off when my daughter was little.
My art is represented in corporate and personal collections internationally with gallery representation at Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (2003-2012) and KALEID Gallery, San Jose, California (2018-current). I have also been featured in multiple publications including, but not limited to ArtNews, Teen Vogue, Elle Magazine and the World of Artist Journal Pages by Dawn Sokol.
Connie Solera is devoted to painting fearless and helping fellow artists do the same. With 25+ years of teaching experience under her apron, Connie’s renown retreats, workshops, and eCourses empower artists of all levels and backgrounds to strengthen their skills, develop their unique visual language, and express their creativity with confidence and gusto.
Whitney Freya is a published author, artist, entrepreneur and creative muse. Her latest book is out! Rise Above, Free Your Mind One Brush Stroke at a Time is an explosion of color, painting prompts and inspirational teaching for Life Artists! Her unique approach to personal creativity, and her own journey from wanna-be artist to today, has garnered her international media attention, including CBS news and appearances alongside Dr. Wayne Dyer, Donna Eden and more. She leads her international team of Creatively Fit Coaches who share her passion for living life as art. Whitney Freya has taught at The Esalen Institute, at international creativity conferences, and at Burning Man, Awesomeness Fest, and the Agape Spiritual Center. She lives in the mountains in NE Oregon with her three teens and holds retreats there in the summer. Learn more and join the Life Artist “palette” at www.WhitneyFreya.com
Wilna is a neo-expressionistic painter turned scrapbook, digital designer, and Art Journaler who has spent years applying her background in fine arts to her passion for preserving memories. A popular online and in-class teacher, she has honed the fine art of balancing her logical and organized side with her free-spirited expressive side. And she definitely knows how to have fun along the way! Wilna has been working in the Scrapbooking Industry for 11 years and it all started when she was one of 25 winners of the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2006. She designed for Making Memories, Jenny Bowlin, October Afternoon and Two Peas in a Bucket until 2013 when she started her own company called iHeartstudio. Wilna is a popular event teacher at retreats and has been fortunate to teach classes in the US, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Germany and Australia. She has taught online for Studio Calico, Big Picture Classes, Craftsy and have lots of classes on her own website iheartstudio.ca. Wilna is also a frequent guest on the Paper Clipping Roundtable.
Hello, I'm Laura, a mixed media artist living and working in Adelaide, South Australia. My work is inspired by the imperfect and ever-changing beauty of nature. With pattern, texture and colour, I translate my experiences and observations of nature into abstract paintings. The process is one of playful exploration, mindfulness and self-discovery. It is my absolute pleasure to share my experiences and help you to nurture and nourish your creativity.
My name is Tiare Smith (pronounced Tee-are). I am a mixed media artist and instructor.
Born with art in my heart I lost my way from my art for about 18 years. It came back to my life in a burst of emotion and anxiety. By practicing techniques of self-love, positive self talk, and action which also helped me to overcome other areas of struggle, I now enjoy my art in a free and inspiring way.
I empower women to express and experience their art more freely while also nurturing their hearts and memories.
I have not only been featured on HGTV but have had numerous works published in a variety of crafting magazines and blogs. You can find my wooden plaque series, “Whispers of the Heart” at Hallmark Stores, bookstores, and Amazon world wide.
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If Tracy Verdugo was given the opportunity to coin a term for a new art movement based around what she teaches she might call it “Curiosity and Wonderism”or maybe “Loosen-upism” or “Endless possibilitism” When she is not hanging out with her family in their artsy adobe home in a small village on the shores of Jervis Bay, Australia, or throwing paint around in her little purple studio in their backyard, you may find her wrangling with two large suitcases attempting to board the BART in San Francisco en route to teach at an art retreat or sitting in a circle on St Pete Beach Florida listening intently as women share their stories of creative longing. Tracy is an inspiration instigator, prolific painter, singer/songwriter and lover of the written word, smitten traveller and soaker up of all that is beauty-full. She teaches her Paint Mojo and other creative workshops all over this amazing planet and reminds her students of the wonder that already resides within them. Her works are vibrant and filled with joy, inspired both by family travels in Mexico and the beauty of everyday life. Since 2000 Tracy has held 14 successful solo exhibitions and her works are held in collections both in Australia and overseas. Mostly though she is mama bear to two gorgeous, zest-filled daughters, Santana and Cece, and co-adventurer in life with her amor of 30 years, the talented and brilliant Marco.
Katrina comes from a childhood of often traveling, discovering, and seeing new places. Originally of German nationality, but born in South East Asia, she and her family worked full-time doing relief work all over the world.
She loves to create beautiful worlds of magic and mystery, stories of hope and beauty with her art.
She now been lives in Italy, is a full-time artist and mommy to two small boys. Her creative imagination is often fueled by inventing bedtime stories for her boys, tales of magical realms, faeries and dragons, mystical creatures, and nature spirits.
But most of all, her inspiration comes from spending time in the nature, working with Mother Earth’s energy and it’s nature spirits. She also paints from her dream journeys, and visions.
Katrina teaches online and in-person workshops, where she enjoys sharing her techniques, ideas, and creative process to inspire others to discover their true magic and creative voice through art.
Renata Loree was born in Czech Republic and is a self taught artist. She studied by copying old master paintings, and then moving onto painting portraits for her friends. She eventually acquired enough skill to earn commissions for her art.
As a single mom, she did not have much of a chance to devote full time to her passion, and so she earned her living as a designer. The work in a corporate world was not very satisfying to her free spirit, and by a strike of disaster and luck at the same time, she has moved onto teaching yoga and eventually owning a yoga studio.
Through love for the practice and teaching of yoga, she recognized that her expression in art has to come from a deeper experience that comes from within, rather then from the outside. She also recognized that the outer circumstances help us recognize who we are and how we respond to them and that her creative journey was leading her into an exploration on a canvas - the story behind the face.
She now teaches classes online and in person and lives in Newburyport Mass.
Fonda Clark Haight
Fonda Clark Haight is a mixed media, intuitive artist living in the mountains of NC. Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of my truth is the process. The challenge is to see beyond the distractions of the conspicuous to engage with my feelings deep in the subconscious. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places, and to question the truth in themselves.
Louise Gale is a British mixed media artist and author of the book ‘Botanical Mandalas’ and accompanying 'Coloring Botanical Mandalas' book. She creates in her art studio which is on the south coast of Spain overlooking the sea, tiny fishing boats and the Moroccan coastline in the distance. Louise loves to combine the healing power of nature with the meditative process of mandala creating which result in her beautiful Botanical Mandala designs.
Louise believes that nature is our medicine which helps us reconnect with our true selves. Her art is constantly inspired by the beauty that surrounds her in the natural world. So when she is not in her studio creating, hosting online classes or working with other creative people, you can find her on the beach collecting inspiration and putting her bare feet into the sand.
Louise’s work has been published in the New York Times and she has contributed to many books and magazine articles where she shares her creative processes and love for nature, mandalas and color. She also has a permanent art collection called ‘Sew Hoboken’ at the Hoboken Historical Museum in New Jersey, USA.
I am Swedish living just north of Stockholm. I am a Mixed Media artist and teacher on a mission to inspire people to be brave, to use their creativity and do more of what they love. My work is very rich with many layers that add depth and texture to my work. People often find my art very peaceful even though it is colorful and full of energy. My works are hanging in private collections around the world.
I also love art journaling. Art journaling is a resting place for me and it gives me time to recover. I make my own art journals out of scrap and my art journaling process is totally free from requirements, rules, results or obligations. Art Journaling is a way for my creative soul to be totally free and a way to find the unique creative source within myself. It is an important part of my creative process and it is a way to prevent creative block by helping me to let go and to find my flow. When working in my journal I feel safe. For me art journaling opens up the magic of what is unique within myself.
I run workshops both in-person and on-line. My in-person workshops and retreats are available in many places around the world. I do mixed media workshops on big canvases and art journaling.
I have practiced yoga for more than 14 years. Yoga is essential for my wellbeing and gives me both mental and physical strength. I believes that we all have the power and knowledge within ourselves to live our lives in tune with ourselves.
Kiala Givehand is a published poet, intuitive artist, visual archivist, avid journal keeper, and happiness catalyst. She collects fountain pens, blank journals, and all sorts of tarot, oracle, and inspiration decks. She believes in surrounding herself with ordinary humans who live extraordinary lives, gathering with people who make her laugh & love uncontrollably, and living a life intent on cultivating happiness.
Her most recent interests have taken her into the realms of Astrology, Numerology, and the beauty & power of sacred symbols (especially mandalas). When she's not experiencing wanderlust, Kiala is probably fiddling with a fountain pen, making a journal of some sort, or cooking a pot of soup. She's a newly dubbed SoulCollage® facilitator and co-owner (with her husband) of Healing Arts Creativity & Empowerment Studio in Pensacola, Florida.
Working with women from all around the world, Kiala runs two successful online businesses, and through virtual courses and in person retreats, teaches women how to find what makes them happy and pursue it without apologies or regrets.
Natalie is an Australian creatrix, artisan and serial imaginer. She creates celebrations of the divine feminine, the fantastical, folkstories, faerytales, forests and our non-human kin using traditional media in visual storytelling. Natalie see's her art as a way to unfurl, to encounter possibility and explore the curious and delicious unbound beauty all around us. Putting pencil to paper is a meditative act that she delights in sharing far and wide in honour of the abundant divine creative energy available to us all.
"I turned to art as a means of escape from burn out, chronic illness and fatigue, and depression in late 2016, after more than 20 years since picking up a pencil to sketch in earnest. It was a coming home experience, and every day I am grateful that I found my way back to that path in the great forest of life. For me, art fosters a connection to the genius and eloquence of our natural world with astonishing joy, and openness, and heart. I am deeply enamoured of graphite, charcoal, ink, and watercolour, and pencil meditation is a daily occurrence for me. Putting pencil to paper is a healing art, grounding and connecting me to invisible wonders and the depths of our collective imagination. I am also a serial scribbler, and enjoy scratching out line art of botanicals and medieval inspired etchings. Art is breath and feeling on a page - it is a tiny piece of me that I want to share with you. It is honest, and heartfelt, and vulnerable, and true - even when it is made up. My goal for my audience and students is to spark joy and inspiration, to connect, to participate, and to be present in our collective journey."
Natalie lives on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW, Australia with her three kitty-kids and a backyard full of wild-bird visitors. She sips copious cups of tea and is generally powered by strawberries and ginger biscuits. She believes in kindness, always.
Art is my passion. I love to get up, have my head spinning with projects, images and colors, to have a cup of tea and dash off to my studio. My inspirations come mostly from everyday life. People, towns, object whatever catches my attention. It is so rewarding to have it come alive on my canvas..like meeting a new friend. I exhibit my paintings regularly.
I also love to share the passion of creating. I give workshops and online classes. The creative communities, locally and online makes the journey so much richer…what would life be without human connections and friendships. I hope we will connect in a way or another! Happy painting to you!
I am Nanda, a Creative Coach, Sacred Soul Artist and Intuitive Healer & Light Worker.
My Sacred Soul Art is intuitively created and co-created with the Divine with lots of love and passion.
Infused with Crystals, intentions, energy, activations and often moon water.
My pieces have powerful energy, a special message, bring healing and empowerment, and will help you grow and expand.
Besides creating paintings i also love to create crystal jewelry & wands, and clay bowls I love to work with Nature and often weave this into my pieces with materials i am using to create ( wood, Crystals, feathers, rocks, moon water etc )
Not only do I create art to heal, inspire and empower you I also offer special online programs and classes to help and guide you, not only with art techniques but so much more.
My passion is to help woman awake their creativity, (re)ignite their creative spark, heal through art, (re)connect them with their inner child and higher self, show them the amazing power creativity holds, and how to use it for your inner soul work I combine my love and passion for art and creativity with my love and passion for spirituality & soul work
Mindy is an embodiment artist, body-positive activist and yogini. Her work is to inspire others to discover their own empowered truth, to bravely step in and safely strip down... on the canvas, in their bodies, and in their own lives. She helps people to see their inherent beauty, shift negative body stories, and challenge external narratives that ultimately seek to take away their power. This space of greater awareness and liberation is where we tap into the source that fuels our most influential and effective actions - where create our life and impact. She is devoted to using her superpowers for positive social good!
Melanie is an Indigenous mixed media artist who teaches online art classes to women around the world. She helps women build joyful and self-compassionate art practices.
Melanie says, “Creating art brings me into the present moment, into stillness. In this space I am not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. In stillness, I find myself. I find peace, clarity and connection with my real emotions”.
Melanie is from the Squamish First Nation in Vancouver, Canada. She lives in her community with her wonderful husband of 18 years (and their sweet cat) and she draws from her traditional ancestry and teachings in her art practice. She is also currently studying Expressive Arts Therapy.
In her art, she depicts the strength, realness and vulnerability of women. She believes art has many medicines to share with us—stillness, joy, connection-- and by building a self- compassionate art practice, we can experience these medicines on a regular basis.
Mary Beth Shaw
Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. Since then she has spent all her waking hours exploring life as a painter working in mixed media, primarily acrylic, encaustic and collage. She initially put in lots of hours as a road gypsy, exhibiting at outdoor art fairs and selling as many as 300 paintings in one very blurry year. She transitioned into being a workshop instructor in 2008 and finds pleasure helping students find their own voice as a painter. Her personal creative process is a dance between spontaneity and intent; she finds great joy in the physical act of painting and looks at her best work as a gift from a higher power. She welcomes mistakes because they so often provide a delightful detour into new territory. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is the founder of StencilGirl® Products, LLC.
Hi there! My name is Mariëlle Stolp. I live in the Netherlands with my daughters, my amazingly supportive husband and two naughty cats that are always trying to steal my supplies and ruin my attempts at filming tutorials. If weather permits I love to take a walk on the nearby beach and collect seashells with my youngest. And if not, I am more than happy to stay in and fill my journals with dreamy, boho-style or fairy-tale girls. I have three beautiful and bright daughters, so cute, giggly and sweet inspiration is always around. I would love to share that with you!
Hali L. Karla is a contemplative artist, teacher and creative-soul-caregiver who is passionate about helping others cultivate holistic perspective and creative practice as a tool for navigating life, relationships and times of change. She enjoys offering explorations to others that inspire self-acceptance + development, catalyze healing, celebrate wholeness and honor the mystery of interconnection.
Her experience as a lifelong artist and years as an end-of-life nurse - along with her passions for theology, astrology, and how we relate and perceive - all contribute to a rich framework for her approach and imagery.
When guiding others, Hali has been described as a heart-healer who “evokes a dynamic sense of the sacred," while holding safe space for making meaningful connections, brave truth-telling, and activating creative joy + courageous transformation.
Her daily prayer, faith and art practices guide and ground her life and work in the world.