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.
Youtube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/GaliaAlena
Hello, my name is Renata Loree and I am a mixed media artist. I really like to do anything creative. As long as I remember when I was a little girl, I would amuse myself by creating toys and bemuse myself with imaginary stories. I later developed passion for copping old master paintings, and because I did not get accepted into art school, under the communist regime, that privilege was given only to lucky few, I think I gave up on my artistic dream. But I would always turn to painting in my spare time and have given most of my paintings away to my friends.
About 6 years ago my life has drastically changed and I have turned to painting for comfort and solace. The way I used to paint did not satisfy me any more, and I needed a way to vent my emotions, grief, hurt and the expression of calmness, refuge and solitude. And so I turned to more of an expressive way of creating art that would help me heal andfeed my soul at the same time.
I would like to show to my students or anyone else, that we all have the ability to use our creativity as a gateway to our deepest emotions and see them as they are in all their splendor, not as something we have to runaway from, but instead something that can fuel our creative spark. And so as we create we become more free.
I hope you the best on your creative journey.
Amanda Grace is a Creative Explorer and Pilgrim Soul. Working in mixed media, Amanda's studio, Pilgrim Soul, is a converted farm building in Sligo, on Irelands North West Coast. Amanda is devoted to the interpretation of personal experience and her work as a creative facilitator, in service to the deep need to know and express the self. She promotes creative practice, process and expression as powerful vehicles of self knowledge, attendance and care.
Amanda facilitates her RAW and powerful creative journalling process both online and in person; regularly shares her own personal reflections and insight through online writings and video blogs and also sends monthly snail mail inspiration packages to subscribers. Amanda's letterPODS travel the globe, visiting Pilgrims in over 10 countries. Each POD is a seed featuring art, words and a creative prompt. It's an invitation to creative practice. Amanda also facilitates an uplifting online Facebook community, Pilgrims On Deck.
Tiare Smith is a self-taught mixed media, art journal artist and instructor.
Born with art in her heart she lost her way from her art for 18 years. It came back to her life in a burst of emotion and anxiety. By practicing techniques of love, positive self talk, thoughts and action which have helped her to overcome other areas of struggle, she now enjoys her art in a free and inspiring way.
She inspires creatives to embrace their inner artist while also nurturing their hearts and memories.
She has not only been featured on HGTV but has had numerous works published in a variety of crafting magazines and blogs.
You can find her teaching at her local paper crafting store, online or in her private studio.
She aims to help women to embrace the artist within through lessons infused with love, happiness, confidence and creativity, empowering them to experience and express their art more freely. It is her mission to touch one million hearts in such a powerful and significant way.
Louise Gale is a British mixed media artist, with a passion for color, nature and mandala making. She creates in her art studio in south Spain overlooking the sea with a view of Gibraltar rock, tiny fishing boats and the north African coastline in the distance. (it is heavenly)
Louise's work is expressive, colorful, full of energy and she loves to share her techniques and inspiration with others through free resources, videos and online classes. She spends her days creating, running creative workshops and assisting other creative souls with their businesses. After spending 8 years living the USA, just outside of New York City, she found the courage to leave her windowless office corporate job and pursue a life filled with more creativity and freedom. Louise co-authored her first book through publisher Walter-Foster called “Mandala for the Inspired Artist.’ and has loved sharing work in many other books and publications. She is thrilled to be sharing a project on our creative retreat!
Embodiment Artist, Sensualist and Provocateur
I believe our power is a sacred love story.
Part Sparkle Maker, part Shadow Dancer, part Soul Seeker, my work is to guide women into the extraordinary Wonderland of themselves. Through juicy creative pursuits and honest explorations my calling is to inspire others to shake loose and get naked in empowered, exquisite truth, name and claim all aspects of their unique selves, and un-shame every desire.
My magic tools for personal discovery are art, love, and smart + sensual sex positivity... my wild sacral shimmy. I write, I paint, I touch, I dare. I make things both tangible and intangible to hold space for meaningful experiences and luscious conduits of intimacy and connection.
As a woman of color in a queer and open marriage, I am also a Revolutionary inside my own life and out in the world. I am passionate about creating places of belonging. Through personal storytelling, adventuring, and gathering across diverse communities, I'm always seeking to create more inclusivity and togetherness for all.
I believe that creativity is soul work. A direct conduit to spirit. A way to regain our experience of wholeness. And that art making without judgment makes sacred even the most challenging, difficult and painful places in our hearts and minds and bodies.
I believe in YOU as an artist and a creative being. Wholeheartedly. And know that you contain a magic kingdom of your own brimming over with unbridled joy, sparkly brilliance, visionary knowing, ancient wisdom and the capacity to make your life your most amazing work of art.
I am your compassionate tour guide to the mystery. Offering you the possibility of divine connection through making art. Of deep soul healing through expressing yourself without holding anything back. Of awakening to your true self through the magic of creation. Of radical self acceptance through opening your heart to your most authentic creative source.
Eli Trier is an artist, author and award-winning blogger who teaches creative misfits how to build beautiful inspired lives full of making art and multiple lifegasms. She lives in the wonderful city of Copenhagen, writing and drawing and making gorgeous picture books and ecourses. Eli spends her days sharing ideas, messing around with paint and counting her lucky stars.
Eli has been working with and mentoring creatives for nearly a decade. Over the years she has developed an arsenal of tools and techniques to realign creatives with their work, enabling them to be more courageous, productive and confident.
Eli teaches online courses on a variety of subjects surrounding the central theme of the creative process. Her flagship ecourse Make Your Mark: Overcoming Your Fear of The Blank Page is the perfect solution for anyone who suffers from perfectionism, creative block, resistance for self-doubt in their creative work. It runs several times a year and details can be found here.
Her first book The Gratitude Project: A Year of Saying Thank You to The People Who Changed My Life is available from Amazon. Eli is currently working on a new book, The Creative Compass: An Illustrated Guide to Rediscovering Your Creativity, which is due to be published in 2017.
I come from a childhood of constant travelling, discovering, and seeing new places. We were full-time volunteers, often on the move, and we made art with children all over the world, especially in South-east Asia. Often after a natural disaster, or in a war-torn country, we would try to help and cheer up those people who had just lost everything. I think that’s one thing that in some way influenced my art later on. I wanted to create some place where we would feel safe. A beautiful world that could whisk us away from an often harsh and painful reality, even for just a little while. I longed to tell their story, and of course, my own.
As I moved into adulthood I moved here to Italy, married and had an amazing little boy. I fell into the routine of every-day life, between working a day-job and just being a mom, and I seldom had time for art, and so often it got pushed aside. I got to the point where I felt I had somehow lost my true identity, and who I really was inside. I desperately needed to find myself and my artistic voice again. I went through some very dark times that followed, where I began a journey of self-discovery and deep change. I learned many things, but most of all, I learned how to listen to my heart and my intuition. I had to let go of my fears. I began to paint of feelings repressed, of my hopes and dreams, and deepest yearnings. Of magic and mystery, and fairytales, and emotions and yearnings never expressed. I took aside a small part of my busy day, every day, and I sat at my desk and I showed up. And it’s a habit I’ve kept ever since. I realized that more I painted for just me and the pure joy of it, and for expression, the more I began to paint what I felt inside, opening up a whole new world in my art… I discovered that there is a way to tell our story, and speak our voice through art.
I now teach art classes online and many of my paintings have found their way to loving homes. I am truly happy and blessed to be able to share my story and help others, the best I can, to discover and speak their own. I believe we never cease to learn, to move forward, to evolve and discover our own magick.
Hi, I'm Jennifer Bonneteau. I'm an artist, teacher and mom living and creating in Murrieta, CA with my family and our dog, Jasper. I believe we were all born with creative gifts and a desire to connect with one another and that art is a conduit for connection and healing. Through my work as an artist and teacher I hope to inspire others to tell their personal stories through their own creative expression.
I've been working as an artist for nearly 2 decades as a muralist and an owner/designer of Chick Picks, guitar-pick jewelry. I've designed artwork for oodles of guitar picks over the past decade including an "Artists for autism" line created along with several other gracious and talented artists to help raise resources and awareness for autism. Owning and operating a creative art and jewelry business has afforded me the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas such as graphic design, web design, and photography and although I've enjoyed all of these creative endeavors, my true passion lies in expressive painting and sharing that process with others through my studio classes, online classes and in-person workshops :)
I began my love affair with expressive painting in 2014. I find the process allows me to both lose and find myself at the same time. My work has been described as electric, emotive and powerful, often employing vibrant hues and dramatic textures. I often paint portraits because I feel alive and connected to humanity when I'm attempting to capture the essence of a person in a painting...it's often a spiritual experience for me. My style resonates in the areas of abstract realism and modern Impressionism. I draw inspiration from my faith, friends and family, music and life experiences teaching and traveling.
I feel blessed to be able to share my passion for creativity with people of all ages and abilities including people with anxiety and autism. It's been my privilege to serve on the Advisory Board for Temecula’s local autism organization, Our Nicholas Foundation, and has aide in their efforts to provide resources for children and families affected by autism. I recently obtained my ART4Healing certificate so I can help at-risk youth, the autistic community, and people with anxiety and/or chronic illness cope by expressing themselves creatively and profoundly through the expressive painting process. Thank you for your interest and support...xo
Denise Daffara is an artist who lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. She combines art journaling, intentional creativity and painting as a self-healing modality.
She works with grief, depression, and personal awakenings to uplift and inspire others to creatively express and lovingly nurture themselves. She believes we are healed by being seen and heard, and that meeting yourself right where you are is a powerful medicine in these troubled times.
Denise is a gifted listener, and one of her passions is holding nurturing, energising, and liberating sacred space for other soulful seekers and wild wonderers.
She brings her art and space holding together on the page in her Creativitea Time, where sacred space is created to meet yourself on the page. Here, playfulness, courage and creativity meet radical self-acceptance for tea.
Kind Words: “Denise is a creative and loving adventurer who guides others to seek the new and rediscover the old. A brave and beautiful soul who by sharing her words, art and authentic self creates a sacred space for others to do so too. Thank you for showing me the path again.”
I started painting in the spring of 2010 after I discovered mixed media art and instantly fell in love with it: creating my first painting felt like being born again, like coming home to myself.
I had always believed in magic, and suddenly I had the tools to make it real! To turn my dreams, my feelings and stories into something tangible. An authentic expression of who I am, and at the same time a mystery with a life of its own. A deep connection to my inner light that’s always available to me, as long as I have some paints, some bits of paper, some glue, and a little bit of time...
I am a self-taught artist and consider this a blessing: I have learned everything I know intuitively, or through experience, trial and error, and thanks to the generosity of some amazing artists who have shared their magic and wisdom. I have grown into the artist I am today by following my inner guide, my inner light, in a way that feels natural and true, always with a desire to inspire others. My process has now become a solid foundation that I can rely on and that I love to share, through teaching and blogging.
Hali Karla is an artist and teacher for soulful creatives. She offers classes and guidance to help you explore your inner world, heal your heart and cultivate a joyful + meaningful creative practice. Her holistic-care background and daily contemplative art practice ground and guide her life and work in the world. In 2017, she is leading a brand new program, guiding you on an exploration of your own astrological birth chart through creative practice, called IN THE STARS.
She is a wild woman, pioneer, gypsy, lover of dogs, traveling, and starting over.
After stepping into dangerous territory all started to become right in the world as she has stepped into her wild wisdom ways. Catt Z brings you Cosmic Smash Booking, a wildly intuitive art process that mashes up intentional creativity as designed by Shiloh Sophia McCloud and traditional art journaling to bring you a journey with no rules to access your own internal wisdom.
Catt has been in the computer industry for fifty years as a software designer and fully stepped into her artist self at sixty and life hasn't been the same since.
Catt brings you fun, wisdom, magic, adventure, bad assness to assist you in healing yourself enough so you may go out and heal others and their children.
Creativity has been the purest connection to my inner and outer world for as long as I can remember. As a child I sat and drew constantly my favorite subject of choice, faces. There is something about a portrait that pulls me in. I am fascinated by emotions and the human experience. My desire is to feel a complete engagement with my subject and tell their story.
Being an art teacher combines both of my loves, creativity and connection. I have taught in both public and private schools and helped found two creative studios. Once was a home based studio for children called the Little Light Art Studio and thesecond studio is Circle on the Farm. I love to teach private lessons, courses online and in person. I am also so grateful to teach classes at ARC of Rockland that is an agency who’s mission is to support and provide many services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Art is my true life force expression. When I am in the zone and my energy is flowing, magical things happen. I feel at peace, open and whole. I feel very blessed to do this work and to be an artist. My life like my art is a work in progress, ever evolving. I look forward to where the path may lead.