Do you remember Cole Porter’s song Night and Day? That “oh-so hungry yearning, burning” thing? That’s me.
I’m yearning and burning to teach Intentional Creativity in the Color of Woman Method.
(It’s also how I’m feeling about my Muse at the moment, but that’s another blog for another time.)
What is Intentional Creativity? It’s a way of creating. Creating with intention is another way if saying it. It’s painting what’s going on inside you.
Think the Expressionist movement.
But what if you were to paint with the intention of making a shift? Leaving all the stuff that’s up in your life on a canvas and then making it a beautiful image? What do you think would happen?
I’ll tell you what happens because I’ve experienced it.
Intentional Creativity is becoming a movement whose intention is to help women (and men, but primarily women because we’re so used to burying our sorrows) heal their stories. The stories aren’t buried in paint. They are transformed in paint.
Like an ant captured in amber becomes a piece of jewelry.
Just like that.
And it’s beautiful.
And…you don’t have to be a fabulous painter to create fabulous art. It’s all in the method I’m learning to teach.
Of course, there are other people doing Intentional Creativity out there besides those trained by Shiloh Sophia, although it may not be called that. It’s big—bigger than one person– and it’s growing and I’m so excited about that!
But I’m so very honored and proud to be a part of this particular lineage.
Let me introduce you to my lineage via their art:
Lenore Thomas Strauss, poet and sculptor of the New Deal Era who apprenticed…
Sue Hoya Sellars, who apprenticed…
Shiloh Sophia McCloud, who is teaching …
Who will I be teaching? You?
Have a great week, peeps!
4 thoughts on “Intentional Creativity”
Ohhh, now I totally get what is happening! You know who used to teach something like this, and whose personal process while painting was very similar? Meinrad Craighead. Bet your teacher knows who she is.
Take a look at her art, very different from what you’re doing…I remember her telling about one painting where a woman in white, kind of ghostly, walked into the painting from the right, through the painting, and out on the left while it was in process. And then she described what was happening inside while that was happening on her canvas.
Here’s a link to her art, if you’re curious: http://www.meinradcraighead.com/
Wow! Her work is AMAZING! I’m looking forward to the time where I can paint animals I. This method. I did one, a horse, but am not too happy with it. Right now, I’m working with women’s faces because that’s what I will be teaching.
Cammy this is sosooooooo wonderfully stated – LOVE it – beautiful – and I LOVE Meinrad Craighead’s work!!!!!! You get it – you get the lineage flowing….
My Muse isn’t letting me forget it, either!