Recently I have noticed that the adjective "Intuitive" art has been used to
describe lots of different genres of art all over the World.
It is a word that is being used more and more. What does it really mean?
What is Intuitive Art?
Throughout the World, over the last few years, I feel there has been a universal shift towards an awakening of Mind, Body and Soul. A Universal consciousness. Those that are open to this change and renewal , are embracing concepts that are reconnecting them to their inner intuitive selves, letting go of preconceived beliefs and exploring the possibilities and future potential of their own energy flow. Being curious and willing to investigate unknown territory.
Which brings me now to speak to you about "Intuitive art". What is it?
Is it just another label for an art technique? No I do not believe so.
My belief that it is more of a healing modality.
Intuitive Art comes in many forms. When we feel connected to the source
and our higher selves, we become more balanced in everything we do.
So whatever your art form is..
be it painting, sculpture, pottery, writing, quilting the list goes on....
if you allow your creative muse to step forward
and "fly free" without any inhibitions, it opens up fantastic possibilities.
It is about trusting in yourself and listening to your inner intuition/higher self.
In actual fact, creating an intuitive painting is just like meditation and is just as
healing and calming.
There are some wonderful Artists who are
definitely leading the way with this concept.
In America, Flora Bowley with Brave Intuitive,
Here in N.S.W. Australia, Tracy Verdugo and her Paint Mojo.
Both these artists encourage their students to just let go and have fun.
And of course my own Serendipity Intuitive Art Workshop.
The old fashioned/conservative rules of control and constraint are tossed out the window.
So many souls who have had the belief that they were not capable
of creating something they could be proud of, are now sharing their gorgeous
paintings with Family and Friends.. even exhibiting and selling them.
"Colors Of Life"
Finally I will share this little blog that I wrote a couple of years ago
What is Intuitive Art ?
Cast your minds back to when you first went to Pre-School or Primary School. We were all given paper and paint to create out masterpieces. Our Mums and Dads would pin them on the fridge to show them off.
Everyone in the class was treated equally as far as their creativity was concerned. My eldest son actually went through a phase of painting everything black. I was convinced there was something wrong.. but his wise teacher told me that indeed it was normal and lots of little boys go through the black stage. He was painting intuitively..what he wanted to express. No one was there to tell him it was wrong ( except his silly Mum )
Through our early primary school years we were encouraged to express ourselves with our artworks. But as we got older, and definitely once we hit secondary school, rules started to take over. Paint between the lines, you can't draw, you aren't creative! Between misguided teachers and our own self doubts and egos we stopped our creative endeavours. More structured schooling began to take over. No more painting, no more creating. There were some of us that did follow the creative path and build careers around it, but the majority of people went in other directions.
Now what I believe is that everyone is creative! We were born that way. Some find other ways than painting to channel their creativity, but some just believe they can't and never give themselves the chance.
Intuitive Art is a way of going back to that little Child we were in Pre-School. With that blank canvas and no expectations. There are no mistakes, there is no control. If you end up hating it, just gesso over the painting and start again. Play, spatter, flick, scrape and spray! Watch the colour drip through each other and create beautiful iridescence.
If you appreciate art and colour, then you can create your own painting. Whether or not you end up hanging it or just using it therapeutically.
You will be doing that little Child inside you a big favour!