A deep dive into the expressions of your soul…
It’s time to pick up your magick wand (paintbrush) and stand before the portal (canvas) to your soul.
Go all in.
Soul Expressions teaches you to listen for and hear your intuition. Your Inner Knowings. Your Muse. Through mixed media art journaling and painting, we dig through the sound proof barriers that cause us not to be able to hear our Inner Voice. Intentional Creativity allows us to explore our Inner Being, thereby enriching and enhancing our lives.
In the year that we are together, we will arm ourselves with our art journal, pen, and paintbrush. These will be our tools for excavating and expressing our TSS — True Soul Self. The lessons here are suitable for everyone and every skill level. No experience is required.
This is not an art class even though we are making art…
We are taking a deep dive into self-inquiry using creativity as the catalyst and the Light of the Moon to light the way. You will create and find yourself maintaining a creative practice that takes you to the center of your Being with every stroke of your magick wand (paintbrush). Let’s meet ourselves on the page!
Cycle with the Moon.
The Ancestors used the Moon as a tool to guide their steps while traveling in the darkness. They used the Moon to know when to plant their seeds and when to harvest them. Following in their footsteps, Soul Expressions uses Full and New Moon to focus our intentions and manifest the life of our dreams.
At the New Moon, we paint a picture of what we desire for our lives during that cycle. At the Full Moon, we use our journal for self-inquiry and to release that which no longer serves us. At the end of the year, you will have an art journal packed with information about who you are authentically and a body of work to display in your home or an art gallery,* or sell.**
It isn’t about the art…
It’s about expressing your soul through word and image.
Learn to follow your intuition — after you first learn to hear Her voice…
At this level of membership, you receive the following benefits:
- Full Moon Soul Expressions Spread
- New Moon Intentional Creativity Painting
- Monthly INK PAAD Process Video
- Monthly Gratiffirmations Process Video
- Quarterly PAAD Process Livestreams
- Weekly INK Spots
- Dear DIVA Downloads
- INK Blotter (newsletter)
- Bonuses and more…
Real-time video and livestream too.
The Full Moon is a time for renewal. It is a time to release what is no longer useful in our lives. This release causes and creates transformation: opening up space within ourselves to accept the things that are growing and to grow. At the New Moon, we plant the seeds of desire and change. We manifest… We paint a picture of what our lives are authentically.
Let’s get together — no matter where you are in the world…
Once a quarter, we will have a livestream and complete a page/spread together! Flinging paint. Throwing glitter. And most importantly — INKing up our fingers through both word and image!!
Get visual inspiration each month!
I share with you a real-time video of a page spread in my Soul Expressions Journal. The video is for inspiration and also instruction on mixed media techniques and tools. And then we get together to paint! Livestreaming a painting process each month.
In addition, each month you will receive a time-lapsed video of both my Gratiffirmation and INK PAAD processes. Voice-overs and video notations help you grasp the tools and techniques that come into play. Now take what you’ve learned and apply it to your daily practice!
INK Spots are inquiries, notes, and knowings… These weekly prompts are offered as a way to get you to your painty table and ink up some pages along with some fingers. The INK Blotter is our newsletter. Inquiries, Notes, and Knowings in a more indepth discussion. The INK Blotter is where I share what’s going on in my world of intentional creativity: journal and painting processes, mixed media, livestream and special event information and dates, the antics of my 12 week old boxer and my 15 month old cat… It may also contain course and merch coupons.
Dear DIVA Downloads are love letters which I write to my Circle every morning. It is automatic writing that is part of my morning ritual and pour forth from my heart imbued with the love that I have for all of you. They are designed to be a guided meditation and should be used to help you establish or bolster a daily meditation practice.
B * O * N * U * S * E * S
One of your bonuses is a library of process videos, journal flip throughs, and process mashups (time-lapsed videos showing the making of several pages on one video). Who knows what other bonuses may come? All part of your membership in the Soul Expressions Tribe (read: no extra charge)…
Soul Expressions is a creative practice involving both art journaling and painting. It uses Intentional Creativity in the manipulation of word and image to manifest a magical existence. Meet your Inner Knowings (the voice of wisdom within), your Muse. During this year-long journey, you will create a body of artwork as well as a Soul Expressions Journal; both a pictoral re-membering of your True Soul Self.
And with that, I say with a warm heart and all the love I have from the over flow —
Welcome to DIVA Wisdom Circle
Soul Expressions Tribe!
*In addition to our online community and website, DIVA Empowerment Studio is a physical art studio where classes and events are held. We are a Musea Center for Intentional Creativity. It would be our honor to discuss the possibility of holding an art show for the body of work you complete this year through Soul Expressions.
**Soul Expressions includes coursework which gives guidance on selling your artwork.
This is a non-exhaustive list of materials and supplies that will be used this year:
- Mixed Media Journal*
- Acrylic Paints
- Pan Pastels
- Collage Fodder
- Paint Brushes
- Texture Mediums
- Gel Medium/Matte Medium
- Ink Pads
- Permanent Markers
- Color Wheel
- 140lb Watercolor Paper (22x30)
I will be painting with cold wax medium and oil paints. If you would like to use this medium instead of acrylic paints, you will need the following supplies in addition to those above:
- Cold Wax Medium (I'm using Gamblin's)
- Galkyd Gel Medium
- Oil Paper (22x30)
- Oil Paints (I'm using Gamblin 1980 Oils)
- Silicone Rubber Tip Paintbrushes
- Palette Knives
You are free to choose any journal capable of handling mixed media (e.g., wet mediums). I will be using the Field Artist 6.5 x 6.5 inch square watercolor journal. I like the size and the fact that it is square; however, I have no history with this journal or how it will perform. If you choose the same, we can find out together!