Healing is creative. Creativity is healing.
There are some changes in store on Heal Now. And I am excited about them. The first is that I am getting a beautiful new header for my blog soon from Flora Bowley. Yippee!
I love, love, love her paintings and her life mission. The gifts she shares with the world is pure creative love. I want to dream in her beautiful paintings.
Something not many people know about me is that I used to draw and paint. And if I still painted, I would hope my paintings had the vitality and deep joy these do. Looking through her galleries make me fall in love with life.
My “canvases” comes in other forms these days. But I would be lost without some expression of my creativity. Being creative is connecting with our inner feminine. Being creative is how we heal since it helps us be flexible and trust ourselves to handle life’s ups and downs. Creativity helps us find purpose and create beautiful meaning where it is not so obvious. Creativity provides distraction, appreciation, growth, and self confidence. We live to create.
Introducing Flora Bowley
Flora travels around, teaching painting and yoga, and creating some of the most stunning canvases I’ve seen. Her workshop Brave Intuitive You in her beautiful studio in Portland looks so fun. (Workshop photos.) For people who cannot make it out there, Flora has an e-course called Bloom True! The Bloom True e-course will run for five weeks from January 28, 2013, during which time participants will have daily lessons, work on three large original paintings, and have access to videos and interviews of Flora demonstrating techniques, movement, and connection to nature. The e-course is pulling at my heartstrings.
“The e-course will provide encouraging step-by-step guidance for painting as only YOU can, as you bravely let go of fear, embrace intuition, find your own style and open up to a new world of creative possibilities.”
Doesn’t that sound divine? I have some blank canvases that I’ve been storing in my basement for about 20 years. And some blank wall space. Maybe it is time to shake the dust off.
Creativity is Healing
I love the white branches against the darkness. Love this quote, too:
“Ultimately I consider my work to be a celebration of the present moment: chaotic, subtle, mystical, and ever changing.” Flora
Yep. That sums it up. Creativity helps us be in the present moment. She is beauty. You are beauty.
What does creativity mean to you? What does beauty mean to you?
Disclosure: This is a deep heart felt thank you to Flora for letting me use an image on my blog. I cannot wait to show you all which one I have picked out!