Bloom True ecourse - Paint with Flora Bowley

Seeds of possiblity - artwork from Flora Bowley's class Brave Intuitive You

I've been experimenting with a new range of abstract art after attending Flora Bowley's online classes. Thanks to the internet I've been able to train with, and paint from my country town in Australia, without travelling anywhere, with top art teachers all over the world.

The Beach

Flora Bowley in her studio with her beautiful art.

I was really taken with Flora's beautiful intuitive painting style and when I found her Brave Intuitive ecourse, I signed up straight away. The classes are easy to follow for anyone, and they are a wonderful way to begin painting. With permission to just play to get paint on the canvas to start, Flora's style makes painting a joy.

Bloom True the e-course’ presents a groundbreaking and transformational approach to painting (and living) that celebrates intuition, connects body, mind and spirit and allows unique and expressive paintings to emerge naturally and authentically.

Flora’s generous and soulful style of teaching has inspired thousands of people to step boldly into a world where art is born with spontaneity and joy. Now the chance to bloom true is available to you wherever you are in the world through this five week online painting adventure!"

About the course...

The next session of ‘Bloom True: the e-course’ will run for five weeks starting on January 26, 2015, during which time you will see the evolution of three two original paintings from start to finish.

Professionally filmed in HD and shot on location in Flora’s Portland studio and home, the 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.

This is an online course with lessons posted daily, Monday-Saturday, for five weeks. The password-protected classroom will be accessible to you 24/7 from anywhere in the world (and for six months after class finishes), so you can dive in whenever it suits you. You do not need to be online at a specific time, so it does not matter what time zone you are in. To find out more visit Flora Bowley's Website - Link here

Images on this page by: Zipporah Lomax

Visionary Woman

Image Link: Shiloh Sophia Studios Visionary Woman

I discovered Shiloh Sophia's beautiful artwork a few years ago, and decided to sign up to participate on on her Divine Spark course. On that course I painted the Divine Presence painting, and went on to study and paint for a while with her Red Madonna group.

This weekend, (January 2015) Shiloh is offering an online class called Visionary Woman free... you are invited to join in... oh and... you don't need to know how to paint to join in.

Creativity Project for 2015 - Project 365

What one thing can you do to increase your creativity this year?
Not sure? Well, how about taking a photo a day?

Most of us have camera phones these days, so no excuses not to add
a little creativity into the day or night for that matter.

I heard about Project 365 last year, and I have to say

I went close to achieving the 365 days of taking photographs.

This year I'm going to take part again, and I'll see how I go.

To find out more about Project 365 visit Click It Up A Notch

Click It Up A Notch

Who knows maybe one day I'll be taking photos like the one above.

A new year...

"Life I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice
what you have learned about life
during the last twelve months.

All that you sought
and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out
with more determination.

All the good that you tried for
and didn't achieve
is mine to grant
when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do,
all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have --
these slumber lightly,
waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.

I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said,
'behold, I make all things new.'
I am the new year."
Author Unknown

A lovely fresh new year to start again... If you like art journalling and are looking for connection with some like minded people to join in for the year ahead, there is a group called Journal52 on facebook. I joined last year and did a few of the prompts and really enjoyed the connection and energy of the group there. This week's prompt is pathways.

What I love about art journalling is that you get to just have fun... not to have to create a masterpiece that you want to hang on your wall, the art can be as child-like as disjointed or as gorgeous as you wish. It's all yours.

"It's not about the artwork... it's about the heart work" Brene Brown.