Tuesday, March 8, 2011

8 Ways to Get Wild With Your Art - a guest post from Goddess Leonie!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I am over-the-moon excited to welcome Goddess Leonie Allan to My Blooming Life . . . she's sharing some juicy creative wisdom in a sparkly guest post below. Ready to get wild with your art? Read on!




8 Ways To Get Wild With Your Art


1. Paint with your toes. No really. I mean it.



Squishy squishy toes. Rainbow paint.

What could be happier?

The giggles will fly from you in a flock.

You, beautiful you. The kid again.


2. Draw yourself.



Your beautiful, precious, most shimmering self.

What would you look like?

How radiant would you be?


3. Make art with friends.



Smear supplies out on the floor.

Nestle up. Make tea. Laugh.

Get gluey fingers.

Draw wild paintings of mermaids.

Together.

A circle of creative goddesses.


4. Make joint paintings with animals in your arms.



They will leave paw prints.

On your painting and on your heart.


5. Make your creative nook a sanctuary.



Festoon it with your favourite flowers.

Talismans of joy. Crystals and ink and large mugs of tea.

Make it a home for your soul.


6. Put yourself out there.



I know, nutmeg. It can be scary.

But great wonders can be unleashed

when we turn up

and share the miracles inside us

with the world.


7. Make yourself a creative buffet.



Splay out your treasures

like they are meals at your favourite all you can eat Chinese restaurant.

But, you know, with sequins and pastels and buttons and charcoal.

Let it delight your systems.

Then, fingers itching,

let the rainbows emerge

from your hands

onto paper.


8. And most of all?

Remember you are a goddess.





A wise, glorious, creative goddess.

One who has deep beauty inside her.

A wood-hewn chest of miracles,

ready to emerge.

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Goddess Leonie is the creator of GoddessGuidebook.com, a popular creativity + spirituality blog for women.