It never ceases to amaze me how much can be learned and deeply transformed with the simple tools of paint and paper and the practice of intuitive process painting. That’s why I’m so passionate about it, and why I love to teach it.


During one of my Creative Flight classes last week I witnessed another powerful example of this with a new student, before she even put paint to paper! With paintbrush in hand she looked at her paper and broke into deep, heartfelt tears. Tears are totally allowed in my studio so as I held the space for her to cry, it became clear that came from a place of being given permission – permission to truly and freely express herself, to trust herself, to not judge or be judged, to not know, to FEEL exactly how she felt in that moment – closely followed by the realization that the majority of her life wasn’t like that.


What kind of permission do you need in your life?


To play?

To be uniquely you?

To be enough?

To create?

To not be perfect?

To be a beginner?

To be bad at something, and enjoy it anyway?

To feel sad?

To feel happy?

To feel ALIVE?

To take care of yourself?

To use up your art supplies?

To honor what you create simply because you created it?



The list goes on and on.





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