Here are a few of the benefits of intuitive painting:
- Encourages you to be your “playful self”: How often do you allow yourself to “let go” and really be creatively free? This process encourages you to relax and have fun, with no expectations or judgments.
- Deepens your intuition: Intuition is a subconscious, right-brain process that you recognize as feelings, visions, a knowing or a voice that gives you guidance for your life. When we tap into our intuition and allow the flow of our painting to freely happen, we are guided by this deep source.
- Reduces stress: Did you know that creative activity is an effective strategy against stress? Research suggests that the focus, emotional expressions and perspective that we experience during creative acts (painting) actually disrupts mental patterns of stress and anguish, and helps us lead more fulfilling lives!
- Reveals blocks and patterns: Creative blocks are intelligent manifestations of the creative process which try to reorient you in the direction most suited to your soul. Breaking through each block is an opportunity to go deeper into who you really are.
Comments from Cindi, a painter:
“I truly let go. I did not realize how much my mind was involved in my painting. I felt joy during the first picture I painted… and felt inspired. When I started my second picture, I sensed that my mind wanted to control what was happening… I stopped, breathed and just let go… it was a wonderful experience. After class, I felt lighter, and a great sense of peace.”