“You’re more than you think you are.”
– Michele Cassou
I just returned from my annual painting workshop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House on the edge of the Pueblo Indian Reservation. Whenever possible, I travel to Taos, New Mexico in the fall to explore the mystery of life both outside and inside myself through creative self-expression.
Through this process I have been fortunate to access my creative intuition. It showed up 30 years ago as a quiet voice inside me at my first painting workshop with Michele Cassou in Big Sur. Since that time this wise voice has been a life partner, advising me in my work as an architectural designer, painter, writer, teacher and so much more.
Acknowledging the Presence
I share this with you because of those who responded to my inquiry of what they wanted to learn from my upcoming Eye for Beauty e-Course. Much of the feedback expressed the same issue – a lack of trust in themselves regarding their intuition, their creativity or their own eye for beauty.
Throughout the three decades of attending Michele’s painting workshops, I have witnessed hundreds of people who have gotten in touch with their creative intuition through painting or drawing from the unknown. Through this experience I have come to believe that all of us have this presence inside, but it is important to acknowledge it is there.
You Don’t Need to Be an Artist
I have dedicated one of the Eight Beauty Lessons in my Eye for Beauty e-Course to help you discover your invaluable and life-enhancing creative intuition. You can access this from the comfort of your own home and don’t need to be an artist or painter. Only a small sketchbook and some colored pencils or pens are required, and a willingness to face the void and trust what comes.
I don’t typically share my paintings but have included a few here as examples of accessing the unknown. This process is not about creating a product to hang on a wall or sell. It is an active meditation to get in touch with your own creative self-expression and inner wisdom.
Coming in October
For love of the unknown,