Sir Ken talks about how the education system fails to notice and nurture talent, particularly if that talent is in the arts. He reminds us in his joyous way that life is truly about finding and living our inherent talents. Life is a miracle as you create it through your choices. Life progresses through our creativity being employed in the right direction. We create the world around us by imagining and manifesting. ( Oh, I so miss him!)
Maruja Mallo because of her colours and d vivid images. As one of the surrealistic painters, she created powerful images about her experiences of the time she lived in. I love her squarie but full figures, the strong colours and shades that all say something, they hold a message to be read.
The Therapeutic-Art Enrichment Group Program can help you bring awareness and light to those places in your consciousness where blocks to your fulfilment hide and it will replenishes your Soul.
For me, coaching is a creative process of continuous discovering. It is similar to treasure hunting. At every station, you, the client, discover something new about yourself that will point you to the next clue.
It is an exciting and nerve-racking process at the same time. As a coach/consultant, I am there with you at every step of the way supporting you to understand what the clue may want to communicate with you and where the next clue may lie ahead. I am walking this creative and exhilarating journey with you.
As I see, most artists are a bit of loners. We are used to making art in our own space, mostly alone. They stand/sit countless hours in front of an easel/sawing machine and create endlessly.
I am a member of numerous artsy FACEBOOK GROUPS. When I run through my feed I marvel in amazement at the bounty of unique artwork of all sorts. They are just breathtakingly creative!
The first question comes to mind is: ‘What is it all for?”
I think that visual art can be a super cool addition to a home decoration. It is exciting to look at art. I visit (used to)art museums a lot. I would not want to look at the same artwork all the time, though. I understand that for many, Art is a kind of investment.
The question I often ponder over is what is ART’s REAL raíson’d etre?
There was a moment when I thought I wanted to become an artist. I took different classes to learn the skills. I tried out all different ways of making art from making watercolour paintings to making pastel one to embroidery. I still love them all but I never became a ‘real’ artist. The reason is that I did not see the point of becoming an artist. Selling art work is not particularly easy plus I could not see the point of having my artwork hanging on somebody’s wall or a mug. It can be fun but ART I make must have a some ‘selfish’ meaning to it.
When I look at a piece of artwork, I always wonder what it is that the Artist wanted to tell me with his/her ART. Every picture/photo tells a story … or not. Some artwork only tries to copy reality that do not inspire me at all. But hey, they look great!
I love, personally, when ART is used to express one’s inner world, a unique way of seeing the world, or to say something that words cannot cover. I immediately feel connected to the Artist. I am allow into the intimate world of a personal space.
We could intentionally use ART to connect! It could connect us on so many different levels. We could share moments of joy of creating. My ancestors used to sit around the fire making things – clothing, bedding, tools, etc. As they were creating they were also telling stories and making memories. But most importantly they were relating by being part of each others’ lives.
ART CAN HELP US CONNECT!
ART connects me to self and others in a deep and meaningful way.
So, let’s make some sweet art with the intention to tap into our own depth and connect to others from there.
Below you can find out more about the different ART classes I run with the intention to CONNECT and ENJOY making ART.
“True prosperity is not making money or putting out goods or developing prosperity. It is determining what our souls require in order to cause them to unfold more of God (Divine);”
Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters, Unity Books
Considered in the broadest sense, prosperity is ‘spiritual wellbeing’. This involves the whole experience of healing life, satisfying love, abiding peace and harmony, as well as a sufficiency (of every good thing).
Paul Hasselbeck, Spiritual Economics
Therefore, prosperity is a state of consciousness.
Well, deep down we all want to get rich so we can do the things that are meaningful to us. Very often though we do not realise that we do not need to do something to pay the bills or win the lottery to free up time for the things that we love doing.
According to Roger Hamilton (Wealth Dynamics & GeniusU), we all have an innate and natural way to do things that not only pleases us but when we are in the ‘flow’, it generate wealth for us, too.
In this early video Roger explains what the 9 types are and explains how you can recognise which one is your type. In case you are not sure about your type, on his website you can do a test that reveals your type. CLICK
During the THERAPEUTIC ART ENRICHMENT GROUP PROGRAM we investigate our Wealth Dynamic Profile and create an action plan around it. The Program will support you to take ACTIVE steps toward finding and creating meaningful and fulfilling work activities for yourself
My country of origin was under communist leaderships for about 50 years. After the ‘bloodless revolution’ in 1989, people became free to chose what to do with their lives. However, the decades of ‘socialistic parenting’ resulted in people having no idea how to make well-founded and mature choices about their lives any more.
‘COMMON SCHEMES’ is the expression I would use to describe how majority of people chose professions and build businesses in the country. There are only two ways to chose a profession here – either to create a fashionable lucrative business or to become an ‘agent’ at the customer service department of one of the many international companies.
What is IKIGAI?
MY THOUGHTS ON IKIGAI
Finding our path to generating wealth is not about knowing how to generate money but finding out who we are and how to follow the right path for out ‘type’.
Wealth Dynamics Profiles show us what direction to take. Finding our IKIGAI helpS us follow that direction with focus and clarity on what our mission.
To get a jumpstart, we look at our IKIGAI clusters and ask ourselves the question: ‘What is no longer relevant?’
With this question we weed out ideas that hinder us: we are often attached to some ideas of what we want to do with our lives, what kind of job we want to do. These attachments are often based on our upbringing or more often than not on the way we see ourselves. These two attachments are deep traps that hinder our finding our our IKIGAI.
An ever deepening self-knowledge is key for realizing your IKIGAI.
As I am looking at the art I have created over the past three decades, I can see a person taking shape. A person I would not have met otherwise. By placing my experiences, dreams, visions, ideas on paper I made it possible for me to see me.
We believe creativity is a process of self discovery. … Through exposure to different projects and materials as well as making the big and small choices involved in the creation of art, the art process can begin to enhance the life long journey of self-discovery. Everyone creates, and everyone has their own reason for creating what they do. Explore Your Creativity. Become More of Who You Are.
I love Emily Dickinson not particularly for her poetry but for the person who she was! I love her for her courage. She dared to look deep into her soul and put in paper what she found there regardless of the conventions of the time and disagreement of others. She boldly lived the person she was at heart: the poet.
If you want to know a bit more about Emily Dickinson, here is a funny and very entertaining video on her life and poetry.
Therapeutic-Art Enrichment Program will support you to recover your sense of creativity, ignite the Spirit within, and get in touch with the REAL YOU. It enables you to uncover and heal enervating thinking patterns so YOUR INNER LIGHT CAN SHINE THROUGH.
There are days when it is really hard for me to be GRATEFUL. When I am challenged on different levels by my environment so much that I simply cannot find the Divine inside of me. I cannot focus within enough to see the Light beyond my own and others’ disturbance. When the only feeling I can identify is anger, even though I know the underlying emotion is pain, this is when the only ‘dealing with it’ for me is FORGIVENESS.
In the mist of my unbearable anger and frustration, I start changing and then drawing
I FORGIVE YOU FOR CHOOSING THIS EXPERIENCE!
The ‘FORGIVENESS’ is ONLY for me. It is not my job to FORGIVE others. Sometimes, I add:
“Father, please forgive them because they do not know what they do!”
As you can see, sometimes, when I create my GRATITUDE JOURNAL, I am actually expressing FORGIVENESS for the things that disturb me because I cannot find the way inside of me to be GRATEFUL for them.
WHEN I FORGIVE, I RELEASE MY DISTURBENCES caused by my experiences!
WEEKLY GRATITUDE JOURNALING CLASS
This is a fun and practical class. We do a short meditation and listen to songs of Gratefulness as we create a piece of artwork related to what we feel grateful for in that moment.
The class is FREE OF CHARGE, ZOOM link is sent upon registration.
As you can see from this video, creating a Gratitude Journal entry feels like being a child again. We are not creating a piece of artwork that needs to look neat and accomplished. We are creating these pictures because IT IS FUN!