I call bullshit on individuals who claim they cannot “journal”. As my best friend Julia Cameron writes: “If you can’t think of anything to write, then write “I can’t think of anything to write”.
Mark-making is also well under- utilized as a self-inquiring tool for personal growth.
It’s this black and white philosophy that 89% of our planet hold, that one of “I am not creative type”, “not for me” and the “how would I even go about this” thats led me to create my free guide to creative liberation. “Marks & Doodles” which btw, you can find it as a permanent instalment on my website here:
Journalling and Mark-Marking are really you, healing in motion.
Available to you in this permission, on your pages, a brain dump! And when you cannot put words to it, you can surely put marks to it! It’s a powerful thing to see your life on paper, to let it unfold in all it’s wonder and imperfection. Right, Sark?
I love my Estelle Thomson Art Permission Slip inscribed inside!
Let this journal be the roots
Let it help me grow.
Let it remind me that I loved.
Let it rip my heart wide open.
Between these pages, anything I want can be released
Why am i scared?
Why do i hide?
It’s now or never.
Show up. Be Loud.
I am ready to feel awake and alive, but from inside.
I understand that self-love requires self-work.
Let this journal witness to my words, stories, doodles, sketches, and paintings.
Bringing forth, whats within me:
I tell my story.
And this will change my life and the world.
If you can call yourself human then you can call yourself an artist.
Also why self-expression is medicinal!!
Also why making art builds empathy, vulnerability and exercises courage!!
I am this close to making a rap song that repeats these lyrics over and over again: yo yo yo its in your DNA to make beautiful things!! Can you hear it? Bahahahahahaha I can.
Making art pulls you closer to your humanity and divinity.
Come to mama and tell me what you made todayyyyy!!!!!
Yours in creativity as a necessity, always.
P.S: more on my Mindful Art philosophy HERE.
I am BEYOND excited to be sharing this long-time study with you all. I have been researching into the chakra system since my yoga journey began in 2001. Over my 15 years of practice, the chakras have amplified my self-inquiry, self-study and both my art&yoga practice. As a budding Yoga Psychologist, this 7 days course is a taste in the richness of the chakra map! As I do with everything I want to understand it better.... I PAINT IT!
Join me for this colourful adventure!!!
TAKE THE LEAP!
What do you have to loose, but 15$?
From Monday July 4th- 10th, 2016
Themed: "CHAKRAS" . No Painting Experience needed.
The chakras are a colossal part of yoga philosophy. They are loosely translated into wheels of energy located within the vertical invisible axis of the body. In total, there is 7 chakras location. Each vortex is connected to our physical/psychological functioning and directly related to the understanding of who we are.
Join me and students from around the world as we discover the world of chakra's and how paintings them can bring us a deeper sense of balance and wisdom into our human condition.
EVERY DAY FOR 7 DAYS, WE WILL EXPLORE ONE CHAKRA. ESTELLE WILL ALSO HAVE MINI VIDEO LESSONS INTO MUDRAS (HAND VARIATIONS), PRANAYAMA ( BREATHING TECHNIQUE) AND AROMATHERAPY (ESSENTIAL OILS) THAT CAN FURTHER HELP TO EXPLORE EACH DIMENSION OF THE CHAKRA AS A 'MAP OF YOGA'.
Come in, enjoy 7 days for ONLY 15$.
(NO YOGA EXPERIENCE NEEDED, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE NEEDED)
Being added to a Secret Facebook Group of like-minded creative individual
Being added to a membership site through the Estelle Thomson Art & Yoga Website
I will guide you each day with a chakra, inspiration and painting prompt.
you will connect with others in the creative leap challenge by sharing your journey. Extra's will include lively video session, original lessons & overall artful fun!!
Investment : 15$ ( do the math, that's two buck a day... cheap!) + probably 10$ of Materials
Time investment: do you log in on Facebook at least once a day? Then , there is no reason why you should not do this! Period.
The time is NOW!
Thrilled to be introducing my newest 21 Days Painting Boot Camp themed : FLOWER POWER!
Spring is in the air, buds are exploding and colours are finally starting to come out in NOVA SCOTIA!
Join me and many budding artists from around the world as we discover the magical and mysterious world of FLOWERS. There habitat, meaning & purpose.
Come in, enjoy for 21 days: the floral lifestyle.
Click on image to easily sign up!
I am beyond excited to introduce my membership site! This VIP access will be for mentorship tutorials and Online Art Classes!
Up I go in the WORLD!
33- DAYS INTO SACRED SYMBOL PAINTING
From Monday February 8- March 11, 2016
I’m so excited to announce my Sacred Symbol Painting Online Class !!!
In this almost 5 week painting class we will dive into the powerful world of visual imagery! We will bring to light at least 15 sacred symbols and paint them! Lastly, we will pick the symbol that pulls you in the most and transform it into your last final project.
If you have done the 21-day Boot Camp with me- this is a STEP-UP. This class suggest you have developed a discipline of painting EVERYDAY. This class will use watercolours at it's base but our final project will be with Acrylic Paints where you will explore layering, contrast, composition, mark-making and confidence in your moves.
This class includes a video series by Estelle: on the symbol themselves, but on technique and lessons in big, fearless and intuitive painting.
This class includes a one-on-one 30 min Skype session with Estelle to unravels your art practice and choose your magnetizing symbol.
This class includes 15 re-created Sacred Symbol Card ( sold 15$ each) made by Estelle.
This class will be all about playing with colour, listening to the language of your soul and seeing your world through a symbolic perspective.
Key word for this class is LEAP! Whether this leap of faith in the direction of your dream. Whether it's a permission slip that permits you to have more fun in your life. I want to share with you the JOY & enlightening path that sacred symbol painting can be!
No experience necessary- however I do suggest having done either my Painting Meditation Workshop or my 21-Day Painting Bootcamp!
TO REGISTER FOR 33-DAYS of Sacred Symbol Painting click HERE.
with art & love,