The experience of creating these Guide Portraits was amazing. I was nervous as fuck when the first orders came in like BAM!
Thankfully, I am comfortable enough with my intuition and how my art process works that I could trust that who or what ever needed to come out, would.
It is a mix of listening, feeling maybe even some sort of channeling.
When I sat down to create these, I had no idea what I was going to make.
I draw and paint layer after layer and wait to see what happens.
I love the hell out of creating these little pieces of art, but hearing the words that go with them touches something deep inside. The words may be my favorite part.
I want to say Thank You to the wonderful people who ordered these. It really means a lot to me.
I also want to thank the Otherworlders that came to share their messages, without them these pieces of art wouldn’t be possible.
When I first thought about offering this service, I was sure that no one would be interested in it. I chose to listen to my intuition and not my fears. Thank the gods I did!
If you have been thinking about ordering, but aren’t quite sure, remember you can email me. I’d be happy to answer your questions.
Everyone seems to be art journaling Rumi quotes and other inspirational things. Which is cool, but the happy happy joy joy of it wears at me. I love some of the quotes, but they are just so not me. The point of journal prompts has always allued me. I art whatever I feel, whatever needs to be let out.
At the same time I wondered if there wasn’t something too the prompt thing. I asked myself what kind of prompts would interest me. Things from my fave books, shows, movies, or music?
I’m a huge fan of music. I can’t work effectively without. It made sense to use it as a prompt. At first I wasn’t sure how to go about this. So I picked a song that stirred my insides and put in on repeat. Letting the sound of work its way through me. Letting the words sink way down.
Normally when I art journal I do a little here and a little there, stopping to let it dry and wonder off to do other things. Not this time. I didn’t want to stop. I wanted it all out and on to the paper.
I didn’t copy any of the lyrics into the layout, but instead wrote about how they made me feel.
I enjoyed this process so much. I’ll be doing it again and I recommend you try it too.
This layout is inspired by Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons
I linger in the space between, faintly shimmering like a ghost of your heart. The ache of it burns through my veins setting my soul on fire. This is the fuel that feeds me and devours. It is the words I bleed and the breath that fills my lungs. Shifting the shape of my being for all of time. Tattooed on my brain for everyone to read.