Affirmations are declarations of your belief that something is true.
This isn't just about words - your words are reflections of what you believe in your heart and mind. Are you misusing the creative power in you by focusing on, believing in, and talking about the negative, or what you fear? One of the easiest ways to begin to change the course of your life is by being more mindful of the words you choose. Words have power - they are energy and they help to form your thoughts and feelings, which will determine what you do - which of course, determines your life. THIS is true definition of karma.
Over one hundred years ago, Florence Scovel Shinn wrote a book called "Your Word is Your Wand." Spiritual texts, philosophers and wise people have spoken about the power of words, and have advised is to watch what we say. One of the ways of the Buddha's eight fold path to freedom is "right speech". The Bible warns us that "as a man thinketh, so is he." Your thoughts are a tangible way to begin the process of inner engineering your belief system.
I will be your creative guide into the process of declaring, writing, and creating art around your affirmations for life!
In this class you will learn:
You will receive:
Why make art?
Because art heals the heart! It's a meditation on joy, on creative expression (which is essentially what you ARE) and it has the power to transform your mind in a way nothing else can! From a scientific point of view, making art engages your brain in a WHOLE brain activity! It's not just "right brained" - it strengthens neural connections across hemispheres! This means that your practice with art carries over into your daily life in your ability to think clearer, faster, and more creatively. It's brain exercise. And because - fun!
A children's board book - I buy mine at Goodwill. Size doesn't matter.
glue (I use Mod Podge)
an old credit card or hotel room key
sand paper (medium grit)
OPTIONAL: white or clear gesso (I buy mine when I have a Michael's coupon)
acrylic paint and brushes ( doesn't have to be pricey!)
OPTIONAL: spray fixatif (I use Krylon) - if you use pencils or any kind of water soluble materials you want this to preserve your work.
A printer for printing out your affirmations, OR you can write them with markers - it's up to you. I love Posca markers and always recommend investing in a white or black one.
Another totally optional thing are water soluble crayons or pastels - I love mark making with them and always use them for the end details of my work. They're super fun! They do sell a kids grade version at Michaels, but the colors aren't as vivid.
This is a powerful process that WILL change your mind about YOU! Your word is your wand! You CAN achieve and have anything you want in this life! You're worth it, you can do anything you desire, and I declare you will!
Hello! I'm a creative guide, mixed media artist, writer, mindfulness teacher, and inventor (I have a patent and everything!) I have spent the past 25 years doing a PhD's worth of research into the power of the mind and personal transformation (OK I'm insatiably curious, a bookworm and love to learn). My life's joy and purpose is in helping move people from being stuck to flowing, from chaos to calm, and from unhappiness to joy. I help you recover the perfect treasure in you that got buried long ago - and only YOU have the map! I have the tools to help you find and follow it. I am the owner of Create Space Studio in Phoenix, Arizona, where I love exploring the intersection of art and science everyday. I practice what I preach! I am a passionate volunteer who teaches art and MBSR-T to at risk teens, because I KNOW that art heals the heart and mindfulness heals the mind. xoxo