I am sorry that I have been away from this community for so long. If you forgive me, I plan to make it up with a summer of fun creativity challenges and art projects that I will send out at least every 2 weeks.
I have been away because my dad got ill (non-COVID) and taking care of him took over my life. He is much better now, and I plan to dive back into my art and sharing ideas and projects with you to explore your creativity too.
Even though I wanted to restart, I had a mental wall that stopped me. I needed to change my inner voice so I would act on ideas. To help my intention, I created a creative “magic jar”. It is a small glass vial that I filled with multi-colored glitter. I put the jar on my desk next to my art supplies as a visual reminder of my potential and of new art waiting for me.
After looking at my magic jar for a couple of weeks, I created a new sketch. It was a meditation about changing my inner voice to have a regular art intention. My idea was a spiritual version of my inner Spirit being creative and sharing her art out. The sketch idea evolved into a painting of an angel or creative muse putting out inspirational ideas into the universe for me and knowing my art intentions are supported. When I look at the painting, I can see it as both ideas of giving and receiving creativity.
I would encourage you to create your own magic bottle or invent your own version of it. I will design a coloring page version of the “Manifesting Universe Angel” and send it out soon. If you want to try creating your own creative Spirit or Angel, please do! I would love to see what you create so please either post in the Activate Your Spirit Art Challenge Facebook group or reply to this post.
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P.S. I also shared about being a caregiver to my dad and creating this angel on DonnaBellas Angels Blog (my inspirational art non-profit) if you want to read more or see it in the DonnaBellas Angels Art Gallery.
Creating the Manifesting Universe Angel Art
I started off with a pencil sketch idea and then did it again in ink. I took the sketches and used them to trace the image on watercolor paper. After painting, I wanted to pull out fine details but did not want to go darker so I digitally added white over the top of the painting.
I will share out a video of creating the artwork at a later date.