Take a journey of self-discovery as you create an altered book art journal.
The point of getting to know yourself better is to create your BEST life, a handmade life where choices are made from a place of empowered authenticity. Intuitive art is a revealing way of working with deep questions about who we are and what we desire. It can connect our unconscious desires to our conscious world and put it all in perspective.
How to join the challenge:
- Sign up for my monthly art email to receive your free intuitive art ebook download.
You will be given access to a page of downloads where you can download my basic process prompts (and some other surprises). The Simple Guide to Intuitive Mixed Media art can be used in conjunction with the monthly prompts.
2. Join the Moon & Bird Facebook group to share your pages, ask questions, and meet others on the same journey.
You may join the challenge at any time.
What you will need to take up the challenge:
- 3-6 hours a month
- An old hardcover book. If you don’t have one lying around, try a charity shop. It doesn’t matter what size it is.
- Acrylic paint
- A few paintbrushes
- Pens. Any and many.
- Any other pencils, pastels, inks or paints that you have and want to use.
- Magazines, wall paper samples or other interesting papers for collage elements.
How the challenge works:
For each month of the challenge we will focus on one aspect of ourselves. Each month I will give you three questions or tasks, each with a series of prompts to guide your art making process.
To find the answers to the questions, listen to your intuition. Make a double page spread for each question. There is no need to start at the front of your book and work your way to the back, just open up and get painting. Pick one question or task for the month if you are short of time, or do all three.
How to approach the challenge:
When you are painting and drawing, try not to think about the painting. Rather keep bringing your mind back to the questions that you are asking yourself, allowing yourself to feel the emotions that the thoughts bring up, being alert for flashes of symbol in your mind’s eye, listening to your intuition for prompts and acting on them.
You will feel a small urge to pick one colour over another, a feeling that a certain colour should be next to another. A word or phrase will pop into your head. If you feel the desire to, write it on the page. Don’t be afraid.
When you sign up for my monthly art email, you will be given access to a page of free downloads, one of which is called A SIMPLE GUIDE TO INTUITIVE MIXED MEDIA ART. These prompts will lead you through making an intuitive artwork and can be used in conjunction with the monthly prompts in the challenge if you are just starting out with art and intuitive painting.
There is no right or wrong way to do this, so try to suspend judgement of your page and work intuitively with the prompts that you are given. Some of the prompts are specific and some are vague and left open to your interpretation.