How Is Your Butterfly Dance Evolving?

Unstuck JOY! August 15, 2017

The Art of Energy Healing: Are You Called to Dance?

Join host Vicki Todd for the premier episode of Unstuck JOY!, which is moving to each first and third Tuesday at 3 p.m. Pacific! Vicki’s guest is Colette Marie Stefan, author of The Truth Is Funny…Shift Happens. Colette will teach us about the art of an energetic upgrade, why we should let go of resistance and tap into our heart center, and explain how her beautiful Tails from the Vector dragon cards can help correct your energy! This show’s Art Vision prompt is How Is Your Butterfly Dance Evolving? When we fully step into our True Self, it may not fit the mold of what others expect. It’s up to us to embrace our unique Butterfly Dance and let our light SHINE! Let’s celebrate this energetic transformation via Art Vision journaling!

Watch as Vicki creates an Art Vision journal page LIVE during the show!

Click the YouTube video below to watch this episode of Unstuck JOY!

Here’s where the LIVE Art Visioning page ended up!

 

MEMOIR ARTWORK OF THE DAY: monoprint shifts of a face

original monoprint
“ghost” print
color print
from original print
from “ghost” print

 

 

from color print

Just as our True Self evolves over time, these monoprints painted from the same reference photo morphed over time. Each stage of our True Self Butterfly Dance can become more joyful, textured and profound when we tap into our intuitive knowing and following its guidance.

ART VISION JOURNAL PROMPT OF THE DAY: How is your butterfly dance evolving?

Here is my Butterfly Dance Art Vision page made with collage and crayons. I chose photos that represent my wise Future Elder Warrioress, Divine Feminine, and my colorful Creative Awakening. I depicted my Butterfly Dance strength by doodling a huge butterfly that wouldn’t even fit on the journal page! I colored with black among the vibrant colors to symbolize the strength it takes to sometimes go against the “norm” and allow my Wild Woman Spirit to fly free!

Butterly Dance

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

  • Read the Art Visioning process below.
  • Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt below.
  • Allow the Universe to intuitively reveal to you how you can express your thoughts/discoveries via collaging, drawing, doodling, writing and/or painting.
  • Remember – there are NO mistakes in Art Vision journaling! Let your creative juices flow freely! Tell your Inner Critic to sit quietly in the corner.

ART VISIONING PROMPT – create your Butterfly dance:

Did you know the stages of a caterpillar’s transformation into a beautiful butterfly mirror our own evolution into our True Self?

A caterpillar is born with hidden discs that contain all of the parts it will need to morph into a butterfly – eyes, antennae, wings, legs, etc. We are born with gifts that we’re meant to use to make the world brighter that sometimes remain hidden because of society’s pressure to fit in the “norm.”

Once inside the cocoon, the caterpillar turns to soup except for its hidden discs, which it uses to become a butterfly. The new butterfly struggles to break free of its silken cocoon, a process that strengthens the butterfly’s wings before hatching. Sometimes we turn to “soup” during a difficult transition when we must decide to evolve into the strong Wild Woman Spirit we were born to be.

Finally, the butterfly emerges in all its glory. When we fully step into our True Self, it may not fit the mold of what others expect. It’s up to us to embrace our unique Butterfly Dance and let our light SHINE! Let’s celebrate this transformation via Art Vision journaling!

Use collage, crayons, colored markers and/or paint to create a beautiful butterfly that symbolizes your True Self emerging from its cocoon into your powerful, intuitive Wild Woman Butterfly Dance!

ART VISIONING PROCESS

  1. Connect with your Higher Self/Source Energy through meditation, yoga, walking in nature, listening to music, etc. to achieve an open/receptive mind/heart.
  2. Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt of Create YOUR Butterfly Dance.
  3. With the prompt in mind, ask the Universe the following questions. Respond to each question or gravitate to the one(s) that most resonate with you.
  • What do you want me to discover about this area of my life?
  • How can I perceive this part of my life differently?
  • What do I need to shed to manifest the best good in this area?
  • What do I need to say yes to/allow to manifest the best good in this area?
  • Who do I need to be in this area of my life?
  • What is an inspired next step I can take to grow/evolve into my True Self in this area?
  • How can I use my gifts/super powers to enhance this part of my life?
  1. Record your discoveries in your art journal – draw, doodle, paint, write, collage your way to soul clarity. Use images, words, favorite quotes, poems, minds maps, colors, etc. Mix up creativity techniques.
  2. Keep each Art Visioning journal creation as a record of how you’re progressing/evolving on your journey toward being your True Self.
  3. Feel free to share your Art Visioning creations with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @vickiworldart!
CHECK OUT WHAT PARTICIPANTS IN MY ART VISIONING WORKSHOP CREATED TO express their butterfly dance!
Butterfly Dances

Let Your Wild Woman Spirit Howl!

UNSTUCK JOY! – july 27, 2017

Let your wild woman spirit howl and Live Unstuck JOY!

Did you know you were born with a Wild Woman Spirit? She is the intuitive essence of your True Self who knows your life Purpose and guides you toward the reason of why you’re on this Earth. She represents your Inner 8 Year Old and the gifts you were born with that light you up and make time fly. She’s your Creative Awakening. She’s your wise Future Elder Warrioress who urges you to take inspired action toward the new skills and talents you develop throughout life before your last day on Earth, or else you’ll regret not doing them. Yet, sometimes she gets pushed to the back burner because of family/career/societal influences. Let’s reclaim and celebrate her and live Unstuck JOY!

Also, watch as Vicki creates an Art Vision journal page LIVE during the show!

Click the YouTube video below to watch this episode of Unstuck JOY!

Here’s where my Wild Woman Spirit Art Vision page ended up during the show!

MEMOIR ARTWORKs OF THE DAY: Tapestry & belly of the whale

Tapestry
  • Tapestry represents the layers of lessons of your Wild Woman Spirit journey and allowing space for your Intuitive Knowing and Gifts to grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belly of the Whale
  • Belly of the Whale represents dying to your old self and committing to re-emerge as your Wild Woman Spirit

Click here to read my Belly of the Whale blog!

 

 

 

 

 

ART VISION JOURNAL PROMPT OF THE DAY: Create your wild woman spirit & inner critic!

Here are my Wild Woman Spirit collage and Inner Critic. Which one would you listen to?

Wild Woman Spirit
My Inner Critic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

  • Read the Art Visioning process below.
  • Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt below.
  • Allow the Universe to intuitively reveal to you how you can express your thoughts/discoveries via collaging, drawing, doodling, writing and/or painting.
  • Remember – there are NO mistakes in Art Vision journaling! Let your creative juices flow freely! Tell your Inner Critic to sit quietly in the corner.

ART VISIONING PROMPT – create your wild Woman spirit :

My 2nd Wild Woman Spirit page

If you haven’t read Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, I truly recommend it!

Click below for a pdf of Lessons from Vasalisa the Wise, a story from the book, that helps us understand our Wild Woman Spirit:

Vasalisa lessons

Now create your own collage of images and text that you feel represent your Wild Woman Spirit in full bloom.

 

Your Wild Woman Spirit:

  • is the intuitive essence of your True Self who knows your life Purpose and guides you toward the reason of why you’re on this Earth
  • represents your Inner 8 Year Old and the gifts you were born with that light you up and make time fly
  • is your Creative Awakening
  • is your wise Future Elder Warrioress who urges you to take inspired action toward the new skills and talents you develop throughout life before your last day on Earth, or else you’ll regret not doing them
  • Yet, sometimes she gets pushed to the back burner because of family/career/societal influences.
  • Let’s reclaim and celebrate her and live Unstuck JOY!
My Inner Critic

Now take only 10ish minutes to create your Inner Critic.

By creating a tangible visual of your Inner Critic and naming it, you can more easily ask it to be quiet and sit in the corner!

Who will you listen to as you evolve on your True Self journey – your Wild Woman Spirit or your Inner Critic?

 

 

 

ART VISIONING PROCESS

  1. Connect with your Higher Self/Source Energy through meditation, yoga, walking in nature, listening to music, etc. to achieve an open/receptive mind/heart.
  2. Contemplate the Art Visioning prompts of Create YOUR Wild Woman Spirit & Inner Critic.
  3. With the prompts in mind, ask the Universe the following questions. Respond to each question or gravitate to the one(s) that most resonate with you.
  • What do you want me to discover about this area of my life?
  • How can I perceive this part of my life differently?
  • What do I need to shed to manifest the best good in this area?
  • What do I need to say yes to/allow to manifest the best good in this area?
  • Who do I need to be in this area of my life?
  • What is an inspired next step I can take to grow/evolve into my True Self in this area?
  • How can I use my gifts/super powers to enhance this part of my life?
  1. Record your discoveries in your art journal – draw, doodle, paint, write, collage your way to soul clarity. Use images, words, favorite quotes, poems, minds maps, colors, etc. Mix up creativity techniques.
  2. Keep each Art Visioning journal creation as a record of how you’re progressing/evolving on your journey toward being your True Self.
  3. Feel free to share your Art Visioning creations with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @vickiworldart!
CHECK OUT WHAT PARTICIPANTS IN MY ART VISIONING WORKSHOP CREATED TO express their Wild woman spirits!
Creating Wild Woman Spirits

Create YOUR Artist Heroine!

UNSTUCK JOY! – june 22, 2017

Discover YOUR Artist Heroine and Her Unique Super Powers and Live Unstuck JOY!

Did you know that you are an Artist Heroine? An Artist Heroine is someone who develops her own life story by consciously creating her life, striving to continuously evolve into her True Self, and who uses the gifts – her Super Powers! – she was given at birth to make the world brighter. This is how you live Unstuck JOY! We will look at ways to strengthen your Super Powers so you can live the Artist Heroine life of your dreams! Also, watch as Vicki creates an Art Vision journal page LIVE during the show!

Click below to watch this episode of Unstuck JOY!

Here is the Art Vision journal page I created during the show of my Artist Heroine!

MEMOIR ARTWORK OF THE DAY: Personal Landscape 

Personal Landscape

We all have lives that are made up of different events and choices we make. These create our Personal Landscape. It’s up to us to cultivate that landscape into the life we desire.

Part of designing our Personal Landscape is to define our Super Powers that we were given at birth to make an impact on the world. Not sure what your Super Powers are? Ask your Inner 8 Year Old and your Future Elder Warrioress!

Click here to read my blog, “Advice from Your Inner 8 Year Old and Your Future Elder Warrioress. What Wisdom Will They Bestow on You?”

 

ART VISION JOURNAL PROMPT OF THE DAY: Create your artist heroine!

Here is my Artist Heroine with her Super Powers of Intuition Ladybug and Flower Bombs of Unstuck JOY that take the form of my art, teaching what I learn, my story of two life flips, writing, and encouraging others!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

  • Read the Art Visioning process below.
  • Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt below.
  • Allow the Universe to intuitively reveal to you how you can express your thoughts/discoveries via collaging, drawing, doodling, writing and/or painting.
  • Remember – there are NO mistakes in Art Vision journaling! Let your creative juices flow freely! Tell your Inner Critic to sit quietly in the corner.

ART VISIONING PROMPT – create your artist heroine:

Hear Me Roar

What is an Artist Heroine? Someone who acts as the Artist Heroine of her own life story by consciously creating her life, striving to continuously evolve into her True Self, and who uses the gifts – her Super Powers! – she was given at birth to make the world brighter. This is how she lives Unstuck JOY!

Artist Heroine Manifesto:
I am an Artist Heroine.

I listen deeply to the guidance of Source Energy and intuitively co-create my ultimate life vision with Source Energy – the same Energy that aligns the starry galaxies and causes jellyfish to emit their translucent light into the ocean depths.

I was born with beautiful gifts – my Super Powers – that are unique to me.

My life Purpose is to use these gifts to make the world a brighter place.

If I conceal my Super Powers, I am doing the World a grave injustice because no one else can bring forth my unique Light.

I strive to remain in an emotional state of Unstuck JOY, love and gratitude to manifest into my True Self and create the life I desire.

I tend my emotional garden each day by courageously pruning limiting beliefs, circumstances and relationships that block me from blooming into my best Self.

I acknowledge that my birthright is Unstuck JOY, abundance, creativity, and prosperity.

I am the powerful artist-creator of my unique life vision.

I am an Artist Heroine. 
by Vicki Todd

The power of “I am…” These words form your experience and give instructions to your subconscious mind, so it creates that experience.

Fill in the blanks…

  • What does your Artist Heroine look like?
    • Is she an animal, angel, mythic creature, cartoon character, a spirit, voice, person, element of nature, etc.?
  • What Super Powers/Gifts does your Artist Heroine possess?
  • How does she use these Super Powers?
  • What are the impacts of her Super Powers on herself (you!) and the world?
  • What limiting beliefs do you need to shed to fully be your Artist Heroine?
  • What do you need to allow to fully be your Artist Heroine?
  • How do your life and experiences change when you act from your Artist Heroine self – your True Self?

Draw your Artist Heroine and her Super Powers!

  • If your Inner Critic pops up, tell her to quietly sit in the corner. Repeat after me: I AM a powerful creator! There are NO mistakes in Art Vision journaling!

ART VISIONING PROCESS

  1. Connect with your Higher Self/Source Energy through meditation, yoga, walking in nature, listening to music, etc. to achieve an open/receptive mind/heart.
  2. Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt of Create YOUR Artist Heroine.
  3. With the prompt in mind, ask the Universe the following questions. Respond to each question or gravitate to the one(s) that most resonate with you.
  • What do you want me to discover about this area of my life?
  • How can I perceive this part of my life differently?
  • What do I need to shed to manifest the best good in this area?
  • What do I need to say yes to/allow to manifest the best good in this area?
  • Who do I need to be in this area of my life?
  • What is an inspired next step I can take to grow/evolve into my True Self in this area?
  • How can I use my gifts/super powers to enhance this part of my life?
  1. Record your discoveries in your art journal – draw, doodle, paint, write, collage your way to soul clarity. Use images, words, favorite quotes, poems, minds maps, colors, etc. Mix up creativity techniques.
  2. Keep each Art Visioning journal creation as a record of how you’re progressing/evolving on your journey toward being your True Self.
  3. Feel free to share your Art Visioning creations with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @vickiworldart!
CHECK OUT WHAT PARTICIPANTS IN MY ART VISIONING WORKSHOP CREATED TO express their Artist Heroines & super powers!
Artist Heroine & Super Powers

Say YES to Your Life Zen Doodle

UNSTUCK JOY! – may 25, 2017

Say YES to Your True Self Values and Live Unstuck JOY!

What are the values that make your life joyful and balanced – in other words, the values of your True Self? Did you know that if you define these values and incorporate them regularly into your daily activities, you will enjoy more vibrancy, texture and fulfillment in your life? We will look at the top reasons of why people don’t live their True Self Values and how you can do a Values Litmus Test to make sure you’re living your True Self life at full volume! Also, watch as Vicki creates a watercolor painting LIVE during the show!

Click below to watch this episode of Unstuck JOY!

Here is where the LIVE watercolor painting ended up!

MEMOIR ARTWORK OF THE DAY: Hear Me roar

Hear Me Roar

I painted Hear Me Roar while saying YES to my life during an art retreat in Spain. The class was designed to be a traditional landscape course, but I followed my True Self intuition and painted “landscapes that tell the story of women’s lives.” If I had followed everyone else and painted traditional landscapes during the retreat, my True Self knew that I would be disappointed that I didn’t embrace my heart’s desire in the moment of the experience. How are YOU following your True Self values in your daily life?

Click here to read my Artist Heroine Manifesto about co-creating YOUR desired life with the power of the Universe!

 

ART VISION JOURNAL PROMPT OF THE DAY: say yes to your life zen doodle!

Here are my True Self Values list and the Art Vision journal page I created for the Say YES to Your Life Zen Doodle prompt. I used Crayons and matched my six True Self values with the colors and positions of the seven Chakra. What creative colors, patterns and symbols can YOU use to express living your own True Self Values?

Say YES to Your Life Zen Doodle
Vicki’s True Self Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

  • Read the Art Visioning process below.
  • Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt below.
  • Allow the Universe to intuitively reveal to you how you can express your thoughts/discoveries via collaging, drawing, doodling, writing and/or painting.
  • Remember – there are NO mistakes in Art Vision journaling! Let your creative juices flow freely! Tell your Inner Critic to sit quietly in the corner.

ART VISIONING PROMPT – say yes to your life zen doodle:

When I knew that I needed to resign from my 12-year professor position to follow my life’s Purpose, a life coach asked me to define the values that I require to live a happy, balanced life. She then asked me to compare my daily activities to this list of values to determine whether I was living my values on a consistent basis – a True Self Values Litmus Test.

What an eye-opener!

My six values include: freedom to work on projects that are important to me, creativity, making a meaningful contribution, autonomy, spirituality, and adventure. At the end of my professor career, I was not living these values daily, and that caused me frustration and pain.

How about you? Can you list at least 3 True Self values that you require to make your life joyful and balanced? How do your daily activities measure up? What do you need to do to make your True Self values list and your daily activities gel together? Do you need to take a life-changing leap of faith into the unknown (change jobs, end a toxic relationship, relocate, etc.) or simply tweak your current schedule to allow more time for activities you love?

Click here to print out the True Self outline: TrueSelfoutline

Paste the True Self outline onto your Art Vision journal page and express via zen doodling how you’re growing and evolving toward manifesting your True Self values. Use Crayons, colored markers, or collage materials to create your zen doodle page. Incorporate patterns, shapes and colors that hold meaning for you regarding your list of True Self values. For example, I used flower shapes to symbolize my True Self values blooming and growing.

If you feel you’re not living your True Self values today, you might express those values in black and white on one side of the True Self outline, and then create a doodle in color on the other side to express the Unstuck JOY you would feel to truly live those values daily.

If you are currently living your True Self values, what patterns, colors, and shapes can you doodle to express how it feels to manifest into your True Self?

ART VISIONING PROCESS

  1. Connect with your Higher Self/Source Energy through meditation, yoga, walking in nature, listening to music, etc. to achieve an open/receptive mind/heart.
  2. Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt of Say YES to Your Life Zen Doodle.
  3. With the prompt in mind, ask the Universe the following questions. Respond to each question or gravitate to the one(s) that most resonate with you.
  • What do you want me to discover about this area of my life?
  • How can I perceive this part of my life differently?
  • What do I need to shed to manifest the best good in this area?
  • What do I need to say yes to/allow to manifest the best good in this area?
  • Who do I need to be in this area of my life?
  • What is an inspired next step I can take to grow/evolve into my True Self in this area?
  • How can I use my gifts/super powers to enhance this part of my life?
  1. Record your discoveries in your art journal – draw, doodle, paint, write, collage your way to soul clarity. Use images, words, favorite quotes, poems, minds maps, colors, etc. Mix up creativity techniques.
  2. Keep each Art Visioning journal creation as a record of how you’re progressing/evolving on your journey toward being your True Self.
  3. Feel free to share your Art Visioning creations with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @vickiworldart!
CHECK OUT WHAT PARTICIPANTS IN MY ART VISIONING WORKSHOP CREATED TO express how they say yes to their true self values!
Expressing True Self Values via Zen Doodle

 

 

Discover Your Spirit Animals

UNSTUCK JOY! – April 13, 2017

Your Spirit Guides are talking. are you listening?

Did you know the Universe is always communicating with you? When you’re ready to evolve on your True Self path, your Spirit Guides are ready and willing to assist you on your journey. When you choose to accept their powerful messages, they can give you the courage to take a leap of faith and make changes necessary for you to grow into your best Self. Get ready to get curious, perceive new ways of seeing, and live Unstuck JOY!

Click on the video below to watch this episode of Unstuck JOY! and learn how:

  • YOU can discover your Spirit Guides
  • Vicki created her Art Visioning journal pages of Discover Your Spirit Animal!
  • And – watch Vicki do a LIVE watercolor painting during the show!

Here’s where the Wild Woman Goddess LIVE paint ended up!

Wild Woman Goddess

MEMOIR ARTWORK OF THE DAY: Genora Genius

Genora Genius

Click here to learn:

  • why I dedicated this painting to my Grandmother, Genora Taylor, also an artist
  • what “genius” means in a spiritual sense

 

 

 

 

ART VISION JOURNAL PROMPT OF THE DAY: Discover your spirit animals!

Here are the three Art Vision journal pages I created for Discover Your Spirit Animals. For the Crow, I painted my own collage paper and tore out the shape of Crow. You could also use printed scrapbook paper, along with paint, Crayons and colored markers. Use a variety of creativity techniques!

Hawk Sentinel
Ladybug & Hummingbird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crow

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

  • Read the Art Visioning process below.
  • Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt below.
  • Allow the Universe to intuitively reveal to you how you can express your thoughts/discoveries via collaging, drawing, doodling, writing and/or painting.
  • Remember – there are NO mistakes in Art Vision journaling! Let your creative juices flow freely! Tell your Inner Critic to sit quietly in the corner.

ART VISIONING PROMPT – Discover you spirit animals:

Connect with nature to create a portal to your Spirit Animal(s):

  • Spend 10 minutes with a flower, leaf, sea shell, or other element of nature that resonates with you.
  • Observe its structure, then close your eyes. What does it feel like? Smell like? What are the sensations you feel in your body, thoughts, feelings when you connect to it?
  • Imagine it is sensing you back! Imagine there is a link between you and your element of nature.
  • Now open your eyes. Do you perceive it differently?
  • Intuitively draw/doodle/collage what you sense in this link between you and your nature element. No plan – no judgment. Just draw what comes from your intuition and Soul. This is not a realistic drawing, but one that intuitively captures your natural element’s emotion and feeling.
  • Now you’ve created a portal that invites your Spirit Animal(s) to come play with you!

Meditation to invite your Spirit Animal(s) to come forward:

  • Close your eyes and imagine your perfect sanctuary in nature. It can be an open meadow of flowers, on a beach, under the ocean/river, in a forest, on a mountain, etc. How does your perfect nature sanctuary feel, look and smell?
  • Place an intention to meet your Spirit Animal(s). Know that it will be easy.
  • Notice a door in your mind. Walk to this door. What does it look like? How do you open it? Use your imagination to create a beautiful door in your nature sanctuary.
  • Now, open the door and walk, swim, climb through it.
  • Once through the door, ask your Spirit Animal(s) to come forward one at a time.
  • Ask each animal – Are you my Spirit Animal? If they say yes, thank them and ask them what messages they have for you. What can they teach you? If they say no, thank them and let them move on.
  • Open your eyes and intuitively draw/doodle/collage your animal(s) on the intuitive nature element page you created above. Write the messages you perceived your Spirit Animal(s) gave you on this journal page along with your Spirit Animal(s). Your Spirit Animals don’t have to be perfect representations. Try to capture their emotion and feeling while Art Vision journaling. If they come out wonky, all the better!
  • You can Google your Spirit Animals to discover their characteristics and lessons they may have for you.
  • Contemplate the Art Visioning questions below to allow the Universe to further reveal to you how you can incorporate your Spirit Animal’s powerful messages into your life.

ART VISIONING PROCESS

  1. Connect with your Higher Self/Source Energy through meditation, yoga, walking in nature, listening to music, etc. to achieve an open/receptive mind/heart.
  2. Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt of Discover Your Spirit Animals.
  3. With the prompt in mind, ask the Universe the following questions. Respond to each question or gravitate to the one(s) that most resonate with you.
  • What do you want me to discover about this area of my life?
  • How can I perceive this part of my life differently?
  • What do I need to shed to manifest the best good in this area?
  • What do I need to say yes to/allow to manifest the best good in this area?
  • Who do I need to be in this area of my life?
  • What is an inspired next step I can take to grow/evolve into my True Self in this area?
  • How can I use my gifts/super powers to enhance this part of my life?
  1. Record your discoveries in your art journal – draw, doodle, paint, write, collage your way to soul clarity. Use images, words, favorite quotes, poems, minds maps, colors, etc. Mix up creativity techniques.
  2. Keep each Art Visioning journal creation as a record of how you’re progressing/evolving on your journey toward being your True Self.
  3. Feel free to share your Art Visioning creations with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @vickiworldart!
CHECK OUT WHAT PARTICIPANTS IN MY ART VISIONING WORKSHOP CREATED TO HELP THEM connect to nature & discover their spirit animals!
Essence of Spirit Animals & their powerful messages

Retrain Your Brain

UNSTUCK JOY! – March 23, 2017

Retrain Your Brain and Live unstuck joy!

Did you know 95% of our thoughts are the same as the day before because we’re living life in subconscious, default programming? And, 70-80% of those thoughts are negative, limiting, disempowering, and sabotaging! EEK!

Watch the video below to view this episode of Unstuck JOY! and learn how:

  • YOU can retrain your brain to match your positive dreams and desires
  • Vicki created her Art Visioning journal pages of Retrain Your Brain and Collage Poetry

MEMOIR ARTWORK OF THE DAY: Voices

Voices

This is the cover art I painted for my upcoming book, Voices: 14+1 Artist Heroines Speak Their Creative Journey. (Stay tuned for more info on the book!)

  • Are you using conscious, deliberate, positive OR subconscious, default, negative “voices” during your day?
  • Create your Future Self = match positive thoughts + authentic feelings + gratitude to create new YOU and lead to new actions and abundance/Unstuck JOY!

 

ART VISION JOURNAL PROMPTs OF THE DAY: Retrain Your brain & collage poetry

Here are the two Art Vision journal pages I created for Retain Your Brain and Collage Poetry

Retrain Your Brain
Collage Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

  • Read the Art Visioning process below.
  • Contemplate the two Art Visioning prompts below.
  • Allow the Universe to intuitively reveal to you how you can express your thoughts/discoveries via collaging, drawing, doodling, writing and/or painting.
  • Remember – there are NO mistakes in Art Vision journaling! Let your creative juices flow freely! Tell your Inner Critic to sit quietly in the corner.

Art Visioning prompt – Retrain Your Brain:

Retrain Your Brain
  • Doodle/draw a head or use a magazine photo of a head to collage in your Art Vision journal.
  • Doodle/write/collage images and words that symbolize your tendencies to use default negative thoughts/perceptions/feelings/words coming out of your head. Use the following categories and/or others you tend to default to.
  • You can use specific items happening in your life or general categories that resonate with you
  • Then – doodle/write/collage how you can shift these tendencies toward the positive.
  • How will these positive shifts affect your actions and outcomes?


Possible negative default categories:

  • What are clichés or beliefs that you’ve grown up with? What would feel more positive and authentic and move you toward positive thoughts and actions? For example:
    • Money doesn’t grow on trees
      vs.
    • Everything I touch turns to gold! (is this authentic/feel good?)
      vs.
    • My business is beginning to grow. I see positive shifts!
  • Are you attached to only one outcome?
    • What if more than one positive outcome exists?
  • How do you react to challenges/fear?
    • What if you saw them as silver linings/opportunities?
  • Fun house mirror – do others’ doubts mirror your own doubts?
    • How can you rewrite your own story to be more positive/high vibe?
  • Do you use affirmations?
    • Do the words of the affirmation match how you feel?
    • How can you change the words so your affirmation feels good/authentic?

Art Visioning prompt – Collage poetry:

  • Collage Poetry
  • Close your eyes and intuitively select 7 magazine pages.
  • From the images and/or words on your 7 pages, write a poem (it doesn’t have to rhyme). If you selected a photo of a rose, you can directly say “rose” in your poem, or use more descriptive, symbolic language such as “life is in full bloom.”
  • Consciously choose words for your poem that feel positive, inspirational and high vibe to you.
  • Use this exercise as a reminder – the next time you catch yourself defaulting to negative thoughts/perceptions/feelings/words:
    • Remember that you perhaps chose magazine pages that you normally wouldn’t gravitate toward – just as life throws you curveballs you may not have chosen
    • Remember how you consciously chose positive words for your poem – you chose to perceive your 7 pages in a positive light
    • Remember you consciously created something beautiful – just as you can shift your default negative thoughts/perceptions/feelings/words toward authentic, high vibe, positive ones leading to positive actions and abundance!
    • You can consciously rewrite your story and create a new positive, high vibe norm!

ART VISIONING PROCESS

  1. Connect with your Higher Self/Source Energy through meditation, yoga, walking in nature, listening to music, etc. to achieve an open/receptive mind/heart.
  2. Contemplate the Art Visioning prompts of Retrain Your Brain and Collage Poetry.
  3. With each prompt in mind, ask the Universe the following questions. Respond to each question or gravitate to the one(s) that most resonate with you.
  • What do you want me to discover about this area of my life?
  • How can I perceive this part of my life differently?
  • What do I need to shed to manifest the best good in this area?
  • What do I need to say yes to/allow to manifest the best good in this area?
  • Who do I need to be in this area of my life?
  • What is an inspired next step I can take to grow/evolve into my True Self in this area?
  • How can I use my gifts/super powers to enhance this part of my life?
  1. Record your discoveries in your art journal – draw, doodle, paint, write, collage your way to soul clarity. Use images, words, favorite quotes, poems, minds maps, colors, etc. Mix up creativity techniques.
  2. Keep each Art Visioning journal creation as a record of how you’re progressing/evolving on your journey toward being your True Self.
  3. Feel free to share your Art Visioning creations with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @vickiworldart!
CHECK OUT WHAT PARTICIPANTS IN MY ART VISIONING WORKSHOP CREATED to help them retrain their brains!
Students’ Art Visioning to Retrain Their Brains

Female archetypes

Unstuck JOY! – February 23, 2017

Feminine vs. Masculine Traits – Can They Play Well Together?

Click here to listen to this episode of Unstuck JOY! and learn how Vicki created her Art Visioning journal pages about her female archetypes.

Memoir artwork of the day: Inner Beauty Blooming

Inner Beauty Blooming
Inner Beauty Blooming

Click here to read about the life story behind Inner Beauty Blooming!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Vision journal prompt of the day: Female Archetypes

Here are the two Art Vision journal pages I created representing my female archetypes of Artist, Rebel, Pioneer, Storyteller, Hermit, Mystic, and Seeker

Female Archetypes
Female Archetypes
Female Archetypes
Female Archetypes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it’s YOUR turn!

  • Read the Art Visioning process below.
  • Contemplate the categories of female archetypes originally developed by Carl Jung. Click here for the pdf: female-archetype-categories (sources: “Art Journal Your Archetypes: Mixed-Media Techniques for Finding Yourself,” by Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli and Udemy blog by Chelsea Latimer).
  • Intuitively select the archetypes that most resonate with you. You can focus on one or more when art visioning.
  • Allow the Universe to intuitively reveal to you how you can express your chosen archetypes via collaging, drawing, doodling, writing and/or painting.
  • Remember – there are NO mistakes in Art Vision journaling! Let your creative juices flow freely! Tell your Inner Critic to sit quietly in the corner.

Art Visioning Process

  1. Connect with your Higher Self/Source Energy through meditation, yoga, walking in nature, listening to music, etc. to achieve an open/receptive mind/heart.
  2. Contemplate the Art Visioning prompt of female archetypes.
  3. With the prompt in mind, ask the Universe the following questions. Respond to each question or gravitate to the one(s) that most resonate with you.
  • What do you want me to discover about this area of my life?
  • How can I perceive this part of my life differently?
  • What do I need to shed to manifest the best good in this area?
  • What do I need to say yes to/allow to manifest the best good in this area?
  • Who do I need to be in this area of my life?
  • What is an inspired next step I can take to grow/evolve into my True Self in this area?
  • How can I use my gifts/super powers to enhance this part of my life?
  1. Record your discoveries in your art journal – draw, doodle, paint, write, collage your way to soul clarity. Use images, words, favorite quotes, poems, minds maps, colors, etc. Mix up creativity techniques.
  2. Keep each Art Visioning journal creation as a record of how you’re progressing/evolving on your journey toward being your True Self.
  3. Feel free to share your Art Visioning creations with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @vickiworldart!
Check out what participants in my Art Visioning workshop created with their Female Archetypes!
Students' art vision creations using female archetypes
Students’ art vision creations using female archetypes