Hello beautiful spark of the universe how are you?
I’ve had a week of ups and downs with a lot of sadness that I tried to embrace rather than resist, do you have it too sometimes, that you feel sadness out of the blue for no specific reason? I do once in a while. My main practice nowadays is to allow it in and ask it to tell its story. It flows through me so much more quickly that way rather than the good old running away method!
Ok, here is the inspirational newsletter + it’s also kind of a love note for you with a freebie printable, a reminder of a free class and a ‘things & people that inspire me at the moment’ section for you! :)
In case you missed it: my video that featured on Sketchbook Revival last month, is now available for free on youtube. Watch it here. Let’s make some happy houses and cultivate a mindfulness practice while at it! Yay!
Don’t forget that you can access a completely free Ever After lesson from last year totally for free! (It’s available for another week or so!) Many people found the lesson really powerful as I talk about ‘the beauty myth’ in this lesson as well as teach you how to create some beautiful portraits! Click here, then add the class to your basket and use ‘SNOW2019‘ as the coupon code (without the quotes) to get 100% off. :) Yay!
Hope these free gifts will inspire you!
And I hope you enjoy the rest of this newsletter, it has more fun things, scroll down! If you do any work based on my lessons or videos I’d love to see it in the Willowing & Friends Group on Facebook! :)
Ps. Follow me on instagram for most up to date artsy endeavours & inspiration! I love updating my IG stories, so much fun!! <3
Willowing Arts – Inspiration Cards
I’ve been dying to create some kind of Oracle/ Angel/ Affirmation/ Quote Deck for years now. I’ve finally made a start on some Willowing Arts Cards (tarot sized) with some of my favourite quotes on them. I’m thinking of making a deck that will have a mix of fav quotes/ oracle + angel messages AND affirmations on them, what do you think? Cool idea?
The 4 in this PDF were made with mostly textured backgrounds, but I’m also thinking of including cards that will have more specific imagery on them as well. I’m looking to do a nice mix of all kinds. Should be fun!
Anyhoo, in the mean time, here are 4 of the cards that you can print out yourself at home and use in your art studio or anywhere else for that matter, hope you enjoy them!
I’d love to hear if you like the idea of a Willowing Arts Cards Deck, not sure what I’ll call them, open to suggestions! Willowing Arts Deck for Life? Willowing Wisdom Cards? Willowing Inspiration Cards? Willowing Words of Life for You? :)
To download the PDF with the high res cards, pls click here and cut out!
Things/ People that currently inspire me
(love this guy’s gentle heart)
Free Hugs Guy
(how I want the world to be)
Fluid Alcohol Ink Art
(omg just discovered this, so pretty!)
(poetry so pure and soft)
(the answer to trauma + love personified)
Allowing Men to Feel
(this is so needed)
(bodylove @ any size – so needed)
Tanks Good News
(we need more good news yall)
Keala Settle Singing “This is Me”
(every time I watch this I cry)
Painterly Painter John Larriva
(looove the looseness!)
Join the Monthly ATC Swap
We are running monthly ATC Swaps in the Willowing & Friends Facebook Group! Many of you have loved swapping your mini art with others, so we are continuing this fun monthly event in the W&F FB Group. If you’d like to join the ATC Swaps, you’ll need to be a member of the W&F FB group(pls bear with us while we manually approve new members). The theme this month is ‘Fairytales‘ – if you want to join, please first join the group and then join the swap HERE. Please only join the swaps if you’re able to commit. It can be upsetting for your partner if they have sent out ATCs but don’t get any in return. Thanks for understanding!