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New Fun, Fab & Fearless Women’s Art Retreats

New Fun, Fab & Fearless Women’s Art Retreats

My recent women’s art retreat in The Bay of Islands was so much fun that I decided to add another one In June 2023 Retirement is a time for rediscovering MORE »

NEW RELEASE: Dancing in Fields of Flowers

NEW RELEASE: Dancing in Fields of Flowers

I’m dancing with happiness! My 11th book in the Transformational Superkids series is available now. Exclusive to Amazon. Here’s the blurb: Cassie dreams of being an artist but is discouraged MORE »

How to commission a painting you’ll love

How to commission a painting you’ll love

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! “We absolutely love the paintings. Just so exciting to be part of the process. So great to work with you with lots of fun discussions too. Would MORE »

2023 in review—fun, fab and fearless

2023 in review—fun, fab and fearless

Fear often gets a bad rap. But as you’ll discover in my yearly review, fear can drive you in a positive new direction. I first began to write my last MORE »

Heal yourself with writing, painting, creating

Heal yourself with writing, painting, creating

You don’t always have to make a living with your art, you can, however, heal yourself with writing, painting, and creating. “My most successful songs are about sadness and depression,” MORE »

When I’m wounded here’s what I do…

When I’m wounded here’s what I do…

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life—a kind of destiny.” ~ MORE »

Lovin’ Pink!

Lovin’ Pink!

Happy vibes in my portal yesterday working on my very special commission piece, Lovin’ Pink – inspired by the songstress and my wild opium poppies that bloom in my garden. MORE »

How to Create A New Life Story

How to Create A New Life Story

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. ~ Coco Chanel No one will ever know the real Coco Chanel, because she designed it that way. She MORE »

A Happy Heart: How Trauma Can Inspire Beauty

A Happy Heart: How Trauma Can Inspire Beauty

“The real joy is being in the rhythm of nature”  Pam Gregory In this video, I share the inspiration behind my latest oil on canvas which is called “a happy MORE »

The Art of Success: Be Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

The Art of Success: Be Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

Dear Readers, One of the many cool things about living in NZ is seeing the new day first. While Italy and other parts of the world won’t celebrate Leonardo’s birthday MORE »

Rediscovering the joy of painting with oils

Rediscovering the joy of painting with oils

“The real joy is being in the rhythm of nature”  Pam Gregory “I use oil paints for the sake of their gratitude. The oils are noble, offer great work possibilities, MORE »

Take me home with you!

Take me home with you!

Pictured: The Flower Girl NEW EXHIBITION: DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF FLOWERSOpens Sunday 02 April at 10am to 3pmhttps://www.thejoyfulartist.co.nz/exhibitions/ TAKE ME HOME WITH YOU! ‘Put your feelings in there. Don’t just MORE »

Dancing in Fields of Flowers Bay of Islands Art Exhibition

Dancing in Fields of Flowers Bay of Islands Art Exhibition

DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF FLOWERS ART EXHIBITION Another spell of stunning autumn weather is forecast…I hope to see you here to enjoy soul-enriching art and beautiful flowers:) More details below… MORE »

Protected: Play Dates Online Art Course

Protected: Play Dates Online Art Course

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 Stop stopping yourself

 Stop stopping yourself

Stop stopping yourself—be fab, fun and fearless instead! In How to Find Your Passion and Purpose I share that one of the best ways to overcome fear is to find MORE »

How to feel happy

How to feel happy

New Work “In painting a flower, aim for its strength. Strength in delicacy.” —Robert Henri, The Art Spirit Flower GirlAcrylic on Canvas1145mm x 1905mm2023 Did you know that simply looking at a MORE »

What children can teach you

What children can teach you

Children are the best fans ever!!! My new 5-year-old collector returned to the gallery today to show me her drawings. She drew me some beautiful flowers and, inspired by my MORE »

How to have the courage to create

How to have the courage to create

“I have never done something like this before but always thought I would like to!! Something that has been on my mind for so long and now, with your encouragement, MORE »

New release: <strong>Landscapes of My Mind: Colour, Light & Beauty</strong>

New release: Landscapes of My Mind: Colour, Light & Beauty

Landscapes of My Mind: Colour, Light & Beauty Paint landscapes with feeling, passion and purpose! I’m feeling super excited with the new release (under the Pisces new moon of my MORE »

Max Gimblett, Cassandra Gaisford and inspiration

Max Gimblett, Cassandra Gaisford and inspiration

There’s nothing more inspiring than being with like-minded people and studying with the greats. I entered an art award once, just for the fun, and won! When they told me MORE »

Cyclones and mindset: The Art of Life: Thriving Through Chaos

Cyclones and mindset: The Art of Life: Thriving Through Chaos

my popular & very fun Play Dates class is ON SALE NOW for a limited time only! Offer ends 19 Feb The regular price is $685.00, and the sale price MORE »

Cyclones and all things cancelled

Cyclones and all things cancelled

Today I drew this card again, as I did the other day in the midst of Cyclone Gabrielle. The card is from The Art of Life Inspiration Deck and the MORE »

Cyclones and all things soothing

Cyclones and all things soothing

This is today’s card from The Art of Life Inspiration Deck and the book, The Art of Life: Thriving Through Chaos: Insights and Inspiration to Spark and Sustain Your Creative MORE »

The Hopeful Heart Bay of Islands Art Exhibition

The Hopeful Heart Bay of Islands Art Exhibition

The Hopeful Heart ‘flash’ contemporary art exhibition Another spell of wild and wet weather is forecast…but I’m still hopeful summer will come again! Meanwhile, I’ve decided to hold a ‘flash’ MORE »

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Intuitive Art Tutorial and Creative Process

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Intuitive Art Tutorial and Creative Process

“I wanted to create something to remind us to soften and not let the world make us hard.” In this video, I share some of the inspiration, artistic process and MORE »

I thought you may love this unsolicited testimonial from someone I don’t know who had seen a post with a recently finished commission. I’m also sharing this as a reminder MORE »

Abstract Artist Cassandra Gaisford: Fun! Fun! Fun! A landscape from her mind

Abstract Artist Cassandra Gaisford: Fun! Fun! Fun! A landscape from her mind

In this video, I share the creative process behind one of two recent artworks commissioned by a couple as ‘statement pieces’ to adorn the large white walls of their soon-to-be-completed MORE »

Do we need art in our lives?

Do we need art in our lives?

“So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.” ~ Ray MORE »

LEARN TO PAINT AMAZING ABSTRACTS: SUMMER LOVE THREE-DAY ART RETREAT  Friday February 17 to Sunday 19, 2023. 

LEARN TO PAINT AMAZING ABSTRACTS: SUMMER LOVE THREE-DAY ART RETREAT  Friday February 17 to Sunday 19, 2023. 

Save your spot! Create Amazing Abstracts with award-winning artist Cassandra Gaisford, February 17, 18 & 19, Outside of Kerikeri in The Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Our slots for an MORE »

How to have more fun in 2023

How to have more fun in 2023

“Spark of Fun!” is my first completed artwork for 2023 and echoes my mantra for the year ahead. Spark of Fun began its journey over the period of the Covid feardemic, MORE »

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I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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