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What makes your soul sing?

“A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.” ~ Mark Rothko.

Some days I have to pinch myself. Really? This is work? Not!! Today I spent the most fun day with the uber-talented @peteheath.1 on my paddock and in my studio, making a video about why painting makes my soul sing.

It’s the first time I’ve been videoed by another in the act of creating. The most magical time. Experiencing Pete’s reaction when I added a pop of orgasmic orange was priceless! “Stop! Stop! Leave it!” People often ask me,” How do you know when a painting is finished?” It’s not cognitive. It’s pure feeling.

When Pete asked me how I felt being watched, I honestly answered, “When I’m painting I’m in a different realm. I enter the energy of the painting. I am in another place.” That’s passion, folks. It’s when you loose all your earthly worries and concerns. For a divine moment in time Facebook, Instagram, the world news—Trump—ceases to exist. Brilliant!

Painting is what makes me happy. Sometimes others are the first to notice. Like Ces, who said to my partner, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen Cass so happy.”

I thought, “really?” and then it occurred to me. “That’s exactly how I feel. Happy!”

As I shared on last week’s blog, HOW TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATION AND LIFE FORCE ENERGY, “we live in a very physical world that focuses on physical achievements, the attainment of goals and career success we can sometimes lose connection to the energy or essence that we really are.”

So many people have told me, “You have the soul of an artist,” but I haven’t been creating art. Thanks to the encouragement of my Knight Templar, Lorenzo, I am back in the energy of what makes my soul sing.

How about you? What, where, why or how can you enter the energy of love? You’ll find plenty of tips in my book, How to Find Your Passion and Purpose: Four Easy Steps to Discover A Job You Want and Live the Life You Love. 

Amazon: getBook.at/Passion

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I hope you can make it to the exhibition, Return To Love, this weekend, 174 Rangitane Road (back drive) 11-3 for some sultry, soothing, slithers of comforting colour. For more information on the Return To Love exhibition and participating artists or to purchase online, please visit https://www.thejoyfulartist.co.nz/exhibitions/

Free gift for artists


ps. you may like to join my new FREE group for encouragement and insight – https://www.facebook.com/groups/22370… A relaxed, comfortable and joyful place to grow in your Artistic Journey. Writing, drawing, painting, mixed media tutorials by award-winning artist and best-selling author Cassandra Gaisford. With 25 years of creativity coaching, art teaching experience and a love of encouraging others to discover the joy and power of creative expression, this is a place to learn and discover the fun of making art from your heart

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What makes your soul sing?

The Joyful Artist

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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