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“When Love First Tasted Your Lips” / intuitive process/how paintings speak to us

Hi, I’m Cassandra Gaisford, The Joyful Artist. In this video, I share a little about my creative process, where I gain my inspiration and the many ways art speaks to our soul. You’ll see me working on a painting which recently sold, called, “When Love First Tasted Your Lips”.

Clients often love the story behind the painting. In part, this is why I created this video.

“When Love First Tasted Your Lips” was inspired by the writings of Anais Nin and the reminder that something better can emerge after a painful ending.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ` Anais Nin

The title was inspired by a line from a poem by the Persian poet and mystic, Rumi. “When love first tasted the lips of being human, it started singing.”

Layered in sultry glazes and gestural sweeps of colour, the palette embodies vibrant pinks, love-hewn reds, wonderful whites, glorious golds and sunny yellows, When Love First Tasted Your Lips speaks to the heart.

910mm x 910mm

Acrylic on canvas

This painting is sold. Commissions are welcome. https://www.thejoyfulartist.co.nz/commissions/

Paintings mentioned in this video

When Love First Tasted Your Lips

You Are Like an Exotic Flower

Sweet Surrender

View more abstract botanical artworks 


To purchase The Art of Life Inspiration Deck (one or more…most excellent gifts), please navigate to my online store: https://shop.cassandragaisford.com/product/the-art-of-life-inspiration-deck/

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“When Love First Tasted Your Lips” / intuitive process/how paintings speak to us

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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