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Let's Get Messy: Tap Your Inner Artist Through Intuitive Mixed Media

teacher avatar Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens, Teacher, Artist, Crafter

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Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Class Intro

      2:37
    • 2. Class Project Intro

      2:23
    • 3. Blocks to Creativity

      3:07
    • 4. Recognize Your Inner Artist

      6:48
    • 5. What is Intuitive Mixed Media

      3:48
    • 6. List of Materials

      1:47
    • 7. Write a New Script

      1:09
    • 8. Dance

      1:05
    • 9. Warm & Cool Color Palette, Create Contrast

      4:29
    • 10. Mark Making & Emotions

      2:13
    • 11. Doodling & Mindfulness

      2:41
    • 12. Class Project 1 - 2

      2:19
    • 13. Class Project 3

      3:35
    • 14. Class Project 4

      5:21
    • 15. Class Project 5 - 6

      6:30
    • 16. Takeaways

      2:53
    • 17. Final Thoughts & Thank You

      2:10
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About This Class

If you have questions on how to start creating your first art work intuitively, or wanting to get back your art flow, this class is for you!

This class is about discovering the inner artist within you. It will teach you to loosen up, play, commit and trust the process of discovering your own creative voice and expression through various exercises, allowing your imagination to fly, be bold and have fun.

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In this class you’ll learn:

  • To loosen up your mind and body and trust your intuition with various exercises
  • How to play and get messy with color application, mark making
  • To identify your own blocks to creativity.
  • Techniques to tap and nurture your Inner Artist
  • To use glazing and make a bold move with your art
  • Mindful doodling and create contrast

You will be creating an intuitive mixed media art work applying the techniques and skills learned from this class.

Learning to let go of the voice of fear, perfection and lies of who we are gives birth to the joy of creative and unique expression of our true selves. Creativity gives life and a renewed sense of meaning and purpose to our everyday lives.

The class is broken down to bite size sections that is fun, practical and easy to follow resulting in a creative project that expresses your own style.

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Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens

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1. Class Intro: Have you ever watch a child playing? Do you notice how carefree, relax and fund they look. Most of us have started this way, but somehow got stuck with our art or afraid to even start. The good news is you can get unstuck, get started. People with your art. Hello, I'm Clarissa. Teacher, artist and craft are in New Zealand. Making things with my hands has been my passion or my life. From drawing, quilting, the card making, and painting. I love exploring different tools and mediums to express migrate DVT. Like I said, the tools that I always craved for I bring to this class, years of teaching children their uniqueness and creativity, fresh ideas and imagination to fire up your creativity and think outside the box before we get the, the part of creating beautiful art we need to play first, let's get messy. Tap your inner artist through intuitive mixed media. This class is for both beginner and experienced artists, providing lots of ideas and exercises to get messy with color, application and blending, mark-making, and mindful dawdling. You will definitely have fun creating your first artwork or help you bring back your art flow. Getting messy means creating art that is ugly, frustrating, or art you may not like. That is great. This is devoid of expectation, drilled, and judgments. Rather, r, that is full of possibility, spontaneity, happiness, freedom, life, color, energy. So much fun. And you, this class is packed, but I hope that you will stay up to the ED to get the full benefit. At the end of this class, you will have learned to tap your inner artist and live a creative life with meaning and purpose. Most of all, you will have learned to play, commit, and trust the process. I cannot wait for you to join week. So the both of us can loosen up, played together and get messy. Let's get started. 2. Class Project Intro: The project for this class is to create an intuitive mixed media art work. The class project, this abomination of the activities we have been doing earlier to play and get messy. The expected outcome in size, the project is open-ended and flexible depending on your skill level. Once completed, your class project could be framed or hanging on the wall to serve as an inspiration for your creative journey, that of watching the videos first and jumping into the class project. The class project is divided into six exercises that build on your skills and confidence as you build onto the final project. These exercises include writing unused crib, color application and blending involving two blends. Creating textures through mark-making, using four kinds, simple dawdling, using four kinds, glazing and making a bold move, which is an optional step. You only need to share your class project in the projects and resources section, however, I do encourage you to share your exercises other than the class project for feedback. If you have any questions, feel free to use the Discussion tab beside the projects and resources section. Not be more than happy to answer your questions if you get stuck along the way to share your project, scroll down to the projects and resources section. To your right, you'll see a green button that says Create Project. Click on this and you'll give you the option to share your photo. This script, Sean entitle, of your class project. If you are sharing more than one photo, make sure you choose a photo for your cover. I have also included a PDF resource of your list of materials, mark-making prompts and guide, color wheel and questions to ponder. I am so looking forward to seeing your exercises and class project up next, blocks, the great DVT. 3. Blocks to Creativity: This chapter blocks to create DVT. Have you ever found yourself excited about to play at your art table after you put out your favorite paints, those brushes, and your Canvas, all of a sudden, you're about to start. Then you feel this sudden creeping feeling of like a panic attack. You look up your compass. And the more you look at it, it felt like that this Congress started looking like a giant monster staring at, you know, even how to address it. Oh, I tried to pick up that brush. And all of a sudden, the more you tried to do something, you just feel stuck, unmotivated, frustrated, and you start doubting yourself. I know this very well for we have all experienced this feeling. Even if we don't want to, we need to address these giant monster or else we would end up living stock, unmotivated, an uncreative. Why does our great DVT get blocked? It could be due to different reasons. Stress or feeling overwhelmed to BC to have any downtime, personal problems, pressure of deadlines, absence of routines, lack of value by doubting ourselves and our talents. You hear yourself say, I am not good enough. My work is not good enough. When you hear your inner critic say you have made a mistake, therefore, you are a failure. And when we listen to our inner critic believe what it's saying to be true, then we destroy our self-esteem and confidence. We work doubly hard to be perfect. We set the bar of our expectations higher than we need to buy constantly, comparing ourselves to others whom we view as greater and better than ourselves and our talents. Our creativity gets blocked due to other reasons like there's no money to buy supplies, no space or room to get creative. Or being creative is just too messy. This fits our thinking that everything has to be perfect for things to happen. And when we think that way, then our great DVT gets postponed and we forget about tapping our inner artist and being back into the art flow. Call to action. Identify and write down the things that block your creativity and address that giant monster trying to tear you down. 4. Recognize Your Inner Artist: In the previous chapter, we've talked about feelings associated with our creativity being blocked. And identifying the reasons why we might be experiencing this. When we experience our creativity being blocked, we neglect to recognize our inner artist. Failing to live a creative life and being in the art flow, which brings us to this chapter, how to recognize and tap your inner part. This first, let me tell you a story. Cassidy was a four-year or a girl who love to make things with her hands. Each day at kindergarten, she looked forward to exploring painting with different tools. Her teachers often setup art activities that look new and exciting. She enjoyed using big brushes and rollers, combining bright colors on her paper. Plus well as thinking, what if I do this with a brush or print? What would happen? Sometimes her teacher would put out play things like cars, bubble ones, wood blocks, marbles, and spinning tops. Use when applying and moving paint from one end of the paper to the other end to create some cool textures and effects. Cassidy loved that she was encouraged to also make various projects using recycled materials that also fascinated her. She excitedly showed her projects and artworks to her mom and dad because their praise and encouragement made her feel loved and go. And Cassidy also love to give her projects to her siblings and friends because it made her happy. And she loved seeing the delight on their faces when she gave her gifts to them. When Cassidy, who was exploring her creativity, she felt happy, carefree, proud of what she was learning, and discovering about things and learning more about herself. Most people encouraged and praised her for her artwork. Sometimes other people and classmates were nasty by saying mean things about herself and her art, which made her really sad, hurt and doubtful of her abilities. But every day it to make art and other projects, even if she didn't feel like it. As it continued to give her happiness and pride in herself. Over time, she forgot about the hurt and doubt about her art. She saw that she was getting better and more confident. She made art every day tacit. They learned to embrace and love her inner artist when she followed her intuition to make art be creative and follow her art flow, do you remember engaging in creative things as a child? What activities did you enjoy? How did you feel when you're being creative? Do you know the benefits of painting for a child? The benefits of painting for children are coming and helping them to settle, expressing their thoughts and emotions, making sense of their world, engaging brain activity as all census are involved, developing eye-hand coordination, promoting problem-solving, make choices, Connections, evaluate, and make conclusions. Do you know that painting and making creative projects are beneficial for adults to these include calming, stress, relieving as it promotes grounding and mindfulness makes you happy in B in the art flow, increasing our productivity, building our resilience to face everyday challenges, empowering our creative language, thereby building confidence to take risks and embrace mystery, giving a sense of purpose and freedom. Therefore, it is crucial for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. If these are the benefits of tapping your inner artist, being in the art flow, how do we find it or nurture it? First? Trust your intuition. It's like your gut feeling or a strong energy. One thing to be acted on immediately, stick to your creative routine. Set a specific time or place in your house. As routines unlock creativity or creative routine is a great contingency backup to fall on when life throws you unpleasant or happy surprises. Next, embracement, geneity, a spontaneity and surprises spark creativity, where we find those aha moments. Look at your art as practice, daily exercise to build on, to get better practice, practice, practice, practice that is carefree, stress-free, fun, and inspiring class. Turn off your inner critic throughout your creative process. Remember, whatever art that started off as ugly and messy will be better art later on with practice, flora, boldly from brave intuitive painting says, paint from a place of non-attachment, acceptance, and trust of the unknown, letting go of preconceived judgments of right and wrong, trusting the process like a dance fluid, ever changing and grounded in the moment. Love and honor yourself by celebrating your progress. Hand your artworks on your wall to remind yourself of your talents and skills and how these are improving each time you practice, refocus, sharpen your mindset. Think there are no mistakes. Only possibilities for every line, shape. Color. Doodle is a possibility to leap towards the unknown. Remember, nurturing your inner artist takes practice, patience, and perseverance, call to action. Identify and write down the steps that you would like to take and be in place to tap and nurture your inner artist. Up next, what is intuitive mixed media? 5. What is Intuitive Mixed Media: In the previous chapter, we learned who is your inner artist? The benefits of painting and engaging in creative activities for children and adults. How to tap and nurture your inner artist. In this chapter, we briefly define what is intuitive painting and mixed media. While I show you my own intuitive art process, painting intuitively works on the premise of letting go of fear and expectations. Therefore, there are no mistakes. The only possibilities made with every layer of paint, line mark, texture and color. It is messy with happy accidents. It is painting with curiosity, even wonder, and trust that the painting will emerge organically, leading to a creative journey of exploration and discovery. It is about self-love and finding your artistic voice through your unique intuitive process. No prior experience needed to start an intuitive painting. When we paint intuitively, we paid any way we like what feels right in the moment. It is art full of your own expression, your thoughts, emotions, including whatever is going on in your life right now. That is why intuitive painting leads to self-discovery and a covering mystery. It is like removing layers upon layers of onion skin until the main or neon is revealed. We paid with the premise that intuitive painting is playing, practicing, being messy and creating ugly work. Creating ugly work is okay. In fact, it is even better for when we start creating ugly painting. It will only get better with practice to find inspiration. Pinterest is a great fountain of ideas on intuitive painting. Here are a few examples that I have collected over on my Pinterest board that I would like to share with you with intuitive mixed media painting. Notice the following. The playful application of colors, layers upon layers, intuitively applied here in there, notice the variety of marks made, shapes, and sizes, lines, textures. Notice the playful use of black and white to create contrast. And bring some areas to the foreground. Glazing where a thinner wash of acrylic paint or fruit with acrylic is applied so that layer of color underneath is transparent. Mixed media is combining different painting and drawing materials and methods, rather than only using one medium. Using acrylic paint with Postel on top is an example of a simple mixed media explored different tools, grab whatever that you can find at home and play. And be curious. Remember, the world is your oyster when it comes to mixed media, this could be old papers, textured cardboard, fabric, stickers, shipboard grants first, combined with paint to water, color, brush or any medium you like, as long as you're using to painting or drawing mediums together, do you notice how images are more abstract than realistic? And that no, two paintings are the same. Up next, list of materials. 6. List of Materials: Hi. Okay. Hello. Again. 7. Write a New Script: Now that you've gathered all your materials, we are now ready to write our new script. Previously, we have identified blocks to your creativity using a single color of paint, Postel, or pencil, right? The things that block your inner artists do this by writing the words on your page spontaneously and quickly. If you have used paint, let your page dry first. Usually we also identified the ways to tap and nurture your inner artist. So once again, grabbing now a different color of paint, Bastille or colored pencil. Write down now the things that you want to be in place in terms of nurturing your inner artist. You can write over the words that you have previously written as you are now writing a new script. Once again, write this down quickly and intuitively for you are now tapping your inner artists emotion and feelings up next, dance. 8. Dance: In the previous chapter, you'll engage your heart and mind to a new way of thinking about their inner artist. This time, dance is an opportunity to loosen up your body, engaging your whole body from your head, torso, limbs, hands, and feet. Allow yourself to let go, loosen up and dance like no one is watching. You can use one to two songs of your choice that you connect with. And just be in the moment of moving and gauging your senses to the flow and rhythm of here. And now, close your eyes. Allow yourself to move the way it wants to move. Let the music fade out and slow your movements and gently sit when you are ready. And you can back to the present. Up next, warm and cool color palette, creating contrast using acrylics. 9. Warm & Cool Color Palette, Create Contrast: In the previous chapter, we allow our body to loosen up and let go of any stiffness, rigidity, and anxiety. In this chapter, we are reviewing how to create a cool and warm color palette, as well as how to create contrast. Warm colors like yellow, red, and orange are the colors that we equate to sun, fire, and sunsets. So I've got red and I've got yellow. And I've mixed yellow and red to make orange. And then I've added a little bit of black to bake our darker red. And if I wanted a lighter yellow, what I would do is just add a little bit of white in it. So it will be like Baby yellow. Whereas cool colors like blue, green, and purple are those that remind us of the sky. See nature and foliage. Colors that blend, are those that are beside each other on the color wheel and belonged to a similar color family. In this example, I have used a warm color palette consisting of red, yellow, and orange for my background. I've darken some areas by adding black to red and added white to yellow to make it lighter. In another example, where black is used as the background, I've used cool colors, green, blue, and aqua blue for my background. To add contrast, I've used a contrasting color of blue and a bit of green against the red and orange background. Doing this creates the illusion that the images in the foreground making them pop a bit more. Another way is to create contrast by adding doodles and details using a white or black paint. You can also apply lots of texture using white against a darker background. Adding blue to the warm color background, create that contrast. As blue is opposite, orange in the color wheel. And green was applied against a red background AS red is opposite green in the color wheel. If stock find color inspiration on Pinterest, notice the black and white contrast nicely with the color blue and green palette. The lemon contrast as well against the blue-green palette. The couch is a warm, deep yellow ocher, contrasted with the dark blue wall and throw pillow. Warm colors depict fire, boldness, warm, and sunsets. Don't want to be confined to a particular palette. Just lay grab the colors that stand out for you. Like this example, I love the playful use of colors or this, which reminds me of ice cream and my childhood. Acrylic paints. If it this year first time they use acrylic paints, it can be thinned out with water and can be applied smoothly by slightly wetting your brush and picking up paint or on its own. Acrylic is a pigment suspended in polymer and water. It dries hard when water evaporates. Dry ice brighter than watercolor and does not fade with light and can withstand dust. Better. Care of brushes and tools. Half a container of water handy to soak your sponges, brushes, and other tools while painting as acrylic paint dries heart. By doing this, you will not ruin your brushes and tools. Up next, mark-making and emotions. 10. Mark Making & Emotions: This chapter, we reviewed how to create cool and warm color palettes, as well as to create contrast using black and white. In this chapter, we are going to create some textures using household items that you already have, as well as some paints and brushes that are available to you. This exercise is to have a timer set at 30 seconds and apply your marks intuitively and quickly so that you don't overthink it. And just have fun in once the timer is of, move on to the next marking tool, or Spanish, or brush and apply your paints again. And Marx intuitively and quickly. Here is a sample of mark-making with my timer set at 30 seconds using a roller brush dot on green paint. I wrote this onto the paper. While still wet. I get another tool and use the tip and the drug it horizontally and vertically, thus leaving white marks underneath. Ta-da. Do you like these marks made? I recommend that you make marks with a color underneath which you can layer paint on, scrape, or leave a mark. If you ever get stuck, feel free to use the mark making prompts guide in the resources and projects section. Remember, the marks that you have made will be different from mine depending on the tools that you have accessed, as well as the way that you have applied your marks and the color that you have used, whether it was applied fast, slow, gentle, brisk, hard, soft. The marks that we have, how we apply our marks in the colors that we have used, also represent our feelings and emotions. Up next, dawdling and mindfulness. 11. Doodling & Mindfulness: In the previous chapter, we learned how to create textures through mark-making and emotions. In this chapter, we learned about doodling and mindfulness. Mindfulness is learning to be kind to ourselves by paying attention on purpose in the present moment without any judgment. If we have any distractions, we just let it pass by and focus on the present moment. Once again, mindfulness works well when doodling. Do we think other creative activities as it helps us to be playful, enjoy being in the moment. Mindfulness helps us to be more patient, calm, and kinder to ourselves by withholding judgments of ourselves and others using copy paper or drawing pad. Here is a sample of my dawdling done in real time, where I first drew a shaped and close each dodo. This helped me to focus on the whitespace inside the shape, then the whole paper that look intimidating. Starting from inside the shape, I allowed my hand to move smoothly, quickly and freely, letting shapes and lines to emerge naturally based on my interests and draw intuitively in the present moment, I explored drawing wavy lines, circles, concave, convex inside the box, as well as straight lines, dotted, broken, zigzag, diagonal lines and squares. Notice what lines, shapes, and curves you have drawn. If you fail, stop. Those links. Sample is available from the projects resources section for some ideas. For more inspiration. Here are samples of doodling or Zen tangles that others referred to on my Pinterest board. Notice the variety of shapes, sizes of lines, straight, diagonal circles, wavy lines that you can create. Some are shaded or plane. What other dodos are found in nature and everyday objects we see around us. Up next class project. 12. Class Project 1 - 2: Well, you've made it to the class project. We covered lots of exercises and now is the time to apply what you have learned to create our project. There are six steps to completing the class project, right? The new script which we have done earlier, color application and blending, mark-making, do modeling, glazing, and make a bold move, which is an optional step. Color application and blending. Grab your toothbrushes or roller and paint to start applying color on your page. I have used a flat punch and roller brush for mitosis in an A3 paper, I started off with warm colors of yellow and red on my palette. Then I dab my brush on the blue and rolled it onto the paper, which created a spot the background. I continued to use a slightly bigger roller as I shift that to you seeing cooler colors by mixing yellow and blue, make green. Notice how I dabbed on a bit of each color and apply it onto the paper while mixing the colors together. Not giving too much attention on how I'm applying the colors. I'm just playing by rolling the brush quickly and intuitively until I cover the whitespaces on the paper. As this is an intuitive painting, I recommend watching each step first in the class project and do your own class project intuitively, applying your colors and blending as you feel. Aside from rolling the brush, notice how I also that bit onto my paper. I, I dab it in different ways, soft leaf or forcefully to get different marks onto my paper. Up next, mark making. 13. Class Project 3: In this chapter, Let's do mark-making. I am using my rounder brush to pick up white paint and pounds it onto my paper to create short marks. Notice how I shifted back to blending colors at the bottom part of the page to create depth. I used paint blue gray, which I love. Did you notice how I use my fingers to apply the paint? I love it. After adding color purple, I use the end of a skewer to make circles and dots in the middle, like blueberries. The idea is to scrape off the paint while still went to reveal the color underneath. Another pool. Recycled material to use is does plastic tray from meat packaging. I've got this to a smaller square applied paint on it with a BRAF. It start did a few times to my paper. Love the texture that this creates. It's so interesting. Tried to use recycled materials with rough surface as this will give you interesting texture. The rougher surfaces will give you better results. Another tool that I loved the US, if the bubble one, I love applying it onto the page like a stamp as it gives a lot of variety of texture to the page. Those start circles remind me of bubbles and flower centers. Don't you agree? Around the stamps circle, I added petals to create flowers of different kinds just by dabbing the side of my brush using yellow and orange paint. Afterwards, I did white dots to the flowers sit there. And for the upper flowers, I colored it green, which reminded me of kiwi fruit. Just to add some interest. Repetition is key to great symmetry and harmony. While the requirement is to only use two marketing tools, you can use more like four kinds as I did here, as I am working on bigger paper. When mark-making, you can also take in the lines made by your brush to resemble green leaves, like I did here. Once dried, look dull. So I added another layer of leaves using magenta, which I used previously. And making a white outline makes it stand out a bit better. Don't you agree? Up next node link. 14. Class Project 4: This chapter, dawdling. In this chapter, you are going to apply the dawdling you have done in the previous lessons. Tried to approach this dawdling intuitively by allowing any shape or form to emerge. For my painting, I started off drawing leaves. This is a tropical leaf, which I have been doing a lot of practice in a different painting exercise. So when I started good link onto this page, the memory of my hand from that previous exercise just emerged. As I do don't bind fully, allowed every line form shaped to take place organically. Notice that they also painted inside the leaf form just to add variety to the other leaves in this painting. When I painted inside the leaves, I remember my inner critic poked its head and said, Why are you painted those leaves? It will look different. But my inner artist quickly shut it off and said, So what? That It's different, different is okay. Even great. Being aware of our inner critics voice and learning the shortcut quickly will help us be more happy, accepting, and spontaneous when making choices about our art. Notice how I have turned my page at the quarter third. I do this a lot to see things from a different angle and look with fresh eyes. In this instance, I noticed that I could draw more leaves, the opposite end of my page to create symmetry. I am also doodling over leaves twice in other dodos to create dimension and depth. I achieved this by applying a darker shade of the color. The second time I do though. Can you see the difference if made when I do a second layer of color on my doodle. The other way to achieve that is to add black or Payne's gray, as I did with these leaves. In these other leaves, I just used the same shade of green in it still became a little bit darker shade. Yes. I turned the page or quarter third again. Are there black enhance the shape of the leaves instead of it looking flat by just adding it up certain portions of the leaf. Don't you agree that it adds a little bit more enhancement by adding black to the veins of the leaf. In the other leaves. Instead of using black, I used why do great contrast and variety. For those tiny lines. I used a size one brush to achieve those tiny lines and details. This yellow circles are looking flat. So I decided to get my paints blue gray once again, and using a thin brush, I've made some spirals around it. I think this help make the yellow circles pop out a little bit more. I love it. Here are a few more examples of flour dawdling. After baking the doodle. White paint, I have highlighted the shadows using a very thin brush and black paint. Notice how by adding contrast of black against the white flowers that if pop a bit more and gave it a nice contrast, make sure that when you are doing this, you are using a very thin brush for detail. Up next, glazing and making a bold move. 15. Class Project 5 - 6: We've come to the blazing and make a bold move chapter. Before we do that, we need to start back and assess what we have done so far with our painting. We have created about four marks that created interesting textures. We have also added leaves, flowers, and confetti doodles. It is looking really great already, but I can still see some white marks around the page that I want to consider without covering the other details. This is where glazing comes in. Glazing is applying a thin layer of acrylic that is very translucent, allowing some of the color on did the show. It is like creating a transparent and staining effect with watercolors. Normally a drop of glazing liquid. It's mixed with a normal acrylic until you get a very fluid and thin consistency. When glazing is applied to a particular part of the painting, such as this one. The glaze subtly changes the color of the object underneath, in this case, the leaves, flowers, Marx, and doodles. Once dry, glazing gives the objects underneath more depth and interest due to the glazing of colors. For this project, I have just used golden fluid acrylics in green, red, yellow, and magenta. I just loved this colors, the way it changes the appearance of the objects underneath. It's like magic. Can you see the white marks of the top center of the page? I have glazed over this area to soften it a little bit by using yellow fluid acrylic. See how the white mark changed color, as well as the remaining white spaces on the side of the page. It looked better as it's blended with the whole painting. Don't you agree? I shifted to blue to glaze a little bit more on the side, too great depth around the edges. Using my brush. I did this on two sides. Then my hands, I said couldn't help it. Ha ha. Following the same process of glazing, I have shifted the color red as it blends with the other colors already onto the page. Let's turn the page. Now it's time to assess our work again, to add our Board Move option. As the page is already rich in color and interesting. I didn't want to add anything that would distract the page. Rather, I would want to enhance it. As a card maker, I decided to add a stamp text in black, just to add a touch of myself, the artist creating this painting. So I started off stamping that next on two areas. One on the left side and one in the middle. Then I stood back in my assessed my work again. Then I decided that putting something on the top would complete the whole picture. I love it. I really like how the stamp text just blended with the painting. I am glad that I added it as a personal touch. Aside from text, you can also use stamp images that show texture or patterns and abstract images. First tried to stamp in scrap paper to see the size and color of the image. If you do that like it, It's okay. You can cover it with paint and add another mark or doodle, hover it up. Another boat moved that I have done is I added some links to my project. As I love sparkly things. I decided to add just a grouping of three blink dots near the confetti dodos to give it some sparkle and happiness. The painting is finished. I hope you like what we have created so far. Now that you know all the steps to create your intuitive painting, remember to do a quarter turn off your painting every ten minutes to look at it with fresh eyes. Once the base color is applied, the steps from mark-making to dawdling, color blending and placing can be done back and forth. As you feel fit. If you feel stuck, stopped, stand up, move away from your painting and come back to it the next day as this will help build, give you a fresh start. The most important thing is to have fun while exploring, building on layers upon layers of color, texture, depth, doodles, and glazing. You're both movies your own mark that you would like to add to your painting as to build confidence in letting go and trusting your inner artist. The buildup of layers will happen. Up next, takeaways. 16. Takeaways: This chapter, takeaways. I am glad that you have joined me in this class as tapping our inner artist is important. The live great lives with happiness, spontaneity, energy, color, emotion, and exploration. Do you know that creativity gives us a sense of purpose and meaning to our everyday lives, to learning to be playful involved opens doors to explore the unknown, which leads to greater confidence and unexpected surprises. This could be applied to learning new skills, as well as learning new ways of thinking in other areas of our life. Before you'd go, please answer some follow-up questions to help you process your creative journey. What part of the breathing process? Who are you drawn to and why? What was your least favorite? And why was there anything that surprised you? What was it like to be painting without any expectations? What feelings emerge for you while you were painting? Any insights at the end of the class project? While it may be, don't think to share your personal reflections to others. Sharing a few words will help others to feel safe and support them as we are all learning together in this art journey and self-discovery. I look forward to reading your answers and seeing your class projects, and exercises. Please leave a feedback as well as this is my first class. Your feedback will be very much appreciated. Now that you know how to tap your inner art, this, it is important to review blocks to your creativity. This includes stress to BC to have any downtime, personal problems, pressure of deadlines, law of self-value, and absence of creative routine. Once you've identified the warning signs, it is important to refocus your attention to a nourishing your inner artist quickly. These include trusting your tuition. Stick to your creative routine. Embrace spontaneity. Look at your art as practice, and turn off your inner critic. Remember, nurturing your creativity takes practice, patience, and perseverance. Up next, my final thoughts and thank you. 17. Final Thoughts & Thank You: Wow, you have made it. Congratulations and thank you for joining my class. I hope that it has been fun loosening up and getting messy while creating your first intuitive artwork. We have covered so much in this class, from blacks to creativity to tackling and nurturing your inner artist, to different exercises, getting messy and loosening up with color, application, mark-making and mindful dude link. If you enjoyed this class, feel free to follow me so that you will be notified of my upcoming classes. Watch out for my next class. Playful watercolors and mixed media. For other questions, discussions, and suggestions for my future class. Feel free to message me here or on my Instagram account and I'll be more than happy to help. This will also help me plan for my future classes. If you are sharing your project in social media, feel free to tag me on Instagram and Facebook as this will help share the word. And I could also share it with my followers and in my stories. It's been a fun and amazing time. Creating, planning can recording this class for you. I hope that you have enjoyed watching it too, while creating your first intuitive artwork. I would like to close with a quote from Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Big Magic, which I love. Do you have the courage that you have the courage to bring forth this work? The pressures that are hidden inside of you are hoping you will say yes, bye for now and celebrate your inner artist. Because you have said yes.