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    When you set aside the mantle of control in the painting process, images arise from ancient layers of the psyche.

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    You do not use art as a means to an end, but as a way to inhabit and explore the present. Right and wrong fade away; you recover your sense of what is authentic in you.

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    Your art is part of the big painting of your life. You are on your own, standing by yourself in the middle of creation. In the beauty of that aloneness, and in how you respond to it, you will find your passion.

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    Look upon paintings with eyes of mystery rather than judgement. Support the need to enter into the sacred space beyond evaluation.

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    The unfolding of the unexpected becomes the energy that drives you. You discover how thirsty you are for exploration without analysis. You become strangely at home in a place you can't define. You are truly creating.

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    To discover that you can paint without special talent is a great revelation. An endless stream runs through you, enough to paint for lifetimes. Talent is universal. You can dip into that source to your heart's content. Everyone is good at what comes to them spontaneously. If nothing is put in your way, talent will meet you there.

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    Painting for process is the visual equivalent of journal writing, done not for the sake of being seen or published, but purely for the telling itself.

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    When you have done your best, confronted your fear of committing to color and form, and dared to step over the threshold into the unknown, you will invariably find your own voice.

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    It is extraordinary to see how the discovery of one single free stroke of paint can fill you with such joy and amazement.

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    Intuition comes from the whole person, from a place that includes the conscious and the unconscious. The total result of all feelings and perceptions manifests spontaneously through intuition. Intuition gives expression to the feelings; that expression is unique and perfectly fitted to the needs of the moment.

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  11. Last Update: 29 June 2022

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