art & soul
Your heART has a message for you
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My art classes are a place to remember the Visual Language of your own creative heART. I want to remind you to embrace a creative practice where you celebrate your unique, beautiful, surprising, and illuminating creative voice.
ART’S TRUE PATH OF KNOWING THE SELF
INCLUDES THE INNOCENT CHILD
Many people are out of practice with hearing the visual language of your own art making, even though creating is a fundamental part of our overall well-being. They forget that child’s sense of delight and play—and importantly—non-judgement.
I can provide the space for you to embrace art or mark making as a regular practice with live or online classes. I will support you as you plant your new creative seeds, give you ideas on how to feed them as they grow, and celebrate with you as they blossom.
“I remember a time when I thought calling myself an artist was just a dream.”
“About 20 years ago during a group meditation I saw and felt very clearly myself as an artist. I saw myself in beautiful surroundings. I saw what I was wearing and I saw I was peacefully painting. At the time I was doing something very different with my life and I had no idea how this vision would happen. I pooh-poohed the notion that I would ever have the nerve to call myself an artist. I put it aside and got on with my life. It wasn’t until many years later when I was actually working as an artist that I realized the real meaning of the message I had received during the meditation. It wasn’t about calling myself an artist. It wasn’t about selling art, or even about painting in artsy outfits. It was how being an artist made me feel. I felt a sense of overwhelming peace and joy in that meditation and that’s the real reason I’m an artist now. It took me awhile, but I finally recognized that if I wasn’t cultivating and stretching my creative practice everyday, I would wither on the vine. Creating fills my life with so much joy, I sometimes pause and wonder how did I get to this place of being so very blessed to be alive—and I remember to thank whatever helping spirits were there delivering that message so many years ago.”
“Creating as a daily practice is as important to me now as breathing. Art making is an outlet for feelings buried within and a place where the messages of my soul can appear to guide and comfort me.” (Christine Pensa)
Where do you begin?
You begin with your creative imagination and as you become more comfortable with the power of your soul’s voice you learn to discern the messages and bring that wisdom into your daily life.
Creating helps YOU uncover the sweetness & nourishment art making as a soul practice can provide.
Yup, so many of us feel we don’t have the time, the peaceful space or the skills to get back into making art. The good news—you didn’t need any of that in kindergarten—and you were still able to create with joy and without worrying whether you needed to sell your finger-painting.
Christine’s Art That Moves classes are available—in person in Toronto . . .
6 week session of Being Creatively Fit
3 hour weekend workshops
Creating an Art Journaling Practice,
Exploring the Mandala, & MORE
or—Christine can also work with YOU on Skype in Clarity or Get to know you sessions
My goal is always to take you back to that place of peace, in an atmosphere of fun, with no judgement so YOU can remember the visual language of your heART.
My passion is bringing the joy of mark making to people who have not played with art, ever, or for some time. I love introducing people in my classes to new materials—and—to new ways of exploring painting, drawing, and printing.
Check out my video to see how I can help you sing your beautiful art-making note!
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“The creative spirit creates with whatever materials are present. With food, with children, with building blocks, with speech, with thoughts, with pigment, with an umbrella, or a wineglass, or a torch. We are not craftsmen only during studio hours. Any more than a man is wise only in his library. Or devout only in church. The material is not the sign of the creative feeling for life: of the warmth and sympathy and reverence which foster being; techniques are not the sign; “art” is not the sign. The sign is the light that dwells within the act, whatever its nature or its medium.”