So much light around you! Creative process

I have been thinking about the creative process and how we can flow with ease through it (more about it on my latest post) and since I practice to first be aligned and feel good and then create, inspiration comes in the most unexpected ways.
Yesterday we decided to go out to lunch and see the carpet flower in the Grand Place here in Brussels. It was a beautiful sunny day, great music on the streets and the food delicious. Everyone was in a great mood, relaxed, expecting the best and when you expect the best, you always get the best, right! 
So I was happy and when I was in the subway to come back home, I was looking around, seeing different kinds of persons, doing different things and when I look at them, I'll start to make tiny stories about them. 
This was a pure creative moment. I was seeing the best part of every person around me,  like their light was touching my soul, so beautiful!!!

Here are some examples :)

So now it's your turn :)

Put yourself in a good mood, catch the subway or go for a garden were you can see people. 
Everyone has light and a beautiful soul, set an intention to see the light of the world. Ohhh God so good!!!!
Now look at one person at a time an see it with the eyes of an angel, just looking for the best. Look into their souls and let their light touch your heart. Let the light of the world be shown to you. Grab a piece of paper and a pen a see what happens.

If you like to share this experience with me, please send me a private message on Facebook or in the comment section below or even on Instagram at @susanatavaresart using the #surrenderincolor.

#surenderincolor is an # created by me to express my love for #art, color and creation. Creating is a way to bring #color and beauty to this world. Without expectation, with an open heart, embracing it in its beauty and be filled with delight. ✨Surrender, express, let go and be surprised.
Use it if you are inspired to do so.

So much love and light around you!


Keeping your creative spirit alive

Owl spirit

Close your eyes for a moment and feel your creative spirit. 

For me, my creative spirit feels like a fresh wave moving inside and around me, a connection between my feet (the earth) and the very top of me, my connection with source ( God).
Our creative spirit lives inside of ourselves, always ready to take a step forward when you are in a ease state of mind, relaxed and allowing.
Your creative spirit creates paintings, collages, beautiful songs and poems but your creative spirit create as well the world you live in. When I speak about creation I have to include everything in my / your world, because you are the creator of your own reality. 

So how to keep your creative spirit alive?
First of all he never dies or goes to some place else, it's always there waiting for you to be receptive to its calls, ideas and inspirations. Don't you think this is wonderful, to know that is always there waiting. Waiting for you to be happy and joyful and relaxed and o.k were you stand in this present moment. 

What is your job?
To feel really good! Ah ah is exactly this, To feel good, to make everything possible to feel good and you know why? Because feeling good is what you really are, is when you are connected with your joy, your positive state of being and that allows good ideas and inspirations to come.

Off course, I am not saying that you can not have bad days, that is normal and o.k and when you have them, just embrace yourself in this knowing that's part of life and your growing into it.
There is so much around us in this world, that is easy to not be happy and overwhelmed. That's why I am writing this post, to remembering you that you can choose! Yes you can choose! What you see, what you hear, what you talk, what feeds your world! What is it? What feeds your world?
Are you hearing the news all the time, worrying about all the bad things happening, and complaining all the time that things are not as you like them to be.... Well this will not get you far... 

Dear you, if you have the power to choose, why not choosing what you want?
Do you want feel bad... No! So choose something that feels good!
Do you want to feel worried...No! So choose something that feels happy!
Do you want to feel down...No! So choose something to feel up!
Do you want to feel ugly.... No! So choose something that feel beautiful!

You get the point, choose what makes you feel good, start with simple things and focus your attention the most time you can in pleasant things or activities you love, like- pet the dog, go for a walk, observe the birds flying, smell the flowers and be inspired by their colors, see an inspiring video, paint, sing a song you love. 
Practice, practice, practice.... Like painting and drawing you need to practice to be in this ease, positive state of mind. Doing this you are making a statement to the universe, and a powerful one. 
"Universe I love to be happy, to feel good and inspired, please bring me more!"
And when you do your part, the universe / source / God will bring you more and more.

I believe we are here to be happy and to live a beautiful creative life, because we have the creative force inside of us, is always flowing, we just have to practice well being, practice joy and happiness. And when you do this, you are lighter.... and a light to this world, shining your beautiful being, a gift to planet Earth and an inspiration to the ones around you.

Be you, be present, be happy and create a life you love
Hugging you,


Bliss :)

I know, today I look like my mom lol. But I couldn't resist in showing you my flowers. This is my first garden and I am totally in love with it. It really feels so good to have so much beauty to look around, so many good smells and the birds singing and visiting my home, the butterflies flying around, for me is heaven :) 
Such a difference between my appartment in Lisbon, this connection with nature brings me joy and more energy, it really uplifts me. So grateful!

Look at some of my flowers #nofilter

I discover this yellow poppies today :)

Pink roses

Hidrangeas in purple( I just google it and now I know their name ah, ah ) 

Tiny strawberries, so lovely :)

 More hidrangeas in white and I have them in pink as well.

And the grass field with tiny daisies.

 Pooh and Bolota are delighted with the plays outside, barking to other dogs, the naps on the grass. A lot of fun I am telling you ;)

So I am slowly getting into my art again.

If you are intrested I am running a SALE in my Etsy shop, making 30% off originals and online classes
With the coupon code - GETWHATYOULOVE 

Love, light and nature vibes


The Angels are with me - painting

This Angel painting is the last painting, painted in my studio in Lisbon. This weekend I am moving to a new life in Brussels and expecting the best, for me and my family. Can't wait to go and start experimenting the deliciousness of this new place and be field with happyness and joy. Really feeling in my heart that is going to be really good. Even if it has been a lot to take, with the house and kids alone, inside I feel shining with this new adventure.

So good that the time as come to be all together again :) yeyeeiiiii!!!

When I get a little time, I will come to share with you the house pics.
Please cross your fingers for us :)

Love and light


Last adventures on watercolor

In the last days while experimenting with watercolor, something magical happened. I painted the piece above and felt I was expressing myself aligned with who I really am. My heart was so happy and all the process was so delicious and so honest and true.
I think a new style may have born, let's see ;)
For now I am sticking with this new me and is really refreshing. Totally combining with my new adventure in moving to Brussels. All of this big changes feel so right, that I am just going with the flow, trusting!
I posted the piece on Facebook and the feedback was amazing, so grateful!!!!!

Check bits of more pieces I am working on.

A big hug to you filled with love
P.s - remember to listen your heart ❤️


Life changes

It's been a while since I made a blog post and I hope everything is going well with you :)
In these days I am honoring the simplicity of being and integrate this new life change, I am going to make, with my move to Brussels.

We are in the moment searching for our new home, organizing stuff, some to let go ( new life , new stuff, I believe ;) and some to go. While we are trying to figure it out all of this, one day at a time, I have adopted a new Pomerania puppy. Yehhheeiiii!!!! My inner child was asking and Pooh is now our new friend. He is such a joy and Bolota and him are already friends and the kids ohhhhh, they love Pooh so much. He really bring pure positive energy into our home and lots of smiles and laughs :)

Pooh love :) :) :)



For now I feel I need to maintain my shop closed, until I get organized, but I will continue to sell my art.


My sales will be made through my newsletter and will sell only original pieces for now.

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From my heart, thank you for your understanding and support ❤️


Peek inside my class in Italy - Paint your muse

Passing by to show you some pics of my class -Paint your muse in Como / Italy.
For this class I had the amazing help of Simona Anghileri, I love to work with her so much.
Thank you dear friend!!!!!

Check it out ;)

Simona and Me :)

Look all the beautiful muses everyone made, all so gorgeous. 

The painting I have done for this class, I couldn't finish the entire piece, but almost everything

I hope you Enjoyed and sending you a hug from Portugal.


Simple creative time

What can be better than allow yourself to have quality creative time in a simple way.
Life will feel much better if you take time to slow down.
Taking time for yourself will nurture and uplift you and you totally deserve it ;)

Being creative is one of the ways that I love to nourish my energy, I just grab some simple materials, like a journal, markers, oil pastels, and 2 or 3 colors of paint. Choose what you like.
Put some music or hear something inspirational on the background, focus on your breathing and start creating without any rules, just what comes to your mind and go with the flow. Let your hand and intuition do the work. 

This is your time, so be who you need to be and express yourself with no worries.
You can just make some doodles, spread different colors of paint in a abstract way, feel your way into it and don't invite your critical side to play ;)
When you breath deeply and create, you are making an active meditation, this simple creative time will help you to connect with your inner self, to relax, to energize you and create a peaceful state of mind.

I hope you are inspired to give yourself creative time,
Sending light and love


Frida kahlo custom painting


This week I have been creating a custom Frida kahlo big painting, and it as been a delight.
I love the way this painting turned out. Beautiful colors with a playful, happy look and filled with love.
See more pics to see the details.




     "Feet what do I need you for, if I have wings to fly"
                                                                       Frida kahlo

Sending you love and light 



This is Hope.
I can't get enough of painting woman's portraits, is just something it feels so natural to me. I love to be involved in the process of creation and step by step she emerges from shadings of paint and it's always so gratifying to finally meet her :)

This one was sold yesterday on my shop :)

Wishing you perfect moments of creation,