2016-11-21

Soul painting





Hello to you, I have awesome news to share with you. So let me explain :) 
This last year was something, I felt a huge transformation inside of me, affecting all levels of my being in a beautiful way. I gained consciousness of who I really am
It´s like all that I have learned in my life has prepared me for this moment. Now I feel ready. Now I can offer you a full package of my gifts, in service to you, with all my love and true being.


This gifts that I am seeking and grown for so long. If I could give you a vision, it was me on the top of my mountain, certain and confident of what I want to do and share with you. That's why after training my intuitive Art skills and personal relationships with Source, the Angels and Planet Earth for more than 11 years now, this new chapter on my life begins.
I always made art and always have been spiritual, but they were two separate "activities" in my life, finally I can work with them together with my new soul paintings.


What is soul Painting?

Soul Painting is an intuitive painting I made specially for, you in connection with your soul. I will connect with your soul and Guiding Angels and create your soul portrait and a message will be received, giving you guidance for this present moment. I will use my style of painting and connect with your beautiful soul energy and translated into art and words in partnership with source. The art piece is created with the intention of bringing you inspiration and the energy you need in your life to expand and be who you really are. The happiest, joyful version of you. Includes also a reading with your life purpose.


I am offering 4 types of soul art:

I feel so aligned with my purpose and so ready to work in partnership with you, with your soul and gifts that you specially bring to this planet. I really can't wait :)

More about me:
Intuitive artist since 2008
Reiki practice since 2008
-Coaching training in 2012
-Certified Reconnective Energy practitioner 2013
-Certified Angel card reader from Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valenteine in 2015 and used oracle cards and work with the Angels for many years
-Certified Fairyologist from Doreen Virtue 2016
Please come and visit my new website

Much love and light
Susana

Much love and light
Susana

2016-10-28

How to gather inspiration, almost 40 ideas to keep you inspired

                  


Sometimes you are inspired and sometimes you don't, so it's really precious to keep a way to put yourself in the mood to create and gathering some inspiration, right!
I think there are 2 ways of getting inspired, one is from within and the other is from the world around you.
Let me explain, my favorite way to get inspiration is to really do not know what I am going to create, this worked for me for many years, just starting to play with my materials and expecting something would be revealed to me. Meditation, moving your body ( dancing, stretching...) or just going with the flow to see what pops into your mind are ways to get into this creative flow.
However I love to not know and live the surprise of being surprised 😂 
Lately I have the need to be more intentional and simple about my process. That's why I am using watercolors and leaving my backgrounds white and creating with the intention of passing a message. For this type of work I like to go and gather some inspiration, from the world around me.


                  



Some ideas : 
-go to my Pinterest boards and register some shapes, colors and words that inspire me
-using an oracle card deck to take a message, for a starting point
-go for a walk and observe nature 
-make things in a different way, like the last large collage I did
-using my crystal pendulum ( I always have one around 😜) to know if some idea fits better with me than other
-go to a craft shop and be inspired by the materials and spend some money on it ( don't you love to do this)
-do an art class from an inspirational artist 
-grab a magazine and sketch some ideas on your journal ( I love happinez for inspiration)
-go to a book store - I love the craft, art, lifestyle and children sections 
-look around your house and see if you have a pattern some color palettes that helps you to start with something
-splash some paint or watercolor and cut them into shapes later after it dries and have fun with it
-go to a garden or into the woods and pic elements from the ground like leafs , flowers, sticks....paint, stamp, collage with it.
-hear what people say on the street and start a piece with that words
-what's your favorite song? Move your paintbrush with the sound of the music 🎶, and the words are they special for you? 
-feel the elements around you- how the wind makes you feel? Write, doodle
-paint the activities you love to do, observe yourself 
-make a list of what makes you happy ( rainbows, unicorns, stars, sweet girls, kittens 🐱)
-hummm and the aroma, what you love to smell? Coffee, a cake in the oven, fresh mint or lavender. Capture that feeling
-observe a light candle, feel the warmth inside, ask your angels to come and play with you and express your best self for the highest good
-do you have pets? Draw them in different positions or places
-grab a family photo and make a painting, if it's too intimidating just doodle it on your journal
-open the page 79 of one of your books 📚 and see if it's some inspiration waiting for you
-study the constellations and draw your favorite one
-paint with a friend, share your latest inspirations 
-watch your children playing, they say and do lots of fun things 
-see cartoons 
-do you like decoration and interior design, what's your style boho (loooove), minimalist, country, modern, zen, tribal, beach house...
-ancient knowledge there is some culture that catches your attention- Native American, Hindu 
-your favorite story when you're a child
-from the fantasy world what makes your eyes sparkle fairies, elves, dragons
-your child favorite game
-open a symbol dictionary and see if you find something inspirational that is the theme of your piece or just an element to include
-draw something upside down. Fun!
-listen a mantra (your soul will be really grateful)
-aum - om repeat the sound and see what happens ( for sure you will gain more energy flowing and this is truly important for the creative process)
-take a bubble bath 🛀 (I had lots of great ideas bathing )
-invoke the great spirit to paint with you

I hope you try some of this ideas and have a lot of fun.
Wishing that you feel inspired
Xo
Susana








2016-10-11

See me painting - watercolor art video and interview

                  

Hello dear! I have wonderful news to share with you :) Today you can see me painting this "Deer girl", and know more about me, on my interview on Willowing´s blog. You can also entering on a giveaway and get a discount on my shop. Check it out!!!!

                  

On the art video you will see me painting on my favorite medium, watercolor. I will use liquid watercolor from Ecoline, that I absolutely love, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful, a delight to create with.

                   
May you feel inspired !

Remember that you are so welcome on LIFE BOOK 2017 really hope you join us!!!!

Much love and light
Susana Tavares

2016-09-30

Art is ride - bird soul large collage




I have been emerged in exploring freedom in the art form, letting myself be, what it need to be in the present moment. Allowing myself to make things differently and listen what my inner being has to say. 
Sometimes I really get scared, and the doubts come to my mind, "what are you doing?", my mind ask me repeatedly, trying to break my free mood. I feel insecure but I do not answer it and I keep doing what my heart wants to do. One thing I know, I am expanding! :) 
All these ideas, thoughts and emotions need to be expressed, is stronger than me, I need to do my thing even I feel ups and downs simultaneously.

So this large collage was a ride, but after this I feel stronger and more confident and proud of myself for doing it, just for the pleasure, just for the love for art, just for the ride.

See more pics bellow







Let me know your thought about it.

Thank you
Much love and light
Susana





2016-09-26

The art path + Autumn owl altar





I have been remembering why I started creating because so many things have changed in this 12 years, that I felt the need to go back and ask me why?
The answer that popped into my mind is that creating for me was a fun moment, the place where I feel the real me, a way to express my inner world in a way that words couldn't and to feed my needs of exploration and be with myself. the fun and well being i feel when I am creating!

When I started to make a living of my creativity, all that I have, was a lot of hope and dreams and the capacity of not giving up. I worked like I never did before, I felt passionate and also held down , to prove to people that I could do it and my art was valid. This art path made me go beyond my limits,fears and try things, new things, even when I wasn't quite sure how to do it. But I did it! with more or less success at least I tried. Now I can see how brave I have been all this time. 
Not just the art biz, but in understanding myself as a woman, a wife, a mom...


After all this years of ups and downs, laughing and crying. I know each step of the way was valid, in learning, gaining experience. I can see now, how much I have pushed myself ( toooooo much).
Now I know that is o.k to rest, to feel good, to not do, to feel what I need... and it took so long to have this clarity. And sometimes in some times of the month, I come back to my insecurities but now I can tell myself "It's ok dear, everything is working out for you"

 I love my spiritual me, honoring source and Earth on my art is something very valuable. My new spirit animal Autumn altars, are a combination of this journey, where I recognize myself in the elements, the why's of the beginning and the things I want to celebrate in walking this path. The playfulness and fun. Autumn, my favorite time of the year. Crystals ( I am so in love with them right now)  symbols of purity and the natural world. Art Pieces that are themselves tiny altars to celebrate our connection with the animals, season and planet we are in.


More pics and info here



And in this Autumn mood, saying goodbye with a pic of my finds in the woods today✨🍁🍂

Grateful for you
Much love and light 
Susana

2016-09-20

Crystals, abstracts, geometric art


Hi! In this last months I have been very focused on creating and feeling my inner world, I really need to express it all out. Being the real me, the new me... I think I was me before, but now this me needs to come out and play and explore and do things in a different way. I believe this is totally o.k, is part of this path were we walk, to change, to suddenly see things differently and to be honest with our hearts. I believe your treasures are there in your heart, to come up when you are ready. 

Crystals, abstracts, geometrics and watercolor are part of this new path, soooo lots of originals are listed on my shop, ready to fly to new homes 😊

I am offering 25% off with the coupon code ARTBLISS 
If you are intrested go to my shop here and apply the coupon code on the checkout.




For the first 12 orders in my shop, I have 12 mini original watercolor Crystals to offerrrr :D
( original art orders only )


Thank you so much for your support 
Much love 
Susana Tavares 


Adventures on digital art

Adventures on digital art from Susana Tavares on Vimeo.

It's time for some digital art inspiration, enjoy and have fun!

This illustration is part of an oracle card deck that I am developing in partnership with my friend Carlos Poço. Can't wait to see this project coming alive and share it with you.

Much love and light
Susana

2016-09-11

Adventures on digital art


Adventures on digital art - digital painting from Susana Tavares on Vimeo.

This is my digital adventure for this week, it's really been a pleasure to explore new ways of making art.

Because I have a lot of questions about what I use, here it is:
App - procreate
iPad Air
Bamboo pen

Enjoy!

2016-09-07

Life Book 2017 Blog Hop & Give Away!




I have the GIVEAWAY winner to one spot on Life book 2017

Congratulations dear LAURA  you are the lucky winner yeyeiiiiiii!!!!!!

Laura - please contact me so you can give me your contacts and receive your spot :)

Thank you everyone, for your participation, hope to see you in class next year.

Much love
Susana


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Hello everyone!
I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2017 next year! I am really excited and honored to be part of this wonderful team of creative teatchers and bring much light and love through art. So beautiful and powerful when so many people gathered together to create beauty. Can't wait :)
And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Life Book 2017 and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)

First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven't heard about it yet!
Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class
organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.
Tam is joined by 22 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life!
You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 12500+ people in the past!) by clicking HERE .

I haven't fully developed my class idea yet, but I'm excited to be sharing a watercolor project with you, much like you can see in this painting:





Registration opens on October 3rd 2016 and the class begins on January 1st 2017.
So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2017 with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more loving towards yourself, be sure to join once registration opens! :) Keep this page  bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! :)






Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :) I can give away 1 space on Life Book 2017 to 1 lucky winner, yay! :) And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! :)

How to enter the give-away:
1. Share this give-away on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram or Google+
2. Sign up to my newsletter
3. Leave a comment below letting us know why you would love to join Life Book 2017

I will announce the winner on September 10 at the end of the day


Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be
giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! :)



5th September 2016
Tamara Laporte
http://www.willowing.org/blog/
6th September 2016
Jodi Ohl
http://sweetrepeats.blogspot.com
7th September 2016
Susana Tavares
http://ateliersusanatavares.blogspot.com
8th September 2016
France Papillon
http://www.france-papillon.com/blog
9th September 2016
Shelley Klammer
http://intuitivecreativity.typepad.com/
10th September 2016
Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici
http://www.theradiantmama.com/
11th September 2016
Donna Mulholland
http://www.donnamulhollandstudio.com/blog
12th September 2016
Mandy van Goeije
https://www.mandyvangoeije.com/blog/
13th September 2016
Jennifer Mercede
http://www.jennifermercede.com/blog/
14th September 2016
Misty Mawn
http://www.mistymawnart.com/blog/


15th September 2016          Gwenn Seemel                   http://www.gwennseemel.com/blog
16th September 2016
Melissa Dinwiddie
http://melissadinwiddie.com/blog
17th September 2016
Vicky Papaioannou
http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/
18th September 2016
Lindsay Weirich
https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/
19th September 2016
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/
20th September 2016
Effy Wild
http://effybird.com/
21st September 2016
Wendy Brightbill
https://agirlandherbrush.wordpress.com/
22nd September 2016
Jamie Dougherty
http://jamiedoughertydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/blog- hop-post.html
23rd September 2016
Andrea Gomoll
http://andrea-gomoll.de/blog/
24th September 2016
Whitney Freya
http://www.whitneyfreya.com/blog
25th September 2016
Annie Hamman
http://www.anniehamman.com/blog/
26th September 2016
Connie Solera
http://www.dirtyfootprints-studio.com/blog
27th September 2016
Leilani Joy
https://www.youtube.com/MissLeilaniJoy


Much light and love
XxX
Susana