2016-12-23

Merry Christmas πŸŽ„⭐πŸ’–

                       


My message to you this Christmas 

"Dear one it's time to reflect your light into this world, you are a son of God, made from pure love and light. Please know that you are a carrier of the light of your creator and you have the power to be in touch with your essence. Bright, shine, pure, soft, amazing and magnificent. At this time is so important to remember this truth.
Allow yourself to be in touch with the light  within and live your purpose fully in presence. Trusting that every steps of the away, you are being helped and supported, but you need to make things easier to yourself and others. 
What an amazing thing to leave at peace!
Follow a path of kindness, softness, giving your hands to source, remember each day to let us to lead the way. Follow your intuition and your heart, breath deeply, see the best in everyone and focus your attention on the beauty around you and be grateful for what you already have.
May the Christic light fill you with hope and peace, may you remember who you really are, may you live the wonderful life you came to live.
With love and compassion 
The Angels "

I wish you a wonderful, special Christmas celebration with your loved ones, may your year of 2017 be filled with joy, love, light, laughter, alignment, harmony, creativity, health, abundance, magic and endless blessings.
Sending my love and gratitude in your way.  πŸ’–⭐🌈

The image above is my present for you, you can download it here. I hope you like it 😊

Merry Christmas and happy 2017!!!!

Much love
Susana

P.s - I am going to give away this tiny painting on my Instagram page if you want to enter please stop by 😘

2016-12-12

Co-creating - studio scenes

 
 
My studio lately is more than a place to paint, it has became a place to connect.
I remember a few months ago, I have written that I want to create in partnership with source and it's exactly what is happening. A beautiful team, working and connecting together, to bring the best to the ones that connect with me and my art.
It's been such a privilege to develop this soul work, with Angels, fairies and the wisdom of source, planet Earth and Crystals. 
Surrendering to the process knowing that a bigger plan as been made, and trust that only higher wisdom comes through and always working intentionally for the highest good of all. 
And it feels so good to not have to pretend that I am not me. Embracing who I really am!
 
 
 
 
One of the things that I have the opportunity to experience, is the beauty of each soul.  All of them are major important and with a beauty beyond my expectations. Several times I am in tears painting and feeling the beautiful energy of the soul I am painting. So much potencial, love and light, so much that I can not even put into words.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spirit animal paintings - the Hawk is the one you see on the pictures. 
Animals and nature have so much to offer and teach us, children and adults. 
Spirit animals are one of my favorites, to work with.
Pure positive energy!
Much love and kindness 
Susana
 

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 πŸ˜‚ 
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 πŸ“š 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 πŸ›€ (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 art, exploring freedom, letting myself be, what I 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 asks me repeatedly. Trying to breakdown my free mood. I feel insecure, but I do not answer it and I keep doing with 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. 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 to create. 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 was, creating for me brings me fun moments, makes me feel good. The place where I feel the real me, a way to express my inner world, in a way that words couldn't. To feed my needs of exploration and be with myself. Having fun and providing well being.
 
When I started to make a living of my creativity, all that I have, was lots 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 people, that I could do it and my art was valid. 
This art path made me go beyond my limits and fears. But I did it! 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 and 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. Sometimes, I Still feel insecure, but now I can tell myself "It's ok dear, everything is working out for you"
 
 I love the spiritual me. Honoring source and planet 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 of my journey and the things I want to celebrate 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✨πŸπŸ‚
 
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!

2016-09-06

New adventures on digital art

Art video - creative process, digital art. from Susana Tavares on Vimeo.

Hello to you dear one :)
I am being very inspired to create on my iPad and make digital art, since I am developing an oracle card deck, I am finding more easy for me to also create on this Procreate app, that really opens up lots of possibilities and I love to learn and expand my creativity on new ways.
So I have shared some on my Facebook and now I will start sharing here also on my blog.
I hope you like to see my new adventures on creating digital art.
Enjoy!

Xxx
Susana

2016-09-01

My first dragon ✨


Until last week I never had any interest in Dragons, but a friend of mine shared a picture from Diana Cooper, saying something like " ask your child's dragon to protect it" and that sticks to my mind. In that day the dragons came to me several times.
And because I like to follow my intuition I discover from Diana Cooper ( wich I love her work with the Angels) , that Dragons are guardians of planet Earth and they bring wisdom, love and protection. 
Fantasy or not, after meditation, I receive the message to paint a child with a dragon in her head and there she is.

Please let me know what you think about it.





Love and light
Susana 




2016-08-16

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!
Xxx
Susana


2016-08-09

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,
Susana






2016-07-07

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
Susana











2016-06-07

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
Susana

2016-05-17

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
Susana 
P.s - remember to listen your heart ❤️