2016-09-30

Art is a 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!

2016-09-06

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