Why painting portraits, a conversation with my higher self 💗

After so many years, I am painting different subjects than portraits and I was wondering why. Today I had a wonderful conversation with my higher self and I want to share it with you, specially if you are an artist and you love to paint portraits.

Being creative, it always have been part of who I am. I believe all of us are creators, bringing inside creative gifts that we can express in the most different ways. The creative process is a way for us to connect with our Soul and bring forth this amazing energy, that represents who we really are. The expression of your essence!

Trough life it's easy to forget who we are in essence. Playing, creating and making things we love, gives us clues and information about our precious beings.
For sure you already know we came to this planet to evolve, but we also came, to discover and to remember. This leads me to portraits and the conversation I had with my higher self & my Angels. So, they told me the reason why, I had this fixation on painting portraits over and over again, for so many years. 

I see there are many artists doing the same thing, of always finding a way to paint a portrait, it feels like an obsession. But it´s not that!
So let me tell you what I found, when you are paining portraits in fact you are painting yourself, you are painting parts of yourself always.
And why?
Because you are remembering who you really are, you are remembering your essence, you are painting over and over until you get there, to that soul connection. You are searching, because you know there´s more, and it´s your exercise to bring to surface, that parts of you. A quest to find yourself and understand your core. Like a spiritual journey, through color, shapes and symbols. 

Most of the times we aren't even noticing what this dance with creativity is trying to tell us. But every single piece is a conversation with your soul, your emotions, your struggles, your skills and gifts. And bit by bit, you are uncovering parts of you that have been hidden for a long time.

If you are painting portraits, continue to do so, so you are making a real conversation with your soul and each one is trying to tell you something. This creative journey is an undeniable treasure, so you can listen your inner voices and remembering who you came to be. You are finding yourself!

Maybe you can pay attention to your feelings or ideas or even ask the painting, which message it has for you. Maybe it's a word or a page full of insights, but for sure it's your job to find yourself and have fun with it.
In fact I think we are continuously making Soul portraits of ourselves.

Much love,

Read the last "weekly message" from the flowers Spirits here


I am back to mixed media 😍

You know sometimes you have to let go, to be able to come back as a whole. That's what I have done. My creative expression wasn't make sense to me anymore. I had this need to simplify and go back to the basics, exploring watercolor was so perfect for that. 
This year was a deep transformational journey, now I know I needed to let go, to open space within, to learn new things and  allowing the new me come to surface.  Our intuition plays a big role, it's our inner compass, always guiding us on the perfect direction. We need to follow and embrace it, she knows so much!
I am grateful now, that I can see what I've done, in fact I feel proud of myself for having the courage to let go of Mixed media, something so dear to my heart and follow the current. Expression is my life is how I interact with the world, is my energy soul coming forth. And in some way, I knew it was important to wait, to simplify and with positive expectation waiting for the best to come. And watercolor fulfilled this requirement with perfection ;)
Of course I didn't know where I was going, but the path revealed itself to me, step by step. It always dose, if you listen!

Now I am different woman, I make soul art, I work with the Angels ( I guess I always did) , with spirit animals,  fairies, Ascended Masters and more, I connect with soul energy and I channel messages to help persons on their path. I accomplished so much, what a year! ( I know I am saying this a lot lately, but it is my truth)

I feel more than ever we are needed to live on purpose ( your life purpose) and  make it a priority. Releasing the fears and embracing our inner power to make the decisions from the heart, more than our desires, so we can serve the planet, the universe and live what we in the first place came to be.

And sometimes, to make the journey, you need to let go something. So you can learn new skills, gain new perspectives and allow the time needed until you are ready. 
If you are feeling the call for change, go for it!

So again I am expressing myself in full color and power, once more with mixed media techniques. 
Sharing photos of the process I hope you enjoy it. 

Oh and after a while I knew it was a self portrait... it´s my Soul Painting!

At this stage I thought the painting was finished, but while I slept I had this dream,  an owl was painted on my chest. It was such a perfect sight! In the morning, I finished the painting and made the welcome image of my website.

Symbology of the painting:

- Flowers - my connection with the natural world, elementals and fairies
- Crystals - deep connection with the Earth and work with the crystal energy
- Angels - the smaller Angels on the top is symbol of the Angel Realms that I work so close to. The bigger one, was a big surprise, Mother Mary, she is symbol of my ancient connection with the Divine Feminine. Feeling lately that I am working really close with Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene. So grateful!
- Owl - symbol of wisdom and messages from the Spirit animals, my life purpose.

"We are needed to live on purpose and  make it a priority"

much love,
Susana Tavares