Being creative Creatively being

I’ve been quietly writing, drawing, and sculpting for many years, and am deeply curious about intuitive flow, creativity, and the place where they meet. The quiet space within. Pre words, pre any thought of producing something we call ‘Art’.

The creativity I call ‘intuitive flow art’ does not begin with a set plan or design, it simply arrives, and helps me tune into ‘being’ instead of ‘doing’.

As time unfolds I’ll be sharing more of the intuitive art that has flowed through over the years.

For now…

Flow & animated motion

This Kinder Way of Being video was created for World Peace Day September 21st 2020. A Suomen kieli (Finnish language) version will be available soon.

The drawings are ink on paper, edited a little for this animated work, so that it could be part of the Caravan of Unity co-creating Europe peace weekend events.

indigo ink & bamboo brushes. For the first time.

The beautiful soundtrack that accompanies A Kinder Way of Being is Song of the Evening by Alexander Chapman Campbell. Used with his kind permission. www.alexanderchapmancambell.com

Coming soon – A meditative flow art animation created in collaboration with friends from the Connection Playground community. https://www.facebook.com/ConnectionPlayground

Books in flowful progress:

As these books take shape, I’m learning about ways to share them, including how to create and self-publish e-books. As always, there’s sooooo much to learn, not least, being with the frustration, and cultivating patience to accept this slow/fast learning curve.

I continue to be re-minded, that slow is ok! Really ok!!! That circling back is ok too! And as best I can, remembering that being guided by what feels intuitively right…is the way forward.

Watery flow: created lakeside, these watery things are part of a book for children, and the young at heart. This whole family of watery flow arrived at mökille (summer cottage) at the same time.

Ink on paper: arrived together, and thrice rained on.
Lakeside beauty, natures ‘studio’.

Being with: an illustrated book. How intuitive flow art feels, as it arrives.

Seeing, and being seen.

Little by little the art flow that I have been sitting with, and being with, is making its way into the world. Perhaps because it is a quiet practice, not created as ‘art’ or for anything other than ‘being with’, it’s still a jaw-dropping surprise when someone asks to buy, or use, pieces of flow-art.

Prints: These are the first prints ‘out there’ brightening a wall, after being spotted on social media by a friend who wished for for A4 enlargements.

If you see something you like here or on my instagram or facebook, I’d be delighted to arrange for prints for you, or as a gift.

Supporting community: Pieces of intuitive flow art are are being used by the Deep Adaptation community, where I am a voluntary Deep Listening and Deep Relating facilitator.

Flow art for Deep Listening
Pastel on paper: edited to include circular focus and heart
Deep Adaptation for Deep Listening Gatherings
Pastel on Paper.
Deep Adaptation Forum’s diversity and decolonising circle
Ink on paper
Deep Adaptation: facebook group icon

What next?

I don’t know? As a practice, intuitive flow art helps me to be with and become more comfortable with the experience of ‘not knowing’. Not needing to know what next. Being with ‘what now’ as fully as possible. Allowing, and accepting, as best I can, what flows through my experience…just as it is. Trusting that the experience of becoming, is an integral part of being, and not something separate.

It’s not always comfortable for my mind. But, it feels right. And so, I’m curiously stepping forward, moment by moment…into the unknown what next of being with intuitive flow.

Blue seadragon
Ink on paper
Pastel on paper after an Authentic movement event.