Faithfully Intuitive Art 001 – Inspirare Volume I – Issue 1

What exactly is intuitive art anyways?  Well, one could say the idea of it is up to each artist, which is entirely accurate.  After all, it’s relying on your intuition as you proceed through creative work.  However, one could also question what is art then, if not intuitive?

There are obviously many aspects of the creative process.  Today, I am going to compare the concept of general art versus intuitive art, more importantly, faith-filled intuitive art.

Google defines art as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

Artists by nature put a part of themselves, or many aspects of the complex human experience into their work.

The information I gathered from various sources states that intuitive art is one of self-expression without needing a specific skill set. For example, you don’t need to be an expert or to have any specific training to intuitively paint with oils, acrylics, watercolors, or whatever medium you’re drawn to explore.

Intuitive art is to create without having a specific idea in mind, not knowing what your end piece is going to be exactly.  As you work with your mediums of choice, you are free to become more and more expressive with your thoughts, emotions, and ideas.  It’s perfect for those that don’t feel as if they are real artists or feel as if their skill set is limited or lacking.   Most every “real” artist feels this way at some time or another, just an FYI.

Now, I’ve discovered some in the art world rely upon chakras, spirits, the sun, the moon, the stars, astrology, tarot cards, etc., for inspiration.  Seeking these sources is not for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the sun, the moon, or the stars and my inspiration comes from God, in all things.  I believe He is the Master Creator and we are created in His image.  I believe color, light, texture, balance, focal point, etc., are a gift to draw us closer to Him.  Therefore, we have the innate and intuitive ability to create art from a source of what I like to call Inspirare (pronounced – in speer ‘are’ day).  It’s the Latin word for inspire, and it means “to breath into.”

Faith-Filled Intuitive Art is what I define as creating from a place of authenticity in your relationship with Jesus.   It’s about gathering inspiration from the Lord through the beauty He reveals and allowing Him to breathe into your creative spirit.  It uses the process of art/creating as a way to draw closer to Him in reverence, praise, or in knowledge.  It also weakens the barriers of self-doubt by taking some of the focus off of yourself.  It’s freedom to explore, to share, to engage, to honor, to worship, and to praise; among other things.

I know there are many that feel they can’t paint, draw or create much of anything besides maybe Bible Art Journaling.  Perhaps you’re someone who can art well, yet this idea still intrigues you.  Obviously, I am not saying this is the only way to grow in our faith, absolutely not. What I am suggesting is that there is the opportunity for deeper appreciation and understanding of who God is and how much He loves us as we work through developing His plans for our creative souls.  

Faith-Filled Intuitive Art is a way to expand your creative endeavors, as your faith guides you.  It’s about discovering new ways to honor the Lord, worship Him, and share His love with the world.  It’s about discovering and developing the passions within and using them as a means of peace and expression by touching our little corner of the world.  Visual art created from a source faith where we ask the Holy Spirit to breathe into our work, well it’s going to touch people and hopefully bring God glory.  Just how, well, that is up to God.

In closing, I want to share one final thought.  While we can look at ways to develop our intuition and expand our creative process, one thing is key – this is just the process of allowing our faith to spill over into our creativity.  It’s understanding and remembering what the Lord has to say about you, “all good things, all good things” and trusting in that.

So now, I bet you’re thinking what’s next?  Where do I begin or how do I pursue this life-long journey of creative discovery and awe?  Well, my friend, we are just getting started!

I have just the thing for you!  Click below to download the latest newsletter –
Inspirare – A Beginners Guide to Creating Faith-Filled Intuitive Art.

In this issue, I take you through the first five steps I believe are key to this beautiful journey we have ahead of us.

 

Happy Creating!!
Melanie

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