2017-02-18

Watercolor muses


Muses are flying around my studio lately
 and I feel so honored with their presence and inspiration they bring to me.
These muses are connected with nature, flora and fauna, so they inspire the natural beauty and colorful shades of paint.



I always use my intuitive skills to paint. 
I like to feel the inspiration come to me first and then follow that instinct to start to create.
Feeling the flow of inspiration is the best thing ever, so much fun, so much focus. 




Start with one color and then the other, seeing the watercolor moving and turning into shape and new colors burning from the process. Ohhh my the best thing ever!
My idea with this new muses is to make an exhibition let's see what happens.
Please let me know what you think about them.

My new mini class Heart whispers is up, check the info here

Whisking you a great weekend 
Much love

Susana

2017-02-14

My new online class - Heart whispers sessions

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If you want to walk through the journey of the soul, exploring creativity and being inspired on the way, my new classes "Heart Whispers" are for you! 

This classes are based on themes that I find interesting to be explored in a creative way and from a perspective of the soul
Painting, drawing, reflections, about soul matters.

If you are interested in joining together heart, soul and creativity in simple but powerful lessons. This is the right place for you!

Each session will have a based theme, this is the first one "I see flowers".
In partnership with my angelic team, we will provide a safe place,  at your own pace, for you to grow creatively , to have fun and simply connect with the truth of your heart and soul.


Come and create in full consciousness!
Join the first session of Heart Whispers


Only 22€

*Did I mention the first 15 persons to enroll the class will have a mini reading as an offer yehhheiii!!!!!




What can you expect from this mini classes:

- 1 creative project start to finish (video format)
- exercises to connect with your soul ( meditations, visualization...)
- words from the spirit about the theme of the class
- for all the classes are included 2 videos about how I draw faces (the same for each session) 
- you will receive the "Heart whispers" class in your email in a PDF format for you to keep.
-you can download the videos and keep the class forever


Mini classes, with a tiny price for you to have your self love moment. 

I hope you can join me!


only 22€
In this first session "I see flowers" we will paint the beautiful girl on the pictures, exploring watercolors and copic pens, the theme is all about awakening our soul vision. 

Check the material list:

Important: you don’t need to buy everything on this list, you can substitute the Ecoline watercolors with inks or regular watercolor. The pens I use for shading you can use also watercolor or other brand of copic pens.

- Watercolor set (I will use from Van Gogh ) -  link to amazon to get the watercolor set
Ecoline watercolor - here is a map where you can find shops near you or you can use inks or just the watercolors
From Ecoline I used:
    *Ultramarine violet 507                                                                     
   * Blue violet 548
    *Prussian blue 508
   * Red violet 545
   * Light rose 361

- white 100 from Ecoline
 (or you can use white acrylic paint)
 - watercolor paper (I use from Canson)
- Ecoline brush pens
    * Black
  *  Green
   * Blue violet
- Zig pens (art and graphic) or other copic pens
  Flesh tones
    *Pale pink 207
  *  Blush 703
   * Pink flamingo 222
   * Dawn grey 81
Details
   * Pale green 53
   * Peach pink 202
   * Light blue 31
 - Round brushes (soft brushes) nยบ2 , nยบ10 and nยบ 24 ( a big one)
- Watercolor pencils (mine from Derwent and Brynzeel)
I used:
    * 438 Brynzeel to draw (you can use a pink or reddish color pencil from another brand)
    * Pink madder lake 17 for shading -Derwent watercolor pencil
  *  Mauve 0740 from Derwent inktense pencil
- White gel pen (I use from signo)
- Gel medium (or regular glue)
- A bit of soft green scrapbook paper or other paper

Much love !!!
Susana 



2017-01-30

Bunny girl video

 
 
 
 This week I have a new video to share with you, yehhheiii!
I will see me creating a bunny girl and really hope you have fun and be inspired :)
 
Materials used:
- watercolor pencils ( from Brynzel and Derwent )
- zig pens ( art & Graphic Twin)
- watercolors 
- white gel pen
- graphic liner pen ( Derwent )
- Ecoline 100 ( white )
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
  Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to get  20% off discount code for Life Book 2017  
 
So, if you want to join Life Book at the discounted price, be sure to Join today!!! : )
 
 
 the 20% discount code =
FIREWORKS2017
 
Sending lots of love and creative magic dust
Susana

2016-12-23

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„⭐๐Ÿ’–

                       


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.  ๐Ÿ’–⭐๐ŸŒˆ

The image above is my present for you, you can download it here. I hope you like it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 ๐Ÿ˜˜

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 partner with source and is exactly that 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 already known, but now 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 in words.




Spirit animal paintings are the latest that I have created, ( the Hawk is the one you see on the pictures) animals and nature have so much to offer and teach us, children and adults. For sure one of favorites to work with.
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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ 
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 ๐Ÿ˜œ) 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 ๐ŸŽถ, 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 ๐Ÿฑ)
-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 ๐Ÿ“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 ๐Ÿ›€ (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 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✨๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

Grateful for you
Much love and light 
Susana