Do you paint from your heart? Do you "feel" while you are painting and let those feelings guide your paintbrush? Or, are you so in your head while you are creating you block the flow of energy that will guide you to where you need to be? I used to create from my head, I would use reference or photographs, I would be so obsessed with what was going on with my work every step of the process. I would allow fear in and it would bind my spirit and block my creativity. Sound familiar? Somewhere along the way, I started to break free and quiet the voices of negativity, fear, and not being good enough and started painting from my soul. Today, I would say the majority of my work is done intuitively. I let the brush create the shapes of my flowers and am always surprised by the outcome. When I try to control the paint and create specific things, I instantly tighten up and my work suffers. I have been in this space lately, trying to create specific things and have found it to be very challenging. Last night, I decided to paint intuitively. My friend Katie Atkinson inspired me to try this particular technique, she makes the most amazing marks with her brush by getting into a meditative state while listening to music. She lets the music and her feelings guide her brush. I decided to give it a try last night and loved it. I kept it simple, I turned off my head and let the brush lead the way. You should try it! Let go and be free!