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IC Me – February 6, 2021

IC Me – February 6, 2021

Free Offerings, Intentional Creativity
Our next monthly, free, livestream journal jamboree is on February 6, 2021. This month, I will be playing with gouache. I have never used this medium before, so this should be fun! I have no idea what it will do our how it will come out. That's what makes it so fun!! Gouache is basically opaque watercolor paint. Once dry, it will react to any wet mediums (water, gesso, matte medium, etc.) that are layered on top of it. This should make it interesting... Use what you have! I do not encourage you to go out and purchase gouache if you do not already have it in your stash. IC Me is all about having fun in your journal and using what you have! If you purchase it and do…
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Legend: Mystic Museum Show

Legend: Mystic Museum Show

Intentional Creativity, Musea Center for Intentional Creativity
I am excited to announce that my artwork will be showcased in the Musea Museum Show, Legend: Mystic! This museum show will showcase the art of many, many women artists. The work is beautiful, but most importantly it is powerful. The energy in the paintings will have you swooning! I invite you to join us for the Legend: Mystic Museum Show. It will be held virtually so you can view it from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you may be at the time. Full details can be found by clicking here. I hope to "see" you there!!
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The Flower Bearer

The Flower Bearer

Intentional Creativity, Musea Center for Intentional Creativity
She has broken free of the box She was put in -- both through the Middle Passage and a society who is uncomfortable with the skin She is in. She is adorned with the kente cloth, crown, and markings of Her Ancestors. A crown of golden ovals -- the ovum -- signifying Her rebirth, fertility, and immortality. She sends Her Light into the Universe and the Universe returns inkind with a Light that magnifies Her heART flame. The SUNflower, bathing Her in adoration, loyalty, longevity... Nourishing and vibrant, bringing joy to each moment. She is aligned with the eagle, spreading Her wings and taking flight. She is The Flower Bearer: Bearing the Sweet Nectar of Her Soul. A portion of the painting - The Flower Bearer This is my latest…
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An Invitation to Cafe…

An Invitation to Cafe…

Intentional Creativity
My mentor, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, taught me a daily creative practice that I have incorporated into my morning ritual. Today, I am sharing with you a video about the practice. I invite you to consider adding this practice to your daily creative ritual. It is self-care -- a pampering of sorts... Be well. Be blessed. Know that you are love and that you are loved. https://youtu.be/d_y-yskUYrY
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Free Offerings
The DIVA Empowerment Studio would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanza, and Happy New Year! I am honored that you have chosen to journey with me in 2020, and it is my hope that you continue to keep our Red Thread connection strong for many years to come. 2020 has been one doozy of a year! Between COVID-19, the mess in the political scene -- including the craziness of the Presidential election, and being on lockdown/semi-lockdown since March, I have to say I am glad to see 2020 go! I usually try not to rush my days along, by WHEW! I will be glad when we can look this year in the rearview mirror and say "Thank you for my blessings and…
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Next Up: Liquitex Acrylic Inks

Next Up: Liquitex Acrylic Inks

Monday Mixed Media Magick
I started Monday Mixed Media Magick with four weeks of lessons on using Brusho Crystal Colour. This was because I had just discovered them and was excited to start playing with them in my art journal. So what better way for me to get to play then to dedicate our first lessons together using this medium? This week, we move on to a new medium: Liquitex Acrylic Inks. Acrylic inks are a fabulous medium to use in your art journal. One of the biggest draws is that they are permanent once dry. Using wet mediums on top of dry acrylic inks will not re-activate them and cause them to move. However, while wet you can squish and push them around on the page much like watercolors. They can be diluted…
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Musea Center for Intentional Creativity!

Musea Center for Intentional Creativity!

Musea Center for Intentional Creativity, Shop Talk
I am proud to announce that the DIVA Empowerment Studio is now a Musea Center for Intentional Creativity! As you are already aware, I am a Certified Color of Woman Teacher and Certified Intentional Creativity Coach. Through the years, my teacher Shiloh Sophia has been establishing the foundation of the Intentional Creativity Movement and curating the container and content for Intentional Creativity. As an extension of her work, she has streamlined certifications, which culminates in my being now known as an Intentional Creativity Teacher. This work is ever changing and growing. By extension, so am I. Part of this growth is having the DIVA Empowerment Studio certified as a Musea Center. Photo: Fine Art America I am honored to be able to hang this beautiful tapestry on the Studio's wall…
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Free Art Journaling Class!

Free Art Journaling Class!

Monday Mixed Media Magick
A couple of weeks ago I launched a free art journaling class here on the website called Monday Mixed Media Magick. Each Monday, I add a new lesson to the classroom to help you get past the blank page and start creating inspirational words and images in your art journal. (Actually, the lessons are posted in advance -- there are 4 lessons available now, which take you through March 9th.) Not only are these lessons designed to get you journaling, they also teach you the basics of mixed media. The lessons build upon themselves each week, teaching you a new way to use the medium we're working with. They also build on the mediums we have covered, adding the mediums together on the same page -- this is the essence…
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Tardy to the Party…

Tardy to the Party…

Monday Mixed Media Magick, Product Reviews & Suggestions
Someone please come and take my wallet! LOL I've been on a (slight) binge buying new art products to play with in my heARTbook. It started with Arteza EverBlend Art Markers when the instructor of a class I'm in pulled out her alcohol markers. I pulled out my Copics, but they were 10 years old and a bit dry. So when I went to order re-inkers for the 60+ Copics I have, the cost was well over $300! Ummmm... No. That caused me to research some cheaper alcohol markers and Arteza happened to be having a great sale on their 60 count set. Well under $100 for 60 and they came with a great carrying case. So I bought those. Then I realized I needed skin tone colors, so I…
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