Intentionally Create Omnipotent Nurturing…
Even when the world is “normal”, we tend to put self-care on the back burner. Now, during the Covidian times we have faced for more than a year, it is necessary to focus our attention on nurturing our Self. I invite you to come on a journey with me to create your ICON — your all-powerful nurturing of your SELF.
As a woman, BE-ing on this Earth requires that we wear many masks simultaneously —
- Mother: nurturing our children.
- Auntie: nurturing our siblings’ children and/or the “neighborhood” children (it takes a village to raise a child).
- Wife: nurturing the needs of our spouse.
- Homemaker: nurturing our home (cooking/cleaning/decorating — “keeping” house).
- Employee: nurturing the business of our employer.
In this short list, not once was there a mention of “nurturing yourself… SAY WHAT?!?!?!
Yes, you heard that right. There is no mention of “Self” in any of the masks we wear listed above and there’s not one mask that I’ve worn in my time on Earth — more than half a century — that points directly to me nurturing myself. It’s all an out-of-body experience of tending to and assisting others.
When will we take time to nurture our SELF?
That time is NOW. Now when we are still healthy and able-bodied enough to do so. Now when we are still in our right mind to be able to do so. Now, during these COVID times, when nurturing your Self is most important.
Your Guide for This Journey
Sumaiyah Yates, aka Wysdom, has spent nearly 10 years of her life using Intentional Creativity(R) as a tool for her own healing. In 2013, she became a Certified Intentional Creativity(R) Teacher and Coach, beginning her journey of offering this tool to others for their medicine basket. Wysdom knew that, at that point, she was healed enough to carry this medicine to those who were seeking the same. At her Studio in Baltimore, Wysdom holds many different creative classes — medicine painting, mask making, collage, and other hands on creative activities — that bring the methodology of Intentional Creativity(R) to light.
(Currently all in-person classes and workshops have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
Create Your ICON
ICON takes you through an Intentional Creativity(R) process where you will create a mixed media medicine painting with mosaics. In this workshop, the word “painting” is a bit of a misnomer:
- Yes, we will use acrylic paint and brushes.
- Yes, we will create on a canvas.
- Yes — you will paint at the easel (easel optional — you only need space to paint on your canvas).
However, this is a mixed media painting, requiring no skill in drawing or painting. You will not need to:
- Draw or paint a portrait or any other figure.
- Understand how to properly shade a face in order to show dimension and not have a “flat” painting.
- Create any sort of “skilled painting artwork” that may otherwise deter you from joining in on this journey.
If you can splash some paint around on a canvas, you can ICON (Intentionally Create Omnipotent Nurturing).
ICON is focused on self-inquiry. Self-inquiry gets you focused on your Self. Focusing on your Self leads you to nurturing those parts of you that have been neglected for far too long — heart, mind, body, and soul. You will be engaged in “answering” self-inquiry questions which will help to in-form you of those things which are nurturing to you.
Each step of the process brings a new inquiry. Each inquiry helps you delve into what you need to nurture you. Each act of nurturing helps you to BE-come the ICON that you are.
In this workshop, you will:
- Use your journal to flesh out the answers to a series of self-inquiry questions.
- Work with mixed media methodologies to help you work through self-inquiry.
- Stitch together a sacred self-care practice (no sewing required!).
- Create a mosaic “portrait” — your ICON.
- Institute/re-institute a daily sacred self-care ritual.
Remember — Intentional Creativity(R) is about the process, not the end product! And with ICON, the process doesn’t involve painting an image that may deter you from joining. Mixed media is very forgiving, allowing you to create a beautiful image with ease. And mosaics are even more so…
This workshop is seeking you…
You have landed on this page because you are seeking medicine for your basket. The sweet and gentle medicine of Intentional Creativity(R) is waiting for your embrace. No experience necessary! You don’t need to be an artist or have any art skill for this workshop, or any other Intentional Creativity(R) workshop for that matter. All you need is the desire to do the work to heal your Self.
I am not a healer. I am merely a Creative Catalyst. I am the “person or thing that precipitates an event” [Oxford Languages online dictionary]. My “person” is present to guide you through the process. The “thing” that is the “precipitating event” is this Intentional Creativity(R) workshop — ICON. You are your own healer. Everything you need resides within…
It’s time for you to stop seeking and starting doing the work to heal. It’s time to turn inward and take care of you. It’s time to begin (or re-ignite) a sacred self-care practice in your life.
There are no coincidences — only synchronicities. There is a reason you are reading this page. There is a reason you’ve made it to the end of the page: Divine Synchronicity. Don’t throw yourself out of sync by bypassing this opportunity to focus on you. Register today!