WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS – DRAW THEM!

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Hi, and welcome to the School of Real Art

FOLLOW YOUR ART

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This month’s talk is about why, when life gets heavy, often our creativity is the first thing that gets put to the side. But, when we learn about real art, we realise that our creativity can act as the engine of our transforming all kinds of challenges. 

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A self-portrait from 1995, Glasgow School of Art – which clearly illustrates my tensions and dark emotions at the time; living off less than £2000 a year, moving around from one awful bedsit to another, struggling to understand my place in the world, feeling terribly isolated and fearful about my future, extreme anxiety trying to acclimatise to the big city….

I dealt with a lot of crazy in my life; harsh experiences left-right-and-centre, which were often exacerbated by my high-sensory-sentience. For the greater part of my first 3 decades I was genuinely struggling to hold it together; the world made me feel like an alien, and no matter where I tried to fit in, one thing after another went awry, and it never felt like home.

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2006 in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, Scotland; super-overworked trying to single-handedly transform the troubled community I lived in, hiding deep grief around family and personal losses, struggling to pay rent, finding it impossible make long-term plans involving stability, deep anxiety about how to support myself as an artist with the price of living in Scotland, craving the countryside and sunshine…  

Though photos like the one above made me seem bright and engaged, inside I felt like I was fighting for my life.

Art wasn’t just my anchor during my struggles, it was a gateway into a whole inner landscape – in which I could rest, be nourished, find meaning, immerse myself in pleasure, and much more.

My creative activities methodically drew out all the inner resources that were sitting right inside – the ability to improvise, to make something out of nothing, to find beauty in the everyday and progress in the smallest of steps, to feel the interconnectedness of all things.

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Healthy and well in 2018 – living in the southern Italian hills of Campania – connecting deeply with landscape, culture, language, seasons, plants, healing heritage, knowing depth and meaning, feeling like I belong, and that my art has purpose in the world.

Our creativity will always help us navigate stormy times, no matter what the overwhelm is: when we get out of our short-circuiting, panic-stricken mind, and into the rhythm of making, doing, expressing… we start to see new perspectives, possibilities, positivity – instead of being dragged under by whatever our irrational ‘logic’ might be yelling…

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Last year: much more grounded, fulfilled, stable and happy… Deepest fulfilment from my art, bringing life-long-dreams into being, owning my own home outright, steady income from paintings and patronage, beautiful relationships with my clients, profound partnership with my uomo, millionaire lifestyle, steadily improving health….. yes! 

By-the-by, this morning a good friend in Edinburgh told me about more than one food-growing project flourishing in Wester Hailes – a predominantly council-estate area of the city, where I lived 10 yrs ago, in crisis, but creating a visionary 100 year project for transforming council housing in Scotland – empowering community by shifting land from public liability to community ownership… Seeds planted – even in chaos – can grow and grow, even without our further striving, when we create from the deepest place.

If you love what you hear, join The SORA for free!

Also, watch our SORA vision series

Loads of creative power to you, 

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  1. Please share this post, if you know someone who’d be inspired – it might even change their life!
  2. Join me on Patreon if you’d like to hear/ see/ read much more about the school: that’s my inner circle, where I share all my creative outpourings with my very special folks – I’ll be publishing all the new school material there, first.
  3. My website is here, my art is on Etsy, e mio sito in italiano è qui.
  4. Social media: Instagram, Facebook – the art school page and my artist page.

Thank you so much for your interest in this visionary project!

FOLLOW YOUR ART podcast

THE DANGER OF POSITIVE THINKING!

Hi! Welcome to the School of Real Art podcast and blog, this expansive July!

This month’s talk is about positive thinking – but it’s not the usual blahblah on how everything will be alright if you just hammer enough happy thoughts into your brain…!

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Of course, positive thinking, loving attention, happy thoughts – these are all incredibly important aspects of our well-being – and we should cultivate them where possible.

However, jolly synapses alone cannot make us fulfilled, and they also will not draw abundance to us. To think that life is that simple, is to fall down a rabbit hole of superficial success and deepest disappointment.

If you want to have a seriously creative life, you need to know what expansion really is, so that you can grow into your own unique potential, but most ‘positive thinking’ or new age openness is essentially about aiming for others’ ideals.

I’m going to introduce you to the hard work and dedicated attention that is vital to bringing your inimitable brightness into being.

If you love what you hear, join us on Teachable! You can also watch our About The RSOA series, there.

If you’re stimulated to respond – I’d love to hear your thoughts below. 

The School of Real Art is passionate about your immense creative potential!

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***THE HAPPY ENDING ***

  1. Please share this post, if you know someone who’d be inspired – they’ll love you for it!
  2. Join me on Patreon if you’d like to hear/ see/ read much more about the school: that’s my inner circle, where I share all my creative outpourings with my very special folks – I’ll be publishing all the new school material there, first.
  3. My website is here, mio sito in italiano è qui, my art is on Etsy, The Real School of Art is here, my books on Lulu and Blurb, and art holidays on VAWAA.
  4. Social media: Facebook has the art school page and my artist page, and clareartista is on Twitter and Instagram
  5. Thank you so much for being part of this ambitious creative project!

FOLLOW YOUR ART podcast

Hi! Welcome to the School of Real Art podcast and blog, this beautiful June!

This month’s talk is about vulnerability, and how we can use art to make sense of/ witness our deepest sensitivity – and thus transform it.

The key is movement – energetic movement that connects our body-mind-emotions-somatic-experience: primal activities like drawing and painting (or gardening, sewing, cooking – all the potent domestic alchemies!) allow us to delve into this flow.

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It’s important to understand that we’re not static ‘objects’ entering a flow outside of our self… we are dynamic beings, whose consciousness is movement, and whose well-being depends on this ongoing, changing, colourful energetic flux.

If you love what you hear, or are stimulated by it to respond – please let me know your thoughts below. The School of Real Art is passionate about your creative expansion and healing. Join us on Teachable too, when you’re ready! You can also watch our About The RSOA series, there. 

 

***THE HAPPY ENDING ***

  1. Please share this post, if you know someone who’d be inspired – they’ll love you for it!
  2. Join me on Patreon if you’d like to hear/ see/ read much more about the school: that’s my inner circle, where I share all my creative outpourings with my very special folks – I’ll be publishing all the new school material there, first.
  3. My website is here, mio sito in italiano è qui, my art is on Etsy, The Real School of Art is here, my books on Lulu and Blurb, and art holidays on VAWAA.
  4. Social media: Facebook has the art school page and my artist page, and clareartista is on Twitter and Instagram
  5. Thank you so much for being part of this ambitious creative project!

CREATING FROM OUR CORE…

Hi! Welcome to the School of Real Art blog + podcast for May.

Here’s this month’s podcast on creating from our core… Why this is so important, because of what we can access when we work from the centre, rather than trying to navigate our creative path via outer resources.

Read on after, for news about the School of Real Art…

This month is exciting!

The first NEW RSOA videos are being released via clare artista on Patreon!

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The school now has a fresh format and stable roots in the practical-mystical, and will be unfolding weekly, with all the new content available via Patreon, and the whole school available as a package later this year.

There are also two new sets of creative inspiration podcasts to whet your appetite for the school:

WOMAN, ART, MONEY is a series of 10 podcasts, each around 10 to 25 mins, going into some of the deeper and practical concerns of art and money; how we work as artists and thrive financially, by understanding the complexity and underlying energy of money. The series goes into why we struggle so, and reveals some of the biggest-but-ridiculously-simple secrets around how to access a truly enduring power in our work and lives as creative folk. This course costs $30.

THE CREATIVE INSPIRATION PODCAST SERIES is a set of 13 short talks on how we can all thrive creatively – modern life isn’t always the most conducive to making, imagining, expressing ourselves – so here are a set of inspiring guidelines around how we get over blocks and distractions, and get into the depth of our own unique creative flow. However mysterious or labyrinthine the artist’s path might seem from the outside, almost all aspects of the happy creative life are incredibly simple to pursue: it’s all about pleasure, fulfilment, and just doing it. This course costs $20 UNTIL THE END OF THIS WEEK, when it’ll go up to $30.

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As ever; any Qs about the school, the lessons, signing up, etc just comment below this post… I’m always nearby!

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***THE HAPPY ENDING ***

  1. Please share this blog, if you know someone who’d be inspired – they’ll love you for it!
  2. Join clare artista on Patreon if you’d like to hear/ see/ read much more about the school: that’s my inner circle, where I share all my creative outpourings with my very special folks – I’ll be publishing all the new school material there, first.
  3. My website is here, my art is on Etsy, The Real School of Art is here, my books on Lulu and Blurb, and art holidays on VAWAA.
  4. Social media: Facebook has the art school page and my artist page, and clareartista is on Twitter and Instagram
  5. Thank you so much for being part of this ambitious creative project!

creative inspiration podcast: FREEDOM!

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HI! WELCOME TO MY MAY NEWSLETTER!

So the world’s becoming respectful of our individual privacy – BIG new European laws about how we’re allowed to communicate with our audience are coming into play, May 25th.

This will mean more SPACE – uninterrupted natural peace and alignment – us going about our lives without ping-ping-ping-ping – marketing tugging our collective consciousness away from what it’s really meant to be doing.

What if it even heralds the tide-going-out on consumerism? It’s a step towards being less in bondage to buying, that is for sure, and it means that we’ll have much more control than before over our personal data, and how these are used for target marketing.

As an artist, it makes me happy, that we’ll be less inundated with BUY-BUY-BUY – that we’ll have more freedom to stand back and feel our way into what we actually want in our lives: what’s…

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real school of art – creative evolution!

Hi! Here’s a podcast about the development of the school: there is a lot going on behind the scenes, and I am very excited about where it is going…

New students are enrolling every week for your free opt-in courses (there are currently two of them!) and The RSOA first edition is getting glowing reviews! It is so beautiful to hear feedback from creatives really benefiting from the lessons!!

Three important points here, as the school expands:

  1. If you write me up some feedback about the intro course(s) for the school, I’ll thank you with a 30% OFF COUPON for the first (full) edition of the school.
  2. I’m creating an RSOA SCHOLARSHIP – an annual award of at least one free place on the school, for a special person in financial hardship, with a massive creative potential that keenly wants to be freed. My professional support will be offered alongside the course.
  3. ALL of you who buy the very-affordable first edition of the school will have it UPGRADED to the visionary super-creative-expansion version of the school, when it births into being later this year/ early 2019.

Hear more about it all, in the podcast above – and I so look forward to seeing you in the school!

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***THE HAPPY ENDING ***

  1. Please share this post, if you know someone who’d be inspired – they’ll love you for it!
  2. Join me on Patreon if you’d like to hear/ see/ read much more about the school: that’s my inner circle, where I share all my creative outpourings with my very special folks – I’ll be publishing all the new school material there, first.
  3. My website is here, my art is on Etsy, The Real School of Art is here, my books on Lulu and Blurb, and art holidays on VAWAA.
  4. Social media: Facebook has the art school page and my artist page, and clareartista is on Twitter and Instagram
  5. Thank you so much for being part of my ambitious creative vision! 

 

WHAT IS THIS?!

THE REAL SCHOOL OF ART IS

totally UNLIKE ANY OTHER ART SCHOOL!

Our approach is all about authenticity, spontaneity, depth of spirit & meaning, and energy!

It’s going to bust a ton of myths which stop YOU from being the vibrant creative human you were born to be!

TERM ONE launches in just a couple of weeks!

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It’s going to support you in building a real, successful career as a happy artist, by illustrating methodically how I made my own, and bringing out the dormant gifts which YOU are hiding!

And it’s online: a substantial course of videos and worksheets which will span a whole year: you can follow at your own pace!

Here’s the video series which answers:

-what’s the point of art anyway?

-what is creativity, and why is it more important than ever right now?

-what if I don’t paint – what will this teach me?

-who the heck are you, anyways?!

and other juicy Qs:

ONE:  WHAT IS ART?!

TWO: WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

THREE: WHY IS CREATIVITY SO VITAL TODAY?

FOUR: WHAT IS THE RSOA, AND WHAT CAN IT TEACH ME?

FIVE: THE COURSE – OUTLINED

SIX: WHO THE HECK ARE YOU TO TEACH THIS?!

SEVEN: WHAT IF I DON’T PAINT – WILL THE RSOA TEACH ME OTHER STUFF?

EIGHT: WHY SIGN UP NOW?

NINE: SEIZE THE DAY!

TEN: HOW TO SEIZE THE DAY!

Any Qs about the school or the course, just message US below:

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH

HERE IS YOUR INTRO SERIES TO

THE REAL SCHOOL OF ART:

another 5 videos will come before the course launch date

in early January: sign up for the RSOA mailing list HERE

1. WHAT IS ART?

2. WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

3. WHY IS CREATIVITY SO VITAL TODAY?

4. WHAT WILL THE RSOA TEACH ME?

5. THE CURRICULUM: THE COURSE OUTLINED

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SIGNING UP,

GO SEE THE CLARE ARTISTA PAGES ON

PATREON

or

contact Clare here:

COUNTDOWN BEGINS…

Here’s video 1 of 10, which is introducing you to the art school – countdown to the raw version unfolding from January 2017!

Sign up now via PATREON – or get your SPECIAL OFFER via the mailing list which you can join HERE.

The happiest of creative days to you!

Clare xx

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