What is Intuitive Art?

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Intuitive art is a cool term, but what is it? Is it real..? does it mean anything..? How does it work? Can anyone do it?

If you have any of these questions, we’ve written this introduction for you. But first, some conceptual perspectives for context.

Intuitive art is a way to have a two-way conversation with your higher self.
~Rachel Archelaus, intuitive artist, IntuitiveArt.com

Coloring Out of the Lines

Most of us have spent the bulk of our lives coloring in between the lines. Beginning in preschool, we start following instructions provided by others: How to color, how to write, how to dress, act and hold our pencils… everything.

This isn’t about blaming anyone for anything. Naturally, we all need guidance on how to function in society based on acceptable norms. We all need to follow the laws of the road when driving, else we will create chaos or danger for ourselves and others.

The problem with the rules and structures of life is that with each layer of conditioning, we can lose the connection with our infinite self… our soul.

Art created from inquiry and reflection can expand perspective and consciousness.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

The Transcendence of Intuitive Art

We are spiritual beings having a human experience and the process of human conditioning creates a separation of self and soul. Exercises that strengthen intuition is one way back.

Culture can inform—or constrict—our innate wisdom and natural expression. Intuitive art transcends these inhibitors and serves to dissolve them, through art, creativity and conscious effort over time.

The concept of intuitive creativity is about expansion and transcendence. As we invoke the creative muse through conscious reflection, we become more aware of the conditions and conditioning that are inhibiting our lives now.

Intuitive art can diffuse the layers that shadow us.

Intuitive art helps us transcend the barriers that hold us back.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Conceptual Prompts for Intuitive Art

If you’re new to merging your art with intuition versus instructional prompts on what to draw, it can feel daunting at first. However, intuition and reflection are mind muscles that develop with use.

“Conceptual prompts open a two-way conversation between your soul and your art.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

You can find technical and specific instructional prompts in most prompt books and art instruction anywhere. Conceptual prompts invite you to fling open the door to musings and imaginings, and in so doing, leaves you more open to your intuitive wisdom.

We host intuitive art challenges that many have found stimulating, encouraging and transformative. We’d love to have you join us for the next one.

Intuitive art is the offspring of heart and soul. Some call her “Muse”.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily

If You’re Struggling with the Esoterics…

It’s not uncommon for folks used to following specific instructions and object prompts to struggle with the intuitive and conceptual approach at first. “Just tell me what to draw.” Yet artists with that mindset, are often those who benefit the most by pushing through to greater discoveries. If that’s you, stick with it and you will probably surprise yourself.

Intuitive prompts free the mind to create from the inside out.

Intuitive art is meditation in motion, giving form and expression to spirit.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily

The Inner Landscape

Intuitive art is geared to help mine the breadth of the inner landscape and the depths of your unconscious for gems to hold up to the light of your conscious mind. Your creations allow you to polish and facet these gems to reflect back the depth and color of your own thoughts and ponderings.

Conceptual prompts help you to create more meaning in your art and your life.  When you create conceptually, you’re invoking the power of contemplation which opens the doors of discovery through creative reflection and introspection that adds dimensions to all that you do.

Abstract artist, Mandy Thompson, calls it “Canvassing the Depths.”

“Intuitive art is the art of the inner landscape.”
~Mandy Thompson, Intuitive artist.

What are Conceptual Prompts?

Conceptual prompts invite you to:

  1. Think more deeply
  2. Slow down and ponder
  3. Let consciousness flow
  4. Unearth and nurture deeper thoughts
  5. Look beyond the surface of everything
  6. Seek, discover and create more meaning
  7. Restore your connection with your soul

So in case you’re still wondering the specific answers to the opening questions, here are some concluding comments to summarize.

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
~Jonas Salk, virologist-researcher, discovered polio, 1914-1995

What is Intuitive Art?

Intuitive art is to create from a reflective, meditative state from the unconscious mind or soul, often, without a specific predetermined idea or prompt. It is an invocative approach of creating from inner impressions by allowing the art to take shape without concern for any specific outcome.

Is Intuitive Art Real..?

Is meditation real? Intuitive art is as real for those who experience it as meditation is for those who practice it.

How does it work?

Intuitive art is a process of bypassing the conscious mind in order to create directly from the unconscious or subconscious mind. The art becomes the connection between the inner and outer life.

Does intuitive art mean anything..?

What does an abstract painting mean, or a poem… or a song… or a dream? The meaning and experience is different and unique to each individual. Mostly, the meaning is assigned by the artist based on what it means to him/her.

Ultimately, no one is more qualified to learn the language of your soul than you.

Can anyone do intuitive art?

Yes! As with any skill, intuition is strengthened with use and the more you work on it the more it works for you. Even if you’re not a skilled artist, you can employ an intuitive process by exploring meaning through introspection, pondering and free-flowing creative expression.

We all have heart and soul, and also all have blockages in each. Intuitive work is the process of lifting the veil that blocks our sight from the greater light of our soul.

Art is intuition stepping into that space of trust and following the soul whispers that guide us home.
~Cheryle Bannon, Intuitive artist

The essential thing is not information, but understanding, and understanding can be attained only by personal creative application….Sense-perception always means giving a thing meaning; the dimension of Significance lies in the direction from within to the outside.
~Hermann Alexander Graf Keyserling, Baltic German philosopher, author-Creative Understanding (July 1880-April 1946)

iCreateDaily Podcast episodes on intuitive art, artists and coaches.

What are these words opening up in you? Give that resonance the attention it deserves—THIS is how you cultivate soul-awareness.
~Mandy Thompson, abstract artist and author

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