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Announcing Spring 2014 *WE’RE GOING IN* Intuitive Painting Weekend, March 15-16, at my studio in North Portland. This Workshop is now full!!!

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic Creativity, Authentic Self, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Developing Intuition, Intuitive Painting, Intuitive Process Painting Workshop, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Shamanic Art, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 9, 2014 by Carolyn Winkler

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I am calling this Intuitive Painting Weekend “WE’RE GOING IN”  because that is what one of my former students called it and what we actually do.  In this wonderful weekend of playing with paint we GO IN” and find the creative parts of ourselves we know are there. These are our authentic parts that want to guide us and give us the best lives possible.

I truly attribute my wonderful life to doing this work, because what we learn about ourselves during this weekend gives us a stronger sense of self and helps us create truer more fulfilling  lives.

Every Intuitive Weekend is different because I am different and share with you any new revelations I have found.  So no matter if your a first timer or have done it many times I promise you will grow.

I look forward to painting with your and sharing this process and seeing the wonderful paintings that come.  We GO IN without a plan, without knowing and what is revealed thru the paint is just what we need.   I love what John Kleese said about creativity.  “You need a space, you need time, you need more time, you need courage and you need a sense of humor.  If you are too serious you kill creativity.”  I give you all of these.

The cost is $180 for the 2 days of painting, Saturday and Sunday 10-5.  All paints, materials and inspiration are provided.  All you have to do is wear old clothes you can get paint on and come hold a paint brush and let the paint take you where you need to go.   Limited to 8 students so save the date and let me know right away so i can put you on the list.

* All repeating students cost is discounted to $100.

To register and ask questions just email me carolyn_winkler@comcast.net or call me at 503 734-6516 .    Look forward to painting with you in this new year.

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Announcing Summer Shadow Support Group *USING THE GIFTS OF OUR SHADOW* Starting Thursday July 25 thru August 29th, 7 to 9 pm, Sigh up Now

Posted in Authentic Self, Discovering Your Shadow, Inner Wisdom, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Improvement, Shadow, Shadow Work with tags , , on June 29, 2013 by Carolyn Winkler

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Join me for this life changing 6 weeks Support Group.  This is some of the most powerful work you will ever do.  Based on my training with Debbie Ford and my experience developing Affirmative Innergetics I gift to you the techniques of integrating your Shadow and how that frees up a lot of energy not available to you now.  We will dive deep in to the basement and bring up exactly what you need.  I promise this support group will change your life.  Come and learn to explore the following and integrate the strengths you discover back into your life. Here’s what we will cover each week.

Learn what exactly is the Shadow and How Does it Work?
How do you find your Shadows gift and how this helps you?
What is my Story and how does it trap me?
What would you need to be wrong about to have what you want in life?
Who do I blame for the conditions in my life?
How many years have I been using these excuses?

Class is held 6 Thursday evenings starting July 25th ending August 29th, from 7 to 9, at my studio in North Portland. Cost is $30 each meeting for a total of $180, paid at time you sign up.  Group is limited to 9 so we have plenty of time to work on personal issues.

One of the most important things you will ever do is work with your Shadows. This often misunderstood part of us is a huge key to our happiness but is seldom addressed. It is key to knowing how to handle upsets when they come along.

So bring what ever is bothering you it can be turned around to be come one of your greatest strengths. Whether it is a person that drives you crazy and you can’t stand, some awful situation that keeps happening no matter how much you try to avoid it or something that you always wanted but never seem to get. These are the problems we will work on each week.

I promise you will uncover the gifts these Shadow parts hold for you and integrate them back into your life. It is not that you will become this Shadow  you have hidden away but will be free to use it’s strengths.

To register or ask questions please email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net. or call 503 734-6516. I will add you to the list and let you know the rest of the materials you will need to bring. Look forward to doing this wonderful work with you and teaching you these techniques.

Announcing Spring “INVOKING THE SPIRITS WITHIN – INTUITIVE PAINTING WEEKEND” May 18th-19th at my studio in North Portland.

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic Self, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Shamanic Art on April 13, 2013 by Carolyn Winkler

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This weekend we will take blank sheets of paper and thru them discover the deep personal mythologies we hold inside. In the fun of being creative, letting go, letting come you will discover deeper parts of yourself you didn’t know. It is an inward hero’s journey, taking you to wonderful places and like any transformational experience, gives you a new stronger sense of who you are. Sometimes it is very subtle, sometimes really extraordinary, one thing I can guarantee Your Life Will Change.  One of my former students said it best “my life was like a submarine and this opened up my hatch.”  We could all use some hatch opening I suspect and what more gentle, fun, easy way to do just that.

It is really powerful to do this as a group and see everyone’s paintings and watch them change over the weekend.  It is probably why so many students take it several times.  We learn so much from each other as we paint together and share our experience.  It is a way to recharge. There is no right or wrong way to do this and you need no previous art experience, you have all the skill you need. If you can hold a paintbrush the process with do the rest. We are all creative it just hasn’t been nurtured in our lives.  Intuitive Painting is perfect for that.

All you have to do is wear old clothes you can get paint on, bring a sac lunch and I will provide the rest.  If you are a professional artist I highly recommend a weekend like this to re-spark your art. This is about the spirit within you not better techniques of art.  If you are a writer what better way to explore your personal myths for future development.  Great stories come out of these paintings.  The important thing is to not think about that when your doing the process.  “First you paint, let the spirits come to you, then you relate.”

The workshop goes from 10 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday, All art materials I provided and the cost is really reasonable, $160 for both the days. I keep the classes small, limited to 8 students.  Let me know right away if you want to join.

So is it time to do something creative for yourself and join fellow travelers on this journey Invoking the Spirits Within?  We all have creative parts of us wanting to be let out and help us with our lives, let the process begin.  Remember when you were a child, no one had to teach you to paint, and when you painted you didn’t care what anyone else was painting or what they though. You just painted what you wanted, it is kinda like that. I love what someone said once “No one ever doesn’t like a child’s painting.”  This is true, because there is no ego involved it just pure expression.  Get ready for a weekend like that.

To register just email me or message me on Facebook and I will add you to the list.  If you have taken my workshop before you get a discount and can repeat the weekend for $100. Look forward to painting with you, holding the space and meeting your spirits within.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me or call 503 734-6516.  Attached are two paintings from a previous workshop a few years ago.  Might be fun to make up a story about them and what myth might be going on.  They came from not knowing, not having a plan but as you can see they hold so much.  We are going to have fun.

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Announcing New Spring INTUITIVE PAINTING Workshop “HONORING THE RAVEN WITHIN YOU”- May 26-27, 2012 at my studio Spirit Mask Journeys North Portland, Oregon.

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic Self, Intuitive Painting, Intuitive Process Painting Workshop, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Shadow Work, Shamanic Art with tags on April 6, 2012 by Carolyn Winkler

My new Intuitive Painting Weekend focuses on the Trans-formative Powers of the Raven to help you be more creative and self expressive in your life.  According to Zuni legends Ravens have a magic and special ability to transform and heal.  They offer guidance for deep understanding of our non material realms were all creativity and healing begins. One of the most important things you can ever do is be creative, express yourself and bring it to the world.   Join me in this Magical Weekend as we play with paint, honor the spirit of Raven and explore our deepest selves.

I chose to honor the spirit of Raven because of personal experiences I have had.  The most powerful being when a Raven actually landed on my shoulder while I was walking in the forest with one of my Medicine Wheel Sisters last summer.   This year on my travels to Tucson I bought 3 Zuni Fetishes, 2 Ravens and 1 Six Direction Bear from a distinguished Zuni carver at the Native American Art Festival.  It was because of these fetishes and wanting to learn more about them in Zuni Mythology that I discovered the direct connection to their powers and the power of Intuitive Painting to guide you to the creative realm.  I look forward to exploring with you what Raven wants you to know.

There is room for 8 students in this class so register early.  No previous art experience needed, if you can hold a paint brush you can do this.  If you are an experienced artist this can help you learn a new way to paint or breakout of any any artistic ruts. The cost is $160 for the 2 days of painting, Saturday and Sunday 10-5, and all paints, matierals and inspiration are provided.  All you have to do is wear old clothes you can get paint on and come and let go.  All repeating students and the cost is discounted $100.  To register or ask questions just email me carolyn_winkler@comcast.net .    Look forward to painting with you.

Announcing New Year “MYTHIC INTUITIVE POWER PAINTING WEEKEND” January 28th-29th, 2012″ – This is a Mythic Hero’s Journey using paint to discover the deep personal mythologies operating in your life.

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic Creativity, Authentic Self, Intuitive Painting, Painting Class, Painting Workshops, Self Awareness, Self Discovery on November 10, 2011 by Carolyn Winkler

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As the mad rush of the Hollidaze begin and we transition into 2012 I wanted you to know about the New Year Intuitive Painting Weekend happening January 28-29th. As the year begins this is an opportunity to take this powerful time of year to go inside and discover what’s important for you right now in your life. This is an empowering experience to play with paint and let go and let be and become stronger in your creative sense of self. I am posting this now encase you want to give it as a special gift either to yourself or someone special you know could use more creativity in their life. Some of you had mentioned you would like to give it as a gift and that is why I scheduled one for January. What a great gift for starting the new year off with a creative bang. You can sign up now and pay me at the time of the class. Look forward to painting with you. Details about workshop below.

Anyone can do this no previous art experience required. You already have everything you need.

The costs is $160 for the weekend and all the art materials are supplied. If you have taken the class before the cost to former students is always discounted to $100. The workshop runs all day Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5. All you need to do is wear old clothes you can get paint on and bring an open mind and heart. I do the rest. You also need to bring a sac lunch both days. The workshop is held at my studio in North Portland.

To register for the workshop just email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net and I will add you to the list. Or you can call and ask any questions you may have at 503 734-6516. If you do want to give it as a gift I will make up a gift certificate and email it to you to print out.

Look forward to painting with you. See you next year!!!!!

Fall 2011 INTUITIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP – Discovering Your Authentic Self Using Paint- Oct 22-23 Portland Oregon, Spirit Mask Studio

Posted in Art Workshops, Authentic, Authentic Self, Intuitive Painting, Intuitive Process Painting Workshop on September 9, 2011 by Carolyn Winkler

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We all have creative parts of us that stay hidden or are shy and need a little coaxing to come out.  These are wonderful sensitive parts of us that have a lot of depth and joy to add to our lives.  Once we get to know them our lives change and we become stronger in our innate sense of self.  This is the power of Intuitive Painting.

Intuitive Painting is perfect for bringing out our deeper, authentic, creative parts that need to feel safe and accepted to come to the surface and interact.  This is a gentle fun weekend of letting go of rules, judgements and just playing with paint.  If you are an experienced artist feeling uninspired or a total beginner the paint will teach you a lot. It will show you what you want and what you need right now to create a fantastic life.  Not only do you take a painting journey deep into yourself, you also create an incredible painting that represents what is in your heart.

Intuitive Painting brings out and nurtures the creative spirits in us all.  We all need a place to play and explore new ways of experiencing our life.  No previous experience required you already have everything you need.

INTUITIVE PAINTING is very different from other art classes you have take.   All the art supplies are provided for you, you can do really big paintings, you are totally free and uninhibited.   All you have to do is  wear old clothes your can get paint on and bring an open heart and mind.  The workshop is two full days, Saturday and Sunday,10 to 5, and costs $160.  You bring a sac lunch both days. There is lots of time to process and be on your own and lots of time to share.

To register for the weekend just email me carolyn@powerpaintingprocess.com and I will put you on the list and give you further instructions.  Get a couple of friends to do it with you and I will give you a discount.  The class size is limited to 10 so we all have a chance to paint big and share.

I recommend you read my small e-book INTUITIVE PAINTING: Art To Empower Your Life before the class or if you just want to know more about this.  It will take you through the steps and teach you a lot.  You can download easily  it at http://www.powerpaintingprocess.com/blog/books-ebooks/  There is a lot of great information about Intuitive Painting and what to expect  It is only $10.95 and arrives on your desktop right away.

I hope you can join me this Fall at my studio and experience this for yourself.  It is an amazing, rewarding and inspiring experience and what most of us can use more of in our life.  Look forward to painting with you.   See you in the Studio.

Here are complete details

The Workshop runs two full days, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am  to 5 pm.   It is held at my Studio, in Portland, Oregon.   All you have to do is wear old comfortable clothes you can get paint on, bring a sack lunch, have an open heart and  a curious mind and I will do the rest. Absolutely no experience necessary, you already have everything you need.  All inspiration and art materials supplied.

If you are from out of town and wanting to visit Portland I can recommend great places to stay downtown.  It is easy to get here we have an International Airport with light rail service to downtown.  Portland has award winning restaurants and lots of wonderful activities any time of year.  Just contact me and I will help you out.

Cost is $160 and includes all art supplies. Class is limited to 10 people so everyone has personal attention and lots of time to paint.  You can easily pay through Paypal  or you can send a check to Carolyn Winkler, 1001 N. Baldwin Street, Portland Or. 97217.

To Find Out More and ask questions just Email me at carolyn@powerpaintingprocess.com

SUMMER INTUITIVE PAINTING WEEKEND: Harnessing and Riding the Metaphors of Life for Deeper Understanding of IMAGINATION-your Mind, INTUITION-your Body and AUTHENTICITY-Yourself. July 23-24, 2011 at my studio in Portland Oregon.

Posted in Art, Art Books, Art Therapy, Art Workshops, Authentic Creativity, Authentic Self, Creativity, Discovering Your Shadow, Inner Journeys, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Intuitive Painting Therapy, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Shamanic Art on June 17, 2011 by Carolyn Winkler

POWER PAINTING PROCESS – INTUITIVE PAINTING WEEKENDS: Harnessing and riding the wild Metaphors of Life is an amazing Personal Journey of Self Discovery Using Paint. July 23-24, 2011 at my studio in Portland Oregon.

Anyone can do this, no previous experience required, if you can hold a paint brush you can paint. Beginning artists and professionals alike benefit from this weekend because it is about the skill of being authentic in your art. We all ride different horses and take different paths what we need to discover is our unique creativity and destiny and that is our deepest self. This Power Painting Process is designed to do just that. So join us on this journey into your deeper self to discover your center and be stronger in your life. You will take these lessons out into your world and make it a better place. Whenever we are authentic it inspires everything else.

I look forward to guiding you on your journey and providing all the tack. Just wear old clothes you can get paint on, all art materials are supplied. You bring a sack lunch for both days and any personal snacks. There is garden with a labyrinth for you to walk and lots of space to kick up your heals and be wild. This is a letting go of rules time and running free. So leave your responsibilities behind as you saddle up your steed. We are in for a wonderful ride through our imagination, intuition and our deep authentic self. Meet you at the stable door.

To buy my e-book INTUITIVE PAINTING: Art to Empower your life and see paintings and testimonials from former students go to www.powerpaintingprocess.com.

To register for the limited 8 spaces email me right away and I will add you to the list go to info@spiritmaskjourneys.com

The Workshop runs two full days, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. It is held at my Studio, in Portland, Oregon. All you have to do is wear old comfortable clothes you can get paint on, bring a sack lunch, have an open heart and a curious mind and I will do the rest. Absolutely no experience necessary, you already have everything you need. All inspiration and art materials supplied.

Cost is $160 and includes all art supplies. Class is limited to 10 people so everyone has personal attention and lots of time to paint.
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If you are from out of town here is a list of good places to stay.

THANKS Look forward to riding with you.