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Announcing New 6 Week Study Group “FINDING THE GIFTS IN YOUR SHADOW” Group Starts Thursday Evenings, March 16, 2017 continuining through April 20, 2017.

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2017 by Carolyn Winkler

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This is a 6 week study group and each week we learn a new way to discover and integrate our shadows. This will be one of the most powerful self help 6 weeks you could ever do. I like to think of our Shadows as our best friends we buried deep in the basement under the cement floor of our psyche. Most importantly they are exactly what we need in our life today to help us be stronger and truer to our authentic selves. Once you discover them and integrate them back into your life you are stronger, better able to cope and more whole.

If you have taken my Intuitive Painting Workshop we always do a little shadow work and everyone always loves it. Often my students ask if they are taking my workshop for the second or third time “are we going to do that turn around thing again, I really liked that?” And yes, we always do. It is so powerful in such a simple way. You will be learning this technique and 5 others to free up the energy and regain the use of your shadow parts to create a better life.  One of my former PhD students said “This wasn’t scary at all.”  I think he like a lot of people think the Shadow is bad and scary.  It is not that you will become your Shadow but will be able to use it when you need to.  Usually when you need to stand up for or want to be true to yourself.

The importance of working with your Shadows is based on the work of Carl Jung, Debbie Ford and Ken Wilber. The Shadow holds the key to discover what it is you are not allowing and how that is unconsciously sabotaging your life.   The Shadow described by Carl Jung are the parts of us that we disowned and keep hidden even from ourselves. These are the parts we buried deep in our unconscious and were not allowed to have as we were growing up and becoming the acceptable good people we wanted to be. The ones that others will love. These include not only the Dark Shadow. what we dislike about others and don’t want but also the Light Shadow, what we admire in others and don’t allow ourselves to be.

These parts we wanted hidden did not go away they just became repressed and even stronger effecting us in many unconscious ways. As you learn to respect and love your Shadows and accept and welcome the gifts they have you become stronger, calmer and more whole. Your life becomes more energized because you free all the energy you used to hold them down and now can use in other more useful ways.

To sign up for this Study Group please email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.com and I will add you to the list.  The cost for the 6 weeks is $35 per week, payable at each class. Or you can pay through Paypal the entire amount $210. The class is limited to 8 participants and is held at my Studio in North Portland.  Look forward to having you discover these valuable parts of yourself and feeling the results.

Each week everyone will process one aspect of their shadow. 

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Announcing New 2017 Spring Intuitive Painting Weekend “YOUR INNER WORLD IS WAITING.” Feb 11-12, 2017 at my studio in North Portland. Save the date and email me if you want to join. Limited to 8 participants

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5, 2017 by Carolyn Winkler

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My goal in teaching these weekends it to let everyone know they are creative and help them have a better life.   We all have inner worlds.  I teach you how to access and tap into them and discover strengths and wisdom you didn’t know you had.  Then you take that wisdom and create a better life.

*If you are from out of town and have always wanted to visit Portland there are lots of airbnb’s around.  Make it a creative getaway to start the New Year off right.

Anyone can do this, you don’t need any special skills. Everyone is born creative. If you can hold a paint brush and dip it in paint that is all you need. The paint will take you where you need to go.

All art supplies are provided. You don’t have to buy a thing.  All you need to do is show up, wear old clothes you can get paint on and bring a sac lunch. I will do the rest.

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Here are the details you need to know. Message me if you want to join us and I will put you on the list. Because the class is small and limited to only 8, I will need a deposit of $50 to save your space and the rest you can bring to the workshop on the 2nd. You can pay through Paypal or send me a check, either way just let me know. Look forward to painting with you.

The workshop runs Feb 11-12, 2017, Saturday and Sunday, all day from 10-5. The cost $180 for first time painters and discounted to $160 if your taking it for the second time. The cost includes all the art materials, use of my painting studio, teas and some healthy snacks. You need to wear old clothes and bring a sac lunch for both days.  That is it the rest is up to me.

Limited to 8 participants. Email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net to register and sign up.

Thanks for being a part of this.  Happy New Year

Carolyn

 

ANNOUNCING NEW FALL INTUITIVE PAINTING WEEKEND “ART TO EMPOWER YOUR LIFE.” Oct 1-2, 2016 from 10 to 5 at my studio in North Portland. Save the date and let me know if you can join us.

Posted in Art, Art Therapy, Art Workshops, Authentic Creativity, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Developing Intuition, Intuitive Painting, Intuitive Process Painting Workshop, Painting Workshops, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Uncategorized on August 8, 2016 by Carolyn Winkler

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Join us for this powerful weekend of INTUITIVE PAINTING and exploring our inner worlds.  This weekend is not about better techniques of painting but finding out what is inside. We learn to paint from those buried places that when discovered add strength and wisdom to our life. This is what INTUITIVE PAINTING is all about. You learn to let go, let come and tell your critic “Thank your for trying to protect me, but this time I want to try something new.”

 

Classes are limited to 8 painters so they fill up fast. Costs $180 for both days and includes all the paint and art supplies you need. So let me know as soon as possible you want to attend.

NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. If you can hold a paintbrush you have everything you need. All you do is wear old clothes you can get paint on and bring a sac lunch, the paint will do the rest. This is the perfect weekend for anyone that doesn’t think they are creative.

To register email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net and I will tell you how to sign up.

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DETAILS The workshop runs July 9-10, 2016, Saturday and Sunday, all day from 10-5. The cost $180 includes paints and all art materials, tea and some healthy snacks. Limited to 8 painters, all materials supplied. Email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net to register and sign up.

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Announcing my Next Intuitive Painting Weekend “UNLOCKING YOUR CREATIVE DOORS” coming up September 19 – 20, at my studio in North Portland. Mark your calendars and let me know.

Posted in Authentic Creativity, Authentic Self, Developing Intuition, Intuitive Painting, Intuitive Process Painting Workshop, Personal Growth, Process Painting, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Uncategorized on July 28, 2015 by Carolyn Winkler

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Let me know if you are ready to paint, and want to take part in this trans-formative weekend of finding those deep creative parts of your self burred long ago. Can’t wait to see what wants to come.

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When I was traveling in Paris and Stockholm this summer I went to all the big Museums and the one thing I learned is that I love my students and my Intuitive Paintings much more than all the greatest art they have. I did love Matisse, Monet, some of Picasso’s, and most of the contemporary art at the Pompidou Center. But most of the art didn’t have the deep heart and soul that my students paintings have or that come from this magical place inside that expresses who we are. This was a huge surprise. This is an important way to paint and one that anyone can do experienced or not. Everyone that has ever wanted to paint should take this workshop and get freer and more confident in their creative approach to art. I have been doing this now for over 10 years and have watched student after student find that deep place inside and unlock tallents they didn’t even know they had.

I can’t wait to share with my students my experiences and how much their art means to me. I predict that in the future there will be an acknowledgement of Intuitive Painting in the museums of the future. These are paintings that are not created to impress or sell or be anything other than the expression of the persons heart. The transformation of the person painting them.

Let me know if you want to join us in September.

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Note these two changes when signing up. Costs have changed and you need to make a deposit of $50 to hold your space when you sign up. I’ve had too many people cancel at the last minute and kept someone out that couldn’t take it because the class was full. My classes are very small and limited to 8 students, so when you sign up you take one of the few spots, when you cancel it effects the whole group. So please send me a check or paypal payment to hold your space when you sign up. This deposit is non refundable. The cost for all students new and repeating is now $180. We are going to be painting on a different medium, one that will last, not curl and probably not tear when wet. It is going to be really fun. Looking forward to introducing this new form. You can also use the old style of paper if you wish.

The workshop runs Sept 19-20, Saturday and Sunday, all day from 10-5. The cost includes paints and all art materials, tea and some healthy snacks. Experienced painters and beginners all enjoy this process. It is not about better techniques of painting but more about painting from your authentic heart. All you do is show up, wear old clothes you can get paint on and bring a sack lunch, I will do the rest.

Look forward to hearing from you and painting together soon. Email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net to register and sign up.

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Announcing May 3-4th, 2014 Intuitive Painting Weekend “FOLLOW THE PAINT WHERE YOU NEED TO GO” at my studio in North Portland. I will be in Japan Mar 21-April 4 no email. Will respond to your messages when I return.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2014 by Carolyn Winkler

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Just coming off the Spring Intuitive Painting Weekend and one of my students Mary Garvey wanted to do it again and asked me to please have another one right away.  The earliest I could do it is May 3-4 so wanted to announce that there will be one that weekend.   I’m calling it “FOLLOW THE PAINT WHERE YOU NEED TO GO” because that is what we do.  We follow the paint where it take us and share in the creative journey together.  It’s really fun and powerful and the paint does all the work.  Amazing things happen in just two days and the more times you do this the deeper you go.  So if you have ever wanted to paint using your intuition instead of your mind check your calendars and see if this weekend will work.  Let me know right away and I will add you to the list.  We already have 3 painters signed up so that leaves only 5 spaces left and

they fill up fast.

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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.

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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 this May.

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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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A Beautiful Mythic Metaphor by Geneen Marie Haugen

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2011 by Carolyn Winkler

I read this today and had to share it with all of you. This is the most beautiful piece of writing I have read in a long time. I felt my wings unfolding when I read the last line. It truly touched me in the deepest parts of my soul. This is what Intuitive Painting is all about, the journey and unfolding of your own wings. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

The Return
Some day, if you are lucky,
you’ll return from a thunderous journey trailing snake scales, wing fragments and the musk of Earth and moon.
Eyes will examine you for signs
of damage, or change
and you, too, will wonder
if your skin shows traces
of fur, or leaves,
if thrushes have built a nest
of your hair, if Andromeda
burns from your eyes.
Do not be surprised by prickly questions
from those who barely inhabit
their own fleeting lives, who barely taste
their own possibility, who barely dream.
If your hands are empty, treasureless,
if your toes have not grown claws,
if your obedient voice has not
become a wild cry, a howl,
you will reassure them. We warned you,
they might declare, there is nothing else,

no point, no meaning, no mystery at all,

just this frantic waiting to die.

And yet, they tremble, mute,
afraid you’ve returned without sweet
elixir for unspeakable thirst, without
a fluent dance or holy language
to teach them, without a compass
bearing to a forgotten border where
no one crosses without weeping
for the terrible beauty of galaxies
and granite and bone. They tremble,
hoping your lips hold a secret,
that the song your body now sings

will redeem them, yet they fear

your secret is dangerous, shattering,
and once it flies from your astonished
mouth, they-like you-must disintegrate
before unfolding tremulous wings.

-Geneen Marie Haugen