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 New Spring 2015 Intuitive Painting Weekend “PAINTING FROM THE INSIDE OUT” May 16-17, at my studio in North Portland.

Posted in Art Workshops, Authentic Self, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Intuitive Process Painting Workshop, Painting Class with tags , on March 26, 2015 by Carolyn Winkler

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Hi everyone are you ready to Paint? I know I am. Are you ready to let go, dive deep and follow your intuition where it wants you to go? This weekend is about painting from that deep place inside and in the most authentic way. Everyone can do this no experience required you have everything you need “YOU.” The paint helps you discover what wants to get out so you can live a better life. Just follow the paint and it will take you where you need to go. Can’t wait to see the paintings that want to come.

My new kitchen took a lot longer than I thought but now it’s almost done and I have my studio back. I”m inviting you to join me for two fabulous days as we go inside, listen to our heart, get out of our own way and let our bodies do the painting. You’ll be amazed at the paintings that come and how they unlock the places that need it the most.

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How great it is to share this experience with others and learn from each other along the way. What a great opportunity it is to come together and share the wild adventure of discovering parts of ourselves we didn’t even know were there. If you want to join us please email me at carolyn_winkler@comcast.net and I will add you to the list and send you and email of where to send your check. The details are below. Look forward to seeing you and the wonderful paintings that want to come.

The cost is $180 for the 2 days of painting if it’s your first time and $120 if you have taken it before and want to repeat. The workshop runs May 16-17, 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.

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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.

Announcing New Fall Intuitive Painting Weekend “FREE THE PAINT AND LET GO” October 4-5, 2014, at my studio in North Portland. This will be the last Workshop for 2014 so save the date and let me know if you want to join us.

Posted in Authentic Self, Intuitive Painting, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery on August 22, 2014 by Carolyn Winkler

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This was a big travel year for me, Hawaii and Japan in Spring and Barcelona this Summer. I’m finely back and I learned a lot I want to share with you. Hawaii taught me to connect with the loha (spirit) of the brushes and paint. Japan taught me to breath and appreciate the beauty of nature and the art “WE” create. Barcelona taught me how important “FREEDOM” is to creativity and without it how we hold back. The focus of this Octobers Intuitive Painting Weekend is “FREEDOM and LETTING GO.” To let the images and messages freely come and possibly change our life. All we need to do is get out of the way and let the paint flow.

“FREEDOM” is our call and our call will be answered.

So if you feel like painting as much as I do join me and a small band of painters. Leaving all our cares behind, being in the moment and sharing our hearts. If this appeals to you just let me know and I’ll add you to the list. Can’t wait to paint with you.

The cost is $180 for the 2 days of painting if it’s your first time and $120 if you have taken it before and want to repeat. The workshop runs October 4-5, Saturday and Sunday, all day from 10-5. The cost includes all paints and art materials, tea and some healthy snacks.

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This weekend is for everyone, no previous art experience required. You have everything you need. Experienced painters and beginners all enjoy this process. It is not about better techniques of painting but more bout painting from your 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.

Workshop is Limited to 8 students so if you want to come, save the date and let me know right away so i can save your spot.
Looking forward to painting with you and seeing what wants to come. Feel free to contact me thru email carolyn_winkler@comcast.net if you have any questions.

See you in a few weeks. Carolyn

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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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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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