Archive for Creativity

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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SUMMER WORKSHOP *INTUITIVE POWER PAITNING* AUGUST 7-8 Register Now

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic Self, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Inner Journeys, Inner Wisdom, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Self Improvement, Workshops with tags , , , , on June 15, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler

My students in South Africa

I am back from South Africa. What an amazing experience. Had a blast sharing this process with 9 fabulous South Africans. All had a breakthrough experience and proves once again how powerful this process is. I look forward to sharing this experience with you in my studio in North Portland on August 7-8. I am starting to register for this weekend now. Please let me know if you want to join us.

I also wanted to share with you some of the photos from the South Africa experience and give you an idea of what their paintings are like. Hope you enjoy them.

Testimonial from Lisa who did the painting above:
Hi Carolyn
Tx so much for the foties. The workshop was amazing. Definitely one I have put on top of my list. I can so see a need for this process in my area + would like to share this workshop with so many others. So once my studio is up + ready (should be in 2months) I will invite others 2 join me.
I have been in contact with Brenda + have discovered so much more about both our paintings. I will NOT be burning mine but rather hanging it up. I have bought matt acrylic seal to paint over.
I feel so honored to have been given the opportunity to attend ur workshop!
I noticed the ELK was the first animal image to come through. Then the CROW. These I painted over + without realizing, the WOLF found his own way to me. How exciting!
After the workshop I came down with terrible flu, infact I am in bed trying to shoo away this “flu gremlin” before my youngest daughters 17th birthday dinner. Getting flu for me after a healing process is a good sign, as I always have a deep healing shift when this happens. So tx for bringing it on hahahaha. Glad u had a safe trip back. Look 4ward 2hearing from u soon!
Lisa

DETAILS ABOUT THE AUG 7-8 WORKSHOP BELOW:

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 and a copy of my E-Book Intuitive Painting: Art to Empower Your Life. 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. Just let me know you want to attend and I will put you on the list and you can pay closer to the time of the workshop.

To Find Out More and ask questions just Email me at carolyn@powerpaintingprocess.com or visit my websites http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com or http://www.powerpaintingprocess.com I will be out of the country April thru June so might not get back to you until after I return. Thanks for understanding.

Look forward to meeting you at the workshop.

Carolyn Winkler

Next *INTUITIVE PAINTING SUMMER WORKSHOP* Aug 7-8 at Spirit Mask Studio In Portland Oregon

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic, Authentic Creativity, Authentic Self, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Painting Workshops, Self Awareness, Self Discovery with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler

I am posting this summer workshop early because I am leaving for South Africa April thru June and wanted those of you that wish to take the next one to put it on your calendar. I know how busy our summers get so this lets you plan. While in South Africa I will be teaching workshops and traveling and not sure of my internet access. So if I don’t get back to you until June know that is the reason why.

Below is a painting from the last workshop by someone that had never painted before. Also the comment she made of her experience. I hope some of you decide to join me for this incredible experience of creative self discovery and I look forward to painting with you. Just click on photo for larger version.

“I had a profoundly cathartic experience in this painting workshop that left me feeling whole and clear from the inside. I have never played with paints in this way…and that is exactly what we did! Carolyn is incredibly gifted at creating and holding a safe and sacred space that allows for complete expression for whatever wants to emerge for the artist. I was genuinely surprised and very happy with my painting and look forward to sharing what I have learned here with my children as a way to process feelings and to become “unstuck.” You DO NOT have to be an artist to take this workshop…it is a fantastic and curious journey of self discovery that I will never, ever forget. Thank you Carolyn for being exactly the wonderful person that you are. I cannot thank you enough for the knowledge and passion that you shared with our group this weekend!!” Karli DuBois

DETAILS ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

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 and a copy of my E-Book Intuitive Painting: Art to Empower Your Life. 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. Just let me know you want to attend and I will put you on the list and you can pay closer to the time of the workshop.

To Find Out More and ask questions just Email me at carolyn@powerpaintingprocess.com or visit my websites http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com or http://www.powerpaintingprocess.com I will be out of the country April thru June so might not get back to you until after I return. Thanks for understanding.

Look forward to meeting you at the workshop.

Carolyn Winkler

*6 WEEK VISUAL JOURNALING STUDY GROUP FOR WOMEN* Feb 2nd thru Mar 9th, 2010

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Authentic Self, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Visual Journaling, Womens Suppor Groups with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler


NEW VISUAL-JOURNALING STUDY GROUP FOR WOMEN
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Testimonial – “I have spent most of my adult life trying to build a house for my soul. Through counseling and relationships I had collected the boards, the pipes, the wire, and the nails. But no matter how many times I stacked these materials together the best I could do was build some kind of lean-to. It was a good enough place to weather a storm but nothing like the house I wanted. The Intuitive Painting class I took with Carolyn gave me the stone I needed to build a strong foundation. And the Journaling class gave me the saw and hammer I needed to not only build a house for my soul but a home I am proud to share with the other’s.” — Tammy Gaylord

A Visual-Journaling Study Group is a small group of women coming together for 6 weeks to access and explore their emotions and find the messages, wisdom and guidance they carry within. They learn to recognize, shift and transform emotions by first receiving an image and then using developing questions to understanding the meaning the image it is trying to give. Images express what words cannot. By setting a clear intention, centering in body awareness, using guided visualization and then drawing the images that come, you are able to understand and make changes on all three levels needed for transformation, body, mind and cellular.

Our feelings communicate what our life needs and every emotion we have has an image attached. By accessing these images, our inner wisdom is brought to light and we are able to reduce stress, release anger, resolve conflicts, get in touch with our emotions and give voice to our soul. The body always knows and guides you to the place you need to go. Each week you will learn something new.

Week 1- Access and Express Your Emotions.
Week 2- Access, Release and transform your Stress-producing emotions.
Week 3- Let your images speak and tell you a story.
Week 4- Overcoming your fears.
Week 5-Resolving your inner conflicts.
Week 6-Visual Journaling as a lifelong practice.

Anyone can do this. You don’t need to know anything about using art materials or how to draw. You just need the desire and courage to explore, and open up the dialogue between your inner and outer worlds. Unlike regular journaling that uses language and the left brain, this is a direct right brain connection to your inner world.

Group meets weekly for 6 weeks, Tuesday evenings form 7 to 9, limited size 5 women. Please check my blog for the current schedules of new groups forming. Cost is $35 each weekly session for a total of $210. You will need a few inexpensive art supplies.

To register for a group or workshop or ask questions please email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com Or Call 503 734-6516

THE LONG AWAITED MASK WORKSHOP IS HAPPENING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Mask Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Improvement, self-confidence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2010 by Carolyn Winkler

This is the long awaited Mask Workshop I have been promising for 3 years. I hope this date will work for you and you can learn these 5 simple powerful masks and discover what’s behind them.

Spirits Behind The Masks – One Day Workshop
Saturday February 27th, 2010, from 10 to 3.
At Spirit Mask Studio, Portland Oregon

In this afternoon of mask making you discover a lot about yourself and how to communicate with the different parts of yourself not usually noticed in your everyday life. You unmask important symbols for what is needed in your life.

Absolutely anyone can do this and have a really good time. You can watch a short video at http://www.vimeo.com/806775. In the workshop you will learn 5 different fun ways to make simple masks and see what wants to emerge.

This is a great activity to do with a group because everyone has a really good time, you explore a little of your creative spirit and at the end we all wear the masks and dance them and have a really good time.

Cost is $97 and includes a free copy of my e book Spirits Behind the Mask: Portals To The Emerging Self. All materials and inspiration provided. Just bring a sack lunch for the break.

To register just email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com. The class is limited to 10 people so must check with me first before paying by PayPal or sending a check.

Fall Workshop-INTUITIVE PAINTING: EXPRESSING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF WEEKEND- Workshop November 7th-8th

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Inner Journeys, Inner Wisdom, intuition, Intuitive Painting, Painting Class, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Self Improvement, Workshops with tags , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by Carolyn Winkler

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Welcome to the last of my Intuitive Painting Weekend Workshops for 2009, the second weekend of November 7th-8th. This weekend is for people that want to express themselves authentically, be more creative and discover what is in their heart. This process is about letting go and painting with the right side of your brain, so no experience necessary you already know and have everything you need.

Experienced artists and non-artists alike benefit from this creative weekend. Studies prove that how we feel about ourselves effects how much joy and inspiration we get out of life. This workshop lets you play, find joy and get back on an authentic track. Playing freely with the paint allows you to reach deeper parts of yourselves and listen to what they have to say. So if you want to create a more authentic life this is the weekend for you.

I have done this process with many people over the years and it never fails to give you exactly what you need. This is a free, non-judgmental, playful way to re-connect with who you really are. One of my former students said it best, “My life was like a submarine and this opened up my hatch.”

Testimonials

I cannot tell you how much I appreciated your kindness and guidance this weekend. I love the work that we did. I hope to do some more work with you in the future. Thank you!
“It was a great experience that I would recommend to anybody interested in letting go. Carolyn leads you through this experience very gently.” Paula Austin, Web Designer

All art materials and a copy of my e-book INTUITIVE PAINTING; Art to Empower Your Life are included. The class size is limited to 8 to insure that everyone has the right support. It goes from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday with a break for lunch. Just wear old clothes you can get paint on and bring a sac lunch. To register or ask questions please email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com and let me know you want to attend. You can now pay through PayPal or send me a check. If you want Paypal just let me know and I will email you the invoice.

To find out more about me and what I do or see the testimonials from former participants, please visit my website http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com. I look forward to meeting you and seeing old faces on this wonderful creative adventure using paint.

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New Weekend Workshop – Soul Retreival Weekend Using Paint – August 1st-2nd, 2009

Posted in Art, Art Workshops, Consciousness, Creative Ways to Empopwer Your Life, Creativity, Inner Journeys, Inner Wisdom, intuition, Painting Workshops, Personal Growth, Self Awareness, Self Discovery, Self Healing, Self Help, Self Improvement with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Carolyn Winkler

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Soul Retrieval Weekend Using Paint

Carolyn Winkler, Art Shaman and Creative Spirit Guide.

Native peoples ask….When did you stop dancing?  When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted? They say this is when you experienced soul loss.  My creative journeys help you get back on your path.

Weekend of August 1st and 2nd at Spirit Mask Journeys Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Is this you?

You are interested in personal growth and long to express yourself

You want a safe way to explore your inner world and see what’s in your heart.
You always wanted to try painting but thought you had to have special training first.
You know your Authentic Self is in there somewhere but not sure how to reconnect.
You want to develop intuition and find the guidance it can give.

What the Weekend is Like!

This Soul Retrieval Weekend takes you safely and gently into the untapped mystery of your inner world. This fun filled painting process lets you freely play with paint and get reacquainted with creative, intuitive, authentic parts you think you may have lost. It is all about the process, letting go of judgment and not being in control, so you are free to discover what you need to know and let the painting spirits get you back on track. One of my former students said it best, “My life was like a submarine and this open up my hatch.”

Workshop is Saturday and Sunday, 10 am  to 5 pm, August 1st and 2nd, at Spirit Mask Studio, North Portland. All materials and inspirational journey provided. Just wear old comfortable clothes you can get paint on, bring a sack lunch, an open heart and  curious mind. No experience necessary, you have everything you need, this is a great freeing experience for advanced artist and beginners alike. We all could use a little Soul Retrieval now and then.

All art supplies and a copy of $10 E-Book Guide, Intuitive Painting: Art to Empower Your Life are included. Along with a group of kindred spirits to paint and explore. Class limited to 8 people so I advise you register right away. I now have Paypal option for paying by credit card. Just email me and request an invoice.

You can pay with your credit card or paypal account by clicking here.


About me!

To learn more about me and what I do please visit my website and blog. http://www.spiritmaskjourneys.com. You will find testimonials about the classes and background information on me. I am extensively trained in processes to help you self explore. My job is to provide the safe, sacred container for you to do just that. I look forward to painting with you soon. To register or ask questions call 503 734-6516 or email me at info@spiritmaskjourneys.com

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