July 31, 2014

Making Abstract Art = A Whole New Being

Beaming, Oil Pastel, 10" x 10"

Many people in my classes and coaching programs say, "I need to connect with myself."


They have chosen making abstract art as a way to release tension, center their being, and restore connection 
between consciousness and unconsciousness.

Diving into a box of colors with canvas or paper at hand, marks appear from an intangible realm.  This out-pouring of intuition abandons the ticker tape of thoughts controlling the mind and allows for deep connection within ourselves.

Returning from the well of "No Words" a critical eye analyzes what has transpired out of the color and marks.
  • What grabs me?
  • What area pleases me least?
  • What clues in the colors and marks do I want to bring forward?
Then it is time to dance between thought and intuition with intentional and spontaneous marks living side by side, moving towards resolution.

The oil pastel above, Beaming, represents letting go of tension, getting centered, and feeling restored by making abstract art.

Contact Marianne to discuss how making abstract art will balance, center, and restore you!


July 2, 2014

Making Abstract Art = Mental Yoga

Marianne Mitchell, "Layering Energy", Oil Pastel, 22" x 30", 2014

Sometimes, in order to keep breathing, the left brain has to rest.

Many of us are required to sit for long hours, staring at our computer screens, exercising our fingers and linear brain power. Being the sole person generating my business I am occupied by this combination of activities for a good portion of every day.

Today, gradually but then suddenly my whole being felt suffocated and silently screamed, "NO MORE!"

With oil pastels and paper close at hand, the trusty iPod full of favorite tunes ready to go…
my hand furiously, albeit rhythmically, danced across the paper making random marks that turned into swaths of rich color and layered light. Conscious knowledge of "what it should be" was absent from my creative outburst.

Breathing regulated, energy returned, and equilibrium was restored.

Making Abstract Art is like doing Mental Yoga!

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