Alchemize Your Inner Knowing through Liberating Self-Expression

INTUITIVE PAINTING RETREAT
with
SHILOH SOPHIA & JONATHON MCCLOUD

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Since 2017 thousands of people worldwide have experienced the phenomenon known as APOTHECARY. An approach to transformation through creativity for anyone regardless of artistic talent - really - because this has nothing to do with being a good painter and everything to do with setting yourself free...

APOTHECARY

Unlock Your Intuition and Liberate Your Innate Gift

LIVE Intentional Creativity® Weekend Retreat in Sonoma and Global Virtual Classroom

March 3.4.5, 2023

Taught by Founders of MUSEA: Center for Intentional Creativity
Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud

Alchemize Inner Knowing
through Liberating
Self-Expression

INTUITIVE PAINTING RETREAT

Attend Online or in Sonoma

Register Today!

Since 2017 thousands of people worldwide have experienced the phenomenon known as APOTHECARY. An approach to transformation through creativity for anyone regardless of artistic talent - really - because this has nothing to do with being a good painter and everything to do with setting yourself free...

APOTHECARY

Unlock Your Intuition and Liberate Your Innate Gift

LIVE Intentional Creativity® Weekend Retreat in Sonoma and Global Virtual Classroom

March 3.4.5, 2023

Taught by Founders of MUSEA: Center for Intentional Creativity
Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud

  • WHO: APOTHECARY is for ALL Ya'll! Women, Men and Gender Non-Conforming, Mermaids, and Mystics - as long as you can hold a brush you can come!
  • WHAT: Create a symbolic painting that is a representation of your activated intuition and inner symbology.
  • WHEN: March 3.4.5. 2023. Paint LIVE or watch when it works for you
  • WHERE: Broadcast LIVE Online or join our in-studio audience at MUSEA Sonoma. Connect with our global community inside our virtual classroom.
  • WHY: Invite your Inner Creatrix to step out of the cage and get messy with paint. No expectations - only transformations.
  • HOW: Register TODAY to prepare your home studio! Tuition is $347 virtual or $497 Sonoma. Payment plans are available starting at $75/month!

Many of our students have taken APOTHECARY over and over again. The information you receive gets better and better. There is always new wisdom and insight to guide you on your journey. This is Apothecary 3.0 and has a focus on accessing intuition!

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"This weekend changed my life. I quickly became addicted to art as a healing journey which led me to play 100% and become a certified Red Thread artist, guide, and connector to our tribe. In 2022, I connected through Grief to bring reconnection and reparation to our world. I hold Shiloh and Jonathan in heartfelt gratitude for all that you are and all that you do." ~ Elizabeth Ellen


Watch this video to experience co-teachers Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud as they candidly share about the inspiration for this class and why you should jump on in and join us!

Here at Musea, we paint for access to our inner world with the canvas as our portal. Often we need a pause from the outer world to tune into our inner self, which we like to call the Muse!

These past three years have left many of us wondering where we fit in with a world that has drastically changed. With all we see on social media and the news, fear can be louder than our own intuition.

Do you often feel disconnected from your own inner knowing?

Are you able to trust yourself over all the noise happening around you?

How can feel confident enough to discern what we allow into our own energy field and what we don't?

With the pandemic and lockdowns, what used to feel like your sacred creative space may leave you feeling unconsciously or consciously confined. How can we reclaim our personal sanctuary and rediscover our creative flow?

The Answer: Creativity is the antidote to fear. By going deeper with the paintbrush, you unlock a new level of self-awareness to decisions that feel aligned for YOU.

This is not a "paint by number" class. What sets us apart is the Intentional Creativity Method® we've practiced with tens of thousands of students over the last 12 years. We paint for wisdom, healing, and transformation from the inside out.

Making art calms the nervous system, reminding us that it's safe to come out again. When you take a class with MUSEA, you are connected to a global circle of creatives painting along with you from their studios and living rooms around the world! These people are boldly rediscovering their purpose right alongside you.

What you create will blow you away and likely change your life (seriously). No painting experience is required, yet all levels of experience are welcome!

What students are saying about Apothecary

"I loved this process. It was very healing and transformative, but it was also really fun! I ended up with a painting that really speaks to me and is a beautiful reminder of the truth of my story. I feel that this truly shifted something for me that had been stuck in my energy field since my early childhood, and I am grateful that it has been transformed through this alchemical process." ~ Myrna 2021


"What a wild ride this has been. It was such a great experience on so many levels and I would do it all over again! I just loved every single bit of it! Truly transformational." ~ Anja Kersten 2021


"Apothecary helped me to see that I had settled into a path that was not fulfilling on a spiritual and emotional level for me and the direction I need to be moving in" ~ Jennifer Whirlow 2021


"PTSD is so real and people do not want to confront it, nor deal with it. This course brings it to the forefront in a pleasant, releasing way. Thank you!" ~ Gina "Aussie" Milinovich 2021


"I wanted to try to express my deepest gratitude for this community. The individual and collective power that is held and witnessed is beyond description. The magic, the quantum mycelium of the red thread. Growing and swelling with love, hope, and joy. I am grateful to the hearts of the stars and back for each of you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!" ~ Drew 2022

APOTHECARY works with what we call MEDICINE PAINTING because we create with intent for Illumination and Transformation

Medicine Painting can be a choice for anyone to spark healing, not just artists, the talented, or those who feel they are creative. Creativity cannot be relegated to those with skill alone. Creativity activates inherent life force and can be put into practice as a powerful tool to summon the inner healer.

Approaching painting as a healing journey can be thought of as a blooming branch of neo-shamanism with roots that go back to our ancestral healing practices. Storytelling, ritual, embodiment, ceremony, intention, marking, and prayer was often a part of the healing practices from the past. Painting with an intent to heal, deliver remedies, tell stories, and warn those in the future of potential dangers, can be identified in many ancient civilizations. The art that remains in our human archives, provides visual evidence.

Watch this video as Shiloh Sophia explains Medicine Painting

Challenging times require extraordinary measures. How can processing stuck energy and fear actually be fun, put you in the flow state, and provide some relief? We will show you. You don't have to be an artist to experience the benefits of this, you simply have to show up with a big brush, a bold hand, and be open to self-discovery.

Is this for you? Of course! Intentional Creativity is for everyone. If you have wanted to know what Intentional Creativity is really all about, this is it. If you are a seasoned creative working with Intentional Creativity or an artist, this will be new territory but with a familiar affirmation of what you have been experiencing with the expanded language codex of Medicine Painting. And if you haven't picked up a paintbrush in years, this is for you too!

Little colorful bottles with elixirs with mysterious labels, hidden doors, ancient library books in a cosmic apothecary of your own making....curves, and lines... colors and shapes... textures and collages.  

What magic will be revealed?

Apothecary Student Shares

Renee Major 2021

"I’ve gotten more out of the past 3 weeks than I have in years of therapy!!"

Annie Sylling 2021

"I have been in search of my purpose on this planet, watching in horror at the chaos unfolding, wishing I could somehow make a difference. I have found my purpose. An excerpt from one of my writings during Apothecary: "I am a vessel that flows love and light into the dark places. I am a vessel of abundant love, light, and healing energy, filled with hope and happiness, with joy in abundance. I am a vessel intentionally and lovingly made, created for the greater good of the collective. I am a vessel of service, of creativity, of love and life- to radiate light and love into the world."

Phoebe Miller 2021

"The name of my Apothecary is Serenity. My vessels are Infusion, Perseverance, and Love; to me, it's a beautiful reflection of my values, growth, character building, and the love that I have not only received but choose to share with the world around me."

Robyn Fell 2021

"The Apothecary journey has been life-changing for me, even from across the world, working remotely, I felt held and a real sense of belonging within that community. The content was stunningly delivered in just the right sized pieces and the ongoing support was deeply encouraging, congruent, and, well, supportive!"

Linda Allen 2021

"If you are ready to stop playing victim, this is the tool to be accountable for your own medicine, your own healing, your own path to writing new stories."

Kate Elliott 2021

"I love the process of exploration and revelation, and really taking the time to move through it at my own pace. My painting sat for a month with the bottles in outline until I was ready to listen deeper. It had a lot to say!"

Kristin Aardema Faigh 2021

"I feel I have come/am coming home."

8 Step Painting Process + Visual Journaling + Poetry Writing + Guest Teaching Sessions

An Introduction to Apothecary from Shiloh Sophia & Jonathan McCloud

What if you could hear your intuition and voice in clear new way?

Demo paintings from Apothecary 2.0 with Shiloh Sophia & Jonathan McCloud

A message from Shiloh Sophia: Why this, why now? 

Dear One, 

I am inviting you into the alchemical heart of Intentional Creativity®

What it is and how it works. How to use it to navigate the changing terrain of our lives. How to focus on a specific theme of alchemizing your inner knowing. Learn how to curate consciousness using the tool of creativity coupled with metacognition: thinking about thinking.

We will learn how to alchemize the stuck parts of ourselves that keep us confused and in limbo & reveal our gift. The painting will be an artifact.

By working with the idea of the 'canvas' as your apothecary, you will create an expressionistic intuitive painting - moving ideas and energies into the physical domain.  

Little colorful bottles with elixirs with mysterious labels, hidden doors, ancient library books in a cosmic apothecary of your own making....curves, lines...colors and shapes...textures, and collages.  

Why this? Because many of us need pathways to innovative healing. Because we have already tried so many things! And because the state of our inner world and outer world is changing so much, we need tools to help us with resiliency. Why now? Just look at what's happening right now in our world, our lives, we need to gather ourselves together and create magic through virtual spaces. And so we are rising to the occasion!

This class emerged in 2018 and has been taught online, in Australia, and at our Sonoma Studio, Musea, as well as by Intentional Creativity Teachers around the world. The class videos you watch are the refined curriculum after working with hundreds of people in their medicine painting experience.

The ideas behind this work are my deepest heart medicine combined with the perspective and gifts of my husband, Jonathan McCloud. He is part goofball and part genius; this class was inspired by him and his experience of transforming PTSD.

I am here to serve and create, this is my ministry. I hope you will join us as we collectively paint in a virtual circle around the world.

Many blessings and huge gratitude,

Through imaginative inquiry, we will reduce and distill core story elements into a mythos that lives in a very curious cabinet. This cabinet is your very own cosmic apothecary. It is only to be opened by you, as you choose to heal what ails you within.

Labrys in My Teapot by Shiloh Sophia from 2018 Apothecary Course

A message from Shiloh Sophia: Why this, why now? 

Dear One, 

I am inviting you into the alchemical heart of Intentional Creativity®

What it is and how it works. How to use it to navigate the changing terrain of our lives. How to focus on specific healing intentions. And how to curate consciousness using the tool of creativity coupled with metacognition: thinking about thinking.

We will learn how to alchemize difficult parts of ourselves & stories into tools of transformation - wounds into wonders!  

By working with the idea of the 'canvas' as your apothecary, you will create an expressionistic intuitive medicine painting - moving ideas and energies into the physical domain.  

Little colorful bottles with elixirs with mysterious labels, hidden doors, ancient library books in a cosmic apothecary of your own making - curves, and lines, colors, and shapes, textures and collages.  

Why this? Because many of us need pathways to innovative healing. Because we have already tried so many things! And because the state of our inner world and outer world is changing so much, we need tools to help us with resiliency.

Why now? Just look at what's happening right now in our world, our lives, we need to gather ourselves together and create magic through virtual spaces. And so we are rising to the occasion!

This class emerged in 2018 and has been taught online, in Australia, and at our Sonoma Studio, Musea, as well as by Intentional Creativity Teachers around the world. The class videos you watch are the refined curriculum after working with hundreds of people in their medicine painting experience.

The ideas behind this work are my deepest heart medicine combined with the perspective and gifts of my husband, Jonathan McCloud. He is part goofball and part genius; this class was inspired by him and his experience of transforming PTSD.

I am here to serve and create, this is my ministry. I hope you will join us as we collectively paint in a virtual circle around the world.

Many blessings and huge gratitude,

Labrys in My Teapot by Shiloh Sophia from 2018 Apothecary Course

THE CLASS EXPERIENCE

THE CLASS EXPERIENCE

Create a Medicine Painting 

An Apothecary is a place, receptacle, or a vessel where things are literally put or stored. Your canvas will be the physical place this happens. Explore core stories in your personal mythos that are ready to be alchemized. Bring form to the feelings and change how it lives in your body and your field. We will use layers of glaze, color, symbols, equations, codes, and ideas. You will experience expanded space...and play with paint!

Healing is at your fingertips!

Ritual Marking to Move Energy

The stored/trapped/stuck energy lives in our field.
What if you could move it and liberate space for you to expand, breathe, explore? We will reduce the size the tragedies take up and make and mark remedies. Little colored bottles, secret books, handwritten labels collage. Experience release...  

Visual Journaling with Jenafer Joy will offer integration of the entire experience!

Alchemizing New Pathways

This is an intuitive alchemical painting process that you can't get wrong. We will be working with the apothecary metaphor and actually make little drawers and bottles and medicines for what ails you and literally crafting your own remedy with your own creativity! No painting experience is needed. Experience something new... yet with ancient mystical roots.

Ancient Cosmic Cowgirls?

Prehistoric cave paintings from 12,000 years ago in Ennedi Plateau, Tschad in the Sahara Desert invite us to ponder who we are, and what stories we tell. Through exploring the art of ancient and not so ancient art, and how they are used to tell stories through symbol, we will 'narrate' through image, part of our healing journey as text onto our bottles, books in our apothecary. Pictographs show us how to distill important information into condensed symbols...

Shift your current worldview 

We often see the world through the eyes of the tragedies and hardships we have experienced. What if it was possible to view it from an expanded framework? Where you are informed by, but not hindered by, who you have been so far. Self Discovering invites something truly fresh...Experience new access....The way we work with story is future-forward instead of visiting the traumas of the past.

AN ALCHEMICAL ROAD TO HEALING

Intentional Creativity is potent, practical, and powerful for shifting energy and stories. And for reducing and catalyzing suffering, and transforming it into something truly useful. Yes, we have the power to do that! Oh YA Whoop! However, trauma often lives in image-based story. Trying to change the story and how it lives within us, without working with image, often isn't getting the results we need. This is exactly what the process opens: taking the inside thought/idea and bringing it into the form-based domain to make the experience visual. We think it. We create it. We witness it and are changed by it in our brains. It is so elemental and basic, yet understanding how it works, giving process and language to it, changes HOW we can access it and work with it.  

Our beautiful brains process how we ‘see’ and experience life. We will work directly with what we know about how the brain processes and how to shift these patterns. If you wonder why the same stories keep showing up even after years of mental processing in your life and therapy, then perhaps it is time to try a new modality. The issues live in the field of energy and movie-story-memories in your mind and your tissues. We know this can be shifted and we know that you are your own healer and you are the only one that can shift them. We have tools to take you down that alchemical road to healing. You will experience new insights, innovation, and fresh mojo. Let's just how our thoughts impact our reality, with a paintbrush.  

Even if you have already done a lot of story work, this will be unlike any experience you have ever had. If you DO the class and you don't feel it was worth it, you get your money back (you must do the class however). 

Jonathan McCloud will be teaching alongside Shiloh Sophia & sharing about PTSD and how his stories are translated into gifts and skills. The idea for APOTHECARY came from his own story following his 7 years in the military as a pararescueman and how he works to transform 'tragedies into remedies' through Intentional Creativity. A soldier. A chef. Poet. Musician. And muse of Shiloh Sophia. 

Here Jonathan McCloud is teaching during the New Orleans Apothecary Workshop.

Apothecary 2018 in New Orleans


Interested in Intentional Creativity® Guide Certification?

Register for Red Thread Training 2023 before the deadline to receive Apothecary 2023 as a complimentary gift.

Apothecary is one of the Prerequisites for Red Thread: Intentional Creativity Guide Certification Training. If you feel called to be a modern-day healer and guide circles of transformation, your first step is to take the APOTHECARY Course which includes foundational teachings to prepare for the Red Thread Training.

Learn about all four of our Certifications.

Discover the benefits of becoming an Intentional Creativity Guide

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION

For Sonoma registration keep scrolling

For those pursuing a degree with MUSEA University, Apothecary is eligible for One full credit. We will share more with those who register.

PURCHASE VIRTUAL TICKET 

Tuition: $397, or 3-pay of $150, or 6-pay of $75

  • WHAT: APOTHECARY Virtual Retreat: Unlock Your Intuition + Liberate Your Innate Gift!
  • WHEN: March 3.4.5, 2023. Opening Zoom Circle March 3rd at 2pm PT. Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm PT. Recordings are provided to watch at your leisure.
  • WHERE: Watch via LIVE broadcast and share your process in our community classroom, the Red Thread Cafe! 
  • WHO: For Women, Men and Gender Non-Conforming. As long as you can hold a brush you can come to this class.
  • HOW: With acrylic paint on canvas. A materials list will be provided to prepare your home studio. 
  • WHY: To create a symbolic painting that is a representation of your activated intuition and inner symbology.

ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS: Those who can afford the regular price make it possible for us to offer savings to others who express a need. We are a community that practices reciprocity. If you need a scholarship, a $50 savings is available with code liberate.

WE GUARANTEE OUR EXPERIENCES WILL KNOCK YOUR RED-STRIPED SOCKS OFF! We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee if you complete the process and do not experience it as worthwhile. You can view our refund policy here. 

Note: Engaging in this level of inquiry about the stories you hold can be intense. However, you are in a safe and protected environment to process in your own home or another space that you choose. This process will provide an opportunity to let go of some of the excess baggage you have been carrying. In the end, the entire experience will allow you to feel liberated and connected to your intuition. If you are in a breakdown, this is not a good time to attend this class because we do not and cannot provide therapy-based support. Prepare for a shift and some potentially triggering depth diving.

Three Bonuses

ENERGY AS MEDICINE VIDEO SESSIONS

You will receive access to three special guest video dialogues sessions.

  • Personal medicine with Dr. Lissa Rankin.
  • Energy medicine with Desda Zuckerman, founder of Your Sacred Anatomy.
  • Exploring energy with Lou Reed, founder of Energy Medicine Institute.

JOIN US
at MUSEA Sonoma!

PURCHASE SONOMA TICKET 

Tuition: $497 or 3-pay of $187 or 6-pay of $94

Lodging is available at MUSEA for $100/night - space is limited.

  • WHAT: APOTHECARY: Unlock Your Intuition and Liberate Your Innate Gift!
  • WHEN: March 3.4.5, 2023. Opening Circle Friday at 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Recordings are provided to watch at your leisure.
  • WHERE: MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity, 75 Fremont Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476
  • WHO: For Women, Men and Gender Non-Conforming - as long as you can hold a brush you can come to this class.
  • HOW: We will use acrylic paint on canvas. Materials are provided - bring your own brushes.
  • WHY: Create a symbolic painting that is a representation of your activated intuition and inner symbology.

BONUS! Sonoma participants will also receive the class recording to refer back to the experience and continue the painting at home.

ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS: For the Sonoma experience, we are pricing this class as reasonably as we can to cover our hard costs. We ask that you take advantage of our payment plan if possible. For those who need a partial scholarship, a $50 savings is available with code liberate.

WE GUARANTEE OUR EXPERIENCES WILL KNOCK YOUR RED-STRIPED SOCKS OFF! We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee if you complete the process and do not experience it as worthwhile. You can view our refund policy here. 

Take a virtual tour of MUSEA Sonoma, to get a sense of the ambiance, beauty, and creativity awaiting your arrival!

Photos from past painting classes in person with Shiloh Sophia.

Experiences with Men

While many of our courses are intended for women, Apothecary, in particular, has proven to be a beautiful experience for women and men alike. Here is Jonathan McCloud doing his process in 2019 along with Shiloh Sophia. 

In 2018, Intentional Creativity Teacher, Trish O'Malley did Apothecary with her husband Yohan and said... 

“Painting and working Intentional Creativity together is one of the deepest joys of my marriage and allows Yohan to truly value my work and support me fully. His apothecary painting is the center focal point of our home and we both treasure what he journeyed into in the process. Take this one y'all and bring your beloved along.”  

In 2019, Intentional Creativity Teacher, Katy Atchison, and her boyfriend did this painting together. Here is a share of their experience.

"I especially loved the mix of lectures and painting videos here. Sitting down with B and listening to "heady concepts", which made us think about how to choose Self Actualized vs Self by Proxy and how we can continue to do that... Living life fully activated vs. living life passively.

I know that this was "extra credit" as I worked through my Color of Woman training this year...and maybe I wasn't "suppose to" take this class as I am deep in my quest, but it enriched my experience so much. It was the PERFECT painting to do for me after Talisman, as I was able to take some of those concepts and really dive even a little deeper than I had in that painting.

My experience painting alongside B was just... it was a dream state almost. I loved standing next to him and being in the flow together... I was smiling ear to ear as he just didn't want to stop painting some days. It was just the BEST thing to be able to share Intentional Creativity® with him and for him. He had said "I can see how deep this can go"...and it helps him to see how transformative Color of Woman is for me. Also, being able to see Shiloh and see how supportive the community is - he was able to see how supported I am in my life as an artist right now. + how supportive you all are towards HIM."

Meet your Cosmic Guides

Founders of MUSEA : Intentional Creativity Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud 

She is an artist and writer. He is a chef and sommelier. Together they are a husband and wife team, business owners and operators across a spectrum of interests. The pair joined their creative forces in 2013 with events in the Bay Area and around the world, now serving tens of thousands of clients with a philosophy and lifestyle concept they call Intentional Creativity® (creating with intention). The brand that serves all these interests is named “Musea”, Latin for multiple museums.  

Jenafer C. Owen aka Jenafer Joy: Brimming with the quirky enthusiasm that prompted her nom de plume (pen name). It is impossible to spend time with Jenafer Joy and not fall in love with yourself, with the whispering of your muse, and with Jena's heartfelt and contagious love of the creative life. Jena’s specialty is inspired inquiries for the journal. Her quick playful gentle nudges carry you towards your own deep important answers. Learn more: www.inspiredinquiries.com 

..::STUDENT WORK & SHARES::..

..::STUDENT WORK & SHARES::..

Dawn Karolides Apothecary 2020

Dawn Karolides - Apothecary 2020

"Honestly, witnessing Shiloh and Jonathan in the brief opportunities through their shares and in Apothecary has done much to help me heal."

Selma Egberts Apothecary 2020

Selma Egberts - Apothecary 2020

“My first course with Intentional Creativity was Apothecary in 2020. And I found it an amazing, beautiful way of Medicine Painting. It gave me a new perspective on how to deal with my body and brain after my traffic accident in 2014 and to use my creativity conscious and intuitive.

I learned to be more aware of my capabilities and to find a balance between my inner and outer worlds. I’m still grateful that I.C. came on my path.”

Gisela Pineiro - Apothecary 2020

"Apothecary this one was literally life-changing... the Catalyst for big change"

Bonnie Jasik - Apothecary 2021

"I have been so blessed by the Apothecary course. The self-paced structure was perfect- giving me the time I needed to delve deeply into the recesses of my subconscious, uncovering forgotten emotions that yearned for healing so that joy could more fully flow through my biofield. As I painted my very own space for healing and empowerment, it became more and more “real,” as though I could just walk right in any time I needed self-care. The course has also led me to realize that art truly has the power to change the world- quantum physics teaches us that when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. Art helps us change the way we look at ourselves and the world. I have grown so much as an artist and a human being. Bravo to MUSEA!!"

Brittany Eifler - Apothecary 2021

"This was such an enjoyable process! Each step of the process is built perfectly off the last and it really helps you "trust the process." I feel like I've learned things from this course that will show up in my future paintings. I loved this course and will definitely be taking more!"

Moana Whatu Apothecary 2020

Moana Whatu - Apothecary 2020

"I have had the privilege of doing this twice now, just loved it! one of my favorites! I really looked deeply into my own medicine, which keeps me strong healthy, vibrant, and juicy!! making informed intentional choices about our remedies!! ♥️♥️♥️"

Carol Fairbanks - Apothecary 2021

My Apothecary experience is not just one isolated opportunity for healing through creativity, but rather it is one stepping stone in the path of my personal growth toward self-actualization. With every piece of art I complete, I see myself cycling through common themes of my life that are asking for attention, but with each painting focusing on a higher level. The 8 paintings I have created since my first Legend experience in January 2020 are a visual record of my journey toward wholeness, and collectively, they continue to "teach" me the very wisdom I seek!”

Sharon Handy Apothecary 2020

Sharon Hardy - Apothecary 2020

"This class is powerful.... you get out of it what you put into it...My eyes were really opened.... especially about boundaries."

Sherry Banaka, 2019 course

Student Tamera Boyd Hays: Bringing Medicine Forward, 2019 New Orleans class

Student Kara Young: Good Medicine, 2018 course

Shiloh Sophia, 2019 course

Leisl Bryant, 2018 course

Crystal Easton, 2019 course

Emily Grieves Apothecary 2018

Artists, Founders, Innovators who have worked with Shiloh Sophia

A wild rebel, edge walker, and poet with a paintbrush, Shiloh Sophia has built a movement of Intentional Creativity around the premise that women sourcing an image of the divine feminine within is some of the most radical work that can be done. Her teachings bring women to the canvas to alchemize, potentize, and create the legends they want to live. Hers is a world that embraces contradiction. It is about living wide-awake with an open heart, steers away from demonizing and into designing- as in, intentional design. ~ Shannon Thompson, Founder, Shakti Rising  

Shiloh McCloud is an exquisite artist, a great teacher, and a healer. In four hours she was able to heal 40 years of emotional wounding that kept me from painting. Her process is amazing. She draws out the spirit within and guides you in expressing your innermost knowing. Since studying with her I have painted on a regular basis and much to my surprise my work has been exhibited purchased, understood, and enjoyed by others. The time you spend with Shiloh is worth every minute of it. Do yourself a favor and pick up that paintbrush. ~ Chief Luisah Teish, Author and Artist  

I can tell you that as someone who once studied art more formally, more academically, I learned more from you in a shorter period of time than I did in 5 years of college. I sometimes stand back and wonder whether I did Color of Woman training so I could teach or so I could paint, and I’m still not sure, still torn, still questioning, but I do know Color of Woman training and my work with you allowed my own style to deepen and change dramatically, in a way that is perceivable to the people who have been looking at my work all these years. ~ Emily K. Grieves

We have always been painting people. A search online of modern and ancient paintings with stories, journeys, symbols, and healing yields...

Australia, Gwion Gwion (Tassel Bradshaw) figures wearing ornate costumes, 40,000 years old

SCANDINAVIA Saami Shaman Frame Drum of the segmented variety. The symbols were determined by the shaman and used in shamanic healing rituals. 1700s CE

GREECE Black Figure Vase paintings of women, 620 to480 BC

TEXAS, Native America, Archaic Period

INDIA Rock paintings, Two men under a tent, Bhimbetka, 12,000 to 5,000 BCE

IRELAND The Book of Kells, 800 CE. This folio opens the gospel of St. John 

SOUTH AMERICA Rock Art from Mataral, Santaa Cruz, Bolivia Age Unknown

Retablo to the Virgin of Sorrows for Frida Kahlo, (Mexico).1940

RUSSIA Icon painting of Bobolubskaya Mother of God 1780 CE

NATIVE AMERICA, Escalante, UTAH

SAINT HILDEGARD, GERMANY, Doctor of the Church 1098 – 1179 (1 of 2)

SAINT HILDEGARD, GERMANY, Doctor of the Church 1098 – 1179 (2 OF 2)

ITALY Jesus Healing the Bleeding Woman, Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, Rome, 304 CE

AFRICA Korhogo Mud Cloth made by the Senufo people. The designs on the cloth will always represent a cherished ideal, favored celebration, or give honor to respected animals.

Marrapinti by Australian artist Naata Nungurrayi. Her work hints at sacred women's ceremonial sites, their dancing, and the designs on their bodies - modern but based on ancient ideas

AFGHANISTAN Decorative plaque, Bergam, 1st century CE

ANCIENT Asia - MERIDIANS

SPAIN Painting of Seals. 42,00 YEARS OLD

EGYPT Queen Nefertiti, 1300-1220, BCE

FRANCE Lascaux Cave Paintings, paleolithic, 15,000-10,000 BC

Let's curate our own consciousness, if we don't, who will?  

What stories will we tell about our lives and journeys?  

What will future generations find about the stories we tell with our art?