APOTHECARY MEDICINE PAINTING

Transform your Tragedies into Remedies
and Wounds into Wonders

Taught by Founders of MUSEA
Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud

Invitation for Women, Men and
Gender Non-Conforming to join us for an
Online Painting Course Focused on Personal Healing

Say YES to APOTHECARY!
  • Class is happening now. You can jump right in and join us!
  • Taught virtually via video that you can download for lifetime access
  • Includes support in our iMusea App
  • This Course is offered ONCE a year and has been taught to thousands of students around the world.
  • Register now and get your canvas ready!

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!

Do you desire to connect with your inner healer to find some peace and solace during these hard times?

Would you like to learn more about the healing power of Intentional Creativity® and how it works?

Does focusing on your own personal medicine sound like a good way to spend your time?

Is there a lingering wound or story that you're ready to transform from a tragedy to a remedy?

If yes, this may be just what you're looking for!


What students are saying about Apothecary!

"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. I am still working on my painting and will post the finished product when I am ready." ~ 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 it a pleasant, releasing way. Thank you!" ~ Gina "Aussie" Milinovich 2021

"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 is has been transformed through this alchemical process." ~ Myrna 2021

MEDICINE PAINTING is painting with an intent for healing & Illumination

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 as Shiloh Sophia explains Medicine Painting

Challenging times require extraordinary measures. How can processing stuck energy and fear actually be fun and 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 just 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 informs everyone. If you have been wanting 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 paint brush in years, this is for you too!


Apothecary 2021 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 ails you? What hidden story longs for illumination?

Got wounds? Lingering grief? Fear of sickness? Lengthy recovery from sickness? Loss of soul connection? Hiding out? Overwhelm about the state of the world? Sick of your old story patterns? WTF-ness.
Loss of true voice. Worry and anxiety bubbling up out of nowhere? PTSD triggers?  

Yep. You are not alone.
Let's explore, compost, and create ~ and have a good time doing it, shall we?
What are you working on in your own healing and awakening process?

Demo paintings in process from online Apothecary course 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 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 collage.  

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

Yes, I'm coming!

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 collage.  

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

Take me to Registration!

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

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 he is teaching during the New Orleans Apothecary Workshop.

Apothecary 2018 in New Orleans

REGISTRATION

A P O T H E C A R Y .:. Medicine Painting

Online Painting Course Focused on Personal Healing

Class Registration $297 or 3 Payments of $111 
  • Class is happening now. You can jump right in and join us!
  • Taught virtually via video that you can download for lifetime access
  • Includes support in our iMusea App
  • This Course is offered ONCE a year and has been taught to thousands of students around the world.
  • Register now and get your canvas ready! Size 30x30 or as big as you like. A full materials list is provided upon registration.

The value of what you receive is well over $1,000, and our goal is to make this affordable for anyone who wishes to heal and find peace through painting.

*Musea Members can use code member for 20% tuition savings.

About Scholarships: If you need a partial scholarship you may use code paint for a 15% savings. If you need further financial assistance please contact support@musea.org. Those who can afford the full price or payment plan make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others. Thank you!

100% money-back guarantee if you do the process ​and don't experience at least one shift in your old story.

No painting experience needed. This class is great for both beginners and experienced painters. Questions? Contact our team: support@musea.org


Apothecary is the Pre-Requisite for Red Thread Training: Intentional Creativity Guide Certification starting in May of 2023.

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.

VISUAL JOURNALING WITH JENAFER JOY

This course includes a delightful Apothecary specific visual journaling series to help you arrive at and catalyze new information. Playful and potent is how Jenafer Joy delivers transformation!

VISUAL JOURNALING WITH JENAFER JOY

This course includes a delightful Apothecary specific visual journaling series to help you arrive at and catalyze new information. Playful and potent is how Jenafer Joy delivers transformation!

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.

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.

COURSE INVESTMENT & OVERVIEW

Time Commitment: In total, there will be approximately 12+ hours of video. The class videos are pre-recorded. You will have access to download the videos and do the process at your leisure. We suggest that you schedule more time beyond the videos to complete your painting as the videos are the underpainting for the process.

Materials List: You will need printer paper, pens, a needle and thread, brushes, acrylic paint (a rainbow of colors), Liquitex varnish or equivalent, a canvas larger than 30x30 inches, and some other basic materials. A full list with suggestions will be provided, giving you plenty of time to find and purchase them.

Private iMusea App Classroom: You will be invited to join a private Apothecary Classroom inside iMusea App. This app gives you the opportunity to ask questions, share, and connect with fellow Apothecary students. Or, you can complete the process in the privacy of your own space and not share. This painting process can be done with the support of a group, as a team with a partner/family member/colleague, or solo. Intentional Creativity Teachers will be available in our classroom to support you with the process for the entire 3 weeks.

Caution: Engaging in this level of inquiry about the stories and wounds 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 freer. 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. We will ask you to sign a waiver stating that you understand.

Investment in the Intensive: This class is potent and worth the investment in time and resources well beyond what we are charging. We also have payment plans. You can plan to work on the painting in the following weeks - working with what was delivered in the videos. The investment is $297. If you can learn to move your own stuck energy, how valuable would that be? And at the end, having a super cool painting! 

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 have 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 world. 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


Say YES to Medicine Painting!

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

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?