Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure! A renaissance woman who communicates her philosophy through painting, storytelling and illustrations. For 25 years she has dedicated her soul work to the practice of creativity as a path of transformation and consciousness. As a gallery owner, she has represented her own work, as well as hundreds of women artists.
Her paintings are widely collected around the world and she achieved incredible success with her fine art and books by the age of 40. Her intuitive painting process led to a desire to teach and serve. Her contemplative approach provided groundbreaking research on how Intentional Creativity® gives voice to the soul. Her message of ‘creating with intention’ has reached tens of thousands, and for some programs, she reaches upwards of 500 enrolled students online per month.
Her devotion to sacred art-making and specifically medicine painting and metacognitive drawing is a personal spiritual practice. Her relationship with the feminine Divine and specifically Mother Mary and Magdalene has deeply influenced her work, having painted over one hundred images of Madonnas, many of which are used in the Mother Mary Deck published by Blue Angel. She is trained as a Reverend and leads circles for women to explore their relationship with making sacred art.
Her work is taught in university MA and Ph.D. programs, at the United Nations, and by over 300 Intentional Creativity® Teachers and Coaches worldwide. At the core of her work is a belief that the right to self-express is one of the most basic human rights. Her research dives into the exploration of the right/left brain connection with the heart and body as well as how image and language inform consciousness.
She is the creator of over seven illustrated books and journals and is currently working on a series of mythic novels as well as an inspirational deck. Having been trained by her mother Caron McCloud the poet, and Sue Hoya Sellars the artist, she brought her gifts of language and image into form. To her students, she offers the gift of a 'creative lineage’ rich with a community of culture, practice, process, and teachings.
To honor the lineage, her husband Jonathan and she co-founded MUSEA : Center for Intentional Creativity® where she is the Curator for a visionary art collection. They provide education at their campus and in their global online classroom. The two also own and operate an art and wine bar just outside of San Francisco called Musette. She can be found most days having tea with her muses discussing quantum physics and celebrating revelations of the heart.
Jonathan McCloud, our resident scholar and Chef is a poet and artist at heart. He was born in a small West Virginia town and was built for adventure. He spent two tours jumping out of airplanes for the US Air Force and retired from service from injuries. He found himself swept into the glamor and gastronomy of the food world and worked for top chefs around the world serving fine cuisine. He owned several restaurants as well as earned two advanced degrees with honors in business.
After nearly 30 years developing his career in hospitality, he changed his life path to take up life as an artist, photographer and poet, as well as working for Burning Man, Couch Surfing and more in the artistic, digital and business startup realms.
He met Shiloh Sophia in 2012 and the two of them struck up a quantum conversation resulting in a life long partnership and working together in business with Intentional Creativity through various technology platforms. He now brings his savvy to her world as the 'man behind the curtain'. Described by his colleagues as an alchemist, Mr. McCloud co-founded their not-for-profit, the Intentional Creativity Foundation, prepares cuisine for participants around the world with his culinary genius and creates supper clubs for eccentrics. He serves as the CFO of the organizations.
Mary MacDonald, aka StellaMac, is the Countess of Curiosity and the Queen of Questions whose Muse prods, cajoles and believes in her without condition. She gives new meaning to the word versatile. For the past 30 years she has boldly gone forth in the not for profit, artistic, educational and for profit worlds where she has used her extraordinary relationship building skills to achieve success for her clients in marketing, fundraising, public relations, communications, training and development, and writing. She works in California and Canada as a teacher, coach and consultant.
Brimming with the quirky enthusiasm that prompted her nom de plume, Jenafer Joy rides bareback at the center of a Creativity Revolution. Using every trick in (and out) of the book – vibrant paintings, whimsical writings, and an unwavering faith in every person’s innate genius – it is impossible to spend time in her presence and not fall in love with yourself, with the whispering of your intuition and with Jena’s heartfelt and contagious love of the muse-driven life.
Jena has been in the healing & creative arts leading solo and collaborative courses since 2003 and she is still pinching herself at the luck of being at the helm of the Cosmic Cowgirl Community as one of the three directors since 2010. With a background in both acupuncture and accounting, Jena is ridiculously suited to being a most steady and linear guide through circuitous imaginal terrain and her specialty is designing and delivering inspiring curriculum full of engaging art and deep inquiry. Jenafer Joy lives in Mendocino County and teaches almost exclusively online, where she quite enjoys being “imaginary best friend” to hundreds of women.
Jena joined the Color of Woman staff as a guest teacher in 2014 and is co-director of the training, in charge of curriculum & communications.
Who is Annette? She wears lots of hats: artist, IC teacher, designer, author, spiritual guide, hi-tech refuge, inventor. She is a creative being – someone who lives and breathes the energy of creating and is known to get just a bit crazy if she isn’t creating!
Her work as a teacher is guiding people through the spaces of transformation and into a closer connection with their passion and purpose in the world. She is an orthogonal thinker – one who looks at disparate threads and sees connections that are not always obvious. This is why she loves art doctoring which all about meeting you where you are in your process.
Annette is the creator of Earth Prayers, where Intentional Creativity meets sumi-e painting, which she teaches online and in-person. Sue Hoya Sellars first taught her sumi-e painting as a way to connect more deeply with what she was painting.
Annette lives in the midst of Silicon Valley with her dancing daughter and two cats, the man of her heart and has a master's degree in Women’s Spirituality, spent 25 years in hi-tech, and has 21 patents. She continues to honor the lineage of her teachers, Shiloh Sophia and Sue Hoya Sellars, with her transformational paintings, sumi-e drawings and Earth Prayers.
Sarah Mardell is an intuitive listener, mother of 5 girls, who offers a unique and refreshing approach to supporting women who are ready and willing to go deep and experience profound transformations in their lives. As a mother, Sarah gains a deep sense of joy and purpose through guiding women to embrace freedom and choose their own desires over the need to feel accepted and validated by modern-day standards.
Sarah’s experience lies in working with well-known coaches, authors and speakers in areas of self-love, self-worth and other realms of self-development. Through her extensive experience of working with women who are in times of transformation, growth and new realities, Sarah shares the right touch of love, compassion and empowerment to help guide you to the next leg of your journey.
As Guidance Counselor for Color of Woman, Sarah guides the students through their painting projects and timelines in a loving and gentle way. Her goal is to help students continue moving forward through their process so they are able to complete their training on time and graduate with their class. Students are encouraged to lean in and receive support from Sarah when they are feeling stuck or “behind”. Her goal and intention is to serve as a guide and resource for all students.
Caron McCloud is a writer, artist, designer, teacher, and entrepreneur. She is an award winning performing poet, and has been the poetry teacher for Leading a Legendary Life, Color of Woman, and Red Madonna. She has over a dozen chap books to her credit, and a book, Rachel's Bag, In Search of the Qabalah of Our Mothers, (with cover, illustrations and introduction by her daughter, Shiloh McCloud), which examines the radical actions of Old Testament women. She is currently in the editing process for a collection of her poetry, Neon-Cuneiform, and is completing a book on Qabalah, Living the Tree of Life.
Now living in Port Townsend, Washington, Caron was born in Oakland, California, spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she had art galleries; and, in partnership with her mother, Eden McCloud, founded a women's clothing design and manufacturing company. Experience in these businesses led to teaching and public speaking. She has a son, two daughters, three granddaughters, and five great grandsons.
Founder and CEO of Energy Medicine Institute, an online campus for all things regular schooling forgot to teach you, a place where ancient wisdom meets modern science. Offering world-class courses allowing you to create remarkable transformation in all dimensions of your being: mind, body, soul, and human connections. Lou reflects the wholeness of the human experience by combining Writing, Art, and Energy to align your three levels of consciousness bringing you back into alignment with the unique story of YOU, your living masterpiece. Your life is your Art! Nothing will satisfy you more than creating your world from the song of your heartbeat.
In the last 16 years, Lou has guided thousands of creative warriors around the world to come alive and reignite their passion, through, teaching, coaching, sold-out events, and sought-after online courses. Lou is a catalyst for inspiring others to rediscover their innate wild creative spirit, to trust, to write and share their untold stories, and to re-create their lives, one act of courage at a time.
As an artist, I seek out the sparks that awaken my soul, expressing an essence that is the interweaving of my inner world dancing with the outer world.
Painting is my prayer, my celebration of embodied spirit engaged in life.
I need to move when I paint, to dance my fingers into the paints and over the canvas, to be filled with the joy of this treasure hunt into my soul’s expression and the ongoing creation and re-creation of my life.
When I was very young, my family called me “la philosophe” (the philosopher), because I have always been a deep see diver...a visionary and empath seeking to illuminate essences. I have always loved the kabbalistic stories of Divine Shards created when Divine Light poured in to create the world. The Light was so immense that it shattered the receiving vessels, and our role is to reveal these hidden sacred sparks in those shards that fill creation through acts of loving-kindness and service to the Divine. My art and healing work are my service and flow from my heart.
My intention is that my art will be a gateway, an alchemical altar, that awakens people to liberate the beauty within and around them.
I often paint the Sacred Feminine and all She represents.
I paint and teach using Intentional Creativity®, a process I learned from Maestra Shiloh Sophia McCloud. It weaves together prayer, symbolism, and layers of energetic and creative processes, opening to the transformative power of creativity. I have been teaching Intentional Creativity® online to hundreds of wonderful women over the past seven years and each experience has been truly magical. My art has been exhibited in a number of juried shows in Las Vegas and was part of two presentations at the United Nations. I have created a physical gallery and studio of the soul, Growthspring Healing & Creative Arts, in the Arts District of Las Vegas. It is a space for art, healing, therapy, retreats, coaching, and joy.
There are many paths to creator, I have walked quite a few. I believe that the more paths you walk, the better your understanding of others. I have held Native American Circles for women and girls for over 30 years. My work is about finding your core truth. Spirit Awakening through Ceremony, connecting with Ancestors and Spirit Guides and embracing Mother Earth and her messages.
Healing hands work ~ healing through shifting energy.
My art has been pen and ink, meditative line drawing. Book: Land of ZaBaDa. One of my joys is playing drums and percussion, avant-garde, improv, world music. I believe playing music opens pathways into quantum consciousness. My message at the end of any day is “Live your Joy”.
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin, We Are All Related
Jassy Watson is an artist with a strong sense of social responsibility. She approaches her art as a form of environmental activism with many of her works exploring ecological themes. Jassy’s paintings give voice to the earth and serve as reminders of an ancient sacred connection between humans and nature. Her images and written works have been featured in numerous exhibitions and published in a number of international journals, magazines, blogs and books. She assists with coordinating Nationwide Earth Arts projects and participates in a diverse range of regional community arts projects, including founding a grass-roots not-for-profit community organization, WWHAG – Wide Bay Women’s Healing Arts Guild.
As the creatress of Earth Circle Studios, small schools for the alternative arts, in Queensland and Melbourne, Jassy is passionate about providing space that encourages earth connection and self-expression. As a teacher and Intentional Creativity ™ Coach, guiding women and girls on sacred creative journeys designed to inspire, transform and awaken creative self and deepen connections to the earth keeps the fire in her belly burning bright. An adventurous spirit and a love of history have seen Jassy travel to many parts of the world. She teaches nationally and internationally having run retreats in Greece and Bali.
If she’s not in the studio you’ll find her tending her award-winning organic garden or baking raspberry muffins in the kitchen with her little ones. While Jassy is passionate about many things and lives to follow her dreams and to inspire others to do the same, she also seeks to live a simple and humble life with her loves; barefoot and still wearing pajamas at midday.
Sue Hoya Sellars was born in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where she was mentored while in her early teens by renowned sculptor, Lenore Thomas Straus, and studied biological illustrating with Jan Roemhild. She attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. and the San Francisco Art Institute under the instruction with Wayne Tiebaugh.
At age nineteen, she became the youngest person to hold the position of head illustrator for the George Vanderbilt Foundation at Stanford University. She studied anatomy at the San Francisco School of Physicians and Surgeons while illustrating with Dr. Forbes and biological engineer, Hugh Hinchcliff, and had private anatomy studies with Dr. Deborah Karish. She was an illustrator for Janet Bollow and Associates for three decades, illustrating college text books covering Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Psychology, and Sociology.
She attended the School of Electronic Art in San Francisco. Sue opened Gaia Wood studio, now Blue Heron Studio, producing illustrations and Object D’art in porcelain and stone ware. Her work was handled by a number of galleries throughout the country, including the Color of Woman/Wisdom House Gallery since 1999. Sue defined her inspiration in terms of questions. She said: After illustrating biological structures for over 45 years, my questions shifted from “What does life do in these structures, to how did life get into these structures?”, and “Who is this consciousness that lives in here? Who is it that is even doing this wondering?”
Classes: IC Active Support for Red Thread Guide 2020
A girl on a quest to awaken your inner spark with art, musings, and workshops. Why am I especially passionate about the spark? A few years back, my light was dim. You see, I’d put creativity aside for over a decade to fold and fit myself in the box culture deems appropriate. A turning point occurred when I was challenged by my friend, Jennifer, to consider my art as prayer. Could art even be prayer? I sat down with some watercolors and colored pencils. Freedom flowed. Spark! My inner kindling was aglow.
I realized the act of creating helped me stay connected to a loving Creator. By engaging with words and paint from a place of heart, I tapped into a different place within myself. I committed to this practice. Slowly, my glow becomes a blaze of passion burning at the intersection of soul and creativity. As a recovering perfectionist, one of my first class was how my focus with art had long been on “how good” the finished piece looked. Yet, as I tended to my connection with the divine through word and image, my concern with the “look” of the finished product fell away. Lingering with the process became a gateway toward healing and wholeness. Yet, how could I go even deeper with this?
Through prayer, hope, and my friend, Ellen’s suggestion, I found artist Shiloh Sophia, the founder and guide of the Intentional Creativity Foundation. For the last year, I’ve studied with her Color of Woman School to learn how to guide others through an intentional, mindful process that connects a bit of red thread, some inquiry, paint and a spark of glitter for a transformative result. That’s where you come in! I truly desire to bring you into this adventure.
Classes: Color of Woman, Intentional Creativity Guild, Legend and Mythos
Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici is an intuitive creativity coach who helps exhausted women unwind, have fun and recreate the lives they want by teaching them to access their creative power.
Her work has been featured in the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women and Women’s Rights, An Artists Perspective. She has helped tens of thousands of women take care of themselves, awakening their creativity and passion through her Woman Unleashed Online Retreats.
Amber has studied hula and Hawaiian culture under Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap, certified as a Color of Woman Teacher using the Intentional Creativity method under Shiloh Sophia, and a Nia Black Belt Instructor under Debbie and Carlos Rosas.
Using the feminine powers of intuition, creativity and embodiment, she mentors women to create the lives they desire and reawaken their radiance through her private and group mentorship programs. She believes we all are meant to create and her gift is helping women awaken their creativity and integrating play and fun into life.
She lives on the Big Island of Hawai’i with her husband and 2 boys. When she’s not working, she enjoys painting, dancing hula and swimming with dolphins.
Classes: Red Thread Guide and Intentional Creativity Editor
Amber is a dynamic creative who practices 'the art of paying attention' in order to see the beauty, truth and insight in the details. Amber is a certified Red Thread Guide, a front-line support worker in a women's transition home, an experienced group facilitator, workshop host, soul poet, musician and folk herbalist. Gifted in supporting others to 'find the words' that authentically express and communicate their value. Genuine and present with a dedication to nurturing connections with and between people. A firm believer in profound effectiveness of kindness and humor as we transition as a people through the Great Turning. Amber is a believer, beyond all reason, in the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
Classes: Radiance, BOLD, Roots & Wings, Motherboard and MUSEA Collective
The bestselling author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves and Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself & Start Loving Yourself. Amy is on a mission to STOP women from being so darn hard on themselves.
She's been a Certified Life Coach for nearly two decades and is the creator of transformational programs such as Inner Mean Girl Reform School, Find Your Calling and Lift-Off Business Academy.
Amy's been a featured keynote speaker on stages at places like Google and Oracle, on countless TV and radio shows and leads retreats for women around the world so they cultivate the courage to follow their Inner Wisdom.
Most mornings you’ll find Amy doing a dance party with her husband and daughters with a pile of dirty dishes in the sink. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and rescue mutt, Batman.
Classes: PRISM and Italy Trips
Andrew Johnstone is an artist, muralist, 3D computer designer and enthusiastic geomapper. He was the creator of the first 3D fly-through simulation of Black Rock City (originally using Microsoft Flight Simulator software), and he crafts the 3D models of the Man and Man base found on the Burning Man website. He has been the Project Lead of the Burning Man Earth Project since its inception in 2005.
Classes: Color of Woman
I was introduced to painting in the class "Art as a Sacred Practice" the first semester of my M.A. in Women’s Spirituality program. During the course of my studies, I came tête-à-tête with the transformative and healing powers of Intentional Creativity. My master’s thesis: A descent journey of reconciliation with the inner mother and revisualization of the Divine Feminine, showcased 13 of my paintings. Upon graduation, I felt called to hold women circles in helping other women create intentionally while tapping into their own inner knowing. I firmly believe that by bringing forth our stories, we can decide to let go of any negative impact they have on our lives, allowing us to create our future stories with intention and love.
For me, yoga is another medium/canvas for self-study (svadhyaya). The yoga asanas move our bodies in new ways, creating new pathways within; the focus on breath brings awareness inward; unlocking blocks and freeing ourselves to become more receptive to our inner voice; creating the ideal environment for self-discovery and the creative process.
Classes: Color of Woman
As a Singer, Dancer, Poet and Painter, I have explored the Artist's ways for almost 20 years.
My Artistic Path constantly evolved with my discoveries and ah-ah's, and became a freedom, beauty and meaning quest, a dialogue between my inner world and the outside world.
I create Art from the Re-Inhabited Body and am passionate about the relationship between dance and the act of creation.
Breathing. Being Inspired. Exhaling the shapes of my singular expression.
I have been blessed on every step of my journey, meeting extraordinary teachers and masters who gave me the keys to more freedom in my life, encouraging me to find my own voice, my inner answers and my special way to be in the world.
All of them have empowered me with my own approach of Creative Expression, playful, deep, connected, and sacred.
In 2012 I worked closely with Gabrielle Roth and met Shiloh Sophia. It took me on the greatest journey of my life as I studied and practiced even deeper my relationship to my body in movement, intention, and creativity.
I eventually discovered my Soul Work, and it shifted me so deeply I created my own Branding, Compass to Freedom, which combines Intentional Creativity, Soul Inquiries and furious dancing, and explores in movement the directions of the medicine wheel, our connection to Nature and Spirits and the Alchemical Compass as taught by Shiloh.
As a certified IC Teacher, Intentional Creativity Coach, Dance-therapist and shamanic practitioner, my wish is to inspire and communicate my creative flame and my joy of life through artistic freedom and to ignite the desire to move and be moved so every single person can express her freedom and transform her life into Art.
Classes: Color of Woman, PRISM and Intentional Creativity Editor
I am an artist, writer, independent scholar, and editor. I earned an M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. My Ph.D. dissertation topic explores the transformation and the influence of reading fiction. As a Coach and Teacher of Intentional Creativity, I am called to awaken people to their possibilities, remember their true selves, and
transform their lives. My tools include intuition, writing, intuitive painting, reading fiction, Reiki, tarot, and other ways of knowing.
Classes: Color of Woman
Catt Zelda Geller – creator of Cosmic Smash Booking, a mash-up between the Color of Woman Method as designed by Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis and traditional art journaling, if there is even such a thing.
Catt Z was Cathlene Fishman for some time before her fiercely independent Aunt Jayne renamed her. Aunt Jayne explained Cathlene had used all her lives and was now a Catt. Catt claimed her middle name, Zelda, from a 1953 travel trailer she once owned and traveled with as Sister on the Fly #35 (the wild cowgirl glamping (glamour camping) club she fly fishes within Montana during the summer).
Today the rock star is living her legendary self as Catt Z. She has fully walked into her artist, teacher, and Croneship self. Reaching this point of self-knowledge has been a terrific but intense journey. She has always loved art but had been cut off from her ability to express herself at an early age. She reclaimed her authentic self while being mentored by the Shiloh Sophia Color Of Woman intentional creativity method training in 2012.
Cut off from her ability to express herself, Catt became a highly functional addict of food, work and alcohol. In 2009, Catt started on her life of sobriety and abstinence and through the method of Intentional Creativity she rediscovered the joy once known from drugs, sex, and rock and roll. Of course, rock and roll is still on the list that gives her great joy.
Cathlene Fishman still lives on professionally as a software computer developer supporting the global manufacturing market. However, Catt Z Geller is getting more and more of her time in the sunshine these days. Catt Z loves to teach Cosmic Smash Booking on-line and in-person. She will find any excuse to fly fish anywhere in the west, play with her dogs, Molina, Brook and Dillon, hang out with her COW buddies making art, and playing rock and roll songs on her ukulele.
When she isn’t working out of her trailer as a computer developer or teaching a Cosmic Smash Book workshop, she is fly fishing the great rivers of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah.
Classes: Motherboard Faculty
After spending over a decade working in the corporate, not-for-profit and education sectors, in New Zealand, Nepal, India, Thailand and the United Kingdom, my path has led me to supporting others in being proactive in maximising their state of wellness.
I support individual clients in breaking through their fears and limitations so they can move forward with more freedom and clarity. I am passionate about empowering individuals and teams to transform their potential into results. I help corporate teams and companies develop and implement well-being strategies with a focus on accountability, self-care, accessibility and being proactive.
I am qualified to use the following modalities:
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or 'tapping')
- Talk-therapy and attentive listening
- Intentional Creativity processes
- Meditation and mindfulness practices
I have in-depth experience and skills in project management and teaching in various locales and settings, which has developed my resourcefulness and problem-solving skills.
I am based in central Portugal and work with clients via video and phone calls.
Classes: Color of Woman, Motherboard and MUSEA Collective
Dina Tibbs is the Founder and Inspiratrix at Amused Woman Studios in Centennial CO. She believes women are on this planet to create, and that creativity and connection are the fastest ways to access the contents of our souls and inner wisdom.
When we don’t take time for creativity and spaciousness, we lose the connection to our deepest selves, we lose trust in our wisdom and our own information. Dina is the inspiratrix that guides women towards re-establishing that connection and trusting their own wisdom to themselves and each other.
She does that through Intentional Creativity® processes, 20 years of healing and spiritual arts training and energetic techniques designed to bring women into alignment with themselves and nature. She is also a women’s sacred circle holder. She loves bringing women together in community, watching them step into the unknown of being in sacred space with women, and to know they are not alone.
Classes: Color of Woman, Chocolate for the Muse, and Diva X
Dominique Peters, MA, is a certified yoga teacher, Intentional Creativity® Teacher, Reiki master, and Tantra Coach.
A student of language, psychology, and sociology, Dominique taught English and Psychology in high schools for over a decade before discovering and pursuing her true purpose: using Tantra and Intentional Creativity to bring sexual healing to the world. She offers one on one, couples and group coaching as well as her online program, The Sacred Sexual Compass©. Through a combination of Tantric breathwork, meditation, sensual movement, and Intentional Creativity®, she helps people transform their sexual stories so they may connect more deeply to their body, heart, inner wisdom and sensual life force energy. Dominique is inspired to share ancient Tantric secrets with the world, with her ultimate mission of being a compassionate warrior of sexual healing.
Classes: MUSEA Collective
What I care about most in the world is empowering entrepreneurs to build businesses they are inspired by - and make them abundant wealth!
Prior to doing this work, I received my degree in Economics and Business from Indiana University and consulted to Fortune 10 companies.
In 2007, after years of success in the corporate world, I realized that I was living this life is was supposed to want, not the life I truly desired. So, I quit my job, took a trip around the world, opened an art gallery in California's Wine Country - and starting living MY LIFE.
I kept noticing others denying their own dreams, inspirations and desires because they had to worry about money and survival - so I decided to do something about it!
Today, I've devoted my entire business to serving people struggling with marrying their passions and desires with their source of income, livelihood, and wealth - people who really, really want to be inspired by what they do in the world, and not be driven by survival and the need to "pay the bills."
Sometimes my work looks like delivering online workshops for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs. Other times, it looks like diving deep into a more mature business to infuse inspiration, passion, and structure to generate more money with less effort and more joy!
Ultimately, all of my work is about you connecting to your Inspiration - and letting that become the source of your wealth - financially and all over your life.
Because I believe the world is a way better place when people live fully alive, fully self-expressed, and truly FREE.
Classes: Red Madonna, Our Lady of Guadaupe and Color of Woman
Emily Grieves received a BFA degree in art from the University of Montana in 1993, followed by study of art history in Berlin, Germany, as a Fulbright scholar.
She lived in San Francisco, California, for 10 years where she began exploring symbolism, mythology, and ritual in her artwork, drawing inspiration from the celebrations and mysteries of life. She has been a practitioner of shamanic healing and hands-on energy work since 1997.
As of 2004, she makes her home in Teotihuacan, Mexico, where she has painted murals at the Dreaming House spiritual retreat center and has created a body of artwork influenced by the cosmological imagery left in the ancient pyramids and by her relationship with her Muse and the Divine Feminine.
In 2014, she opened her studio Taller de Arte El Refugio, in Teotihuacan. Emily is a certified Intentional Creativity Teacher in the Color of Woman Method and a member of the Intentional Creativity Guild.
Classes: Color of Woman, Apothecary and Legend
Elizabeth Gibbons is a visionary artist, a badass mystic, and the founder of the Palace of the Soul Divine School of Glitteracy in San Francisco and the Palace of the Palms WILD SHINING MERMAID Retreat Center in Maui. Elizabeth splits her time between California and Hawaii. At both locations, she creates mythical environments and healing art in addition to leading women on magical, playful, and enchanted CREATIVE ADVENTURES that are designed to ignite their soul-fire and empower their inner medicine woman.
Elizabeth is a certified teacher of the Intentional Creativity method and an energy healer. She attained her BA from Vassar College where she majored in psychology and also studied philosophy, art history and religion. She went on to gain an MSW from Boston University, working with chronic schizophrenics, cancer patients, and amputees. These experiences launched her on a quest for a model of healing that was more effective and empowering. Eventually, her quest led her to the doorstep of a gallery in Sonoma that was run by Shiloh Sophia McCloud and Sue Hoya Sellars, co-founders of the Intentional Creativity Method.
Elizabeth's unique way of teaching blends mysticism, psychology, spirituality, and energy work into a revolutionary and transformative form of expressive art and creativity that she calls "Glitteracy." No previous art experience or skills are needed for any of Elizabeth’s playshops. At the heart of each carefully curated experience at the Palace of the Soul and the Palace of the Palms, are the pillars of wonder, connection, ceremony, enchantment and healing that support women to be fully expressed, empowered and witnessed. An experience at the Palace is like entering through an enchanted portal of possibility into a sacred and mythic environment, where women dive for the true gold, the shimmer of their souls. Any experience at the Palace of the Soul or the Palace of the Palms is transformative and life-changing.
Classes: Motherboard Faculty
Born in Hong Kong, Elsie Chang is a global nomad who spent her formative years in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the USA. As an expatriate, she lived in Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo. She has traveled to over 50 countries for business assignments and pleasure. She still has a long wish list of dream destinations. A serene lake near Washington, DC is her current home base.
For over two decades, Elsie worked on issues of women’s parity, politics, and cross- and inter- cultural communication. Her qualifications include certification in 2020 as an Intentional Creativity (IC) Motherboard coach and Color of Woman teacher training in 2018. Intentional Creativity sparked soul remembrances of lifetimes as a devotee of Isis, the sisterhood of the Rose, and resonance with crystalline frequencies of ancient future civilizations.
She was a presenter for Leadership America at the parallel NGO conference and their delegate to the United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace in Beijing, China in 1995. She is a frequent speaker and executive coach at Working Mother Media’s annual Multicultural conferences and was the Knowledge Partner designing the agenda of the Leadership Summit for Women in National Security Careers for three years. She is an Executive Sponsor of the Asian American Affinity Forum at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she serves as an leadership and executive coach for top talent and mindfulness teacher.
Elsie’s corporate career spans 30 years in management consulting, international development, and national security. In the last decade, she has coached top executives at Fortune 500 companies and though her private practice, Global Perspectives Coaching. She is a Professional Certified Coach with credentials from the International Coaching Federation and Newfield Network. She is also a certified Advanced Mindfulness teacher, Conversational Intelligence coach, and soul purpose discovery guide for individuals and organizations.
Classes: Color of Woman Australia, Tree Woman and MUSEA Collective
Gisela wants to live in a world where everyone is deeply connected to their essence and community (with fellow creatives of course). Her biggest passion is shining a torch for people to see that ‘yes, they are creative’ and 'yes, they can draw and paint!
As an artist and Intentional Creativity teacher, she’s been teaching and working with all manner of art and healing for close to 2 decades.
When she’s not dabbling in the studio with her painting wands on a new artwork, you can find her weaving magic with a group who are discovering ways to get in touch with their Muse and squealing with joy as they paint, both face to face and online.
Classes: Color of Woman Denmark
I am Grace, a daughter of the North.
Rooted in the rich, nourishing soil and soft oceans of Denmark, at home in the clear, mysterious, and powerful nature of Iceland. Carrying the wisdom and light from the people, who walk in peace and reciprocity.
All of her life the language of the soul and the fire of the heart have called Grace. Guiding her on her path searching for the untold stories, the eternal wisdom and the teachings flowing from the Great Mother, in all Her sacred and natural faces.
Grace says: 'My path has led me far. I carry the ancient lineage of nature mysticism from the Q’ero people of the Andes as initiated Paqo (Energy Artist). This beautiful wisdom of Sacred Reciprocity (AYNI) guides me in living a life-creating harmony and connecting deeply with the wisdom of cosmos and mother nature in the high North.
I am also honored to be holding a thread of the Lineage of Intentional Creativity. This path of love and creativity has opened a hidden well in my Heart; from it flows the beauty and creativity that finally lets me express who I am and the wisdom I carry.
I adore sharing these precious gifts and sacred practice with others.
Classes: PRISM, Come to the Fire and Intentional Creativity Collaborators
“I have been creating for as long as I can remember. For me creating art is just like breathing-both are required to sustain life. I have worked with many mediums over the years but finally found my voice through the intuitive painting process in 2010. Deep in grieving the loss of my dear friend, I found that through painting I was able to express my thoughts, feelings and fears when I couldn’t find the language for them. It saved my life and brought about deep soul healing for me. I knew right then, that I wanted to guide others through the healing process with art-making. I have been honored to work with women and children who were victims and survivors of trauma for more than 20 years. As a registered nurse I have tended to their physical wounds, and as an artist, teacher, and healer I have tended to their wounded spirits. I have been privileged to guide and witness the incredible healing and empowerment that can come from telling our stories through image, and connecting to our inner divinity through a paint stroke.
Things I know for sure…..Art Saves. Art heals. Art empowers”.
Heidi Sequoia Moondancer has been a registered nurse for 26 years. She is currently working for Child Welfare ensuring the health and wellness for children in foster care. She is a life long artist, teacher and healer. She resides in Salem, Oregon with her son Jace and her feline beloveds, Hamilton, Little Cat and Paisley. In her spare time you will find her at her easel or wandering the beaches of the Pacific Northwest treasure hunting. Heidi currently offers Intentional Creativity workshops and retreats to women and youth, both online and in her studio “Moondancer Studio and Creative Sanctuary” and serves as the Online Community Leader and Global Program Coordinator for the Intentional Creativity Foundation.
Classes: Intentional Creativity Guild, Color of Woman and Zoom Host for many MUSEA classes and courses
Hobby Parent is an artist, teacher, and creative coach living in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Charlottesville VA. She teaches painting, art journaling, leads to creative retreats as well as creating mixed media works of art.
She attended Mary Washington College with a major in Studio Art and developed a deep love of Art History as a student. Through continuous and dedicated learning about art and design, she was lead to a career in marketing and production, becoming well versed in digital skills required for logo design, marketing collateral, advertising, presentation and publication for a number of large companies. Social media marketing, graphic, and web design are technical skills she has applied in freelance, coaching and community service projects. She manages web & social media for a local real estate company, the Intentional Creativity® Guild, Explore Awareness Magazine, and a number of other businesses.
Recently, she transitioned to her life work of sharing the craft of spiritual journey, sacred mark-making, and intuitive art for healing and transformation with women, children and all people learned as a graduate of Color of Woman & a Journeywoman of the Intentional Creativity® Guild. She published an article on “Grandchildren, Art and Grandmother Wisdom” and is a contributing author in the Kindle ebook, “Success Is Yours”.
Her intention for teaching art and paintings is to inspire and uplift those with whom she works, challenging them to see beyond what is visible to the eye, connecting with their heart.
Classes: Radiance, Motherboard and MUSEA Collective
Julie Steelman earned her way out of the corporate world at the young age of 47 by using her creative spirit to unlock the secrets to a new style of feminine earning power. Her quest for life-long cash flow lead her to discover what she calls her feminine financial intelligence. Something that all women and can easily learn to access it, allowing them to change their financial destiny forever.
Based on her incredibly successful ability to follow her wild instinct, Julie developed an innovative selling and conscious cash flow system that allowed her to generate more than $100 million in advertising revenue during the rise and rapid expansion of internet commerce.
Julie’s powerful courses, conscious painting retreats and coaching programs are designed to revolutionize women’s relationship to money and power - resulting in a healthy self-worth that leads to a robust net worth.
She believes this is vital for a woman’s self expression and her ability to create meaningful impact and build a potent legacy where her values are integrated into her financial beliefs, financial well-being and contribution.
Julie is deeply committed to women worldwide shattering their financial glass ceilings, stepping into their prosperity paradigm and learning the skills that allow them to boldly manifest their visions and create life-long cash flow. She feels strongly that the time has come for women to stop riding the edge of financial disaster and become empowered co-creators.
Julie’s highly compassionate approach to teaching women to generate money the feminine way is due to her unique blend of financial experience, commitment to living a
spiritually abundant life, and being trained in the supportive environment women need
for sustained transformation of their lives.
She is a certified Intentional Creativity Teacher, a Feminine Power Coach and
Facilitator, holds a Masters degree in Spiritual Psychology and has had a 25 year-career
in global, iconic corporate brand sales. Julie is an award-winning photographer who also
authored a highly-praised book for female entrepreneurs, The Effortless Yes and is the
creator of the Effortless Selling System.
Kate's images in acrylic and mixed media express a deep listening to the interconnection of life’s inner and outer landscapes. Compelled to create portraits with a social conscience, her images celebrate diversity and embody a strength born of resilience.
Kate’s passion for painting was sparked as a teenager by her artist mother and her love for the natural world. She has studied art in San Francisco and in community with renowned artists Shiloh Sophia McCloud and Sue Hoya Sellars. She remains an active creative in San Francisco, California.
As a teacher, Kate instigates others to create their own unique Portrait Narratives in paint and word using Intentional Creativity. With mindfulness and intuitive painting, this image-making process is an invisible bridge between the creative and canvas, where intention and inquiry become a potent dialogue for discovery, self-empowerment, healing and transformations.
Katherine Torrini is a “visual poet & choreographer of words.” She has always intuitively woven words and images together as a way to make sense of her inner and outer world. A life-long artist and visual journaler, she has found the perfect professional niche where her superpower of “thinking outside her brain” is highly prized and sought after Graphic Recording and Facilitation.
She travels the country drawing real-time, mural-sized, infographics at conferences, talks, and corporate events, where these spontaneous visuals mesmerize viewers, activate creative problem solving and unlock the wisdom of the room. She has brought her visual magic to the likes of NASA, Dell, Coca-Cola, Visa, Southwest Airlines, and The Institute for the Future.
Always keen to share her markers, Katherine’s new visual thinking training empowers teams to use their whole brains to think, communicate and collaborate better. Her current corporate work is a beautiful union of her work as an Intentional Creativity teacher, creative life coach, and transformational workshop leader. The common thread through all of Katherine’s work is her passion for reconnecting people to their innate creativity and empowering them to use it to live their most fulfilling lives, personally and professionally.
A passionate scholar, a cultural historian, musician, writer, and teacher who weaves myth, music, psychology, history, and art with experiential learning.
A faculty member of the Pacifica Graduate Institute, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Kayleen teaches regularly for the Osher Life Long Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University & Dominican University. Her classes, on a wide array of topics ranging from Depth Psychology to Dante to Contemporary Classical Music, have been hailed as "inspirational," "fascinating and compelling," "transformational," and "truly life changing."
Educated at Smith College, Mills College, the San Francisco Conservatory, Pacifica Graduate Institute and the University of California, Kayleen wrote her Ph.D dissertation on Passion and Paradox: The Myths of Mary Magdalene in Music, Art and Culture . Kayleen also holds three master's degrees: one each in music (piano performance), mythology and psychology. Kayleen has been a guest presenter and lecturer on the intersection of history, mythology, psychology and the arts at Oxford University in England, the Assisi Institute of Depth Psychology Conference in Italy, the Houston Jung Institute, Chartres Cathedral in France, Grace Cathedral and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
In 2016, she took on the roles as a pre-concert lecturer with the San Francisco Opera and Santa Rosa Symphony and has become a consultant in archetypal psychology, myth and ritual for Proctor and Gamble. The Creative Director and Resident Mythologist for the Mythica Foundation for Education, Contemplation and the Arts, Kayleen leads workshops and retreats throughout the country and offers a pilgrimage to sacred sites in Europe every year.
Kerry Lee uses her gifts as an intuitive artist and award-winning business professional to create Custom Celebrations, Weddings, and Life Ceremonies, Intentional Creativity Workshops, Mobile Painting Parties with Purpose and Corporate Teambuilding Events, where introspection ignites innovation.
As a transformational catalyst, she guides her clientele through a process of self-discovery, connection and metamorphosis. She teaches how intention can enhance intuition, wisdom, communication, community and joy. Her ability to hold warm, inspiring and uniquely personalized sacred space in gatherings is her genius. No experience needed as there is magic in her methods for all!
Lauren Catalina is a woman who carries an open heart and enjoys being of service to her community.
She is an AfroLatina and native of California. She has her mother to thank for her artistic DNA and her grandmothers to thank for her connection to Spirit. You might find her doing a variety of things that most others stray away from; like Hospice work, midwifing the birthing, the dying, administering Reiki, hosting Red Tents, and creating ceremonies for her beloveds. She considers herself a Sacred Artist, providing a safe environment in which others can be held within; free from worry or judgment. This is her gift.
Travel, creativity, shamanism, and the arts are her lifelines and sacred work. The blank canvas has become her portal into the quantum realm where she prays in paint, allowing her Muse to create many faces of the Divine Feminine. Her passion and purpose as a Visionary Artist, are to teach, to listen, to share story, to live in the moment, and to embrace being human in all its facets, shades and colors.
Laurie Morse is the Director of Holistic Health Services in San Diego, California...a 25-year private practice dedicated to supporting Wholeness (however imperfect), through natural medicine. She weaves various combinations of energy medicine, acupuncture, herbal therapy, hormone therapy, nutritional therapy, together with spiritual disciplines, Quantum Qi breath-work, metaphysics, and Creative Healing Programs, to awaken Health, Expression and Ease, Abundance and Love (an acronym for HEAL). In her love for Chinese Medicine, she regales the walls of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a permanent exhibit of mixed media Asian infused art.
Before entering the field of Integrative Medicine, Laurie spent well over a decade in the corporate worlds of finance and management. There she embedded into her professional foundation Organizational Development, Teamwork, Corporate Culture, and Management by Objectives.
This balance of two contrasting career paths has shaped Laurie into a grounded, yet metaphysically-oriented, artist, healer, teacher, speaker, and writer, enabling her to work with women not only in their business, personal, or spiritual life but also in the ways these weave together. She considers herself a guide on the journey, often walking with a woman over the 'bridge' from where she currently is, to what she's being called toward, in the second half of her life. She reminds each woman of the inborn golden treasure in her heart and helps her mine that gold. It's alchemy baby!
It's Qi. It's The Creative Life Force. It's Intentional Creativity. It's beauty and tea and cats and color and gardens and wine and art and Divine Mother and books and her husband David and deep belly laughs and dancing and hiking and friends and sisters, and excellent food, and healing and writing and flowers and trees, and boogie boarding, and juicy connections, and the legions of Light & Love, and and and....that get her up in the morning. Loving that the Red Thread is holding safe and sacred our connection until our paths cross.
Lavender Grace, a friend of Shiloh’s since childhood, offers her skills of intuitive drum song – ongoing tradition.
She facilitates a practice delving into circle, grounding, stretching, tone, chant, song, and frame drum. These ancient tools have been used for millennia as a portal to transcend our current state, dispel disease, and bring harmony and peace to our hearts and our community.
Leslie Nolan is an entrepreneur, visionary artist, and motivational speaker. She works with creative entrepreneurs who have lost their mojo and inspirational vision and helps them reclaim their power so they can find the courage to create their great work.
Her years of experience and success radiates when she speaks on vision, mojo, and how creativity and consciousness is made manifest through the inquiry of Intentional Creativity. She inspires pathways to problem-solving, creative break-through, and fosters healing and clarity as inspired in the lecture, lab, studio, or workshop. Through the magic of painting, she helps clients uncover their true genius so they can stand empowered and shine.
A graduate of Pratt Institute, Leslie is a seasoned graphic designer and marketer of Nolan Design--an award-winning graphics studio in practice for over thirty years. Her natural visionary talent and the ability to conceptualize has been a source in growing her own business, along with those of her clients. It sparks her intention to help other entrepreneurs navigate their personal power and inspirational vision. She mentors and shares her knowledge, giving workshops, visiting schools and colleges, teaching privately, and assisting online educational programs to a worldwide audience. Her intentional Creativity teaching has inspired adults and children. Her enrichment classes span the scope in healing centers, the Spring Lake School system, International Consciousness Research Laboratory, Big Brother’s Big Sister’s of Monmouth / Middlesex County, as well as private mentorships.
Leslie’s is a Contemporary Symbolist, whose visionary paintings have been showcased at The United Nations World Conference for Women Against Violence. The Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City brought her group to participate in a collaborative art project for The Draftsmen’s Congress with Pawel Althamer. Her work has been showcased at The Reiki Way Healing Center, Her Church in San Francisco, and Wetherholt Gallery in Washington D.C. and galleries throughout New Jersey.
While holding space for others to create, she dreams of building a retreat and workshop studio in her backyard-- The Sol Barn. Her intent is to harness solar-power energy and channel inspirational energy within courageous hearts to empowered creative entrepreneurs towards their great work. She lives with her husband and adopted son and works from her home studio at the Jersey Shore.
Lexanne Leonard is a 2018 graduate of the Red Thread Guide program. She is recently retired from being a first-grade teacher in the public schools and is thrilled to be able to bring the Red Thread into the circles of her life. From substitute teaching to books clubs to support a friend with a broken hip, Lex sees the power of transformation the Red Thread offers to her beloveds. She is a creative at heart. From childhood, she has spun her joy through the arts - acting, writing, creating jewelry, designing and making costumes, creating advertising for her theatre company, and performing original monologues of women of the bible for churches in Colorado. Lex is currently a Color of Woman In Training looking to expand her reach and honoring of the Red Thread.
Maia has been fortunate enough to be encouraged to pursue art her entire life. Her childhood work predominantly consisted of withered female figures with claws in crayon. As a teenager, she was trained in biological illustration by her grandmother, a prolific artist, Sue Sellars. Biological illustration furthered Maia’s interest in the natural world, and she left Northern California to attend college in DC to study environmental science.
Although she is committed to enacting environmental change, Maia couldn’t help but enroll in art classes during her time at college, expanding her horizons by exploring printmaking and digital art. Besides her training in biological illustration, Maia is primarily self-taught. She works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, but feels most comfortable with pen and ink. Most recently, her work was shown in a DC exhibition focussing on the perception of ones body. Since graduating from college, Maia has spent this past year teaching art at an elementary school.
Now 23, Maia hopes that she can pursue art in a way that will further awareness about environmental degradation and social justice throughout all communities. For Maia, painting is a solitary and exhausting ritual which is neither a choice nor comfortable, and rarely completed but typically worth the distress.
Mandisa Amber Wood, M.A., M.F.A., is a Bay Area, CA artist, dancer, educator, and food justice activist. Mandisa incorporates intuitive painting, performance, regenerative and permaculture design, and transformative learning in her method for vibrant expression. Mandisa is an assistant editor for the Journal of Sustainability Education and a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Sustainability Education program at Prescott College. Her emergent sacred research focuses on indigenous, first nations, and women of color priestesses in the Bay Area, CA catalyzing women-centered resurgence and biocultural diversity through community rituals, embodied practices, and healing centered social justice organizing.
Mandisa is initiated in the Lucumí tradition; a spiritual tradition indigenous to West Africa and present throughout the diaspora. She is adjunct faculty at a local California Community College in the Humanities Department. Her courses are grounded in theories and approaches that are inclusive and accessible to those impacted by systems of oppression, while also providing a critical lens for the analysis of structural racism, femicide, and other social issues. She is grateful for the opportunity to travel, teach, and learn in places where love is a key to resilience, wellbeing, and liberation.
Mary Ann Matthys, M.A. is our Gallery Tender. I am an Artist, Intentional Creativity Coach, Certified Color of Woman Teacher, Spiritual Director, and Retreat Facilitator who utilizes the creative process as an invitation to deeper communion and connection with the Divine.
In the core of my being, I am a person who seeks to live into her faith day-by-day, moment-by-moment. I am a creative individual who finds the creative process a wonderful way to consecrate my life to my Sacred Source.
Dr. Mary McCrystal is an Urban Wise Woman. Her specialized training and decades of experience gives her a unique perspective into Body, Mind, Subtle body interconnectivity and healing. She is a group facilitator & leader, author, teacher, artist, and depth psychologist. She is a ritualist, dream weaver, and healer from her Celtic lineage. In her clinical practice she specializes in psychological and spiritual well being. She uses interdisciplinary healing modalities and creative processes to catalyze transformation and integrate deep personal wisdom. She is the creator of “Dream Weaving” a group experience in collective mythic dream story, and the medicine painting process “Souls Code”.
My Name is Milagros Suriano-Rivera, I am an artist and Color of Woman 2019 Graduate and Intentional Creativity® Teacher. I am a mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, lover and creative catalyst for healing. As a Latina Woman of Color, color in my DNA passed on by my ancestors. My creative path started over 25 years ago when. as a single mom in the 90’s I started making jewelry out of cardboard and paper for friends and family because I could not afford to buy gifts. I had no idea that what I was doing was collaborating with the universe and creating my medicine basket. Creativity literally fed my family and I came to truly understand the meaning of Proverbs 10:4 “a slack hand causes to poverty” meant, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
My art is influenced by many talented artists, however, it was the teachings by Shiloh Sophia regarding the use of creativity to catalyze and awaken oneself did i realize that my creative voice is where my power lies and my life is richer for it. When I reflect on my creative journey in the context of my life, I know creativity is about embracing my shadow, creating my own light, and dance between the two so that I may be a prism to bring healing to the world which is what I am here to cause and create.
Nadya king is a Visionary Artist and Certified Intentional Creativity® Teacher, Coach and Guild member. She graduated in 2015 from the international Color of Woman school. Nadya finds painting with presence to be empowering, uplifting and Life-Changing. Intentional Creativity invites us to use the process of creativity to reframe the old stories running our lives, and discover new freedom and flexibility! Her offerings include monthly Red Thread Circles, private coaching, classes, painting PlayShops, and Visionary Art. She is also a massage therapist, Harper, and Reiki master, offering sessions and classes in Western Oregon.
Nadya was raised in a home thrilled with stories, music, created, love, and laughter. Artsy from a young age, and now a grandmother, she has spent many years on her own process.
Nadya brings a joyful presence to events and gatherings with therapeutic art, music, and movement. She gently encourages and nurtures the creativity of others, and invites them to experience the childlike joy of creativity. She enjoys adventures with friends & her 7 creative and talented grandkids.
You may glimpse Nadya sipping tea with the Midnight Musé, covered in faïry dust as she wanders through her overgrown garden, floating through the farmers market, or out dancing in her Magical Slippers!
As an Intentional Creativity ® teacher, Phyllis A. Taylor offers individual creativity coaching and facilitates workshops to encourage women and those who support them to focus on acknowledging, accepting, and activating their imagination and insight to fully express their Fierce, Fabulous & Divinely Feminine selves! Her “Divine Feminine” portrait series shows women reflecting on the lives they are presently living or have lived thus far. There is a feeling of freedom and wholeness in being able to see images that reflect women as they see themselves and not how others see them. Phyllis guides others in creating their own images and choose to heal any wounds that may occur around body image, emotional or physical pain through visual art. By using painting as an alternative method to express their feelings women may re-imagine their lives by transforming their pain into purpose through image. Sometimes there are no words to express what one has experienced and even if there were, one is often unable to articulate their feelings because of grief, pain, or shame. By using painting as medicine Intentional Creativity ® can be a powerful healing process that has a way of energizing, nurturing, teaching, and mirroring our true selves.
Intentional Creativity® allows Phyllis to share her healing journey with others by showing women the coping methods used to help move her through and to the other side of pain. Phyllis shows women how to visually release hurts using image to change their own stories. This act of creation is empowering and changes the creator in remarkable ways. Phyllis A. Taylor believes when creativity occurs in broken places transformation happens and Intentional Creativity® is a beautiful catalyst for this transformation.
Rashmi was born in the mystical land of India. She currently resides in the greater Seattle area of the Pacific North West. She believes she was reborn in Seattle and calls it her healing womb. She is a Sacred Artist, Healer, and a Mystic bringing in Love and Light through her paintings, writings, and healing work with women.
Life-changing incidents of trauma and illness from a very young age made her realize that she needed forms and colors to express her inner world. This spiritual exploration birthed Shaktikalaya, a sacred space where she shares these Healing Energetic Signatures in the form of paintings, writings, and workshops.
The ancient Sacred Arts of India that include paintings and sculptures of the Goddesses, energetic images of Yantras (sacred geometry) and the chanting of Mantras ( sacred words to invoke, awaken and embody the Divine within) have a deep influence on her paintings.
Her paintings depict myriad forms of the Universal Healing Energy present in the Creative Womb of Shakti (the Divine Feminine). These creations are Energetic Signatures of the deep mystical realms of the Universal Consciousness.
An intuitive sacred meditative process births these creations. The images, colors, and messages that emerge create a visual story that is a deeply empowering piece of Sacred-Healing Art. This Art Portal awakens and heals people and spaces by creating Energetic Pathways of Visual Imprint within and without.
Rashmi has been a meditator for 20 years now and a Happiness Program teacher with the Art of Living International Foundation. She is initiated into ancient Shakti / Divine Feminine lineage practices from teachers in India
She is a certified Color of Woman and Intentional Creativity Teacher and a certified Clairvoyant Healer. She studied to be a Structural design engineer and worked as one for 13 years.
Semerit Strachan is a Feminine Power Transformational Coach and Facilitator who has dedicated her life to helping women break out of the inner fears that limit them from blossoming into the fullness of their contributions in their chosen careers.
She uses her experience as a Certified Intentional Creativity Coach and ancient African cultural wisdom as a Griot of Medicine to reconnect her clients to the literacy of the symbolic language of the body, recovering their ability to perceive what their body is telling them through discomfort, symptoms, and illnesses.
With 39 years experience as a medical doctor she is intimately familiar with integrating healing techniques that incorporate and balance mind/body/soul approaches to facilitate moving clients from exhaustion and burn out to revitalized creativity; from confusion and lack of direction to knowing their gifts and how to package them into unique and needed contributions.
Semerit holds a Medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. She has served as Griot and Director of Medicine at the Cultural Wellness Center in Minneapolis and has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
Raised with the maternal notion that I was the smart kid and my sister the artistic kid, I had a revelation when I turned 40. It was just possible that I might be both! Words were my first medium. Then, bone broth. Later, as my granddaughters came along, quilting of the liberated persuasion. These days, I’m painting. Acrylics on large canvases, mostly. Empowering images of the Divine Feminine. Visioning work. Even stockpot and big blue dogs for all is fair in the land of Cosmic Cowgirls!
There have been many steps along the way. As a young, single mother, I became an RN and a Developing Capable People leader. I went on from there to more schooling, much of it in theology and ancient languages, and the business of the church for I became a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving as a pastor and pastoral counselor for 25 years.
I retired early, dealing with mobility challenges, and discovered that several spells of unable-to-drive made fabulous space for incubating four books, most notably Grandmothers Are In Charge Of Hope.
As a 2018 graduate of Color of Woman for Intentional Creativity teachers, my work overflows with color and symbols and intention. Strong, wise, creative feminine images I want my girls to engage. Cosmic images of the place we all hold in the created universe. Images that bring our dreams infinitely closer to fulfillment.
My work is social activism and spiritual journey, mostly filled with dots. Not simply the polka dots I’ve always loved, but prayer dots, for I create in a context that includes illness and abuse of power and school shootings and hurricanes, as well as new babies, and healing and hope. Praying in dots shifts the energy, for me, from the particular to the universal, tipping the world in the direction of wholeness.
I am a mom to three Newfoundland rescue dogs, one of whom is blind. They are among my greatest teachers. I love adventuring with Bill, the Legendary Husband, our kids, and our granddaughters. And being fierce compassion in this world where the girls are growing up.
I work one on one, locally and via Zoom, with women seeking transformation through art, offer IC workshops in the southeastern US and do commission pieces for individuals and community projects.
That’s what my blog ...situational angst and stardust soup is all about.
Flamingo Gypsy/Susan Daniel is our Hearth Tender in the Red Madonna world. She has a real gypsy wagon and is a Labyrinth Keeper for a labyrinth on her church floor in Gulf Shores, AL that is like the one in Chartres Cathedral in France.
She started meditating when she was about 16 ~ so by her birthday January 30, 2014, she had been meditating for nigh onto 47 years. She is even in a ‘Meditation and Margarita's group (which could read ‘Meditation THEN Margaritas’.) Sometimes she is the only sweet tea drinking lady there.
How did she come to be Heart and Hearth Keeper? In fact, this came to her in response to a goal she wrote for herself: ‘I am a successful Flamingo Gypsy, traveling around the world, honoring and tending to people’s creative fires, spirits, and souls.’
TANIA MAGENNIS is an Artist and a Facilitator for those who seek to develop empowerment through the act of being creative. She has a background in Primary Teaching and has been painting on canvas since 1998 using the colourful acrylic paints that she regards as friends.
Tania also does felt making, mixed media projects, and art journaling. She uses her painting as a spiritual encounter and meditative practice to promote her own sense of wellbeing, expression, and happiness. She uses many different types of symbology in her work and often makes references to ancient myths from a variety of cultures, feminine archetypes, and totem animals.
Tania sees herself as a global citizen and custodian for Mother Earth and all her children. She has a great desire to promote the concept of Deep Ecology and the interconnectedness of all living things.
Tania provides face-to-face painting workshops as well as online offerings. She sells her original work online in the Sacred Sunflower Gallery on her website.
Tania currently lives in a sleepy seaside village on the picturesque and pristine coastline of South Gippsland, Victoria in Australia. She resides there with her musician husband and a white fluffy pooch named Lulu.
I am a teacher, an artist, a mother of teenagers, and a woman who fell in love with a river (ask me about the South Fork of the Yuba).
I paint, I dance, I make up stories. Sometimes I do them all at the same time and truth be told, my best work is when I am doing them all at the same time.
I paint with intention. I believe that painting with intention, we can heal and move stuck hurts and energy out of our body. I believe we can change our lives on the canvas. We can create space in our hearts and souls to attain the dreams we desire through paint, intention, story, color, and symbol.
Tricia Ballad is a writer and artist, visionary entrepreneur, mental health advocate, intuitive coach, and crazy busy mom of four. She is passionate about the healing potential of creativity for herself, her children, and for our world.
She understands life with anxiety, depression, and PTSD, both in her own experience and her work with others. Patterns of thinking and seeing the world through the eyes of fear and self-doubt were normal for her - except for those blissful moments when she broke free. Those moments inspired a deep desire for more, so she innovated and found new solutions through creative inquiry and serious research.
Her search for healing for herself, her family, and for others that struggled called her forward. In 2004 she started her first home-based business.
Becoming a mother intensified her search for healing modalities as she witnessed her children experiencing the same challenges she faced.
She started using art journaling to explore these challenges through creativity. This led her to Intentional Creativity, and to the answers, she was desperately seeking. For the first time, she had a way to release what was trapped inside. The experience of her own powerful creativity left her feeling safe, in control, and at peace for hours afterward. The constant panic melted away at the canvas. She knew she had to bring this work to others.
Her work encompasses three core areas: teaching creativity as a life skill for the 21st century, creativity as a healing modality for anxiety/depression/PTSD, and creative entrepreneurship as a way for individuals to adapt to a changing economy.
Tricia spends her days writing, painting, helping with homework, and figuring out how to infiltrate some of our most serious institutions - schools, businesses, and the medical system - with creativity and play.
Tina Greene is a certified Intentional Creativity® teacher, a life coach, inspirational speaker, and licensed spiritual practitioner. She is committed to helping women heal from the inside out so that we can live the life we came here to live, the life we long for in the quiet of our own hearts.
Tina is passionate about the catalytic power of creativity to heal and transform lives at the deepest level, especially after experiencing this power in her own life. After 25 years as a health care business lawyer, she had the opportunity to transform her own life in 2011 when a head injury sustained in a car accident turned her world inside out and upside down. Since then, Tina has dedicated herself to helping others unlock their heart’s wisdom and find their own voice. Whether you are navigating a mid-life divorce, job loss, death of a parent or other major life transition, she can help you know that the answers you seek are inside your own heart. Tina helps each of us remember these simple truths. If you’re breathing, you’re worthy. If you’re here, you belong. Your presence matters.
We can create whatever we want in our lives. I choose to create JOY! As it turns out, my parents gave me the middle name of "Joy" at birth. It finally has come full circle where I embrace the prophetic nature of the name.
Uma Joy’s life’s work is to help people to create Balance, Peace, and Joy in their lives through Natural and Creative methods. Having been a Natural Health Care Practitioner for the past 35+ years she expanded naturally to include the creative process in her work and her life.
Working with the Mandala and Intentional Creativity has broadened and deepened her connection to her soul and her heart. She feels the challenges of a lifetime of experiences has brought a richness to her medicine bag of offerings to this world. She often comments: When I paint I am in the state of Love and I like being in that state!
In addition to her Chiropractic practice, Uma Joy offers online and in-person workshops and retreats, as well as is an Intentional Creativity/Health & Wellness coach where she works with people – from “where they are to where they want to be”. Often it is said she “helps people find the voice they lost long ago.”
It is her intention to enjoy “real” time with family and friends – those that are currently present and those she has not yet met – and to interact with all in ways that leave this world a better place – where people have a greater understanding of their value and possibilities.
Uma Joy states: My life is as a healer and my Soul yearns for Joy – to feel it, to express it, to share it, and to BE it. I imagine a world being filled with love and peace, and that all people are one. Sharing the healing energy of Intentional Creativity is my contribution to that being reality.
I choose Love First in all that I do.
The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to Women of the Torah and of the Throne, a commentary on Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel and co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible.
She is an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and licensed in the Diocese of Fort Worth, and a former Army Chaplain. A former member of the Dorshei Derekh Reconstructionist Minyan of the Germantown Jewish Center in Philadelphia, she has co-taught courses with and for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Seminary in Wyncote, PA.