Watch as MUSEA Curate Shiloh Sophia demonstrates the painting of the feminine face.
MATRICA Student Painting
Shiloh Sophia Demonstrating Painting
Johnathan McCloud and Shiloh Sophia Teaching on Mushrooms & Mycelium
MATRICA Student Painting
Students gathering in the MUSEA Art Studio
Students gathering for closing ceremony
MATRICA Students Paintings of the Feminine
MATRICA Student Shares
"Our Lady of the Mycelial Network - She’s the mother of communication, connection, nourishment, and support. She sends underground messages, through unseen avenues and releases her fruiting bodies up to the surface of the earth where they can be appreciated and utilized. She’s the Mother of Transformation…she takes the old and makes it new, she gives death in order to give life. The moon, the stars, all the planets, trees, flowers, and animals know her name. She whispers love as she breathes."
Gail Faith Edwards
2022 MATRICA Student
"Fabulous class - so many powerful reminders."
2022 MARTICA Student
"My heart is in my tummy and I’m filled with butterflies but my goddess is emerging"
2022 MATRICA Student
"Painting with the Matrica course was so tranquil and affirming! The interaction with the canvas, paint, and community of painters felt like being in a paint induced euphoria! Shiloh's style of painting and teaching is a perfect match for me. It truly is magic to feel oneself being transformed through the process of Intentional Creativity. Saying yes to this opportunity has started my year off with a beautiful clarity about my path for the new year. It really is a form of self-care and meditation to give oneself to the process. Absolutely inspiring! And as a bonus, I love my painting!"
2022 MATRICA Student
"Deer Mother energy has been working with me this year. Excited to see what emerges! Grieving for all that our foremothers have endured and swelling with pride that they got through the best they could. Prayers for all who are embodied, in female and male forms, during this intense time of transition. Bursting with gratitude for the amazing, brave, talented, and loving members of this community, most especially our Maestra Shiloh Sophia and her beautiful scientist/chef partner, Jonathan."
2022 MATRICA Student
"WOW! What a wonderful class! Thank you, Shiloh!
I decided to take the class when I saw we were going to explore mycelium and its symbolism with the Great Mother.
This is the image and the symbols that came forward for me. She is the Great Mother of all Creation. Connected to the heavens above with the earth below with all the wonders of life experienced in the middle."
2022 MATRICA Student
MATRICA Student Comments
"Wonderful spending time with you virtually and arting from my home!"
~ Stacy Tuzik
"This is so great. We are going to catch it on the replay and so looking forward to it!"
~ Emma Manchester
"Loved being able to recharge with all of you"
~ Joan Tomasello Trabucco
"Thank you, Shiloh Sophia McCloud and Jonathan McCloud for your vision, commitment, generosity, and clarity. Deep appreciation to all of you Beauty Walkers who pave and support the way for a balanced world."
~ Robin Harman
"Shiloh thank you so much it was BRILLIANT!!!! I loved this intention and the timing was Purrfect as Always!!"
~ Carole Thomassy
"What a beautiful class Shiloh--- I truly feel my relationship with the Divine Feminine shifting. What a blessing"
~ Uma Mulnick
Shiloh Sophia's MATRICA Painting
Spend a soul-nourishing day with Shiloh Sophia as we PAINT and CREATE an icon of healing of “Our Lady” – whoever she is for you and what you need from her and desire to offer.
A warm welcome from Shiloh Sophia
Dear Beloved Hearts: Be Welcome Here! All are welcome to join us. All faiths, all lands, all genders, all moods, all timelines - all are welcome in the gardens of Matrica. You can think of Matrica as a loving mothering presence, always ready to remother us from our feelings of separation and invite us into the awareness of interconnection. She is the matrice that is a divine design of loving presence and regeneration running through everything that is energy and everything that is matter.
The abundance of Matrica reaches from the depths of the earth to the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Everything we can see and not see. She is the generous presence of life itself, flowing through every single particle and every single wave. She is the interconnected network that flows as a currency inviting all to the awareness that she is everywhere at once.
She is a divine organization alive in every living ecosystem. She is the organization intelligence.
Have you ever thought about how the constellations mirror the networks of the mycelium in a pattern of interconnectivity?
What about the neuro networks of the brain and how information fires and wires throughout the body?
Did you know that human beings from a math perspective are the exact perfect ratio between the smallest known thing and the largest known thing?
The sacred lattice, a matrix that organizes all of life is here and ever-present and offering regeneration. This is why I have hope for our future. Because when we truly understand that everything that is here that we know about on earth has a regenerative nature, a capacity to renew itself age after age.
Well, the image of the mother is like that regenerative earth. No matter how much the systems of oppression over the past 10,000 years have tried to suppress the feminine, specifically girl children and the mother herself, it cannot be so. Without wombs, our species would cease to exist. So why has there been such an effort to harm, hide and dishonor the mother in her various forms?
The qualities of nurturing and mothering are not only for those who are women but for all beings. Mothering energy seeks no harm and wishes only well for all of her children. How might this be helpful for us?
Matrica is an invitation to reframe your relationship with THE FEMININE. Enroll Today!
Experience the embrace of life – what does it feel like to be held in a quantum way?
Reconnect with the mothering energy – what is missing within ourselves and our relationships?
Create a weave of healing energy through our bodies and fields – when we gather across the globe, broadcasting from the Mothership (MUSEA’s Campus), a potential opens up. What is that potential and how can we work with it for a greater healing capacity?
Discover and design a new framework in your idea of mother/mothering/matriarch - What is the connection between our relationship with earth mothers, the earth as mother, and the mother within our spiritual traditions?
Transform your relationship with how you think of earth. Instead of seeing mother earth as a host to live on, or as ‘in trouble’ and humans as the predators – what else might be possible for how you have been thinking?
Resiliency isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a practice. Here at Musea we ‘practice’ resiliency by creating a new relationship with our resourcefulness. Let’s reframe the stress response framework of fight, flight, freeze, fawn, and flop and become conscious of more options together. Then let’s truly practice as a community – having options as we encounter stress.
Learn the historical timeline of the feminine, and become conscious of how she has been with us throughout time.
WHAT: MATRICA: Daylong Intentional Creativity Class ONLINE to Paint Our Lady of Stardust and Mycelium
WHERE: Watch the recording and share your process in our community classroom, the Red Thread Cafe!
WHO: This class is for women. All skill levels are welcome!
HOW: With acrylic paint on canvas. A materials list will be provided to prepare your home studio.
WHY: Honor the completion of the year and the welcoming of the new through self-expression and connection this season.
Materials List for Matrica:
Suggested size is 24x36 or larger
Acrylic paint in a rainbow of colors
Brushes in a variety of sizes
Jar for paint water
Paper towels (or soft cotton lint-free rags or old t-shirts work too)
Musea Museum Members who pay for a monthly subscription of at least $10/month may use code member for 10% savings.
ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS: We've priced this class modestly to encourage as many to attend as possible. There is also a payment plan available. If you are in need of tuition support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
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Healing Our Relationship to the Feminine.
Here at Musea, we are focused on creating partnerships with one another and the earth and stars. However, if we haven’t healed our relationship with our understanding of the feminine, going forward into partnership will always cause issues.
Mommy issues of all kinds, and Daddy issues of all times, are continuing to create havoc in our lives – and for good reason – they are the living matrix from which you sprang. And while it may not always be possible to heal with our in person parental units, healing is possible with our framing of mothering and fathering.
For this journey we will not be focusing on your specific human family – rather let’s focus on the interconnection with all of life in our approach. To heal, we don’t always need to go to the wound.
MUSEA stands for Museum, University, Sanctuary, Ecosystem, and Apothecary. We will engage in a holistic ceremony with our community.
The class will be part ritual, part teaching, part meditation, and part painting. You don’t need to finish it in the time it is offered, the videos are yours to keep and you will be able to continue to work with the material.
The Intentional Creativity® Approach
Intentional Creativity means to create with love and mindfulness. It is super-duper simple and very profound. We will work step by step to build our base of images. YET the deepest part is the inquiry of HOW you arrive at the images with your information and the translations. Your Muse always knows the way. Follow its nudges!
You don't need painting experience to do this kind of painting.
These paintings reflect the Divine Mother in her many forms. Some were painted over a years time, yet we wanted to share these with you to emanate the energy of what you will experience when you paint during MATRICA. No experience is needed. Some of these are from our graduates who have studied through the Color of Woman Intentional Creativity Teacher Training
She Who Listens – Red Madonna 2015 Queen of the Cosmos, Valerie Kravette
Holy Embrace: A Journey With The Divine, Olivia Marie Oso
She Walks Along the Milky Way, Millie Millgren
Sisterhood Circle, Rebecca Heisterhoff
Everflowering Lady by Virginie Hentzienne
She Holds the Whole World in Her Hands by Shelley Hines
What students say about Intentional Creativity
"Painting is self-therapy, rewriting my story, healing old wounds, discovering inner archetypes, keeping my sanity during these wild times, opening up to divine guidance, listening to my soul’s whispers, bathing in silence and colors, active self-love, getting into flow and more."
"Each encounter with Shiloh Sophia is an infusion of courage that brings me one step further along the road to authentically “knowing” who I am and being willing to share that with others….."
"I was once very creative and never thought those divine doors would open for me again, then along came Shiloh Sophia, she is showing me the way back to the path as it unfolds day by day. I feel so blessed to have found her. Working with her is joyful and powerful on many levels. "