Chrissy Foreman Cranitch ~ Intuitive Artist
Intuitive Art + Connected Living

JOURNAL

Work in Progress - Sailing on Intuition

A few weeks ago I wrote about this painting. I was excited about the synchronicities that were taking place as I created ... The little pieces of the puzzle that suddenly clicked together when my intuitive paintings start to make sense.

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As the weeks roll on, it's really common to experience new ideas and inspirations. Sometimes, this means revisiting a painting for a new layer, when some of the existing content either no longer feels relevant, or a new direction becomes more apparent.

Letting go of painted areas I once liked, with the trust that I will be able to create something better to take it's place, can feel pretty scary!

But, I have learned at it's okay to feel scared sometimes, both in paint and in Life. It is a natural feeling when we let go of something existing and open up to trust in something new, especially when we've never been there before.

However, whatever I may lack in experience, I have plenty of within me - Intuition.

Image source found HERE.

Image source found HERE.

When I sat down to this painting yesterday, my intuition led me to explore the idea of a boat further. I associated the little sailboat I'd already painted in the upper right corner with being blown with the wind, whereas since I painted it, I've been feeling more calm within myself. So, I did a google search for a boat image for inspiration and I found this delicious image above.

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For me, choosing a new direction comes from a desire to feel authentic in my painting. To be honest, I'm not even sure why a boat best depicts my experience right now, but it doesn't really matter. All I know is, it does ... and that is the beauty of expressive, intuitive painting.

It makes sense Within.

I recently somewhere that intuition is the meeting points between logic and emotions. I love this statement.

More and more,  I am finding that being present with my experience and intuitive hunches is the way I feel most authentic. Sometimes, intuition feels more like a 'knowing' than plain logic ever could.

I'm excited where this painting will sail from here.

Love, Chrissy xx