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Intuitive Artist + Teacher.

Creator of Intuitive Artworks, Card Decks + Classes/Courses.

Based in Clontarf, Queensland Australia.

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Inside my Spirit Portraits class

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

This past weekend I was joined in my Intuitive Art Studio by a beautiful group of women, ready for a gorgeous session of creating Intuitive Spirit Portraits.

I started by sharing a scrummy Spirit Guide meditation to lay the foundation for our Artworks, then we loosened up with some freeform, collaborative Art-making.

From here, it was time to symbolise elements from our intuition, meditation and imagination using my lovely big stash of National Geographic magazines. There was such a lovely calm, yet inspiring vibe as we created together; tearing, cutting and pasting magazines and playing with paints and inks. 

By the end of the session, we had birthed some amazing Spirit Portraits into the world. Check out pics of our session together below ...

If you’re keen to join my next Women’s Intuitive Art Class, check out my upcoming offerings HERE. I'll be sharing 'Mindful Nature Artworks' on Sat 28th Apr + 'Intuitive Mixed Media Drawing' on Sat 26th May.

All my Love,

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'Dear Universe' - Meeting My Abundance

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Dear Universe, my Maker. I am afraid. 

Inside me, my heart wants to play. I have visions of wonder, inspiration and generosity, yet I am afraid to feel them fully, in case they are a lie; in case my intuition is just a whimsical dream, dancing around my heart. 

My fear feels like constriction, a hand pulling me back from my lightness of heart, like a school-age child, taunting me into submission. They tell me, "You are not good enough, not strong enough, not cool enough to embody your dreams. So why even try? Stay here. Stay small, with us", they say. 

Yet, under my fears, I sense a current of grace; a vibrating truth that feels more like aliveness than any voice I hear in my mind or distant memories. It is Her, my Highest Self.

I both want to hide and I want to stay, to sit in  circle with my mindful inner being and drink up the truth that She already knows. She knows I am capable, loving and strong. She knows I am creative and unique and that I have the unique flair that only I can bring into this world through my art, my craft of loving authentically. 

I have met Her before, in fact day after day. She guides me each morning as I sit still to breathe and has guided me through storms with her softness and gentle palm on my shoulder and heart. She knows who I am, She is in fact me. Yet because she is soft I chew on her wisdom like cudd, wondering whether to trust her - or not.

She waits. With infinite patience, She waits for me to return to her with arms open wide, no matter how far I have strayed. I know She is Me. Deep down, I know this ... And this is what's so hard to bear.

The truth is that I am scared of grandeur. I am scared of the vibrancy, the audacity of my own Calling. What will happen if I embrace Her fully in my whole waking life? 

If I listen within and act on Her truth, I can not know control anymore. I lose grasp of the wheel and place my trust in the unknown. And I fear this surrender, in case She takes me somewhere too dark, too real, too full of truth. Too full of Myself.

The truth is, I have found safety here in my distrust of grace. It's easier to pine for change and relief than it is to truly hand over discomfort to a part of myself who already knows the solution to every problem, every joy, to every dream living. 

She is who I've both always wanted and feared - yet I know comes a time to surrender ... for ultimately, it is her who I want to know, to become, to Be. 

I close my eyes and listen within. 

I call forward and hold out my trembling hands. "I am ready," I say "but first: I am sorry".

I am sorry for all those times I've distrusted You, feared your ways and closed my stomach to Your feelings of knowing. 

I am sorry that I knowingly disregard the wisdom You guide me with, through tingling feelings and feathery whispers of Spirit. 

I am sorry; for inside my heart is a yearning so strong to inspire and to love and to unveil my whole Self, that it's been easier to run and hide in the shadows of that pain than to fully allow my Self to be seen and known for the truth of who I really am; the truth of becoming You. 

I sense Her touch on my trembling hands. And I hear this response:

My Love, you say. You could never disappoint me, for I know your heart in truth. A vibrancy, an energy, a feeling so strong that because you can sense, worlds are born and galaxies rotate and life begins knowing Itself. 

My Love, You say. Your knowing is real and your dreams are truth and your wisdom birthed into aliveness. Know you are qualified and able to embody your greatness, for the dreams you so wish for are created by the same energy and vision and vitality of the stars and planets

My Love, You say. Know this. I am not apart from you. I am simply a part of yourself looking on, witnessing, walking beside you and holding your hand as we navigate our way through this life. We are in this together, two parts in a whole and it is through your action, your listening, Your stillness within that together our paths converge as Alive. 

My Love. My Self. My Heart. My Truth. Place a hand on your heart now and take a deep breath. Bring awareness to where you feel your lost longing. Now know I am here and in fact, this feeling is me; calling you forward, with the power and intensity of a Universe coming into form. 

I am calling you into your dreams which are, through my eyes, already a vibrant reality. You have the choice, my love, to act from the fear of ancestors past, or to evolve into the knowingness, where you and I meet. You will know it is I calling your into togetherness, when your heart gently vibrates and a leap feels like a gentle and magnificent unfolding of petals. 

Know you are loved, and embrace your truth, in the moments before thought sparks fear as to why this couldn't or shouldn't be so. A choice is all that's required.  Simply, a choice; to love and to know ourselves as our truth, alive in this place on earth. 

Join Me, Dear One and open your heart. Breathe. See and feel and notice the life in and around you. Allow me to call you. Listen within. And together we can birth Our Dreams into existence. 

When you experience discomfort in greatness or fear, breathe into my knowing and witness your thoughts. Then let them go. Come back to Us, to the better story and version of Self. It's purely a choice, My Love. A choice to connect or not. 

Either way. I will be here. Walking beside you and within you. Calling you to Us with my feathery tendrils of feeling and knowing and sensing. 

This is the place where we meet. This is the place We reside. 

I am always here and I will never leave you. Our joining is purely a choice; a choice you have an opportunity to take, to make, in every moment and breath of your life. 

I am here with you, always. 

Join Me.

 

'Meeting my Abundance' - Prints and Original Artwork available HERE.

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My Bali Trip

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Ahhh ... it's been a few days since I've returned home from a beautiful, soulful trip to Bali. To be honest, I hadn't expected to be moved so much by this beautiful little country! Yet with all the travels I've experienced worldwide in my life, the city of Ubud has truly captured my heart and soul like no other. 

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My week in Ubud, Bali was the first time I'd been on an extended trip since my son was born 5 years ago. I used the time to soak up all the incredible Art + Culture + Spirituality of the place ... and I have returned with a broader heart and incredible inspiration for future Artworks to come.

Below are some of the inspiring offerings I came across during my travels ...

BALINESE ART SCENE

What I loved most about the Balinese Art is how much it is a part of the natural and cultural landscape. There are literally Art galleries every three to four shops along and the street art was no exception. Walking along I saw large murals nestled amongst overgrown and abandoned buildings and popping out during rainforest walks and roadside spaces. The Indonesian culture expressed in Artistic form was an unexpected, delicious treat for me. So cool!

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street art bali ubud
street art bali ubud

FLORAL OFFERINGS

The Spiritual feeling in Ubud is palpable. Literally the front of every home, business and temple showcase beautiful offerings of flowers, incense and treats for the Gods, celebrating gratitude and good luck for the day ahead. During my stay I learned how to create offerings and watch out for them as I walked, careful not to step on them.

balinese offerings
balinese offerings
balinese offerings

BALINESE STATUES

Every few metres there are amazing statues, stones and carvings to be found depicting Life, Spirituality and Culture in Bali. 

The stonemasons of Bali have to seen to be believed - These guys work fast! The first day I arrived there were a handful of sculptors beginning work on a large wall piece and by the end of my stay, the wall sculpture was almost complete.

I particularly enjoyed spotting inconspicuous carvings amongst nature, as well as welcoming carvings at business entrances, bridges and even on roundabouts. 

Balinese sculpture
balinese sculpture
Balinese sculpture
balinese sculpture
balinese sculpture
balinese sculpture

BALINESE LANDSCAPE

During this trip I got to tick a huge item off bucket-list - exploring the beautiful rice paddies. I could have trekked them for hours, just soaking up the beautiful greenery and sounds of trickling water as the springs irrigated the cleverly designed working rice farms. 

Even in the middle of Winter in Bali, the weather is warm, humid and the landscape lush and vibrant. Bali quenched my insatiable thirst for flowers, moss, vines, mountains and waterfalls and I wasn't disappointed by the views almost everywhere I looked. 

Bali Nature
Balinese landscape
Balinese landscape
Bali Nature
Balinese landscape
Balinese landscape
Balinese landscape

I can truly say I found it so much easier to be present and supported by the culture and lifestyle of this beautiful country. I feel changed by the combined Art + Culture + Spirituality of Bali and have returned with a broader heart and incredible inspiration for future Artworks to come.

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All my Love,

Chrissy

Intuitive Self-Care Reading - July

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Hello beauties! I'm thrilled to share a new Intuitive Self-Care reading with you today. You'll receive insights using both my oracle card decks in this intuitive video, featuring themes of Realised Dreams, Inner beauty and Home

I hope you enjoy + connect with your Spirit, below.

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Chrissy x

Our Mini Getaway

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

This last month or so has felt pretty intense. I've really felt the need to recharge time and this week felt the perfect time to head up the coast for some soulful living.

I have this beautiful friend whom we stayed with for our trip. We went for long walks together with our kids, they picked flowers for my hair and we chatted and reminded each other that we are both doing a great job at this thing called Mamahood. Feeling pretty blessed to have friends like these.

When we arrived home, I slept a deep, dream-filled sleep and awoke the next day feeling so much lighter. The heaviness I'd been feeling had melted away; healed by friendship, nature and self-acceptance.

With this new energy came a lightness of Spirit in latest painting as well. Before I left home I'd felt stuck with this piece and now ... well she's just blossoming beautifully. 

Life is full of mysteries.

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The Making of Unicorn Universe

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

I'm just gonna come right out and say it - this painting was an absolute challenge to birth! But I have the say, the labour pains were all worth it in the end ... she's turned out pretty amazingly.

 'Unicorn Universe'. Acrylic, Paint Pen, Collaged Papers, National Geographic Magazines + Markers on Canvas. 50 cm (W) X 76 cm (H) X 4 cm (D).

'Unicorn Universe'. Acrylic, Paint Pen, Collaged Papers, National Geographic Magazines + Markers on Canvas. 50 cm (W) X 76 cm (H) X 4 cm (D).

Being such an intricate, soulful piece, I thought I'd share with you what the painting elements mean to me:

  • The geometrics above Unicorn represent my mental thoughts + creative dreams + purposeful mindfulness.
  • The little black bird of paradise in the thought-clouds reminds me to be playful and let go of heaviness, while the hawk represents a balance of wisdom
  • The inky, Universe background holds a beautiful moon-come-wheel-of-fortune which helps me accept whatever comes my way.
  • And the magical Unicorn ... well, she took on many incarnations until finally this afternoon, she felt finally complete with a swollen, rounded tummy -- she's pregnant. Perhaps it will turn out to be a pro hectic painting, who knows?!

I've also put together a little 50 second video of 'Unicorn Universe' unfolding, from start to finish. It was quite the journey, as you'll see. I hope you enjoy ...

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Intuitions | Stargazing

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

This last week or so has transitioned into a beautiful new energy that feels ... well ... more SPACIOUS. If yours has been anything like mine, the first half of the year has felt pretty insanely busy! Yet right now, finally, that energy seems to be clearing to a place where there's room to breathe ... notice ... imagine.

 Current work in progress - June 2016

Current work in progress - June 2016

This week, I chose the STARGAZING card for you from my Intuitive Wisdom deck. It's the first card that slipped out of the pack as I went to shuffle them and I've learned to take these as special little messages from the Universe. Their meaning always seems extra poignant and pure.

STARGAZING = Integrity | Self-Nurture | Celestial Energy

 STARGAZING - from  Intuitive Wisdom deck

STARGAZING - from Intuitive Wisdom deck

When I first created this Artwork, I'd only intended to play using one of my favourite motifs - leaves. As I played and flowed with the moment's joy, the STARGAZING artwork emerged, quite effortlessly.

This card reminds us that when we follow our bliss, we step into a flow of energy that takes us to truly, beautiful places.

This is not a time for wild action, I feel, it's more a time to nourish ourselves, slow down our pace and take time to enjoy this moment. 

  • Take time to look up at the stars and ponder their vast magnificence.
  • Make time for a nice, warm bath or shower by candlelight.
  • Share your full attention with this magnificent moment and all that it brings.

This intention can then allow us to manifest our experiences from a calmer, more spacious feeling. Imagine the possibilities!

For all the Mamas out there, have you felt rushed, overworked or particularly run-down lately? This is a perfect time to entertain new ways of being with your family and children. A big part of this experience is about practicing stillness and presence with the here and now. 

When we consider new ways of being on a daily basis, we open our experience up to welcome in new possibilities. For example, during my morning meditations recently, my son has begun joining me. Let me just say that it's challenging to meditate with a wriggling four-year-old beside me, but after a couple of days, I've really softened into it and use it as a time to treasure 'present' cuddles with him. Soon enough, he gets bored and runs off and I can finish another 15 minutes of slow breathing in peace!

There is always a way to enjoy the moment. it just takes practice listening to our inner wisdom.

 Current work in progress.

Current work in progress.

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Inside My Art Studio

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

This morning, I had the pleasure of waking up to a beautiful, free-schedule. This happens so rarely for us Mamas! I felt super free and inspired to create this vid for you today, welcoming you into my home Art studio. In it, I share my fave paints, how I store all my Art materials, my latest painting inspiration and more. I hope you enjoy a peek inside the life of an Artist Mama!

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