I was the kid who would sit quietly with markers and crayons and draw for hours. It was my escape and brought life and joy to me. I took every art class I could find and played with every medium available. Art was like a breath of fresh air in my life.
And yet there was always a voice deep within that told me I wasn’t good enough. I didn’t trust myself to create my own things so I would copy or ask my parents what I should draw. In high school I was surrounded by people who could effortlessly create; I froze up and shut down.
I decided to let my dream of being an artist go because I wasn't good enough. Through these years I always had this calling for creativity. It was an unrest that came through me and I didn’t always understand where it came from. Time and time again I pushed it away until it would suddenly erupt and I would have no choice but to "create something."
I started scrapbooking as a safe way to tap into my creativity. Later, I fell so deep in love with mosaics that I travelled the country attending workshops, and even traveled to Venice, Italy to be trained in the ancient art. In the end it was those voices of lack and not being good enough that once again shut me down and took me away from my creative outlet.
It wasn’t until I found myself in a health crisis in 2004 that everything began to shift for me. I started doing healing work. I cleared years of stuck emotions, balanced my energies and learned to deal with those damn voices that were ruling my life. It took years of work and growth to bring me back to creativity in a new way. A way that didn’t require criticism, judgement and even technique. I was able to tap into that freedom I had touched in small ways over the years and this finally allowed me to express who I am in this world and what I am here to do.
Now in my dream studio at home, I am free to create whenever my heart desires. I play with color and dance with my paintbrush. I use Freedom Art in every aspect of my life…if I have a question about what I need to do next…I art it out. If I am feeling down or out…I art it out. When I am feeling angry or confused…you guessed it…I art it out.
Freedom art has changed my life in every possible way. I am happier, more excited, more clearly focused and my confidence has soared. All of this has come about because of a simple practice of Freedom Art™.
Creating a life that makes your heart sing is possible with Freedom Art™. It provides a way to tap into your inner being and uncover what is most important to you. It helps you make choices and set up your life in a way that resonates with your spirit. The joy comes through when you step into creative flow. You will be able to clear emotional blocks and align your energies and discover the true spirit of you. It really is a magical process that is so much more that just art.
So join me in exploring what Freedom Art™ has to offer you. Play with paint and crayons and doodle to your heart’s content. Let your inner child out to play and heal your body mind and spirit with color and line.
Want to know a little more about Michelle?
I was trained as a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I worked with women all over the world to help them get clear on their goals and make changes in their lives.
I am also an Emotional Release Practitioner specializing in clearing out issues at a cellular level. I am known by colleagues and clients for my Guerrilla Coaching style for my ability to cut through the bullshit and help them see the core issue. I have studied hypnosis, living foods, Reiki, meditation and spirituality as well as airbrushing, mosaics, Soul Art, Fearless Painting, and I graduated from Open Studio Project’s Facilitator Training to round out my education.
On a personal note, I am a wife and a mother to 5 beautiful men and one adorable grandson. I live in the suburbs of Chicago with my husband and our two dogs.
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