The canvas captures a conversation of ‘soul talk’, speaking a language of its own. I listen intently to its messages, recording what I hear by layering color and shapes, producing transparent effects, and by allowing organic beauty to emerge. The image becomes a translation of symbolism and feminine portraiture embedded with healing messages.
A Visionary Artist
” We were all challenged and awed by the depth of the journey Flora guided us through, and we ended up creating art beyond our wildest imagination. Flora’s loving teaching style kept us rooted in our souls vision at the same time as we developed the skills to make it into an actual painting. A life changing experience. I bow” (Painted during a 2 day Art Retreat with Flora) *In addition to painting techniques, the “Art of Allowing” is designed with many of the feminine leadership principles presented in the “Women’s Temple Leadership Training” offered by Chameli Ardagh, and Awakening Women Institute.*
~ Chameli Ardagh, Founder of Awakening Women Institute awakeningwomen.com
“Tonight I facilitated a domestic violence recovery group….and I found myself in a new place. My ability to be of service has shifted and I know more what is possible for the human spirit. Someone said, “PTSD can be the birthplace of a healer”. The Art of Allowing has been the door opening for me in making this shift…and each painting brings me deeper into myself and my truth. I am feeling, and thus living…from this place of passion and truth. Truly transformative.”
~ Tomi Tierney,, Art of Allowing student and first-time painter!
“I feel like I was standing on the threshold of an inner Creative Garden of Eden when I began this workshop, with teeth chattering and knees shaking from old fears of the unknown and of failure. Thank you Flora and Ann for taking my hands and leading me through. I do not know where it will lead me, but I am so grateful that it has begun and Spirit will take me the rest of the way home.”
~ Jeanette Amlie, blueearthawakening.com
“Through the 'Art of Allowing' courses I have learned to listen, to be open and notice what is coming from deep within my soul. I’ve learned to have acceptance of what is there, and to have the courage (eventually) to allow it, to paint it. Flora, you have taught us to open to the magic that is within us, I am in awe and so grateful for this, I am excited to paint in a way that brings me joy. I’ve painted for a number of years, but I feel trust in it now – that somehow it will work out, and as I write that, I realize that it applies to my life as well.”
~ Vicky Stata, Art of Allowing Certified Facilitator