yes, you can

embarking

equipping your Self.

personal painting practice.

second in a series

five  sections in the embarking curriculum 

anyone can do this 

five sections of learning

The second course in my Break Free series. You will work through five sections of learning, each one progressing you through developing a personal painting practice designed to assist you in overcoming your fear of the unknown. 

the process

meeting your tools and processes: review the practice, meet the materials, align to symbols.
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your canvas

meet your blank canvas, discuss the importance of just getting started, paint the first layer.
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taking shape

select a symbol to paint, paint the outline, use journals to self reflect on inner-dialogue, 
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moving through

coloring in the outline, mixing colors, learning unity as a design principle, reflective journaling on resistance.
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creating You

painting the details, mixing colors and learning shading techniques, reflect on the concepts of starting over, good enough, peace in decision making and layering in your life.

because the answer isn't in the past.

It never was.

It starts now. that's where your potential lives. 

meeting our tools

the process 

removing the friction 

meeting our tools

Let's meet the tools and processes we will use to develop our painting practice, and ensure any unnecessary friction in the form of knowledge and materials are removed.
We will: 
review the four-step painting practice.
meet our materials and learn to mix color.
align to symbols and how we can use them in our practice (they provide great subjects for painting). 
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yes you can. 

i am me. i am not what they said. 

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painting the background

meeting the blank canvas

sometimes just starting is the hardest part. 

the background  

Let's meet the blank canvas, and discuss the importance of just getting things started. 
We will: 
examine why it's important to allow ourselves to break the rules, to let go of our striving, to release our desire to produce a product.
select colors and build a palette.
paint the first layer onto our canvas.
work with different mark-making tools and various mediums for fun effects.
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thank you. I've had enough. 

i'm ready for different

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the outline

taking shape

allowing the beginning to take shape

painting the outline

Ahh, background done. Now we paint the outline and allow the beginning to take shape. 
We will: 
select a symbol to paint.
create an outline on the canvas.
gently inquire our thoughts, check inside for anything that we may be resisting, and listen to our inner dialogue.
use our journals to reflect on our questions and answers.
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you aren't a problem to solve.

you didn't do it wrong.  

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coloring in

moving thru resistance

judgment-free zone. 

coloring in

We will now color in the outline. We are in a judgment=free zone and nobody is telling you how your painting is "supposed to be" or "should be." It is exactly perfect for you, in this moment.
We will: 
mix our colors and fill in the outlines.
learn about unity as a design principle.
check inside and reflect on our process, any resistance that we feel. 
reflective journaling time and discussion.
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it's not about the product. 

the process is the point  

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the details

creating you

judgment-free zone. 

the details

Now we have arrived. The details. You are creating space in your life for you, just by reaching for your paints and canvas. That in and of itself is a declaration of sovereignty. 
We will: 
paint the final details and create unity in the painting.
mix colors and learn about shading techniques.
relate painting details to your life, the concepts of starting over, good enough, decision making, leaving glimpses of what is underneath the layers. 
reflective journaling time and discussion.
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practical. soulful. fun. 

a creative practice you can actually use.

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this is only the beginning. 

the journey continues

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