© Painting by Arna Baartz. Commissioned by Jodie Gale.
Arna Baartz – The Artist, The Seeker
We are wonderful, biological, magnetic, electrical beings!
This is the second painting that I have commissioned Arna to paint for me. The first, Dancing in the Garden, is on the wall in my therapy room and on the home page of my counselling, coaching and psychotherapy website. When designing Trauma Warriors™ – I knew I wanted to have Arna paint for me again, and I am thrilled with my circle of women in connection with self, other and nature.
Arna discovered the magic of colour and expression through her own creative exploration.
These two, especially combined, are extraordinarily powerful medium for personal development and healthy expansion.
Making art can be humorous, messy and invigorating, evoking a child like enthusiasm and as such helping us feel lighter and more balanced. I need balance so I do it as often as I can.
The truth is, we are all deeply creative at our core. All thoughts come from somewhere and have the potential of taking us in a brand new direction every moment, each thought leading to another with endless possibilities. Life is a choose your own adventure story and for me art has been an exciting, somewhat uncertain yet rewarding road to take!
To me art, has become a philosophy in itself, providing the key to my inner world of spirit and imagination and showing me clearly what is outside is an intriguing, vibrational mirror to what is going on within. Art, the great and necessary part of life too often taken for granted. Let us not be afraid to make our mark!