SPRING updates @Atelier Molenpad

12 April in Uncategorized

This SPRING issue is short and all about sharing exciting things happening @ Atelier Molenpad. Lots of spring cleaning, and shaping up the programs. . .schedule and all. Below you will find 3 sections. In the last section, NEW SEASON 2013-2014, I am looking for your scheduling feedback. . .YES some scheduling updates in the air, and more fun activities to be announced in next issue of this newsletter! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATELIER MOLENPAD GROUP SHOW: SAVE THE DATE, 25 April 6-9:00pm! We are having a show of participating students @ Atelier Molenpad, Intuitive Painting Center. This group show is called: 'Our. . .' It's a collaboration of works exploring. . .OURselves, OUR movements & OUR inspriations. Participating Artists are: Victoria Schuller (Also created OUR flyer, below) / Aartienne Kleyer / Watse Hamstra Rieneke de Ruiter / Ans de Kruif / Tatiana Terekhova/ Erik Pels / Helma Knijn / Anke Kroon / Julika Marijn Facebook page for this event -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMER WEEK...

Spring in the air indeed

04 March in Uncategorized

Feeling the Spring in the air indeed! Feels like I gave birth with receiving the first proof copy of my book SMART: How creativity empowers you business. If you want to reflect and gain insight into any business topic, start with art. I had the pleasure of presenting my book during two workshops on friday at a symposium that took place at Avans Entrepreneurial Center in Breda. The topic of the symposium was New Leadership. In the workshop, we did two mini-hands on painting exercises. After we translated this information into commitments and action items! We had lots of business topic breakthroughs in the room. I received follow up mails from participants which gives me such a smile on my face! Launch party details TBD. . .For pre-orders details simply reply to this mail. . .In the meantime, painting courses are in their final 2 months before summer break. Summer week retreats are...

Start the year as a rainbow

01 January in Uncategorized

Here's a rainbow in your honor. . . Lot's of love for this 2014! This rainbow is such an insiration to me. It reminds me of gratitude. Especially for the small stuff. Had I not looked up, I might have missed it, I might have not believe it was there. Just taking a moment out of the day to smell the roses, admire the sky, count my blessings etc. . .I think you get it, I know you do this. . . Lovely to have an image to show for it! We have had mild weather here in Amsterdam, as I sit to write this note, I am enjoying the sun beaming in! I have of course been watching the news at the record breaking temperatures in other parts of the world. . .hope you are all staying warm this season! We have lots of inspiring things happening at the studio this year. From...

Ceremonies and Rituals

18 February in On-Line Journal

CEREMONIES AND RITUALS SPARK CREATIVITY ! Now that we are off to a great zooming start in the year, I have been thinking about cycles, patterns, rituals, ceremonies and traditions. Have you ever stopped to think about the value of ceremonies both in your personal life, and at work? Ceremonies allow us to celebrate milestones, keep stories alive from generation to generation and create a legacy for our hearts and souls. Hereby we can stand still to special moments in time that we cherish and share with loved ones. Sometimes they help us cope beter with circumstances by giving it a place in our hearts. They also help us create a unique sense of purpose that is attatched to time. While nature's laws have changing seasons, I, am so grateful for rituals that each season brings. Now in winter I have been able to receive beautiful gifts of white snow sprinkles throughout the...

Create Outdoors

18 February in On-Line Journal

create outdoors! I personally find it amazing to be out in nature with my paints to visually create! This can be done anywhere! And transported by any means to your destination. . .plane, train and automobile, bring your art supplies with you. . .and create in the outdoors! I always leave the scale that I end up working with when you arrive to the location. I brought large sheets of paper with me, 100cm x 70cm in an expandable tube. I was able to roll it up and fit it in my suitcase. On location this time, I was inspired to work small scale. So I folded and reduced the paper down to a smaller scale. I was in the mood for little painted sketches! I found trays that I could use for support in Greece. Turned out that a serving tray and a casserol dish did the trick! Play the video above!...

Rituals & Ceremonies

02 February in Uncategorized

CEREMONIES AND RITUALS SPARK CREATIVITY ! Now that we are off to a great zooming start in the year, I have been thinking about cycles, patterns, rituals, ceremonies and traditions. Have you ever stopped to think about the value of ceremonies both in your personal life, and at work? Ceremonies allow us to celebrate milestones, keep stories alive from generation to generation and create a legacy for our hearts and souls. Hereby we can stand still to special moments in time that we cherish and share with loved ones. Sometimes they help us cope beter with circumstances by giving it a place in our hearts. They also help us create a unique sense of purpose that is attatched to time. While nature's laws have changing seasons, I, am so grateful for rituals that each season brings. Now in winter I have been able to receive beautiful gifts of white snow sprinkles throughout the...

Events

18 August in On-Line Journal

Click here to play video incase video is not showing partaking in an public event, as an artist or speaker! Have you been invited to participate in a public event? Such as an art exhibit or public speaking event? I have some key tips that I have picked up along the way that will improve your professionalism. When you want to be asked to participate in an event. It is best to be prepared in advance. This shows the universe that you are ready! Preparing for what we want is a form of instant manifestation. I have personally found, that whether I am looking for public speaking gigs, or looking to participate in an art show, both require me to be prepared! I am after all being featured in a public event! What should you prepare in advance ? The answer is simple; all the related things that you may be putting off at this moment!....

PURPLE

18 June in On-Line Journal

Noble PURPLE. . . inspiring truthfulness and spirituality ! Let's continue our insightful color exploration with Purple this month! What is it about the mysteriously seemingly color purple? Officially it is a hue that floats somewhere on the spectrum between blue and red, and so the uplifting and calming qualities of both are blended in! As this color is enveloped between violet and indigo, it is sometimes challenging to discribe an exact color of purple. As a matter of fact, it can be surprising to name all the colors that pass as the color purple: eggplant, lavender, magenta, fuchsia, plum, orchid, indigo and so forth and so forth. I find it, quite an mysterious and creative color to explore, especially when I can think of my dear friends and family who go coco puffs around the color purple! Let's take a moment today to celebrate this seemingly moral color, to discover the feeling of...