" And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ~Rumi
Hi I'm Nikki. I quit my day job to pursue my dream of being an artist and traveling the world. It's more than a year later and I am still having so much fun watching things unfold, exploring, and getting to know parts of myself I never knew existed!
Long before I had products in Anthropologie, painted a 25 foot mural for an international airport, organized creative workshops and retreats, or traveled to places like Cuba, Costa Rica, and Italy--I began unlocking dreams and desires by taking the time to quiet the clutter and listen to my own inner voice.
Over time, I developed a creative practice and process for bringing my painted globes to life in a way that has brought me immense joy and manifested some pretty amazing opportunities.
I believe the moment we put paint to the surface of any substrate with clear intention and keep showing up with joy to do the work we are called to do, the universe begins organizing the cooperative components needed to bring us our deepest desires.
Join me for 4 weeks of self-discovery through art, where I'll share my painting process, rituals to keep you connected, and more!
We will work within the elemental themes of fire, water, earth, and air to bring our worlds of wonder to life!
WEEK 1: FIRE
IGNITE YOUR CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY, AND CONNECTION
Curiosity, creativity, and connection are all things that need to be cultivated in order to keep the momentum going. It can be scary to feel like you are running out of ideas or constantly grappling for inspiration. Here I'll show you four rituals I perform before beginning a new piece, that help to ignite my curiosity, fuel my creativity, and spark feelings of deeper connection to my work.
WEEK 2: WATER
LET GO AND FIND YOUR FLOW
Are you ready to let go and find your flow? Creating the art you are called to make shouldn't be an upstream battle. Letting go and allowing yourself to float downstream can seem counter-intuitive, but it really is simple. Let's take a deep dive into water and I'll share my process for creating depth with color and tools like guided visualization you can keep and use for a lifetime. Here is where you'll discover that what lies beneath has really been within you all along.
WEEK 3: EARTH
UNEARTH YOUR STORY AND FIND YOUR VOICE
What comes to mind when you think of the earth? I think of roaming with a sense of wonder while still maintaining deep roots. I think of trusting my path and knowing I am exactly where I am suppose to be. When I first started painting, I experienced frustration because I didn't feel like I had a voice or a story to tell. Then one day I thought.."maybe my story is finding out what my story is" and I set out on an adventure in self-discovery! I believe every part of your journey in this world matters. The ups, downs, and even the unknowns. They all help us to know what we want and don't want and clarity is a very good thing! Let's build the layers of our stories using collage, ephemera, and paint along with exercises to help you unearth the story of you!
WEEK 4: AIR
ADD SPECIAL DETAILS AND WATCH YOUR WORK TAKE FLIGHT
When we share our authentic voices with the world something powerful happens. We give others permission to do the same! Discover a world of possibilities as we take a deep dive into adding special details using texture, pattern, text, and even a little bling! Through a series of writing exercises you will develop your own personal manifesto or mantra you can add to your new original work of art. May it remind you of all the hearty adventures ahead!
This course will be a hands-on, digging deep adventure! We'll have weekly challenges, video tutorials, and guest interviews to keep us all inspired! Guests include: Alexandra Franzen, Lola Donoghue, Tenaya Amelia, Mati Rose McDonough and More!
A complete list of my favorite supplies
Setting up your altar and setting intentions
Cultivating rituals to keep you connected
Using color to create depth
Creating layers using collage and paint
Adding special details like texture and text
Other unconventional surface ideas
Ways to find the words to craft your story
Creative painting and writing prompts!
A private space to connect and make friends all over the world!
Enrollment is limited. Don't miss this great offer!
Early birds use code WOWadventure and catch the early bird price of $147 good Sept. 15th -Oct. 14th (Save $50)
Class begins and Registration closes Oct. 15th