I have found me...at 51

I have found me...at 51

Written by:  Gillian Schultze

I have found me...at 51.  At least I think I have.

I am an intuitive artist, and I am learning to apply this philosophy to my life as well.  I have come to understand that my intuition is far more important that what I planned in life and I am going for it.

I have come to love and appreciate the process of creating art using my inner awareness - my heart centered awareness - to transpose my thoughts onto my canvas. I do not rely on head based questions when I am working as I add texture and colour. I have the luxury of not being trained professionally, which I believe has allowed me to experiment with a childlike freedom.

It is a way of creating that is about connecting to my emotions and responding to what feels right. I appreciate the colours and let my paintbrush flow where it needs to go. Don't you think one of the most appealing attributes of a child is their willingness to be open to anything? As we grow we slowly dim this switch, and our imagination and childlike wonder gradually diminishes.

I am committed to finding my innocent wonder in everyday - in my art and in my life. I am learning to LIVE interpretively like I did when I was a child. This means that I stay out of my head and appreciate everyday for what it is.

So who am I?  I am a 51 year old "new" artist with a personal goal to lean into my childlike wonder and appreciate every moment for what it is.  I have had a family, a full career, a failed marriage, a new marriage sprinkled with sadness and happiness along the way.  The one thing that keeps me grounded today is that I approach life with my heart - not my head.  I am an interpretive artist.

1 comment

  • Nicole Brault

    Your words resonate with me and the textures and mystic vistas you create are soothing and they speak to me. Calling me to embark on this voyage at age 64.

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