2017-09-19

Why painting portraits, a conversation with my higher self 💗




After so many years, I am painting different subjects than portraits and I was wondering why. Today I had a wonderful conversation with my higher self and I want to share it with you, specially if you are an artist and you love to paint portraits.

Being creative, it always have been part of who I am. I believe all of us are creators, bringing inside creative gifts that we can express in the most different ways. The creative process is a way for us to connect with our Soul and bring forth this amazing energy, that represents who we really are. The expression of your essence!

Trough life it's easy to forget who we are in essence. Playing, creating and making things we love, gives us clues and information about our precious beings.
For sure you already know we came to this planet to evolve, but we also came, to discover and to remember. This leads me to portraits and the conversation I had with my higher self & my Angels. So, they told me the reason why, I had this fixation on painting portraits over and over again, for so many years. 

I see there are many artists doing the same thing, of always finding a way to paint a portrait, it feels like an obsession. But it´s not that!
So let me tell you what I found, when you are paining portraits in fact you are painting yourself, you are painting parts of yourself always.
And why?
Because you are remembering who you really are, you are remembering your essence, you are painting over and over until you get there, to that soul connection. You are searching, because you know there´s more, and it´s your exercise to bring to surface, that parts of you. A quest to find yourself and understand your core. Like a spiritual journey, through color, shapes and symbols. 


Most of the times we aren't even noticing what this dance with creativity is trying to tell us. But every single piece is a conversation with your soul, your emotions, your struggles, your skills and gifts. And bit by bit, you are uncovering parts of you that have been hidden for a long time.

If you are painting portraits, continue to do so, so you are making a real conversation with your soul and each one is trying to tell you something. This creative journey is an undeniable treasure, so you can listen your inner voices and remembering who you came to be. You are finding yourself!

Maybe you can pay attention to your feelings or ideas or even ask the painting, which message it has for you. Maybe it's a word or a page full of insights, but for sure it's your job to find yourself and have fun with it.
In fact I think we are continuously making Soul portraits of ourselves.

Much love,
Susana

Read the last "weekly message" from the flowers Spirits here


2017-09-07

I am back to mixed media 😍



You know sometimes you have to let go, to be able to come back as a whole. That's what I have done. My creative expression wasn't make sense to me anymore. I had this need to simplify and go back to the basics, exploring watercolor was so perfect for that. 
This year was a deep transformational journey, now I know I needed to let go, to open space within, to learn new things and  allowing the new me come to surface.  Our intuition plays a big role, it's our inner compass, always guiding us on the perfect direction. We need to follow and embrace it, she knows so much!
I am grateful now, that I can see what I've done, in fact I feel proud of myself for having the courage to let go of Mixed media, something so dear to my heart and follow the current. Expression is my life is how I interact with the world, is my energy soul coming forth. And in some way, I knew it was important to wait, to simplify and with positive expectation waiting for the best to come. And watercolor fulfilled this requirement with perfection ;)
Of course I didn't know where I was going, but the path revealed itself to me, step by step. It always dose, if you listen!

Now I am different woman, I make soul art, I work with the Angels ( I guess I always did) , with spirit animals,  fairies, Ascended Masters and more, I connect with soul energy and I channel messages to help persons on their path. I accomplished so much, what a year! ( I know I am saying this a lot lately, but it is my truth)

I feel more than ever we are needed to live on purpose ( your life purpose) and  make it a priority. Releasing the fears and embracing our inner power to make the decisions from the heart, more than our desires, so we can serve the planet, the universe and live what we in the first place came to be.


And sometimes, to make the journey, you need to let go something. So you can learn new skills, gain new perspectives and allow the time needed until you are ready. 
If you are feeling the call for change, go for it!

So again I am expressing myself in full color and power, once more with mixed media techniques. 
Sharing photos of the process I hope you enjoy it. 

Oh and after a while I knew it was a self portrait... it´s my Soul Painting!






At this stage I thought the painting was finished, but while I slept I had this dream,  an owl was painted on my chest. It was such a perfect sight! In the morning, I finished the painting and made the welcome image of my website.



Symbology of the painting:

- Flowers - my connection with the natural world, elementals and fairies
- Crystals - deep connection with the Earth and work with the crystal energy
- Angels - the smaller Angels on the top is symbol of the Angel Realms that I work so close to. The bigger one, was a big surprise, Mother Mary, she is symbol of my ancient connection with the Divine Feminine. Feeling lately that I am working really close with Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene. So grateful!
- Owl - symbol of wisdom and messages from the Spirit animals, my life purpose.

"We are needed to live on purpose and  make it a priority"


much love,
Susana Tavares

  

2017-08-10

Jesus on my dreams







Lately I've been dreaming a lot. I feel I am releasing loads and loads of patterns that do not serve me anymore. Things are changing, can you feel it?

The new energies are here to expand the consciousness of planet Earth, so releasing is part of the process, so we can be ready for this new era. On my latest dream I saw me painting Jesus and I wake up with this idea so present in me, that the only thing I could do was to go to my studio and paint.
Inspiration, joy, flow was what I felt connecting with Christic energy, a blessing.

These are the first canvas I paint in more than one year, well it worth the wait!

If you are interested in any of this Jesus original paintings please send me an email
With each one I will offer a "Life purpose" reading ✨

Investment: 133€
Size: 20 x 25 cm / 
Mixed media techniques on canvas

Much love and blessings,
Susana 



2017-07-07

Intuition and purpose


One of my favorite ways to work my intuition is with oracle cards. Make an intention or a question and take a card. This card is the your answer and will give you insights about what you need to know. I make this practice daily so I can connect with my intuition and Guides. One question that I love to make is " What do I need to know ? This way you are opened to receive what you need more than what you want 😉 and in my perspective what serves you the best ✨
My card for today is The Divine Director - intervention and purpose - this card reminds you that your divine purpose on Earth is to remember love and do what makes you happy. The Angels are working with you and you are receiving divine intervention that support your true function and live in purpose.
You can even light a candle to your life purpose, so it manifests in a perfect way for you.

In the picture you can see I have a tiny altar on my studio, with crystals, flowers and candles, the perfect sacred space for you to connect with your soul and put the messages to guide you during the day.
Creating sacred space is to inviting the Divine in your life and to remember that there is no separation between both worlds. We are one!

Oracle cards from kyle Gray - keepers of the light ( I love this deck )

Really excited with my vacations, our family is flying to Portugal next Friday and I can't wait to see the sea again and relax on the beach. Is going to be sooooo good!

Little reminder- today is the last day to get that fabulous promotion to make a "Heart whispers session" for only 5€ 
Get your class here

Much love,
Susana


2017-07-03

Truth and changes

             



I believe we are in a time to follow our truth. The connection with your truth will reveal the path. For that you must feel, you must listen, you must be aware of who you are and what signs are around you, letting you know if there are any changes to make or keeping the path you are already taking.
Presence and stillness are great allies, so you can open space to receive messages from your truth or your soul. Everyday taking time for yourself, even for 15 minutes, will make the difference. In this sacred time start saying to yourself "Dear soul I dedicate this time to you so my truth can be revealed", then relax, meditate, close your eyes, focus on your breathing and just be. It dosen't matter if you receive a message or not, the important thing is to use this time to create space inside of you and prepare yourself to receive on the right time. So there's no need to rush, just give this time honoring your soul and connection with the Divine.

You will feel more relaxed, more energized and welcoming balance into your life. 15 minutes, simply as that.
Even if I am with my kids at home, I can create sacred space for me and relax. Off course, you need to take into consideration the ages of your children and whether they can be alone or not. Mine have 9, 12 and 18 years. Three years ago I started to implement some rules for my well being and welcoming harmony and balance into my home. The most important was setting a time to meditate and I have made a door sign saying "meditation time" they knew when this sign was on my door they couldn´t interrupt, just in case of something really important. They understood and followed this rule easily. When I finished I was ready to start again and I was feeling renewed and energized or sometimes relaxed and peaceful. Now my family is used to see me meditating everywhere and they respect my sacred space. 
They do not meditate often, but i know I the seed is there and will grow on the right time.
These last words are just to remember that you can arrange 15 minutes, even if you are surrounded with kids and dogs, you just need to compromise with your well being ;)

"Dear soul I dedicate this time to you so my truth can be revealed"

Because it´s important to me to be aligned with my truth, I have made a big change and become a vegetarian. I already ate in a healthy way, but I felt it was important to follow my truth, since I am working with Spirit Animals and subtle energies of nature.
In the first days I struggled with organizing different meals, for children and adults (my husband is taking the leap with me). I knew it was resistance to change that I was experiencing. So I simply talked with me and my Angels, thanking them for their help, to make the changes I needed to make. In the next day everything was rolling in such a good way.
Sometimes acknowledging our struggles, saying what we want and bringing peace inside, put us in place of allowing good things to come. 
Now I have embraced this change with peace and the ideas for organizing the meals are coming to me in a easy way and my body feels really good.

Now I ask you, do you need to make any change in order to allowing more well being into your life?



2017-05-29

Relationship / couple soul painting


Today I am flying in new directions, blessed challenges that come in my way.
 Relationship/ couple soul painting. 


An intuitive interpretation of the couple energy, with the intention to elevate the relationship to its highest potential. 
Color, images and symbols will bring the right energy to your home, bringing healing and deeper connection on finding the right path for happiness and joy. 
Includes a message from the Angels.

Write me if you are interested 💗

Much love 
Susana

2017-05-04

New class - Fairies- Heart whispers session 2

 


Session 2

How to work with the fairies + watercolor spring fairy painting

In this new issue of Whispers of the Heart we are going to speak about fairies and how to work with this amazing nature beings

What can you expect from this session?

A PDF with 21 pages with:

▪ an exercise to connect with the fairies (meditations, visualization...) ▪ How to paint a spring fairy with watercolors start to finish in video format (the one on the image) ▪ bonus video ▪ how to connect with the fairies ▪ how the fairies can help you to have a wonderful life ▪ for all the classes are included 2 videos about how I draw faces (the same for all sessions)
Fairies are the Angels of nature and the environment. They help nature and the animals to live in balance and harmony. The fairies love to connect with the ones who believe in them and they can bring a load of positivity, fun and creativity into your life.

Do you believe in fairies?

 
If you do!!!!
come and join the class :)

22€
If you are interested in joining together heart, soul and creativity in simple but powerful lessons. This is the right place for you!

Come and create in full consciousness



Only 22€
*After payment you will receive the class in your email in a PDF format for you to keep. -you can download the videos and keep the class forever!  Yehhheiii!!!

More about Heart whispers sessions here

 Let´s spread some magic!

much love 
Susana Tavares

2017-04-20

My art studio


My studio is a sacred part of my home, is where I create and express myself. 

I love its openness, big windows, the light and the view to the garden.
Now the whether is warmer, I like to leave the windows open to hear the birds outside singing and see the dogs playing on the grass.
Sweet, simple moments that help me to create and get in touch with my inner being.
Feeling the calmness of nature, brings me peace and reminds me to breath.



I have a big wood table, to work with my watercolors. My favorite time of the day to paint on my studio is in the afternoon, 
around 17h, when the sun is lightning my table, with a beautiful warm light.
I sit on my big, comfy and colorful chair and I start with a simple prayer, just to center myself.
Then I start, without a plan, just with an intention.
I love to be surprised!
I love to not know what is going to be revealed to me through my creative process.
Feeling instead of thinking.
Flowing instead of controlling.



A beautiful environment, is always an inspiration for me.
I love to make pots of flowers to spread pure positive energy and beauty.


My connection with nature and flowers is growing everyday, as you can see on my artwork.



I have reopened my shop and I am celebrating giving 30%off 
with the coupon code WONDERFULDAY (insert in the checkout )

Go here if you are interested 

Much love,
Susana 

2017-03-10

Expect miracles


"True abundance is feeling worthy enough to believe beyond what you can see. Expect miracles and they will manifest"
 Sarah Prout

When you expect abundance, you are allowing the flow of prosperity to flow through you and guess what, you will see abundance everywhere even in the tiniest things 🦋





This is the the Butterfly 7 of my March project "A butterfly a day"

Butterfly blessings to you

Susana

2017-03-07

Painting butterflies


Continuing my demand, on creating butterflies during the month of March.
This is the Butterfly number 3.

In the first 2 butterflies, my inner-child wanted to play and be relaxed about it and sometimes, you just need to start, in a simple way and with what you have in the moment and that's o.k, to make some changes on the way.

When you start walking your path, more awareness will be presented  to you. 
You'll receive inspiration more in tune of what you want and what your purpose is.
 This is what spreading your wings is all about. 
Setting an intention + starting + clarifying what you want = awareness + potential 

Compassion and love in a transformation process, are the most precious tools you can use. 
Allowing yourself to flow in a easy way, step by step and make the changes you need.




  I started this project to stay focused on my intention.
" To spread my wings and embrace my gifts with purpose"

Doesn't matter what you do, but finding an excuse to grow and expand through focusing on your goals.
You can write, paint, say affirmations, run, doodle, make list of things you are grateful for.
Just listen where your heart wants to go, and give it some time everyday.




"Listen to the wind in her soul...let it take you where your heart wants to go"

For sure something will happen, for sure something good and in the end you will be beautiful and
 happy that you do it and your wings will be ready and you will fly!


Make sure you connect with me on Instagram @susanatavaresart
I am sharing time lapses with me painting and drawing and you check all the butterflies.

Butterfly blessings to you
Much love
Susana