Intuition and the Creative Spirit

C. Mauersberger, Drawing using Intuition made on Sunday 1/20/13
while thinking about Elizabeth Duvivier.
Human Heart. Pixie Dust.
I am going to spend a long weekend at Squam Art Workshops  in June this year.

Before I spoke to Squam founder and director, Elizabeth Duvivier, today I began to meditate about talking to her. We've only had one previous chat and a few emails, but I felt that I knew her.

I began to draw 
The resulting image is what you see above.

At the end of our discussion, I told her that I made a drawing in preparation for our phone meeting.
And that I would email an image of it to her.

Then I realized that the drawing is all about her. 
Call it intuition or whatever you like... I drew a human heart with clouds of colored pixie dust spilling out of its arteries. My inner voice connected with my hands before my conscious-self understood the meaning.

And that is what Elizabeth does. She promotes creativity as a way of life and fabricates fabulous gatherings in the woods to train, inspire, heal and to expand our creative spirit.

The best way to describe Squam is by using her words from the Squam Art Workshop website:

"So, what is Squam?
Here are three things it has been for me:
a journey into greater, sustained joy; 
the beginning of an adventure; 
a life changing revelation and revolution (with all of the glory and none of the politics)."

Founder and Director Elizabeth Duvivier with her dog Daisy
photo credit:  Sarah Rainwater for Apartment Therapy

Learn more about the art retreats at Squam here.
Perhaps, you might find yourself taking a class or two at Squam this year...

If you do, let me know, because I want to meet you while I am there.