♥ “Healing Art is being born as we speak. The concept is catching fire, it is awakening in people’s spirits…Artists, musicians and dancers are realizing their imagery has meaning….that their imagery heals them, others, their neighborhood, or the earth.” Michael Samuels ♥
Art classes and creativity have also been major components of my recovery from my failed relationships. There is something very therapeutic about spending hours “lost” in an art project, the process of physically creating something seems to be a reminder from our soul of what powerful creative beings we truly are. Whether creating beautiful wearable art through jewelry design, painting, pottery, glass art, ect the result is the same the process of creating your own masterpiece, allows you to express you creativity and healing is the natural side effect.
♥”Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.”- Julia Cameron♥
We are creators just like our Heavenly Father who is the Master creator. We are in training to become like him, and the creation of art is a great way to express this, and a powerful contributor to the healing process as well. This is why Free-Spirited Faith also offers classes that provide and opportunity to use creativity and art for self expression.
♥”The portal of healing and creativity always takes us into the realm of the spirit.” Angeles Arrien♥
I have always been an artist and enjoyed many forms of artistic creation and expression. I have always enjoyed painting. As a teenager I loved to make ceramics, and had a natural talent for it. I also loved to bake and create all types of desserts. In 2006 I became a jewelry designer by “accident” I started by buying some beads to make my Mother a unique Mother’s day gift. I never thought that I would became “addicted” to it! It was so fun to mix, match, and create and I found so much peace in doing so time simply flew by! Soon I found myself buying tons of beads and decided to turn it into a business and start selling my jewelry. I found it difficult to compete with the prices of Chinese imports in the jewelry business, so I decided to learn to make glass art. I have been a glass artist for over 5 years.
All of these various forms of artistic expression have been so healing for me. I believe we all have creativity ingrained in our souls, and when we unleash this, we are able to more fully express ourselves as who we truly are. This is why Free-Spirited faith incorporates dance and art into our workshops and courses. We also offer salsa dance and art classes seperately as well.
♥“Making art is like giving a gift: evidence of your spirit and that you are here.”Patty Mitchell♥
Currently I live in Salt Lake City, Utah where I teach Women’s Salsa dance classes for fun, self confidence boosting, and healing. I also teach basic jewelry making classes as an opportunity to express creativity which also enhances healing. In addition for those who are truely interested in diving into a new art form, I teach a variety of glass art classes, focusing on different skills. Please email Ashlee@freespiritedfaith.com for class details, or call 435-535-1243. Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂