Friday, March 9, 2012

Art and Soul Magic

Before heading to art and soul to study again with Jesse Reno my goal was loosen up but what I came away with was way more. If you have never studied with Jesse...(and i call it study because its WAY more than just taking a class....its a new way of thinking....a magic that is revealed) he is an amazing story teller. 

 In the Follow the Leader class, I had a break-through. Jesse was giving us prompts and something just clicked and revealed itself to me. Here is what I wrote on the back of this painting:

Moon Sees and watches
orchestrating magic
she swims, he observes
a deer frolics in the frigid ocean
under the full moon
uninhibited magic

I realized in the midst of painting this that the story revealed to me was the moon and how it affects each of the figures I was painting. About a year ago upon leaving the Oregon coast the group that I was with were all taking photos of the bright full moon and we noticed a deer playing in the ocean......frolicking among the snowflakes and waves.

If you have followed my the beginning I saw the moon over the sea on the west coast. It was at this very moment that bravery entered my spirit and said out loud i want to paint!

on the last night after dinner we noticed the bright, FULL  moon shining over the ocean!

 me and jesse
my chief!
my mentor and friend
thank you for sharing your story, your energy, and all that is you

Jesse and Mindy collaboration drawing

 me and donna
i love you, your light, your spirit, your energy

me and andrea
we sat next to each other in Follow the Leader
much growth and high vibrational energy was felt.
love you girl!


  1. Such a moving experience...this piece gave me chills!

  2. What a beautiful collaboration...magic!

  3. Oh so very fabulous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure with us!

  4. Beautiful...I love hearing the stories behind the artwork and artist. This is so cool.

  5. Mindy,
    If Jesse was the cake, you were the icing! I'm sure it was no accident that we found each other, in that amazing workshop of all places (but of course!) I look forward to seeing more of your magical art in the future and hope to have the opportunity to work or play with you soon! Maybe in another Jesse Reno workshop? (I so could be a groupie... Can't get enough of him!)
    Keep shining your lovely Light and sharing your amazing talent!

  6. How wonderful it was to paint beside you for two days! Your friendship means the world to me, you are beautiful inside and out. I learned so much from Jesse and from you, it was all my joy to be with you again.
    Love you girlie!

  7. Love your story and how it came full circle... just like so many of Jesse's stories!! Love the finished pieces and you my dear friend!! xoxo

  8. I love every single piece of this!! xoxo

  9. LOVE LOVE this post! So happy for you that you enjoyed and stretched and created with peeps that inspire you! LOVE you so much and I am FLIPPIN over your latest work! I CANNOT wait to see you in less then 2 weeks! OMG! ox

  10. Beautiful!! Such a lovely blog! So glad I found you; I'm now a follower!
    Anne ♥♥

  11. oooh, i like-a the picture you and jesse worked on together!

    and you know, one day (i just *know* it) i'm gonna be in a photo next to you, my, as of now, mentor from afar <3


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