Today’s entry is a testament to the importance of trusting your own intuition.

Last night I completed the video portion of another workshop at 21 SECRETS. (It’s not too late to register and I am speaking from the bottom of my heart when I say you do not want to miss this opportunity. Click the link and see what I’m talking about.) Anywho, the class I took was “Abstract Adventures” instructed by the creator and host of 21 SECRETS, Connie Hozvicka. Her videos were so fun and energetic. I could not wait to get started.

My assignment: Create a Fearless ™ abstract painting in a large art pad.

I don’t have a ginormous journal yet, so I put a big ol canvas on my easel. I got all loose, got my paints out, and got ready to roll. Then all of a sudden an image popped into my head.

I tried to fight it. I tried to reason with my inner self… “hey there, I can’t paint that, I’m supposed to do an abstract painting.” Then I remembered Connie’s words telling me to “Trust your instincts!”

I trusted, I let go, and I and let this painting emerge as it wanted to. I am so happy that I did.

Maybe another day I will paint a large abstract. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Love & Blessings,


  1. Natasha
    April 16, 2011

    I think that is one of the most important aspects of Connie’s teaching – trust your intuition. Listening to that voice will always, always lead you in the right direction and that is clear from this work. It’s so beautiful, Jeniffer. The colors – there is a dreamlike quality that dances with reality and all I know is I want to be there. Thank you for trusting your intuition and sharing this gorgeous work.

  2. ChristineB
    April 25, 2011

    You already know how I feel about this painting Jeniffer – I just want to walk down that road – so inviting. You said you may be offering it up for sale soon – how I would love to hang it on my wall. And I would – if it weren’t for the fact that there isn’t an inch of space left to spare amongst the existing pictures, books and assorted art dolls and brown betty teapots (yes teapots!!) that adorn the perimiters of our rooms. But at least you will be assured that I will be drawn to your website to visit it often – and whilst here I will soak in your wonderful blog and inspiring interviews. I thank you too for trusting your intuition… and.. the colours at least are fairly abstract – so you are not far off the mark with the briefing 🙂


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