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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Artist~Healer Circle

Early in 2011 I 'met' Hali Karla of  LilyWheel Slide Studio through my Painting Tribe.

Hali is a member of this amazing on-line network of ladies and fellow artists whom have completed BIG with Connie Hozvicka of  Dirty Footprints Studio  that you have, or no doubt will, hear me talk about in real life and here on my blog. This sister-hood of like-minded ladies has become a pivotal, nay, essential part of my life.

I've been blessed to play along with Hali in a number of e-courses, and painting groups (I'll give you more insight to these another day).  In the time we've spent together painting and exploring, we have come to know each other as kindred spirits and formed a very bonding friendship.  I was granted the honour of creating a painting for Hali in a fun 'Secret Santa Art Swap thingy' that some of the artists in our Tribe chose to participate in last year. Creating for a fellow creative is a story in and of itself, but I'll leave that for another day....

Secret Santa paintings for Hali 2011.

Hali floated the idea of a link between healing and art within our Painting Tribe some time last year.  Hali herself is both a Nurse and an Artist, so naturally she saw the very strong and powerful bond between the two crafts.  I too felt that there is a strong link and put up a very tenuous hand of interest in the idea, seeing myself as an Artist, but not as a Healer, but, recognising the very important connection between the two.

During the course of this year Hali has had some 'blow-your-sweet-little-booties-off' type of amazing guests post in this series on her blog at LilyWheel Slide Studio, so many 'aha' moments have been experienced while reading their posts or watching their videos. So when the email arrived from Hali declaring my 'due date' for my post to the Artist-Healer Circle, I froze. I felt fraudulent. I felt unqualified, a phony, a charlatan, an impostor.  I expressed this to Hali, and in her compassionate, loving and insightful way (that I totally adore about her) she gently encouraged me to share my story, reminding me that no matter what, through my sharing, somewhere, someday, someone, who NEEDS to hear just the words that only I can say in my own way shall read that blog post, and maybe, just maybe, through my words, through my story, I can help another soul on their journey. 

So really how could I back out..................?

I invite you to grab a cuppa and a cosy chair and please come over to Hali's blog with me, read my offering and dive into the amazing offerings by other Artists and Healers. Also, while you're there do your eyes and soul a favour that they will be forever grateful for and explore Hali's amazing art works.

"Seeds of Change"



  1. I'm still in training wheels for the whole "linking" thingy, so I pray the links I did put in work, for some reason the link & button I tried to put in the gadget on the sidebar didn't work, but am letting go of my perfectionism and posted the blog anyway and will try and deal with those wee hiccups as soon as I can work out how!!

  2. Way to go Melissa! Your technical skills are catching up to your wonderful and amazing artistic skills :) Your offering on Hali's Blog touched my Soul.

    You are amazing!

  3. The tech skills always come on the second or third try... and it all seems great to me... I loved reading your interview and so glad to see you blogging and linking to it so even more can enjoy it...xx

  4. Thanks Jill, you flatter me but I am trying! xx

  5. Thanks Trace, I am learning, albeit slowly! I may need to ring you for on-phone tech support to work out the bugs! LOL. xx

  6. I nominated your blog, should you wish to participate. I think its a nice way to show off blogs that we enjoy/admire:

    1. You are so sweet! Thank you so much, I am most honoured. I will go and have a looksie. xx