Kari is the author of “The Frequency of Life - A Collection of Word Art and Artwork” in March 2020. Artist, BodyTalk and Access Bars Practitioner. I teach art classes on creation and expression of your own roadmaps to emotional wellbeing. I offer healing sessions to bring clarity and joy into the lives of people who would like to receive, expand and live with space, allowance and possibilities.
Why I Create Art
Teaching people to paint their emotions and feelings so they can connect to love and acceptance of self.
For all my life expressing myself through art has been very important to me. At 5 I remember this class art project. I remember colouring this foam cup with crayons. We then took the cups to the oven to heat them up. When they were cooled I held mine in my hand and I thought what a beautiful creation. I marveled over the shape and texture that was created. I was holding something that was a part of me. As I grew up there were more art projects and many crafts. I came from a family of crafters. We created and marveled. I was a part of plays, and musicals. I took interior design . Finding new ways to incorporate art into my life. Life was good.
The Struggle was real
Creating a community of joy that is connected to the expression of their inner self.
I had kids, got married and created a home for my new family. As life got busier I became less and less committed to art. I found great excuses to ignore my needs and was interested in my kids and other things that needed tending to. I was really good at taking care of everyone except me. At 35 I found myself with a lot of physical health problems; migraines, anxiety, heart issues, seasonal allergies and a lump on my breast. My body was falling apart.
I met a lady who shared her story with me. She talked about childhood sexual abuse and trauma. I thought, wow, that is similar to my story, but she is talking about it. She also gave me a book about how your body is a reflection of what is going on in your mind. It was a year before my pain got too much and I could not take it anymore.
That day I slammed my middle finger in the door. Under the nail was purple and oh so painful. I looked up what that meant in my book about body and mind connection. I realized that it was about sex and anger. Alarm bells were going off in my head both in pain and realization. In the middle of the night I knew the pain was too much. I told my husband to drill a hole in my fingernail. The relief was amazing. I knew that I had to start working with the pain in my mind too. I called my friend and started talking about my own experiences with traumas and childhood sexual abuse. It all came flowing out. There were a lot of tears. Talking about what was going on in my head, the stuff that I didn't even share with myself.
One day my friend walked me through an art healing lesson. She said, “let it out, stop thinking about it! Let it flow. Stop trying to control everything. Pour the paint! Put it out there.” As I let the paint drip on the canvas my emotions came out. Everything started to flow. I was expressing my heart. The little 5 year old was back. At the end I took a deep breath and it was finished. I had just reconnected with my heart again. I knew I could not stop again. Keeping art in my life is so important.
As I searched more into the body mind connection, I found BodyTalk, Access Consciousness and frequency healing. Expanding my knowledge of healing with the subconscious and creating change has given me a healthy body. My symptoms of seasonal allergies are nil. I have no lump on my breast. I know what my body needs when I have anxious thoughts which are very minimal now. My heart has love. I have changed my idea of health and created more peace and joy in my life. In 2011 I didn’t realize that this is what I needed or that it was possible. My attitude was to push through, but this is only one way to live. Living with space and allowance is a different world from the life I lived in 2011.
I have combined these consciousness modalities with my art and found that as I paint and observe the paintings, my emotions and feelings I create more peace and less pain in my life. Each painting explains a different piece of me; they are powerful expressions of my emotions and a road map to healing.
Art is now on purpose. I have also expanded my art to include words. These words are not to give you a story. The word art and artwork create a frequency within you to create healing in your bodymind.
I published “The Frequency of Life - A Collection of Word Art and Artwork” in March 2020. I teach art classes on creation and expression of your own roadmaps to emotional wellbeing. I offer sessions to bring clarity and joy into the lives of people who would like to receive, expand and live with space and allowance.