A Guide to Intuitive Art

A Guide to Intuitive Art

Understanding the Process

If you're a crafter, you know that not all art is created equal. There are different types of art, each with its own process and meaning. One type of art that has been gaining traction in recent years is intuitive art. But what exactly is it? Let's take a look at what intuitive art is and how to create it.

What Is Intuitive Art?

Intuitive art is a process of creating art without any preconceived ideas or expectations about the outcome. It often involves free-form painting or drawing, where the artist simply allows the creative process to unfold organically from within. The goal is to get out of your head and go with the flow, so to speak. It’s about allowing yourself to be completely present in the moment and trusting your intuition—hence where it gets its name. 

The Benefits of Intuitive Art

The beauty of this type of art is that it can be used as an effective form of self-expression and healing. As you allow yourself to explore through this creative process, you can gain insight into yourself and your emotions in ways that traditional forms of expression may not be able to provide. By giving yourself permission to express freely without judgment, you can tap into a deeper level of understanding within yourself and explore any emotional blockages or limitations that may be holding you back from being your best self.

Creating Your Own Intuitive Art

Ready to make some intuitive art? Here are some tips for getting started.
  • Gather supplies such as paint, markers, paper, canvas board, or whatever else inspires you. I love using a watercolor journal when doing this type of art. The journals have thick paper so they can withstand a lot of paint. 
  • Set an intention before beginning - something like "I am open to exploring my creativity" or ("I'm ready to express myself freely" will do the trick! My personal favorite is "Let's play around and just see what happens."
  • Find a comfortable place where you won't be disturbed for at least an hour or two (depending on how long it takes). I tend to spend at least two hours. I also try to work quickly. I may have 4 pieces going at once to prevent myself from overthinking things I'm doing. 
  • Start creating without worrying too much about technique or outcome - just let your intuition take over!
  • Take breaks if needed - creativity comes in waves so don't feel like you need to keep going nonstop.
  • Be sure to take some time for reflection afterwards - notice any feelings that come up or insights gained during your art time.

Intuitive art can be an incredibly powerful tool for self-expression and healing. If you want to give it a try, remember these key steps: gather supplies, set an intention, create fearlessly with trust in your intuition, take breaks when needed, and reflect on what comes up during the creative process afterwards. With this guide as your starting point, go forth and explore all that intuitive art has to offer!