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Gatekeeper

I never thought intuitive art would be such a big part of my work - but it is, and I am definitely all the better for it. Before I started pushing into my art practise, I would feel a bit bogus to assign anything I created a meaning, especially when those things were increasingly being made intuitively.


A part of me felt, geez, isn't painting it good enough, now I have to actually understand what this means? My art coach (wisely) still asked me to have a go, and I was surprised how things clicked, how I just knew when it was what it was or when I was reaching - and very quickly the feeling of "bogus" fell away. In fact it is now almost integral for me to understand what it is to close the feedback loop. Sometimes it takes time, sometimes I know while I am fine-tuning the painting, and sometimes the meanings soften as time takes away the sting.


This being came out last night. Wizened, slightly scary, 3rd eye open but sleepy. The Gatekeeper, the metaphorical one, who guards the magical opening to worlds we so desperately want to enter. It's a person, it's a collective, it is most certainly there. I feel like this Gatekeeper has forgotten what it was like to be inexperienced and excited. Forgotten what effect it has, if it just turns all its eyes upon you for a second.


Tamka Out...

The Gatekeeper


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Reensarai
Reensarai
Sep 11, 2021

i love this.

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Gina Maloney
Gina Maloney
Sep 08, 2021

I haven't done intuitive art either (intentionally)... but am intrigued. Another amazing thing that the blog along has brought to us. I love it.

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tamaralsagathevan
tamaralsagathevan
Sep 08, 2021
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Thank you Gina, I never expected to also get friends from the blog-a-long, and I am just loving this renewed human interaction I am experiencing!

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Kim Switzer
Kim Switzer
Sep 08, 2021

Love how the feeling of things being bogus feel away. And this little creature feels like it has so many messages.

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tamaralsagathevan
tamaralsagathevan
Sep 08, 2021
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Thanks Kim!


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Unknown member
Sep 07, 2021

What a great art keeper! I love intuitive art, it lets you enjoy the process without the stress of having to be perfect!

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tamaralsagathevan
tamaralsagathevan
Sep 08, 2021
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Yes, I think so, you feel a little bit less responsible for the outcome! Thanks Angela!

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Jean Puhlman
Jean Puhlman
Sep 07, 2021

I don't know how to create art intuitively and I sure like that face.

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tamaralsagathevan
tamaralsagathevan
Sep 08, 2021
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Hi Jean, I think intuitive can sometimes be a bit overwhelming - but what it is, is learned practises that come automatically + accidents. Kinda like cooking, or maybe driving sans accidents. That's my experience at least!

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