Be Your Own Icon

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It all started when…

As some of you may be aware, I have been doing a few commissions for Empowered Portraits.  These portraits, include hidden mantras, blessings, meaningful quotes, using favourite colours, settings, secret talisman, as Faerie Queens, Goddesses, or , "Channelling my inner Beyonce!'. 

Those who chose to order one have placed with pride, often in their personal or work space, as a reminder of who they really are, what they want to call in and how they want to be in the world. 

A couple of friends mentioned that they would LOVE one of these, but what would make it EVEN MORE empowering would be if they could make their own.   And I agree. 

A little known fact is that the very first art workshop I ever did was doing Empowered Portraits! So it has come full circle. 

I have grown and learned more since then.  I am now a qualified leadership coach and a yoga teacher, I have years of experience, coaching and running  Wild Art Journaling and Wild Painting.  I have always wanted to do something that combined all of these. 

So here it is.  Be Your Own Icon 

The Photo at the top is from the test run on 8th June 2019. 

Here is some of the feedback I got from those amazing creative souls.

“Popped this (*my Icon) in pride of place in my office and it has grown on me! Thanks for all the wisdom, thoughtful conversation, fun, dancing, sage burning, letting go, fire, ash swirling in the wind, connectedness and creativity. A tonic of a day”

“What a wonderful day! Connecting with a group of fabulous women, sharing time, stories and food together and getting creative with words, photos and paint. By the end of the day we had each created a personal icon, testament to our own journey, our deepest feelings or just our favourite colour! I love my final result, but even if I hadn't, the day itself was inspirational. Thank you Moyra Scott Art for getting me back in touch with my creative mojo! I'll be back…”

“I went to an art workshop today led by the wonderful @moyrascott where we all created a multilayered, mixed media self portrait that Moyra described as 'part celebration, part cleansing, part spell' in her promotional email. As soon as I read that, I signed up for the workshop. And I was not disappointed!

I find 'art' very intimidating, it's hard to turn off the inner critic but Moyra's style of just doing it and building up the layers as an enjoyment of the process rather than the end product is really liberating. I love the fact that under all the paint, there's layers of pictures, words and things that hold deep meaning for me and only I know it's there. This portrait is going to be my little magic charm for the foreseeable future.”

HERE are the DETAILS 

You are a Work of Art
You are your own ICON

Create your own Empowered Self Portrait

In a way, All Works of Art are invocations.  Humans have created art as a means of communication with Spirit for thousands of years.  Used as a focal point, to bring what we desire into our realities.  Churches have icons, caves have paintings, Temples are adorned with Gods and Goddesses all imbued with meaning, significance.  To pray to, to invoke, to inspire, to call in. 

An Empowered Self portrait is in this tradition.    Your own personal icon.   

We will work together for a day to dig deep and explore 

Your core values and processes, who you are when you are at your best, the words and feelings that express your highest self. 

What you need to let go of in order to create space for the new.

What you really desire to call in and create in your world.    

We will use coaching tools, creative rituals and Wild Art Journaling to create your own iconic work of art.  You do not need to be able to draw, though of course you can if you so desire. We will use collage and paint. 

Each work will be created in layers, each layer being part of the process. Each part will  blessed and will and have embedded within it, words and phrases, images, seen and secret, known only to you. You will be present to feel into what goes into Your own Empowered Self Portrait. 

Use this creative process to recreate yourself in whatever way you choose, perhaps an archetype, goddess, or spirit.  You will follow your creative intuition and create yourself and your icon in a way that feels right, delightful, inspiring to you. 

My intention is to create in a sacred space, cleansed with sage, blessed and held. 

You will leave with a work of art that represents you at your best AND what you desire.  It is part celebration, part cleansing, part spell.  To use as a touchstone or anchor and connect you every time you see it to who you truly are and who you want to be.  

Creativity is Magic. 

Representing your highest self and qualities and attributes you wish to bring into your life.

Preparation.  Please bring a photograph/s of yourself printed out on A4 paper.  If you can print out several.

consider bringing cutouts or printed out images of: 

  • any archetype, goddess, spirit, whatever, whoever inspires you.

  • words, affirmations, spells, incantations

  • objects, talismans, emblems to include

  • anything else that you find inspiring.

All is valid.  

The process of creation is as important as the creation itself.  

Next dates to be announced. In the meantime do please join my mailing list for news, stories and first dibs on early bird prices.

If you have any questions please ask.   Email me or call 07974 168586 xxx with all my love xxx
Moyra