Portal Paintings


Since January joyful little packages have been mailed out to our monthly glamjulz subscribers.

The intention of each package is to put a smile on a woman’s face and offer words of positivity and hope in a time when we all need it.  The focus, of course, is the beautiful julz inside the package but sending along a little something extra has also been well received.

As many of us have during the pandemic, I’ve been exploring different activities to spark some joy and really get the creative juices flowing.

As a kid growing up, I always loved the idea of changing my reality, maybe there were other worlds to be explored where we could escape from this one and have a new adventure.  I loved reading books like The Chronicles of Narnia (re-reading them right now, actually), watching my favourite movie Xanadu, and more recently I’ve become a huge fan of Dr. Strange and not just because the character is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, although I would consider that an added bonus!

So back in March I had this crazy idea that I wanted to paint portals.  After reading more about portals, I discovered that painting them is often used in art therapy for healing.  Portals can be used as a symbolic escape for the soul, giving someone permission to explore their inner motivations, life vision, goals, passions, and fears.  It can lead to transformation and help with self-actualization.  Pretty cool eh?

With all of that said, once I started painting them I couldn’t stop.  As I learned more about them, I wanted to share them.  So, with my loyal subscribers in my mind’s eye and a paintbrush in hand, all of our subscribers received a personalized portal painting along with their glamjulz this month.

I’m telling you, it was such an enjoyable exploration of art.

Is there anything you’ve been doing creatively that you would like to share?  I’d love to hear all about it in the comments.

Also, there is no such thing as “I’m not creative”, we all have within us!  It shows up as a unique gift in one way or another, maybe some of us just need to look through a portal to discover it!

Monica XO

PS – Our monthly subscription is the perfect gift to give yourself, with Mother’s Day coming up maybe you’d like to drop some hints to the family!  Ha ha!  Click HERE to get started! Live outside of Canada? No problem, click HERE!

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