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Feature Artist ~ Jody Ross Vassallo

 

Here we are, the first in the series of feature artists!  If I’m going to ask others to put there work out there and move into a place of vulnerability, to take that risk, then I figure I need to do it first.

The love of colour and creativity started for me as a young girl.  I would sit and colour and draw for hours upon hours.  Taking art class all through high school, but having a negative experience with one of my teachers and having my Dad tell me that “art doesn’t pay,” I moved away from all things art until my mid 20’s.

In my 20’s I took a couple of life drawing classes and dabbled some in animation, but life took over and again I quit any pursuit of art.  It has now been about 5 years since I started drawing with pencil and pastels again and I decided to give painting a try.  For me, the process of creating is what I enjoy.  It is a place where I get lost in the motions and the colours, all other thoughts drop away and I am fully engaged in the process.  It is a great stress reliever and tool to enter into a place of being completely present, in the moment, enjoying the possibilities.

I took a class in spirit led painting many years ago and loved it, so much that I started to gather supplies and led friends through the process. This grew into a love for helping inspire others creatively.

Next, I took a creativity coaching program called Creatively Fit. This was super fun and launched me into the world of coaching. Not only did I grow artistically myself but it also strengthened my love for helping others and gave me some great tools and processes to work with.

Wanting to learn more in the field of coaching I took a life coach training program with Erickson College. Now I am a fully trained life and creativity coach, passionate about my own art and working with other artists and entrepreneurs as they move forward, in the art that is their life.

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Bloom

Look for the Key

Look for the Key

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Holding Back the Darkness

 

Receive the Outpouring

Receive the Outpouring

 

Rooted

Rooted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting Marathon, 10 layers

Painting Marathon, 10 layers

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Hidden

 

 

 

 

 

3 comments on “Feature Artist ~ Jody Ross Vassallo

  1. Soraya Rosaria
    December 7, 2014

    This made me think of two words I received from the Lord in the past couple months. I posted both, this one is about Inspiration:

    “Last night in bed I was thinking of the word INSPIRATION, Lord. I wanted to know what you have to say about this word. Help me to understand your inspiration. I want to inspire others. I want to be able to draw them in. I want to inspire people to action. I want to be inspired myself. What else do you have to add to the defenition I just got from the dictionary?

    THIS IS HOW YOU GET INSPIRED. YOU SIT AND LISTEN TO ME. MY FATHER SAID TO LISTEN TO ME. SIT AND LISTEN TO ME AND YOU ARE INSPIRED IN THE MOMENT. INSPIRED TO ACT. INSPIRED TO LOVE. INSPIRED TO GIVE. I AM THE SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. WHEN FULL OF ME, YOU ARE THEN INSPIRATIONAL TO OTHERS. YOU CAN DRAW THEM IN. YOU CAN INFLUENCE THEM. TO ACT, TO LOVE AND TO GIVE. THEREFORE IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MUST STAY WITH ME AND LET ME INSPIRE YOU WITH NEW THOUGHTS”.

  2. Soraya Rosaria
    December 7, 2014

    The next one He talked about creating. And you are a creator also in your art. So I thought I’d share this next one also with you, Jody…

    “I had asked the Lord what He meant when He said He is going to ’empower’ me. I felt like I didn’t quite understand…

    MY SPIRIT LIVES IN YOU. MY SPIRIT ENABLED ALL THINGS TO COME INTO BEING AT CREATION. I STILL CREATE. I HAVE NOT LOST CREATIVITY. ITS THE SAME SPIRIT THAT CREATED IN THE BEGINNING. THE SAME SPIRIT ENABLES. THE SAME SPIRIT EMPOWERS. THIS SPIRIT LIVES IN YOU. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE MAJESTIC WORK OF CREATION AND EMPOWERING HUMANS TO DO SAME CREATION. TO CREATE. I ENABLE YOU TO CREATE. I CREATED SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING BY MY SPIRIT. THIS IS THE POWER TO CREATE THAT I GIVE YOU. I ENABLE YOU TO CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING. ISN’T THAT FUN? THIS IS MY SPIRIT THAT EMPOWERS AND ENABLES YOU. DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW OR DO YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?”

    • jody
      December 7, 2014

      Thank you for this Lysette! So beautiful and so true! We were created in His image, the ultimate creator! That makes us creative period, we just have to get over our own inhibitions, fears, lies that say we cannot draw a straight line, and just go for it, whatever creative bent calls you and do it making mistakes, failures, messes, as long as you are all in, going for it, fully as you are led. Yes, and as you do step out and risk, God will empower you, guide and teach you everything.

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