We are so lucky to have beautiful art submissions by
the incredible Kelly Saunders,
for this little story on what mermaids really are.
A Sea Soul. Kelly Saunders.
Here she shares with us her process
and the stories behind her beautiful artwork:
The mermaid tail picture is one of my intuitive art pieces.
This is a process where I meditate before I show up to the canvas.
I work with my mentor Donna Gleeson who runs Rebel Creative.
For me this is my tribe.
It takes about eight weeks for me to paint and complete one picture.
It is many layers and lots of trusting.
I often start by painting with my non-dominant hand
to silence my inner critic and allow myself permission to let go.
I find a true freedom in painting and mixing colours with my hands
rather than a paint brush.
I often start and have no idea where the painting is headed or have any idea
of what will be revealed slowly to me. It is a process of faith and trust.
I have learnt that there are many stages to the painting process….
and I always get to a point where I want to throw the canvas
across the room and set fire to it.
This always seems to happen right before
the breakthrough of the picture revealing itself to you.
The underwater canvas I have created that has jellyfish and a seahorse
A little bit about me:
I am an Art Therapist,
I am on Instagram as @minnie_and_rose.
Read the ‘true story’ behind what mermaids really are,
and be inspired by Kelly’s art.
Reconnect to your inner creative mermaid, by beginning
or refreshing a journaling practice, with this free guide.
It comes with a mermaid colouring sheet to help get those ideas flowing. x0