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Now the truth is coming out

Now the truth is coming out

Art is more than just a pretty face…the truth is art is so healing This abstract floral painting is so dreamy—hence the name. It is from the Soften Series. Created as MORE »

Living in Colour: Fiji Open For Happiness

Living in Colour: Fiji Open For Happiness

“You are feeling through your art but you are not feeling through your life.” ~ Daniella If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know I’ve been drafting a MORE »

“When Love First Tasted Your Lips” / intuitive process/how paintings speak to us

“When Love First Tasted Your Lips” / intuitive process/how paintings speak to us

Hi, I’m Cassandra Gaisford, The Joyful Artist. In this video, I share a little about my creative process, where I gain my inspiration and the many ways art speaks to MORE »

Botanical / Intuitive Art – Process with Cassandra from the middle (to nearly the end)

Botanical / Intuitive Art – Process with Cassandra from the middle (to nearly the end)

 How do I create? Dear friends, I thought you may enjoy this Botanical / Intuitive Art – Process with me, where I show how I create one of my gorgeous MORE »

How you help support my mission

How you help support my mission

“Give me the sorrows of the world. I will transform it into hope.” ~ Pablo Neruda. Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. MORE »

I surrendered and this happened…

I surrendered and this happened…

Sweet Surrender I couldn’t resist sneaking out another painting for my ‘Bloomin’ Mad’ exhibition which opened on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022. Created in a moment of passion, I decided MORE »

Bloomin’ mad about flowers: Mother’s Day release

Bloomin’ mad about flowers: Mother’s Day release

Who doesn’t love flowers? I’m bloomin’ mad about flowers. Flowers are my joy and obsession. I couldn’t resist releasing my Bloomin’ Mad series in time for Mother’s Day. This piece MORE »

How to hang a painting

How to hang a painting

Collectors often ask me questions about how best to hang a painting. Yesterday, a gorgeous lady who is commissioning a bespoke piece of art to brighten her bedroom asked, “What MORE »

Why you need the power of passion to follow your heart

Why you need the power of passion to follow your heart

 “Passion is the fire that drives us to express who we really are.”  People often ask me, “How did it all start for you in the world of art, and how do MORE »

FIELDS OF COLOUR: FOUR-PART VIRTUAL ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP

FIELDS OF COLOUR: FOUR-PART VIRTUAL ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP

This is fun! I was approached yesterday by a photographer who had seen my Easter in-person art retreat Create Amazing Abstracts classes being advertised. “I have funding for a book MORE »

Playing with colour

Playing with colour

Need more yellow in your life? Yellow is the colour of happiness, fun and play. Pioneering American Abstract Expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler, who lost her parents tragically and later married MORE »

The Five P’s of Life – Patience, Persistence, Perseverance, Passion, and Purpose

The Five P’s of Life – Patience, Persistence, Perseverance, Passion, and Purpose

  The best thing I can tell you? It’s one word. Persistence. ~ James Patterson, author   Knowing when to quit is one thing; knowing when to persevere another Is MORE »

Incredible Easter Creative Writing Retreat

Incredible Easter Creative Writing Retreat

Write, Finish, Publish your stories. Earn passive income while you sleep. Do you have a book inside you bursting to come forth? Would you love to learn to write a MORE »

How to reality test your fears

How to reality test your fears

Dear readers, If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know that a daily spiritual practice I love to follow to begin my day intentionally is to draw MORE »

NEW WORKS!

NEW WORKS!

Layered in sultry glazes and gestural sweeps of colour, the palette from my Bloomin’ Mad Collection embodies vibrant pinks, optimistic oranges, and sunny yellows…perfect as we head into a change MORE »

How art inspires my love stories

How art inspires my love stories

Dear friends, If you’ve read many of my romance novels (written as Mollie Mathews) you’ll know that art inspires my stories. Recently with all the war-mongering and ongoing fear-pandemic I’ve MORE »

This is why we need more passion

This is why we need more passion

Dear readers, today, while clearing the office, I found, an oldie, but a goodie—The Passion Pack, which I created more than a decade ago. Little did I know, the spiritual MORE »

Photographic Fine Art Flora

Photographic Fine Art Flora

Marrying my great love of photography and flowers, my images are like paintings to me. Embued with beauty, create walls of love with my new collection. Modern, bright and contemporary MORE »

What do you love?

What do you love?

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”Rumi Sometimes when times get a bit heavy it can be MORE »

LOVE STORIES FROM AN ITALIAN VACATION

LOVE STORIES FROM AN ITALIAN VACATION

It all started with a dream and a passion for photography. One memorable month in Puglia, Florence, and Milan, Italy. Following my passions created so many memories It’s the stories MORE »

Who do you admire?

Who do you admire?

Dear Joys…I hope this post is a great reminder that, despite all the fearmongering, there are so many ways to lift our vibration. Joy, happiness and love is the greatest MORE »

The fascinating way bees spark joy

The fascinating way bees spark joy

 “Passion is the fire that drives us to express who we really are.” I’ve had a wee run on my beeswax paintings lately. Yesterday a lovely lady, well-established in the art world, MORE »

David Loves Lilly

David Loves Lilly

David Styles is nuts about water lilies. It’s such a passion that he’s nearly run out of room for them all—so now he has bathtubs overflowing with all his loves. What’s MORE »

This will make you smile…

This will make you smile…

Sometimes when times feel a bit bleak it can be really helpful to recall the small joys that make us smile.Here’s a little list of 15 things that make me MORE »

How to find inspiration each day

How to find inspiration each day

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll know I sow the seed for daily inspiration by drawing an oracle card every day and tuning in to divine MORE »

Is it time for more colour in your life?

Is it time for more colour in your life?

This bespoke piece was commissioned by the couple as a ‘statement piece’ to adorn the large white walls of their newly refurbished Bay of Islands home. They named it Apple MORE »

New Release: Word by Word

New Release: Word by Word

Word by Word: Some Thoughts on Writing, Love, and Life is out now! Perfect for anyone with a penchant to write or simply curious about the writers’ life (my life!) MORE »

Princesses and Toads: Love Is In The Air

Princesses and Toads: Love Is In The Air

In my upcoming Valentine’s Day release Word by Word: Some Thoughts on Writing, Love, and Life I set out to tell you every single thing I know about creative unblocking, MORE »

How to be inspired

How to be inspired

Inspirationexists,but it has tofind youworking.– Pablo Picasso It’s been an exciting start to the new year for me and I hope it has been for you, too. In this post MORE »

What Makes You Happy

What Makes You Happy

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find MORE »

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ABOUT CASSANDRA
I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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