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Serenity and Misty Days

Serenity and Misty Days

Hello my joys, Happy spring or autumn, where ever you are in the world. I hope you’re enjoying the change in season. I want to share with you some recent MORE »

HOW LESS CAN BE MORE WHEN CREATING GREAT ART

HOW LESS CAN BE MORE WHEN CREATING GREAT ART

In this video, I share practical art tips and insights into my creative process, including how to declutter your paintings to make great art. You’ll see me creating monochromatic elegance MORE »

Want a big piece of my joy?

Want a big piece of my joy?

As well as playing around with Tiktok, I’ve been having lots of fun painting in the studio. You may be surprised to see quite a lot of black. You may MORE »

The Tattooist of Auschwitz—his secret love and one woman’s passion and purpose behind telling his story

The Tattooist of Auschwitz—his secret love and one woman’s passion and purpose behind telling his story

  I first met Heather Morris when she came to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand from her home in Melbourne to visit her brother, and my friend, who MORE »

How to channel your emotions to make great art

How to channel your emotions to make great art

In this video, I share practical art tips and insights into my thinking and creative process, including how to channel your emotions to make great art. You’ll see me creating MORE »

Practical art tips and insights into my thinking and creative process

Practical art tips and insights into my thinking and creative process

Hi, I’m Cassandra—the joyful artist A question I am often asked is,” What are your thoughts as you create your art?” In this video, I share some insights into my MORE »

Heal yourself with writing, painting, creating

Heal yourself with writing, painting, creating

You don’t always have to make a living with your art, you can, however, heal yourself with writing, painting, and creating. “My most successful songs are about sadness and depression,” MORE »

Wellington Art Retreat August 2022

Wellington Art Retreat August 2022

WARM YOUR HEART THIS WINTER… Banish the winter blues, leave your worries behind and unleash your inner child! Come and join Cassandra’s Wellington Art Retreat for 72 hours of pure MORE »

Value your happiness

Value your happiness

Are beauty, love, creativity and joy missing from your life? Good morning my joys! How lucky are we (in NZ) to be heading into spring? I’m feeling super grateful this MORE »

How to always feel like summer

How to always feel like summer

While I’m in wild and windy Wellington, away from my home in the Bay of Islands (where the temperature definitely feels almost always summer) it’s fun to revisit this commission MORE »

How to Set Your Mindset For The Day

How to Set Your Mindset For The Day

Every morning, I and other collectors of my The Art of Life Inspiration Deck, pick a card at random and allow the words or images to inspire and prime our mindset MORE »

Bee Joyful—New Release Paintings

Bee Joyful—New Release Paintings

Bee Joyful! Gorgeous new limited edition love-infused collection, “Bee Joyful”, releases today. All these works are created with molten New Zealand beeswax and textured with a blend of natural pigment, crystals MORE »

BAY OF ISLANDS ART RETREAT 2023

BAY OF ISLANDS ART RETREAT 2023

WARM YOUR SOUL THIS SUMMER… Banish the blues, leave your worries behind and unleash your inner child! Come and join Cassandra’s Bay of Islands Art Retreat for 72 hours of MORE »

In the midst of winter…new beeswax works

In the midst of winter…new beeswax works

One of the many joys of painting with hot beeswax is the amazing fluidity and radiance of the pieces, and also the opportunity to sculpt and create a stunning array MORE »

Encaustic Art: How Beeswax Sparks Joy

Encaustic Art: How Beeswax Sparks Joy

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

Who inspires you?

Who inspires you?

Who inspires you and why? If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that music legend Eric Clapton inspires me for his rebellious courage in speaking out about vaccines MORE »

How to get unstuck and love life again

How to get unstuck and love life again

Most of us probably agree that enjoying what we do is essential to achieving big things. It’s pretty hard to succeed at something that bores you or drives you mad. MORE »

Why Trusting Your Gut Is The Only Way to Live

Why Trusting Your Gut Is The Only Way to Live

“If my work seems difficult to someone not familiar with present trends in painting, it is none the less sincere and dedicated in its intellectual honesty.” – Cy Twombly Meet MORE »

“Miss Beautiful” Abstract Expressionism Intuitive Art Tutorial and Commission Process

“Miss Beautiful” Abstract Expressionism Intuitive Art Tutorial and Commission Process

In this video, I share some of the inspiration, artistic process and behind the scenes footage involved in creating my latest commission artwork—Miss Beautiful. I hope you love it. If MORE »

Can you create your way to happiness?

Can you create your way to happiness?

Connect With Inspiration Every Day Are you an established artist, a hobbyist, or someone fascinated by artists, their creative process and their lives? Whatever your motivation there’s something for everyone MORE »

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 »

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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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