Thinking outside the box
THE PHILOSOPHER |TEACHER | STUDENT OF LIFE:
This is me: I am extremely creative person, my life is about facilitating positive change and in doing so empowering people to overcome struggles. I have a profound love of peace, synergy and beauty but mostly I live my life with solid values of compassion, empathy and service to others.
I love to make things beautiful, and that passion for creativity flows through my veins in ways which result in tools for positive growth such as TRUITY – The game of life. I write, I paint, I cook and never use a recipe! I love anything which gets my mind thinking outside of the square.
When I am working on a project regardless of what it is, my mind takes in all the relevant information and within moments I just see the solution it in my head. With focus that concept pours out in ways to promote and uplift those around me. If you have not been able to find the solutions, you are looking for in life and business give me a call +61417722693. TRUITY the tool for getting to the bottom of problems
Heart and Soul: “Live your life from your heart, share from your heart and your story will touch and heal people’s souls.” Quote - Melody Beattie
I love sharing, and if you’re thinking about trusting me to teach you, you want to know who I am and what I have done. Am I right? So here in brief is my life in a nutshell: When people ask me about my life what I do my answer is always, “it’s complicated.” I have had a big life, and it has come full circle. I began painting at the age of 8, and now after pushing aside my artistic talents for most of my life, I am having the most amazing love affair of my life - enthralled and passionately in love with colour and paint. My life has not been what people could call a bed of roses, but then maybe it was, just the roses were full of thorns, so in search of answers, a lifetime ago I began my quest to understand life and love. I am a mother that began at the age of 16. I am a survivor, cancer, domestic violence, depression and more these events turned my direction to becoming a Qualifed Remedial Massage Therapist. Still I had a quest to fulfil I wanted to do more, I wanted to stop the emotional suffering in people all over the world. When you yourself have suffered so much tragedy and sadness it can either make you synical and hard or it can create enormous empathy with others, and this empathy and compassion inspired me to raise $1.5M to invent and run the full trials of a product I called theTRUITY board game to develop people’s consciousness. You can find out more about all of that here.
THE ARTIST IN ME: "Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one” Quote ― Stella Adler
Life has been an incredible, unbelievable journey, one which has encouraged and supported me to find my centre and in doing so my strength which has brought healing to my life. Life is not boring that is for sure, it has been a journey of multilevel understanding, wrapped in colour and texture spurred on by the fire in my belly to help others and defy the status quo.A couple of years ago I was involved in an accident resulting in a broken back. And for a few weeks I screamed at God, "why me?" Then I got on with life, realisind that the accident was Gods way of bringing me back to basics, and to slow me down and make me review my busy life style. At that time I made a conscious choice to return to my Art - the place where my journey began so many years ago. I thank God I did make that decision it was the most healing and profound conscious choice I could have ever made. My depression lifted, my heart began to sing and my health improved, leading me to understand this is what I should have been doing all along. Art is now my life – I teach Art classes also, and love this part of my life equally. Being able to share my passion with amazing people, creates a journey into magic. The magic of colour, the magic of letting go and the magic of finding peace inside. Every day wonderful people come to my workshops, and most become good friends. Paint has a way of healing everything, calming the soul, restoring peace and its magical formula of creating a network of beautiful people. My paintings range from Fluid Organic Abstractions in Acrylic, to Impressionistic Oils and highly textured Landscapes. If you have heard about my beginners workshops you can read more about them on this page.
Why I paint: "The purpose of art is washing the dust of our daily lives and souls." Pablo Picasso
I began painting as a child of 8 years, and my passion for textured oil landscapes always helped me find my way. I have lost count of the hundreds of paintings I have sold over my lifetime, and my work has travelled to all parts of the globe. In times of change I always returned to my art work, and photography to help me clear and process the emotions and gain clarity. After a bout of Breast Cancer and then the bizarre accident of slipping and breaking my back my life was very restricted. I needed a new challenge, so I set about exploring acrylic paint and the magic which could be created with mediums and simply mixing and pouring paint. The result has been spectacular landscapes and fluid abstractions all inspired by my ever growing love of colour and the magic of pouring paint. Currently I run a few different classes from my home, the most popular is my unique, one day intensive workshop:
“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle
Today I live in South Brisbane Qld, with my partner Murray and my son John, oh not to forget my beloved GS Cleo and 4 moggies - Taffy Cat, Sooty, Mr Smiggles and of course Pink Floyd. I do have 4 other children and 7 grandchildren. (Makes me sound old doesn’t it but I'm not) My life has been guided every step, everything happens for a reason although often in the process of the experience we cannot see why challenges come our way. Life is about finding clarity, finding a means to express your uniqueness and inner beauty. It’s all about the passion!
Thank you for your interest in my work you are welcome to visit me on Facebook and follow the work of some of my friends. It would be my honour to share my little bit of wisdom with you and walk beside you as a friend. Blessings to you Lesley H.