‘Bloom True: the e-course’ ran for the first time in February, 2012. Since then, thousands of creative souls from around the world have joined together online to ‘let go, be bold, unfold’.  Here are a few of the incredible testimonials we have received about this transformational experience:

Praise for Bloom True: the E-course :

“Words cannot adequately describe the effect this course has had on my life. It is profound. I felt as though I had come home on the very first day. I’m forever grateful.”

“Unbelievable, indescribable. Be ready for it and Flora will bring it to you! Freedom you never knew you had with art!! And it brings something out in you that you thought you had but were never sure!”

“Brilliant, invaluable for those on a creative journey, a “must-do’ if you are stuck and want to move yourself to a higher creative level.”

“Mindblowing! If you are willing to let go, to really stop and listen to what your own heart is telling you, you will be amazed at what blooms true. Do it!”

“FABULOUS! It is impossible to take this course without learning something. The “lessons” will root themselves in your soul and continue to bloom even after the course is complete.”

“I would highly recommend the class to anyone interested in a holistic embracing life changing experience, it’s not just about painting but a great place to start if your new to painting.”

“I am inspired beyond words–inspired in a quiet, accepting place in my heart. I’m inspired to layer paints and play–until magically, scenes from the natural world emerge and fill me with surprise and awe and wonder. This class gathered all of the unconventional parts of me and gave them a space where the peace of union with that something which is bigger than us all–the quiet and “knowing” that is grounded in belief yet set free by intuition–this is the place this class took me to. Flora and Beth’s meticulous planning and guidance provided a safe and inspiring place to join with others and celebrate the creative process.”

“It has taught me that there is no right or wrong way to paint. It has inspired me so much to be brave and just go for it and find what feels good to me. It has helped me to let go of my fear of a blank canvas.”

“This course has impacted so many areas of my life and just the way I experience and respond to each day. I feel more ‘aware’ and definitely more BRAVE (I’m getting there, anyway!). I’ve been inspired, encouraged and nourished. I’ve begun to learn how to let go, be bold and to embrace joy and to trust my own creative process.”

“This course opened me up to infinite possibility. It’s been over a decade since I felt this much creative energy flowing from within. It’s exhilarating. I actually feel like the creative life I constantly dream of is an attainable goal. This course helped free me from the stagnancy of perfectionism and self-doubt. Before this class I always felt myself trying to create what I thought others might want, after this class I’ve learned to trust myself and just be me–the rest will follow.”

“I love how Flora intersects painting and life and does it brilliantly. She is vulnerable and full of joy and if you ever get a chance to take her course… well don’t even think about it…just do it. Do not pass up the opportunity of a lifetime. It will change you forever.”

“The biggest impact was to trust in the process that my painting would turn into a finished piece by following the methods outlined in this course….and they did! I loved the mix of body, mind and spirit with the painting instruction! It truly has changed the way I create in to a positive, fun, intuitive experience! I love what I am making.”

“The impact is pretty profound…Until I started the course I had been really stuck and quite lost in my own process…I was all in my head about what I wanted and/or ‘should’ paint. The intuitive painting process totally turned that around – I was once again reminded of a sense of play, my own intuitive strength, of balancing body/mind/spirit and using my whole being and letting go of expectation. Experimenting, being open to throwing on paint just to see what would happen and knowing I could at any point transform and change it all up at any time! Wonderful and so very freeing! Plus, really being encouraged to go inside and outside to identify and explore personal imagery. Amazing and also a process I can use over and over again! Love it!”

“It impacted my view on perfection and my expectation to complete something quickly. I was able to take my time, be patient with the process and enjoy it. It also has helped in my daily life with my family. I am more patient with them as well. Not always thinking about the outcome, but the process. Meaningful time spent with each other.”

“I am finally returning to a confident woman after going through a breakdown/transformation which started 2 years ago. This course was the light at the end of my transformation tunnel. I feel like I have gained the most beautiful wings and become myself again, but a better version.”

“I feel better equipped in mind, body, and spirit to make painting a part of my daily ritual. Greatly appreciated learning painting-related philosophy/method/techniques in such a well organized and succinct way.”

“The course changed the way I paint forever. I was never brave or bold -, in fact I did not even know this style of painting existed. I am still doing my own style but now it’s enhanced and exciting and loose and free. I really did Bloom True and I am so very excited.”

“It’s hard to quantify it, but I was feeling really really stuck before I took this course and I was feeling deeply distressed about it. Somehow this course made me realize what is really important for me in life and how to prioritize my life so that I can have those things I need: good health (lessened fear), art in the form of painting and expressing myself through it. I felt so nurtured throughout the process and I think my art has grown leaps and bounds and best of all now I have more tools in my toolbox to access when I’m feeling stuck. I know this course has forever impacted me and my painting.”

“I have been painting for years and always fight with the big freeze. It is like my arm and head do not connect. Now, it is like Magic. I know there are many images and feelings in side of me that want out. Right now I just can’t stop painting, my arm is even sore. I have let go and gotten out of my own way to just let the paint do the talking. My images come so freely now. I didn’t take the class to paint like Flora; I took it to paint like me. Now it just comes bubbling out. I’m in my 60′s but I’ve gone back to the drawings I did as a child. It was in my head and on hold all this time.”

“Amazing……it has impacted on both my art and life. I have learnt to play and let go of the inner critic….freedom.”

“The beginning of a new artistic chapter in my life…”

“The course has recalibrated my artistic soul. I approach art in a more fun and care-free way now. Flora’s perspective to painting and art is so empowering because she starts from a place of abundance where everyone is an artist and has their art inside of them. She encourages us and gives us tools to discover and uncover this soulful art that already exists in that place deep within. The manageable pace was very freeing.”

“So inspiring, powerful and life-enhancing. There was an incredible amount of content in this course and I loved the soulful aspects on the in-between painting days. Very beautifully presented and professional.”

“If you want to dream in washes of color for five weeks, then wake up looking forward to charming Flora’s daily posts, paintings taking over your home, and gaining a great joy and confidence in painting from your soul, don’t miss this online course.”

“Flora’s class is an uplifting, experimental, colourful journey! She helped me discover an artist in myself that I have never met before (even though I have been producing art my whole life)!”

“This course is truly inspiring, every aspect has been cleverly constructed. Flora gently leads you through the process of creating beautiful freeing marks right through to finding your path to the finished painting. The lessons are filled with great information that applies to both painting and life philosophies. The whole experience has been so much fun to participate in, with the added benefit of sharing it with like-minded people around the world.”

“Painting as a whole body-mind-spirit experience! The BEST workshop I’ve ever taken…”

“A wonderful journey in self discovery, being brave, letting go and painting with wild abandonment! I just loved it! The course might be over but the journey is just beginning… I will take all the lessons and apply them to my life and my painting from now on.”

“I will never paint the same way again. I will never be intimidated by a blank canvas again. I will never stop painting…ever.”

“It’s more than just learning to paint beautiful pictures- it’s learning to live a beautiful life.”

See the Bloom True class gallery posts here


Praise for Flora’s in-person workshops around the world

Flora has entered the world of teaching and I can’t recommend taking one of her workshops enough if you ever get the chance. I have a feeling she’s going to be teaching for many years and be highly sought after (she already is!). I absolutely loved watching her paint. Seriously inspired! Flora is extremely intuitive when she paints and she’s a master at letting the painting come together organically rather than methodically. I learned so, so much and it was such good practice (though hard – good hard) to stretch outside of my comfort zone.” -Kelly Rae Roberts

It was a truly magical experience.  There were several times during the day that I had tears in my eyes from the beauty of the workshop and teaching.  You are not only learning to paint, but you are learning to be kind to yourself, relax and work with your inner artist, not against it.“-Nelly

Flora teaches not a style of painting but a way of painting, a philosophy which is freeing and focuses on what is working, what we love, what feels right- something we all could use more of in both our work and lives. Her methods are liberating and beneficial to both beginners and seasoned artists of all mediums. I know I will be continually digesting all her generous wisdom and kind guidance for years to come as her philosophy walks with me.” -Galia

You helped me to loosen up, to let go, to stop worrying so much about things that are inconsequential. You made painting FUN and because of you I’ve discovered a  passion to paint and a fervour to create to a degree I’ve never known before!” – Carissa

“Flora’s class is a fantastic way to express yourself through painting in a whole new way.  Flora encourages an organic process of layering paint which in turn allows the painting to emerge.  This class is a fun and supportive way to explore painting with acrylics and free yourself up to create in the moment with other wonderful people!”  -Laura

“I am still glowing from such a wonderful and inspiring day of creating art together.  That was so much fun for me!  I am lifted up in every way.”  -Judy Wise

I had many doubts that I would finish such a large scale painting in a day, but you are an amazing teacher and the painting just seemed to flow out of me. I was tempted to go back and add a few more details, but decided to hang it as is, to remind myself of the wonderful experience of my creative process that day.” -Caryn

“You have a natural gift for teaching.  Before your class I was paralyzed by deciding what to paint.  Your fingers-in-the-paint-no-brushes-needed-get-it-on-your-clothes-create-now-explain-later method is so liberating and fun, it was just what I was missing.  I was a beginner painter who now, thanks to you, considers herself an artist.” -Lisa

“Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed your workshop on Friday…I can’t stop thinking about it. I feel like a little spring has come to life inside me. I feel more energetic then I have felt in a long time. Thank you for the wonderful experience.” -Karen

“Fabulous teacher, fabulous lessons…the intuitive nature of it all…thank you for setting us freeeeeeeeeeee…lovelovelove…”  -Michelle

“You opened all of our hearts to painting (and seeing) our paintings in a whole new way. I’m so thrilled to be reconnected with my BFF, ‘Inspiration’. She is a powerful force.”   -Catherine

“I felt like you showed us a path that led to the most amazing place. For me, before this weekend, the path was obscured by a tangle of branches, hidden from plain view. You pushed across the branches and led us to an environment filled with colour, texture and pattern, the most wonderful, wonder-filled, creative playground!  -Cora