Chris Zydel, MA, (AKA The Wild Heart Queen), is founder of Creative Juices Arts and Painting From The Wild Heart. She has over 40 years experience as a compassionate creativity guide and has been leading groups her whole life ( she is the eldest of eight children) and has been facilitating creativity workshops ever since she was eleven years old when she would organize the neighborhood kids and put on skits, plays and musical events! She has had no formal training as an artist but has led a wildly creative life and has never once regretted choices made by following her heart and her muse. She has a private practice as a creativity coach and an Evolutionary Astrologer, runs women's groups, teaches weekly intuitive painting classes, facilitates expressive arts retreats and has created an expressive arts teacher training program. She lives with her adorable and supportive artist husband in a wildly colorful home that doubles as a full time art studio in the San Francisco Bay Area. Devotion to the process of creation is her passion, her medicine, her spiritual practice and my deep soul work. When she's not making art, she spends as much time as possible in the gorgeous beauty of the natural world. She has an ongoing love affair with the mountains, the forests, the ocean and the red rock deserts where she taps into her deep and abiding connection with the healing power of the divine feminine and the holy spaciousness of the wild and sacred heart. She adores her work madly and is never happier than when she is helping people to find their way back to their authentic creative source.
"This book made me laugh, cry, and most of all, feel so hopeful.
As someonewho has made her living as a creative for 30+ years at
the same time I'vestruggled to create freely, Chris speaks directly
to my wild heart and promisesthere is always more - more freedom,
more color, more truth, more joy.What a magnificent love letter to
our most alive self."-Jen Louden, author of Why
"Accessing the recesses of our deep unconscious can be a harrowing undertaking.Uncertainty and fear flair up alongside excitement and giddiness. But, with ChrisZydel by your side in front of the white paper, you will feel capable, supported. Thatis the story of this remarkable book. A collection of human stories of bravery andresilience mixed with a good dose of humor and gems of teachings. Chris Zydel is amaster at her craft, polished over decades of presence in utter compassion. Thisbook will transport you in your own exploration. You will laugh, you will ponder.You will feel understood."-Francoise Bourzat, author of Consciousness Medicine
"Working with Chris Zydel, the Wildheart Queen, forever changed the trajectory ofmy life. And I, and all my family members who came before, are 'here' now, andhave plans to follow me, are forever grateful. In her ground-breaking bookConversations with the Brush, Chris offers the reader the knowledge, tools, wisdom, deep love, healing truth, and authentic-life-lived to co-create, step-by-step, theradiant life we each came to the planet to live. Thank you, oh wise one with thebeautiful jewelry, kick-ass boots and lighthouse smile for saying YES to life."-Tom Zuba, author of Permission to Mourn and Becoming Radiant