About

Why I Create and Why You Should too

Hi, I’m Vanessa Raphael Michel and this is my creativity & art page.

On my healing journey I’ve found joy in creating paintings, designs and jewellery.

I create creative, colourful and prayerful paintings and designs to change atmospheres, brighten your day and remind you of who you really are.

I hope you find something you like that inspires healing, joy and hope in you.

An excerpt from my book

Art and Creating are Key Parts of a Healthy Life

As written on my natural protocol website and in my Vitamin D Lifestyle & Recipe Book, I have been fighting extreme fatigue and endometriosis since 2013 and even though I am much better, I still have to fight at times. And creating is just a wonderful way for my brain, mind and being to relax and enter into a different dimension.

Creating is all about identity, we create from who we are. Art is about beauty, healing, the brain creating new structures, new paths and new brain cells. Art is creativity in its finest form – It’s a spiritual healing journey.

Art is creativity in its finest form – It’s a spiritual healing journey.

I have experienced that God uses art to pass people’s minds. I have discovered that I can tap into a source bigger than myself from where I can draw healing, for myself and others. The hands manifest what my mind creates. It feels like occupying two territories at the same time: Heaven and Earth.

Ann Voskamp writes in her book «One Thousand Gifts: Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are» that «Joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped». This is how I feel when I create out of inspiration. Further she writes that «The whole of life even the hard is made up of the minutes parts, and if I miss the infinitesimals, I miss the whole».

«The whole of life even the hard is made up of the minutes parts, and if I miss the infinitesimals, I miss the whole»

Sometimes we miss the small minutes of what really matters and those moments that make it all complete. Creativity is to take time out of our busy auto pilot schedules that our minds usually are dictated by, and step into another dimension of joy and living, not just a state of mere existing.

My creative journey started with God. With that little voice and those big enfolding visions. We co-create with the invisible when we are imagining with our minds. It is like child’s play – we have the ability to imagine a life we have never lived.

So when all of my thinking has been shaped in a depressing matter, as a result of being in pain, having fatigue and being isolated – I choose to break that thought pattern by looking for new life giving thoughts, painting another dream and even creating jewelry from time to time.

It is in those moments that I know I am more than a body, more than a mind and more than just a human being.

It is in those moments that I know I am more than a body, more than a mind and more than just a human being. In those moments I am art, I am creativity, I am joy and I am whole. I express my identity, my truest self and I materialize it.

My journey started about 10 years ago with the sudden need to create jewellery and I used my lunch break at work to create all kinds of jewellery. I was just very fascinated.

One day a lady at church wanted me to make her some jewellery. When I was done I had to meet her at another church kind of place, a prayer house, to deliver them to her. I came before she was finished with her singing session. While waiting for her I was drawn into the presence of God’s Spirit and the prophetic music.

Long story short that prayer house became my spiritual resting place for the next two years. While just being there I experienced God’s healing in many places in the deepest deep of my soul. I also envisioned many designs of jewellery and the creativity given to me was endless.

Not much later my jewellery was to be seen in the high end fashion boutiques of Oslo, the capital of Norway. Also on celebrities, and representatives of the Royal Family such as the daughter of the Norwegian King himself. The jewellery was also a main sponsor for Miss World Norway 2012 and was seen on the Norwegian contestant in China by over 50 million people worldwide.

This sounds like a great story of success, but like I wrote elsewhere, I have been fighting fatigue and sickness for too many years and my art is part of the ongoing healing process. It is an important part that I’m constantly revisiting whether I am able to sell it or not.

My art is part of the ongoing healing process

Creating art is healing for me and can bring healing to others too. Try it for yourself!

Yours,

Vanessa Raphael