Chris Zydel
Wildheart Queen

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Wildheart Queen


Welcome to the world of Creative Juices Arts…

And I am your hostess, the Wild Heart Queen.

You have entered my magic kingdom… and in this kingdom what is honored is the healing power of the creative process as accessed through the expressive arts and intuitive painting. 

I also know that in order to support this healing power there needs to be a commitment to certain values like vulnerability, personal growth, a loving community, becoming more awake, emotional safety, integrity and trust.  That importance must be placed on qualities like honesty, bravery, generosity, curiosity, a sense of humor, psychological depth, spiritual hunger and being real.

And you will find that commitment here.

Here you will also be invited to experience the profound joy that comes from expressing yourself creatively without holding anything back. And where the magic of YOUR creative genius is celebrated, cherished and always loved.

Here you will be supported and encouraged in listening to and respecting your intuitive voice as the most precious inner guidance resource that you have.

Here you will be reminded over and over again that opening a portal into the realms of imagination and whimsy through spontaneous play will keep you juicy and energized and alive.

Here you will be championed to meet your inner demons,  your fears, your anxieties, your self judgments, your old stories and perceived limitations with huge doses of creative courage.

Here you will be emboldened to step into the unknown with only a paintbrush and your intuition to light the way.

Here you will be inspired to release the inner shackles of convention, expectation and approval and claim your birthright of unapologetic creative freedom.

Here you will be called upon to step into your full creative capacity. To own yourself as a creator … of beauty. Of truth. Of wisdom. Of art. Of your own wild and precious life.

Here you will find compassion, kindness and tender healing for your artists broken heart.

Here you will be seen. Listened to. Accepted. And deeply valued.

Here you will find a way back to loving your own sweet self, to delighting in all of who you are and to treating yourself as precious. As treasured. As enough.

I believe that creativity is soul work. A direct conduit to spirit. A way to regain our experience of wholeness. And that art making without judgment makes sacred even the most challenging, difficult and painful places in our hearts and minds and bodies.

I believe in YOU as an artist and a creative being. Wholeheartedly. And know that you contain a magic kingdom of your own brimming over with unbridled joy, sparkly brilliance, visionary knowing, ancient wisdom and the capacity to make your life your most amazing work of art.

From my Wild Heart to Yours,

Chris Zydel

A peek into the magic of a live
Wild Heart Painting workshop…

Upcoming Events…

cja_acc_heartorange_001_smallcja_acc_learnmorepurple_001NEW! Painting With Fire! NEW!
Intuitive Painting Online Class with Chris Zydel

                    Enrollment now open! Class Starts March 30th, 2015!

cja_acc_sunred_001cja_acc_learnmoreorane_001NEW WORKSHOP: The Art of Goddess Creation

April 24 – 28, 2015. The Art of Goddess Creation. Creative Juices Arts Studio. CA

cja_acc_fishgreen_001cja_acc_learnmorepurple_001Wild Heart Expressive Arts Teacher Training 2015

First Session: May 10 – 16, Mountain Home Ranch, Calistoga, CA

cja_acc_dragonflygreen_001cja_acc_learnmoregreen_001Painting from the Wild Heart in the High Sierras.

June 20 – 27, Tioga Lodge near Yosemite, CA

cja_acc_heartorange_001_smallcja_acc_learnmorepurple_001Painting from the Wild Heart at Ghost Ranch, NM

September 10 – 17, 2015, Ghost Ranch Conference Center, NM.

Other Ways to Work with Me…


For those of you lucky peeps who live in the San Francisco Bay Area I offer weekly intuitive painting classes that provide a vibrant community of loving creative support and a powerful way to support your intuitive painting addiction… Uh… I mean practice.




It’s really hard for me to even talk about my teacher training program without tearing up, because what happens over the 10 months that we meet in sacred circle is nothing short of miraculous. I know that sounds like a big word. And it is. But it’s also a big truth.
There is nothing more creatively powerful than a group of women coming together with the intent to support each other to become strong and visionary leaders in their communities. Who are devoted to healing anything …. And I mean ANYTHING … that gets in the way of fully shining their brilliance and their genius into the world. Who are committed to a life filled with meaning, healing, creativity and service. Who are hungry to bring feminine spirituality, feminine intelligence and feminine wisdom out of the shadows and into the light of day. My teacher training program provides the space for all of that to happen… and more.

Astrology Readings

Would you like to get a back stage pass to the inner workings of your soul and psyche? The ancient art of astrology is a powerful tool for understanding yourself deeply and with great compassion. But it also gives you VERY specific instructions on how to live a life that  feels like the life you were meant to live. It gives you the permission and support to be your biggest self… your most authentic self … The YOU that you were utterly and completely always meant to be. Check out my astrology page for more juicy info.


Do you believe that being an artist or a healer means dooming yourself to a life of always being broke? Do you think that the term “thriving artist” is an oxymoron?  I love my work. I feel every day that I am in sacred service to my muse and my creative community. And I get paid very well for the opportunity to be creative and for the privilege of helping other folks become more creative and whole. I also get a major kick out of helping artist/healer types to find ways to become more successful in their own way and on their own terms. Let’s talk if this sounds like fun for you too!

Most Recent Blog Articles…

Art Happens

  Art happens. And it happens in all kinds of places and during all kinds of situations. People make art during war. People make art during peacetime. People make art when they’re traumatized. People make art when they’re safe and sound. People make art when they... read more

Love The Muse You’re With

  I have a confession to make. In a lot of my writing  I talk about my relationship to the creative process as something that’s kind of abstract. Or simply the workings of my own mind. Which isn’t exactly the truth. I’ve been avoiding telling the truth because... read more

Painting With Fire Giveaway Winners!

It was so wonderful and moving to read through all the responses to my question of how intuition is important in your life from the folks who threw their hat in the ring in hopes of winning a spot in my online class, Painting With Fire. And I must say that left to my... read more

Painting With Fire Class Spots GIVEAWAY!!

  I am so ridiculously excited about the many amazing creative folks who have already signed up for my Painting With Fire journey that begins at the end of March. And I would like to make available two FREE spots in the class for a couple of lucky creative souls.... read more

Honoring Your Creative Calling

One of my students loves to make art. She has always loved to make art. But her mother is a psychologist and had a dream of  getting a Phd in psychology. So my student ( who is also interested in personal growth and healing) felt guilty because she DIDN’T want to get... read more

I’ve helped thousands of women learn to live their lives from their most passionate, creative core self. And I can help you to do the same thing.

A great place to start that process is by joining my creative tribe where you will receive a copy of my fun and quirky e-book:

7 Heart Centered Principles for Leading a Wildly Creative Life!

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