IC Guild • Color of Woman Training • Red Thread Cafe Classroom • Crucible
Shiloh Sophia is a fiercely committed warrior of the spirit. She and her work are illuminated, inspired and of the highest integrity. The Cosmic Cowgirls are revolutionary paradigm shifters and my work with Shiloh and The Cosmic Cowgirls has been immensely energizing, rewarding and awakening. My highest recommendation goes to Shiloh Sophia and The Cosmic Cowgirls!
– SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) PlanetSARK.com
A wild rebel, edge walker and poet with a paintbrush, Artist Shiloh Sophia has built a movement of intentional creativity around the premise that women sourcing an image of the divine feminine within is some of the most radical work that can be done. Her teachings bring women to the canvas to alchemize, potentize and create the legends they want to live. Hers is a world that embraces contradiction, is about living wide awake with an open heart, steers away from demonizing and into designing- as in, intentional design.
Shiloh has fostered a community of cosmic cowgirls, women who are liberating themselves and others through their creative expression. Her ability to hold paradox and still proclaim her place, be inclusive and take a stand, is rare and inspiring. An artist with a tremendous lineage, she is beyond committed to the power of intentional creativity to create social change (words that might actually be too mundane for her!) and generously shares her work to ensure it can reach those with trauma, in other countries, who are incarcerated, we could go on and on.
An activist, a woman of faith, and a serial Creatrix, Shiloh contributes beauty, inquiry and the powerful invitation to pick up your brush and enter a portal that you will exit as a slightly different person, if you are willing to risk a little.
– Shannon Thompson, Shakti Rising, www.shaktirising.org
Shiloh is a heart-centered visionary, inspiring women to blaze their path through creative expression and passionate commitment to their dreams.
– Marc Allen, Founder of New World Library
Shiloh Sophia is a visionary genius. Her Intentional Creativity work, paintings, poetry, writings, and creative offerings inspire women to rise up and become who they’ve always wanted to be. Her writings captivate your soul and raises it up to the sunlight. She is powerful beyond measure and her words and poems always fascinate. If you long to feel seen and understood, look no further.
– Amy Ahlers, Best Selling Author, Big Fat Lies and Co-Author of Reform Your Inner Mean Girl
Every time I am exposed to what Shiloh teaches, I discover a well of depth, creativity, and intimacy I didn’t know existed. The Divine Feminine mysteries that have been so suppressed for thousands of years burn steadfastly in her very DNA. To be in her presence, to awaken to the muse, and to receive her love, knowledge, wisdom, and Shakti is no less than a priestess’s transmission that will leave you on fire with love.
Co-teaching with Shiloh is an ecstatic pleasure words cannot adequately express. Her Divine Feminine essence, her mastery of the content she teaches, her wild sense of humor and hearty laugh, her authenticity, the depth of her wisdom, her willingness to challenge and face uncomfortable confrontations, her wide open heart, and her love of both teaching and those she teaches shines through with such radiance that anyone teaching with her gets an energy healing just being in her presence. I’m not exaggerating. After I finish teaching with Shiloh, not only are the students glowing; I am on fire too.
– Lissa Rankin, MD, lissarankin.com
Trusting in Divine Abundance” is in my bedroom where I see it every morning as I open my eyes and every evening as I get ready to enter the dreamtime. I fell in love with this painting because it feels so alive, celebratory, and filled with warmth and awe. No matter what mood I am in, spending a few moments with this painting melts away any negativity and fills me with gratitude and a huge inner smile. She has the sun within her. Her gaze up toward Spirit and those juicy fruit remind me how blessed and fragrant life is. I loved the cat snuggled in her arms. One month after purchasing this, my wonderful 17 year old cat who had been ill made his transition. I feel his loving presence and hear him purring as I look at this art. Shiloh Sophia is an amazing artist who truly creates living art: you can feel the passion, the beauty, the aliveness and the sacredness in all her artwork and I feel blessed to have this painting in my life.
–Havi Mandell, Ph.D., LCSW, havimandell.com
The impact your contemplations, expressions, and teachings, along with our engagement with you, and our own art making, in the field of Intentional Creativity seems like one of the most valuable contributions to humanity and evolution, currently being made. it’s changing the game. It’s healing hearts. It’s a potent, impactful invitation to go beyone scientific understand to the landscape of quantum experience (which includes it ALL) while in human form. In my most centered still point I have the sense this is what I/we deeply wanted in saying yes to a physical experience. Thank you for constantly articulating the leading edge of human beingness. Deep Bow.
– Laurie Morse, Intentional Creativity Teacher, www.LaurieMorse.com
From Intentional Creativity Guild Members
I can tell you that as someone who once studied art more formally, more academically, I learned more from you in a shorter period of time than I did in 5 years of college. I sometimes stand back and wonder whether I did Color of Woman training so I could teach or so I could paint, and I’m still not sure, still torn, still questioning, but I do know Color of Woman training and my work with you allowed my own style to deepen and change dramatically, in a way that is perceivable to the people who have been looking at my work all these years.
– Emily K. Grieves, www.EmilyKGrievesArt.com
I am passionate to teach women in my Sanctuary the power of the process of Intentional Creativity, and that when I feel my demo ‘should be, could be, would be better if….’ I see with my own eyes and heart how these women shift in a short afternoon of intentional painting and Create Incredible Magic on their canvases!! And I say “I’m not here to teach you how to paint…thank you for that!!!!! Oh My….they so Get IT!! Humbling indeed!
– Carole Thomassy, carolethomassy.com
As for painting itself…I have studied painting and have a ‘degree’, but I will tell you that Color of Woman training was the way I synthesized what I’d learned with what I REALLY wanted to do. I was aware that my skill in the handling of paint was something I’d gotten from my schooling and experiences…but giving my own ritual process the validity that you offered was really pivotal. I think what shifted for me was that before, my ritual processes were separate but parallel to the painting. Now the ritual happens ON the canvas and that’s made such a difference.
Dear Shiloh, what you are doing with Intentional Creativity (IC) is presenting a transformational tool for women to break through into new visions for their lives. It is way beyond technical painting skills, though there are plenty of great techniques you share. IC is cultivating freedom of expression using color, symbols, design, and a focus of the feminine that is birthing a new paradigm on earth. Yes, I truly believe that you are a Healer Pioneer, and I am so honored to be following in your stardust lineage!
– Katy Morse, www.CreativeSpiritExpressions.com
I have been very focused on painting and selling besides teaching an occasional workshop or retreat. This has been such an incredible surprise to me. Within my work I continue to share their messages and also create personalized pieces for others with intuitive messages included. I love this work soooo very much and am so grateful for all that’s been offered within the Intentional Creativity fold.
– Jackie Deblasio, www.jackiedeblasio.com
I feel your heart open and thank you for sharing out loud what you hold there. I am so grateful to have you as my teacher. I learn from you still even when you think you are not teaching. Your kindness, your uncertainty, your deep love and generosity, are lessons that go beyond painting. I trust and follow what flows and guides me in the cosmos, what flows from my paintbrush, and life, and am grateful it has lead me to this time and place, where I am also able to foster beloveds’ abilities to live and love to their full potential and feel empowered to create their worlds.”
– JP Kim, theworldofjpkim.com
…as the teaching takes a life of its own, and the painting deepens in its own rhythm, style and timing. I LOVE teaching. There is nothing more rewarding than the 1000 watt smile on women’s faces at the end of a 13 step journey, a cosmic smashbooking session or even a quick 5 step process. Keep doing what you’re doing because you are changing the paradigm quantum bit by quantum bit. I am forever grateful to call you my Teacher.
– Guru Kiren Kaur, visuallymystic.com
“Over the years, I have taught many workshops but nothing prepared me for what I would witness in teaching my two day, 13 step creativity retreat. I saw the transformation unfolding with my beautiful Beloveds and it was so deliciously palpable and intoxicatingly blissful. Initially, I was scared shitless to teach the 13 steps as I am not a painter, yet creating this retreat and teaching the 13 steps has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. This teaching experience profoundly impacted me as I literally witnessed with my own eyes the difference that I can make in the world by facilitating this powerful painting process. I am still bathing in the awe, wonder and love of this life changing experience. I now know without a doubt what I am meant to do with my life and that is to teach Intentional Creativity to as many people as I can. I am eternally grateful to Shiloh Sophia for bringing Intentional Creativity to the world, for it is deeply needed, as is the expression of your unique voice. The Colour of Woman (COW) Quest will change your life in unexpected ways. It has awakened something in me that I didn’t even know was there to begin with. So Dear One, buckle up and enjoy every moment, for it is a ride of a lifetime!”
– Diane Merpaw, www.dianemerpaw.com
I completed teaching my 13 step workshop yesterday, I was so nervous but 10 minutes in on the first session, something just happened to me, I don’t even know what it was and I now actually believe I can be a teacher! After all these years of thinking I couldn’t, I can and I believe it! Thank you so much Shiloh Sophia, your work in this world has changed everything for me!
– Jacky Fowler, Color of Woman 2017, www.jackyfowler.com
Color of Woman Training & Certification
This training saved my life and made my life! A blessing and a gift – to have found myself and my calling, to be of service and to be an artist.
– Hobby Parent
I love knowing more about you and Sue…and the ways she worked and the ways you are in the world and with your canvases. I love that you offer the awareness of being a painter or being a teacher…and share the difficulty of trying to do and be both.
– Marian Spadone
Not another moment can pass without expressing my deepest gratitude for the beautiful, sacred space you created during our time together in Firenze. This experience truly was a catalyst in listening (and trusting) my inner wisdom and allowing my Artist Within to emerge without fear with the support of you and our lovely group of women. It was amazing! YOU are amazing!! I truly appreciated the space, nurturing and support you gave to all allowing each of us to experience our Artist’s path individually. Thank you!
All the time and effort you both put into making our experience be phenomenal and life changing did not go unnoticed. I am so grateful to have felt the Red Thread ‘tug’ relative to our paths crossing and saying, “Yes!”. You have made it possible to follow my Soul’s purpose, which will facilitate serving others and making a difference in our precious World.
You motivate and inspire more than you realize! Know that you are forever cherished and appreciated for ALL you do. Sending blessings, love and heartfelt gratitude,
– Tina Gain, Color of Woman 2016
Color of Woman with Shiloh Sophia McCloud was the most profound transformational experience of my life. After exploring many art and life trainings, I believe that Color of Woman is the best business and life training available in the world today. As well as being a deeply enriching experience, Shiloh’s method of Intentional Creativity has given me an on going relationship with my creative spirit as well as exceptional skills in painting, teaching and marketing. Through Color of Woman I am able to integrate myself into my own life in the fullest way imaginable. As well as being a deeply enriching experience, I now have the training to teach this transformational process, empowering women in my community and beyond.
During Color of Woman training I sold my first painting, had my first one person art show, taught my first Color of Woman workshop and painted a body of work that I have for sale on-line. My music career is blossoming from Color of Woman training, as I perform with a slide show of my paintings on stage, while singing, at universities and cultural centers throughout the country. I have also combined my Color of Woman painting workshops with my expertise in songwriting. I highly recommend women from all walks of life and all ages, take this training.
– Katie Ketchum M.A. (multi-dimensional artist, composer and writer- www.katieketchum.com)
You and your Color of Woman Teacher Training is changing my life in ways I could have never imagined before I started – your work creates miracles, and I am just one of many who have been completely transformed by the magic and beauty you so generously and willingly share with the world.
– Naomi – Color of Woman Training
Instead of saying that I cannot believe it took me this long to find you, I will say that I am so GRATEFUL to have found each other!! The expression dial of my life just got turned up to MAX! So wonderful to share in your beauty. Thank you for all that you do and for all that you are!
– Amy Johnson – Color of Woman Training
I decided to take the Color of Woman Class to continue to pursue my own painting career, and, at the same time, learn to teach Shiloh’s amazing method and share the blessings this work has given to me with others. I now identify myself proudly as an artist and visionary teacher of the painting method founded by Shiloh. The in person gatherings and the on-line support have brought a wonderful, amazing and supportive tribe of women into my life that I will cherish forever! Teaching the method is such a rewarding experience. I love to help women open to their own unique creative expression. Because the C.O.W. teaching is based on honoring the sacred feminine principles, our practice brings healing energy to everyone who is blessed to participate. My plan is to open an art studio this year, where I can paint and teach the C.O.W. method full time. I can never thank Shiloh enough for providing me with this incredible opportunity, and so openly her amazing gift and the business knowledge needed to bring my creative dreams to fruition.
– Lauren Mayer-Banks
The initial announcement i saw about Color of Woman sang a siren call to my soul. My rational self tried to resist, told me I was already too busy and lots of other reasons why I should wait and sign up another time. My soul was so right – DO NOT WAIT! Sign up now! Your life, your painting, your Self, will change beyond recognition, and you will love the process of metamorphosis! Shiloh and my sisters on this journey of awakening have supported me every step of the way, and have become my sisters for life. My painting has broken through to a new level, beyond what I ever anticipated it could be. The method that Shiloh offers to the world has become a part of me, of my sense of perception, and I have come to know intimately the creative and juicy parts of myself, my Muse. My right and left brains are working together, maybe for the first time ever! From this new place of attunement to my inner creativity, I am ready to move out into the world to share the gifts of joy in the creative process and the transformation that comes from stepping into my Artist self! Don’t wait, don’t doubt, just do it! Take the next step into becoming who you REALLY are – you will not regret it and you will never look back! I’ll be on the journey with you, as I plan to sign up again – that’s how valuable this work has been for me!
– Susan Rossi (www.soulworklab.com)
I have participated in many training groups of all sorts over the past 20 years, and The Color Of Woman sister tribe is beyond anything I have encountered. The commitment, care, and unending support for one another is a true heart connection that will last a lifetime. This has been an amazing blessing and joy in my life, and I am so grateful I said ‘Yes’ to this opportunity. It has ignited the passion that I had always yearned for. Thank you to YOU dear Shiloh! Not only do I GET IT (this work), I am learning so much from you about how to share this with others, and to bring forth a whole new WAY of healing and becoming conscious, AND combining it with beauty and the joy of creating! It doesn’t get any better than that! I love you Shiloh Sophia!
– Flora Aube, artist, floraaube.com
The Color of Woman training was a catalyst for my transformation into a professional artist/writer/teacher I had been working on all of these areas for some time. But there was an expansive coming-together and self-knowledge of my creative and business presence that was triggered through Color of Woman that has brought me to a much deeper and more expansive level of work. There were many victories but the ones that are deeply significant to me are launching a new website/blog and being juried into a show at a fabulous local art gallery.
– Marie Howell
The first time I painted with Shiloh I spent the entire weekend smiling and full of joy. I walked away wanting to live my life doing the kind of work Shiloh was doing. When the opportunity came to apply for the Color of Woman training, my heart filled out the form before my head had stopped rejoicing this course was being offered. The training is incredibly supportive on many levels and has enabled me to get myself out into the world with confidence, self honor, and integrity. My paintings are in art shows and workshops are underway and this is all due to Shiloh, Sue, Caron, and Mary’s amazing teachings.
– Annette Wagner (www.annettewagnerart.com)
There simply are not the words to describe my heart-filled gratitude for Shiloh McCloud and the Color of Woman tribe. When the program began I was not sure if I’d fit and where my path was leading. In 4 short but tremendously exciting months I have completed 6 beautiful paintings, had a gallery opening, sold copies of paintings, created a website and led my own workshops. Shiloh is an expert at sharing knowledge, supporting women and creating a sacred container. On top of that, (I know, more?!) I met the most amazing group of women from all over the US who quickly became my soul sisters and provide support like no other.
– Jessica Bowman (creativityandthedivinefeminine.com)
I am so grateful for all you have shared and are sharing, all you have taught and are teaching. I feel amazingly alive and loving embracing being an artist and you are the inspiration and catalyst and muse and art and soul teacher that is making all of this possible. I love you and the brightness and fullness of who you are.
– Havi Mandell, Ph.D., havimandell.com
This Color of Woman journey has been and will continue to be, amazing. The deep deep connections with this sister tribe, and Shiloh, Mary, Caron and Sue as our mentors/teachers/guides, is such a blessing. I have found my heart/soul passion and thus, have found my true voice. I will be sharing my own personal journey thru my art, and classes, with the intention of sparking or seeding hope, joy, healing, forgiveness and acceptance of self, thru Spirit infused creativity.
– Wendy Christine Hassel (aka Weaver)
About the 2018 Alchemist Gathering: This borrowed quote from Gaia Codex is so appropriate for my experience at Terra Sophia:
“When civilization forgets that we live under a roof of stars, we have forgotten who we truly are. From whence we came and where we will go”
My time together with Shiloh, our teachers and sisters was simply whimsical and magical on so many levels!
Shiloh and our teachers skillfully and lovingly guided us through a number of circles, ceremonies and enchanting painting sessions outside under the majestic oak trees and on the nearby beach that all combined to make this a treasured trip of a lifetime! This land is so precious, may it support the transformation of many more women to come.
I am so incredibly grateful to have been a part of this very special and cherished journey together. Thank-you for all that you do in empowering women and helping them remember the great feminine mystery and their part in it!
– Lisa Adriana
The Crucible GOLD program was a real turning point for me. I loved taking my inquiry to the canvas, allowing myself to be fully in the mystery and following wherever the painting process took me. Within days of arriving home and living with my painting, I realized it showed the large wheel of an ocean-going vessel and what it wanted me to add (not yet done) was the sextant symbol – a navigation tool used by ancient mariners that relied on the north star and the horizon to show them their path. My north star is my heart. And I am always moving towards the horizon, trusting in my heart to lead me where I need to go. Wow. Thank you dear Shiloh for this incredible gift. I am more confident now that I am doing the work my heart calls me to do.
– Tina Greene
The 3 day experience was beyond my imagination & comprehension and continues to unfold in such a deep spiritual way that has yet to show itself tangibly. But I know the experience is still working me… the process is still churning inside of me and likely will continue for some time. I know with certainty that my next step will be revealed at the perfect time. If I had the resources I would be attending every live event Shiloh offers in order to stay connected to her powerful vibe. I have never attended anything remotely close to what I experienced with Shiloh. I was surrounded by the most astounding artists and yet I felt completely safe & nurtured in my novice expression. As Shiloh says, but stated in my own words, this process is not about painting proficiency it’s about revealing what’s been hidden inside of me. My painting hangs on my wall as an ongoing reminder of the power of art as a lense to my soul.
I am forever grateful for the experience and for the opportunity to be a part of the most powerful community of women I know. In great love and blessings.
– Sydney Brown
The Golden Crucible was an incredibly transformative and informative encounter with Intention Creativity. Through this powerful conversation with the alchemy of the quantum field I was able to create a map of my work, The Healers Codex. Embedded in this painting is wisdom that transcends the personal ego and opens a portal to higher wisdom. This experience with Shiloh and the women she gathered was truly inspiring.
– Mary McCrystal
LEGEND Workshops & Online Classes
My only hesitation signing up for Legend was what was going to come up for me in the process. I signed up because I was ready for a change in my life’s direction.
I “tried” quitting my job on the Monday following the in-person class/painting. However, I was unsuccessful. My boss convinced me over a 1 1/2 hour conversation that I’d be miserable if I left. I got sucked right back in and never did the weekly homework. I painted over the painting I started and began a new one that sits behind me as I type this. She’s a reminder that I haven’t finished what I set out to do.
My favorite part of Legend was being in circle with the Shiloh, Amber and Mary several times throughout the weekend. I felt part of a wonderful circle of women. Being supported without judgement felt really good.
I will benefit when I make time in my life to do the work and find my legendary self. I appreciate the guidebook. It will help me start over and rebuild my archetype once again whenever I have the courage and time.
I would recommend Legend to any woman looking to find her true self or struggling on their current life’s path. It is the only thing/process that has proven helpful in my life. The process improves every time I take a workshop. I think the course is wonderful and keeps evolving as the universe tells you to.
– Pam Marshall
Before Legend, I had never painted a picture. I had been doing extensive study and work on the divine feminine and felt a need to move it forward. Then one morning reading Facebook this opportunity was there on the screen. I signed up.
During the course, I was able to take floating ideas and present them on a canvass. I saw something that was in my mind. So I talk with her, glance at her stare at her, move her into different rooms. And at Christmas I am going to create a gathering space around her. I can relax a little because what was floating in my mind is now on canvas. I won’t forget it.
My favorite part working with Shiloh, Mary and Amber was watching and feeling the energy. At first I tried to follow online the first weekend. I am always in for a live show. But I knew nothing about paint, canvas, glazing, drawing. So once I slowed down, it worked better for me. Since it was the first time, everything was new. That was exciting , scary and challenging.
Throughout the class I loved the words of support to me and others I have shared recommended Legend with other communities I belong with.
– Karen Furia
I have a beautiful painting, am a member of an incredibly wonderful and talented group of women. I feel a measurable increase in self esteem and just happy to be alive. My favorite part about working with Shiloh, Mary and Amber was their positive reinforcement plus so much enthusiasm and wonderful teachings!! I’d recommend Legend to anyone of my friends that asks me what I think or perhaps where I learned to paint, etc.
I would recommend this course to others, and I have to my friends. I feel that the course will help my friends and I so much in long term. It has helped me to focus on myself and question were I am and where to go from here.
– Crissie Romano
When I first signed up, I wasn’t really sure what I was signing up for, so I just dove in.
The course got me back painting on a large canvas again which was super nice. It helped me to loosen up and allow what wanted to come out to manifest itself on the canvas. It has made me think about getting back to my art more regularly, and to find a way to share my creative talents with others, whether it is helping them learn to create, or to heal.
Working with Shiloh, Amber and Mary, I enjoyed their complimentary energies, artistic styles, and words of wisdom – all of which resonated with what I have learned in my life’s lessons. They are all inspirational, and it is so nice of them to share their talents and insights!
I would recommend this fabulous course to those who are looking for a non- intimidating path to learning how to put paint on canvas, to give structure to words and ideas floating inside, and who are open to learning wondrous things about themselves.
THIS class began a journey into my creative heart I’d have never imagined….in it, I picked up a paint brush and put it to canvas for the very first time. I have not stopped painting since….it changed my life….really. I’m now proudly claiming the life of a “working artist, writer and teacher.”
– TM Legendary Life
I am thrilled with this opportunity to be mentored by you and to be with our inspiring group of legendary ladies. I am excited to see what blossoms from our time together and how this practice of intentional creativity continues to inform my beautiful life. You have created such a precious opportunity for me and women everywhere to dance with their wild and courageous selves. Yahoo!!
– Karen McGinn
I have loved this course so much, and feel so blessed that you are willing to continue. I have WAY more gratitude for your beautiful heart and for the way that you honor the sacred in the art process than I can ever fully express. And I have WAY more gratitude than I can ever express for the way that this course has brought back a part of me that I had cut off years ago, and that I desperately needed back to complete the me I know I am meant to be.. These last 6 months have done just that. I have my creative self back, and I will never ignore her again!
– Jenny Jones
Dearest Shiloh of my heart, Thank you for making this class available to us. Your vision and your hard work are changing my life. When I wrote my Chronicles, I had no idea that my life had been leading somewhere. It wasn’t until I put it all down that I saw that my spirit had been there all the time. Through thick and thin, I was there. Thank you for that gift. Thank you for teaching me how to paint and especially how to paint with my heart. You have been so generous to share your talent and your methods. I am proud to be a Cosmic Cowgirl and forever grateful for our connection.
Awakening the Artist
Thank you, Shiloh, for all that you have taught me about painting, life & so much more. I am the artist that I am today because of your support & wisdom. Without you, I never would have been able to paint this or live the lifestyle that I’m now living. You’re an angel! ♥
– Susan Risse
Growing up, my creative expression was not always appreciated and encouraged. My own beliefs about this have held me back from really being the artist I long to be. This mentorship has taught me what a price my soul has paid for denying the creative energy that flows so freely through me. My intention this morning is to rid myself of these old beliefs that do not serve me. I want to clear them away to make room for what will come. What a blessing to be here. Thank you for all that you have taught me and for being so generous with your heart.
– Tamara Empero, Author: “Leading A Legendary Life On-Line Course”
I am sitting in my studio for the first time, ready to paint after not painting for 4 years. I went to your page and you inspired me. I felt the color and love of your palette. I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration and to let you know that our red threads go out into places when we aren’t aware of it. I am going to mix my palette, now.
Our search for the divine feminine begins in our own lives. Color of Woman Journals will escort you to the deep places within you…She will be found there.
– Patricia Lynn Reilly, Author: “A God Who Looks Like Me, Be Full of Yourself and Imagine A Woman”
I am writing to you to thank you for your amazing journal/coloring book, Her Evolution. I got it as a gift from my mother, and have spent the last 6 months using it to process and reflect upon all the changes that have recently occurred in my life. My husband is currently serving in the military over in Iraq, and we moved to Jacksonville, NC back in February with just enough time to find an apartment and then say goodbye. My whole family is in California, so when my husband left, I felt so many emotions and had nothing to do but cry and pray for his safe return.
My mom gave me your book as a gift, and from the first stroke of colored pencil on the first page I chose to work on, I honestly felt a sense of my emotions being released onto the page. I brought the book back with me to North Carolina, where I began a nightly tradition of coloring and listening to music. The black and white pages started to fill with color, and my once worried mind became clear as I told my story on paper. I included poems, quotes, song lyrics, and bible verses to the pages, and created a sort of memoir that documented the transformation from a woman who was worried and lonely, to one who now has more faith, hope, and light than I did before my husband left.
I hope my story inspires you to continue creating such wonderful art, and that I have reminded you that you are touching the lives of more people than you know. My mother is so intuitive and she always knows what my soul is needing – and I am so grateful that she gave me your book. My husband will be home in 14 days, and I am so excited to show him the artwork I created in your book. But i am especially proud to show him the strong, positive, faithful woman I have become while he was gone. Thank you again, and may God bless you in all your adventures.
– Kelly Crittenden
I love your frankness of your journey in the journals that you have created. I think it helps release many women of the shame that they might feel because of the struggle that they go thru. I also believe that your journals help women put words to what they are experiencing on their inner journey & then thru the art can emerge thru the pain & the grief that they hold so deep inside. Thank you Thank you Thank you for the incredible work that you do.
The Red Thread Cafe Classroom Community
I just wanted to share how much Shiloh’s classes have changed my fear of the paintbrush into fearlessness now. I started from nothing 4 yrs ago, and now I create something every week. I started this one Friday and found out a family member has advanced cancer and layered prayers into it. I am so grateful from what I have learned here.
– Verushka Normandeau
Sweet dear Shiloh. You are so a voice that resonates deep within me. You, to me, are a person who opened a locked cell within my body. In that cell were all the pictures I held in my mind that could not connect to my hand. With your process I was able to get the pictures out of my head and into my hand. I have many more than I have time to draw. It is a virtual Library of Congress filing system.
The biggest connect you made for me, personally, is the ability to see and hear words like I have never seen or heard them in 65 years. It has helped with some regression therapy. It has helped with some meditations that have come to me. Your teaching and those of the Color of Women have released the veil that divided the sacred temple and now the whole temple is available to me for my use. A whole Heart and a Whole body; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
– Fran Malone
About the Video: Tree of Life Within “That was amazing Shiloh Sophia. With all the work I have done with you this year especially, this piece truly spoke to my 4th grade self where my art disruption happened through the words and actions of my teacher at one specific moment in art class, and had still been playing out all these years. That was where my visual creativity shut down. The frustrations of my inside/ outside eyes initiated from that experience had, up until now, created such shame, guilt, embarrassment that I have struggled to truly be at peace with the canvas and to let others see my work. My healing journey through Intentional Creativity continues, and I am forever grateful for that red thread. Blessings be.
– Robyn Taranto : Intentional Creativity Student + member of Red Thread Cafe Classroom
That is all it took to convince me…
- That my life has changed.
- That I am not alone.
- That I am a conscious co-creator of my life, and not the victim of the world I see.
I do overstate the case a little. I have been laying the groundwork for these 16 days for the last 9 years of my life. But 16 days ago, the women of the Red Thread Café taught me that,
- Everything I was reading and studying and learning about was real.
- Lived in beating hearts.
- Shared unhesitatingly.
- Trusted willingly.
- Loved unconditionally.
Now, I’m not sure I can get enough! (The old fears start creeping in: I started this as an expression of appreciation… because I want all these hundreds of women to know how they are changing my life in… but if I share this change, will it seem like a shameless plug?!)
The Beloved Spirit reminds me there are only two real things in all the Universe: Love and the Call for Love. Fear freezes, abundance flows: do not hesitate to share.
– Tara Browne
Shiloh Sophia..I cannot thank you enough for sharing this gift with me..I feel I have been waiting all my life to have such an experience of creativity from the heart such as this…I feel after watching these ‘Messages from the Muse’ that I have had such a spiritual personal experience and that I can let go..allow myself to seek out my own Muse ..she is there waiting for me and has spoken to me already and has so much more to say to me …
I live so far away from your Cosmic Cowgirl Ranch but if I was closer I would be there to take tea with you all and your muses ..I know I will partake in one of your online teachings ..as yet I am not sure which one ..and I will wait to be guided ..
I am excited to use the guidance you have given so generously to acknowledge and give love and take tea with my very own Muse .. Thank you ..many blessings to you ..Vivi ..I take the red thread from you and I give you a red thread from me ..you are truly a person I was destined to have contact with through the wonderful gift of Women Unleashed.
– Vivi Bond
So much if your work changes my life on contact Shiloh. Your poetry is what has often pulled me from dark places in the night, drawn poison from wounds that had long healed over and I can never express my gratitude enough to you. I honour you now and as you deepen into yourself.
– Emma Manchester
Power Creatives TV
I would in turn, like to take this moment in space and time to say “Thank you SO MUCH for offering the Power Creatives TV!” It was an awesome and generous offer and I watched almost all of them and purchased most of them as well! I love how you show up in the world. I love the things you offer (I’ve taken some of your intentional painting classes). And, I love how you run your business, so much so, that I’ve modeled my business in a similar way. So glad you’re on the planet and I look forward to playing with you this coming year as well!
You are such a champion! As in you champion me and model how to champion others in our love circle!
– Dr. Semerit Strachen
For opening the portals of inspiration, painstakingly clearing the path less traveled, and pouring your heart into our lives, creating spaces we never knew existed, thank you Shiloh Sophia. Thank you. Although it is tempting to cling with white knuckles onto your flowing gown as you tend to your soul, that is not our way. Instead we look inward, with inspiration, into our own lives as we too gather our corners in silent self reflection. The red thread never breaks.
– Nancy Bruns
Consciousness… is THE holy grail.
It should be our focus as artists, leaders to be awake. To be awake to what is hiding and asleep within us. And be awake to what is possible despite what is. I can’t think of a better conversation on earth right now.. I am enjoying your unique practical and eloquent explorations and mentor-ship role Shiloh in these esoteric realms that are so difficult to articulate in grounded wording and images. You are a maestro wordsmith master Shiloh. A much needed spokesperson for the emerging empowered woman to put things in a greater perspective for the implications for earths projected and eventual changing of the guard. Towards the mature wise feminine leadership principles. Thank you.
– Jan Jorgensen
Each event, workshop, or encounter with you and our Cosmic Cowgirls community is like a little infusion of courage that brings me one step farther along the road to authentically “knowing” who I am and being willing to share that with others…..I read recently that we don’t really transform….but just become more of who we truly are.
– Elizabeth Gibbons enchantedeye.net
Shiloh, you are a torch in the darkness, lighting the path; and the darkness of the in between where the magic lives, beyond the fear that rises when we become lost. You are the beginning and the end, the sword of truth and the great mother’s loving embrace. I love you. your friendship is a treasure and a gift.
– Shannon Thompson
When I read your Red Thread Letters, I feel you wrote those words to me. Taking your courses is what I feel has been the thread of hope for me. I am following the thread out of the cave back into the sunlight. I have studied with a lot of teachers over the years and when I heard your voice, I felt that I had come home. You spoke my language, you knew pain and heartache, joy and ecstasy. I knew it. I feel that you are truly a “sister” who has been through it, a sister who does not judge. “Ah…strength with compassion!
– D. from the UK
You are a light in my storm a kind word in a harsh world, every time I open one of your letters my load is lifted. I am grateful and I look forward to one day hooking up with your magical invitations but for the mean time I send love blessings hope joy and gratitude for you sharing of your heart and soul.
– Sister Jessie
Shiloh Sophia McCloud has an uncanny understanding of the the heart and soul of a woman was able to provide me with the toolbox, using right and left brain creative practices, to discover what really matters to me. She is, at the same time, both reverent and irreverent and adds bright sparkle to the room, while teaching us to do the same! Being with Shiloh is a magical experience each and every time, so I spend time with her often.
– Shero Canada
You are my personal shero and the one who is making me rise to a higher level personally.
Thank you for your gift of painting and teaching. It has freed me up more than any other teaching style.
– Bonnie Sellstrom
Your passion for helping women connect and transform to be their best, truest selves is one of your shining gifts benefiting us all.
– Lois Wong
Thank You so much Rev. Shiloh. What you share with us is life for Artist. I just received your Her Evolution, It blew my mind, woke me up, fed my spirit. It energized me I stayed up for two days straight working on this journal, wow! Thank you again. Be Blessed.
– Rene Patton
It has been 2 years since that incredible day I spent with you and all those lovely ladies in Healdsburg. I often think back to the defining moment as we sat around the circular table for lunch and each woman in turn spoke to the importance of me writing a children’s book. And what a journey it has been to arrive at the finished product (well almost). I would like to take this moment to acknowledge your hand and heart in bringing this book out into the world. You and your work are truly inspirational and I thank you for all that you offer. The galley copies of my book “Lotus and the Golden Pearl” will be ready in about a month and I am wondering if I could send you a copy. I would love for you to be one of the first people to read it and if you like it maybe you could write an endorsement for the book (though not necessary). Please let me have an address where I can send the book. With Love and Gratitude.
Shiloh is a woman of great faith and rich insight. Her work offers a very useful tool to help us on our path.
– Richard N. Bolles, Author, “What Color Is Your Parachute”?
You are POWER and LIGHT, a beacon that guides us to fulfillment and happiness!
I am still in awe of how much you always give, how you put all of yourself into whatever you are doing with us. I can’t think of any other teacher I’ve ever known who does that the way you do, that in itself is hugely inspiring. Thank you doesn’t cover it, but thank you xxx
– Emma Manchester
Shiloh Sophia's Paintings & Artwork
I love the boldness and realistic magic of Shiloh’s painting. Wonderful to have this younger woman artist as colleague, “daughter”, sister, and friend.
– Alice Walker, poet and author
So Shiloh I must share with you that last Sunday the first Sunday in Advent, I invited people to go and meditate in front of one of your paintings. I modeled the invitation and sat in front of the one where Mary is actually nursing Jesus. I have been with that painting for the last 8 months and suddenly I got the full impact of the message. The milk of love and peace is coming out of the Mother’s breast into Jesus’s mouth and spirals up to his 3rd eye and out to the world. Suddenly I felt that I was receiving the full impact of that sweet Cosmic milk. This wasn’t a conceptual intellectual “aha” this was a felt sense full body awe awakening. I got so happy, so joyous and a dance sprung out of me without effort. So once again thank you, all of your paintings are still up in the sanctuary enjoyed by those who come to our weekly Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, Trapeze, Dance, and of course our congregation. So on behalf of Fairfax Community Church, I thank you for giving birth to these amazing paintings that grace our sanctuary. Also gratitude to Jonathan for hanging them last March!
– Rev. Katharine Harts, Pastor, Fairfax COMMUNITY Church
My name is Jimmy and I recently purchased your “Eye on the World.” Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for creating such a beautiful piece of art. I could go on forever about it, but I’ll be brief. Amazing. Someday I hope to meet you and ask you a few questions about the piece. There is so much to it. I have always enjoyed art and I hoped someday to own a piece, and this is my first original. Anyway, thanks again.
– Jimmy, Northern California
I came across your amazing artwork by noticing the beautiful cover of the Feb. ’09 Natural Awakenings magazine. Soon after, I searched your website and viewed an interview of you on YouTube. I am beyond impressed with your immense talent, your love of art, your passion for helping people through creativity, and simply your kind and peaceful presence!
– M.D., New York
How wonderful!!! My husband was so taken by this painting that he couldn’t stop thinking about it. It is very unusual for him to have such a strong reaction to art, so we knew She was important and needed to come home with us. I am familiar with your other works and books; it was such an honor to be in your gallery.
– Kimberly Cress
To truly love you must open yourself to all of life’s pleasures and disappointments. Without both of these emotions life is meaningless. In the “Generous Soul” I see a woman who has lived and carries that wisdom in her heart. The piece is perfect in more ways then you will ever know. Thank you for the inspiration to live, as one should, completely alive and compassionate in nature. I promise to live my life as a reflection of this piece.
– Christine Gilb
I am learning on a daily basis how if I am willing & open to going into the depths of my feelings & experiences, that I emerge on the other side more solid, more whole, more at peace. Your work personifies that & I thank you for that. Your work has been a part of this process of discovery for me. Your work resonates down into my soul. As it has with a dear friend of mine.
VIP Days & Coaching
It worked! I am inspired and “on fire” about my business from our day together. Thank you for your gentle guidance, for believing in me and for helping me see my full potential and power. I loved the flow of our day, especially the nap. And, lunch was outstanding. Thank you so much for the treat.
– Tonia Lach, Teacher & Massage Therapist
Shiloh is a master at taking the ideas in your head and getting them onto paper so that they literally breathe life. Shiloh could ignite the creative spark in anyone – I’ve witnessed it myself as she has guided me and challenged me into creative expression that I always knew I had but didn’t have the road to get to. Spending time with Shiloh at her Red Thread Cafe not only births beautiful art, it is the place where your great work in the world becomes real and tangible in a form that people can connect to and interact with. She creates beautiful form like no one I know and has the ability to inspire it right out of you too!
– Christine Arylo, author of Choosing ME before WE and Madly in Love With ME
(birthed at the Red Thread Cafe)
As a coach myself, I knew on an intellectual level that coaching is a key element to success. But on a personal level, I had never taken the time out to be coached. Deciding to engage Shiloh as MY coach is one of the resoundingly positive decisions of my life! Her get-it-done method of coaching, combined with her ability to envision my success has made it possible for me to make enormous strides towards turning my passions into an encore career. Thank you, Shiloh, from the bottom of my heart!!!
– Nancy Harris
Shiloh helped me clarify what has been in my heart and on my mind for a very long time. I am transitioning in my career and life and had not been able to pinpoint the exact issues to be resolved or the directions I needed to take to move forward. Shiloh gave me relevant “homework” to help guide me towards finding answers. She listened with her heart and heard between the words what was in my heart. I felt empowered, challenged, and supported and I look forward to working with her more to unravel the steps leading to the next evolution of me.
– Marie Howell, Artist
Shiloh is a goddess send. A severe tragedy entered my life. I was once very creative and never thought those divine doors would open for me again, then along came Shiloh McCloud, she is showing me the way back to the path as it unfolds day by day, I feel so blessed to have found her. Working with her is joyful and powerful on many levels. My life is turning around and so much of it has to do with her, she is great at bringing the focus back to what is truly important. Blessings.
– Maria Graham
Shiloh Sophia is visionary for the divine feminine way in business igniting the potential in others to rise up and take their rightful place at the plentiful table of the Goddess. As an innovator, imaginator and creatrix, she dares to colour outside the lines of possibilities with big broad strokes in order to transcend mainstream thinking. An invigorating breath of fresh air in business! Thank Goddess!
– Diane Merpaw
If you want to create a heart‑centered business, access information you don’t have access to at the moment that has the potential to unlock new levels of potential for your business, change your perspective on finances and how to bring it in, Shiloh’s coaching, guidance, intuition, and creativity are a powerhouse! You can’t unknow what is revealed to you during the coaching sessions… so be ready for intense movement forward with your business if you say YES!
– Evelyne Verret
I loved how quickly Shiloh could take a concept and make it real! She has a way of looking outside of the box and turning something so so into something really exciting! Each session there was so much head way made that it will take me several weeks to implement everything that we discussed. We discussed opt‑ins, groups, integrating my old teachings with the new, exercises on allowing my group to experience creativity and then a larger program was laid out! Plus she helped me to see some different ideas for opening an art studio so the skys the limit for my work right now! I have an amazing plan set out before me for the next several months and that is thrilling.
– Jackie DeBlasio