The stored/trapped/stuck energy lives in our field. What if you could move it and liberate space for you to expand, breathe, explore? We will reduce the size the tragedies take up and make and mark remedies. Little colored bottles, secret books, hand written labels collaged, ribbons stitched in. Experience release...  

Ritual Marking to Move Energy

Shift your current worldview

We often see the world through the eyes of the tragedies and hardships we have experienced. What if it was possible to view it from an expanded framework? Where you are informed by, but not hindered by, who you have been so far. Self-discovering invites something truly fresh...Experience new access....

Create a Medicine Painting

An Apothecary is a place, receptacle, or a vessel where things are literally put away. Your canvas is the place this happens. Explore core stories in your personal mythos that are ready to be alchemized in 9 steps. Bring form to the feelings and change how it lives in you. We will use layers of glaze, color, symbols, equations, codes, stitches and ideas. You will experience expanded space...and play with paint!

This is an intuitive alchemical painting process you can't get wrong. We work with the apothecary metaphor and actually make little drawers and bottles and medicines for what ails you and literally crafting your own remedy with your own creativity! No painting experience is needed. Experience something new... yet old.

Alchemizing New Pathways

If you weren't carrying your story around like too much luggage...

Reinforce Your Unique Selling Proposition

What would you create with the extra space and energy in your psyche?


Painting with Shiloh Sophia Image making the invisible visible

Intentional Creativity is potent, practical, and powerful for shifting energy and stories. And for reducing and catalyzing suffering, and transforming it into something truly useful. Yes, we have the power to do that! Oh YA Whoop! 

However, trauma often lives in image-based story. Trying to change the story and how it lives within us, without working with image, often isn't getting the results we need. This is exactly what the process opens: taking the inside thought/idea and bringing it into the form based domain to make the experience visual. We think it. We create it. We witness it and are changed by it in our brains. It is so elemental, and basic, yet by understanding how it works, giving process and language to it, changes HOW we access it and work with it.

Our beautiful brains process how we ‘see’ and experience life. We work directly with what we know about how the brain processes and how to shift these patterns. 
If you wonder why the same stories keep showing up even after years of mental processing in your life and therapy, then perhaps it is time to try a new modality. 

The issues live in the field of energy and movie-story-memories in your mind and your tissues. We know this can be shifted and we know that you are your own healer and you are the only one that can shift them. We have tools to take you down that alchemical road to healing. You will experience new insights, innovation, and fresh mojo. Let's just notice how our thoughts impact our reality, with a paintbrush.

Even if you have already done a lot of story work, this will be unlike any experience you have ever had.

Through imaginative inquiry, we reduce and distill core story elements into a mythos that lives in a very curious cabinet. 
This cabinet is your very own cosmic apothecary. 
It is only to be opened by you, as you choose 
to heal what ails you within....


with Shiloh Sophia & Jonathan McCloud 

What hidden story longs for illumination?

In 2017 for a year and a day, over 100 women embarked on a journey together called IMAGINE,
a process based journey rooted in personal story and resilience by Shiloh Sophia and Jenafer Joy.

Practice and Compassion 

93% - experience creativity as a mindfulness practice

89% - include creativity as a part of their spiritual practice

89% - feel a sense of connection with the Divine (as they define it)

86% - feel that their creative practice positively impacted those closest to them

92% - feel that creativity influences their compassion for themselves

90% - experience compassion for others near them through creativity

83% - experience compassion for others they did not know through stories they heard 

80% - would suggest the creative process to others who experience depression

Self Expression and Well Being

87% - consider themselves self-expressed as compared to before they were creating

86% - experience breakthroughs and aha’s during painting

77% - choose painting specifically to work through a chosen breakthrough

90% - experience a shift in their default thinking

88% - experience a shift in their personal story through creating with intention

89% - bring insights back into their life that they discovered while painting

85% - experience an expanded sense of self

79% - notice an ease of physical symptoms while creating

93% - experience creating as a relief/break that benefits their overall well being

90% - experience a shift in recurring emotional pain through creative process

90% - creativity helps them to maintain a healthy outlook on life

Ready? Let's Do This!

Shiloh McCloud 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.
~ SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) 

The class was an incredibly transformative and informative encounter with Intentional 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.
~ Dr. Mary McCrystal

A wild rebel, edge walker, and poet with a paintbrush, 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. It is about living wide-awake with an open heart, steers away from demonizing and into designing- as in, intentional design.     ~ Shannon Thompson, Founder, Shakti Rising

Shiloh McCloud is an exquisite artist, a great teacher, and a healer. In four hours she was able to heal 40 years of emotional wounding that kept me from painting. Her process is amazing. She draws out the spirit within and guides you in expressing your inner most knowing. Since studying with her I have painted on a regular basis and much to my surprise my work has been exhibited purchased, understood and enjoyed by others. The time you spend with Shiloh is worth every minute of it. Do yourself a favor and pick up that paintbrush.
Chief Luisah Teish, Author and Artist

Painting has opened up the access to my soul, and all that has been trapped underground is now rising.
~ Flora Aube

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 

Artists, Founders, Innovators who have worked with Shiloh Sophia

AFRICA Korhogo Mud Cloth made by the Senufo people. The designs on the cloth will always represent a cherished ideal, favored celebration or gives honor to respected animals.

SCANDINAVIA Saami Shaman Frame Drum of the segmented VAriety. The symbols were determined by the shaman and used in shamanic healing rituals. 1700s CE


Marrapinti by Austraiian artist Naata Nungurrayi. Her work hints at sacred women's ceremonial sites, their dancing, and the designs on their bodies - Modern but based on ancient ideas

IRELAND The Book of Kells, 800 CE. This folio opens the gospel of St. John

RUSSIA Icon painting of Bobolubskaya Mother of God 1780 CE

SPAIN Painting of Seals. 

SOUTH AMERICA  Rock Art from MAtaral, Santaa Cruz, Bolivia Age Unknown

GREECE Black Figure VAse paintings of women, 620 to 480 BC

We have always been a painting people. 
A  search online of modern and ancient paintings with stories, journeys, symbols  and healing yields.... 

INDIA Rock paintings, Two men under a tent, Bhimbetka, 12,000 to 5,000 BCE

FRANCE Lascaux Cave PAintings, paleolithic, 15,000-10,000 BC

AFGHANISTAN DEcorative plaque, Bergam, 1st century CE

ITALY Jesus Healing the Bleeding Woman, CAtacombs of MArcellinus and Peter, Rome, 304 CE

EGYPT Queen Nefertiti, 1300-1220, BCE

M e d i c i n e * P a i n t i n g 

is painting with an intent for healing & Illumination

Challenging times require extraordinary measures. 

How can processing stuck energy and fear actually be fun 

and put you in the flow state and provide some relief? We will show you. 

You don't have to be an artist to experience the benefits of this, 

you just have to show up with a big brush, a bold hand and be open to self-discovery.

Is this for you? Of course. Intentional Creativity informs everyone.

If you have been wanting to know what Intentional Creativity is really all about, this is it. 

If you are a seasoned creative working with Intentional Creativity, or an artist, 

this will be new territory but with familiar affirmation of what you have been 

experiencing with the expanded language codex of Medicine Painting.

Painting as medicine isn't new.
 From the indigenous art making around the world, to early modern Rome, to now, people have been painting as medicine, see more at the very bottom, wait for it... 

.::. Tragedies to Remedies .::. Transform your Wounds into Wonders .::.

Let's curate our own consciousness, if we don't, who will?

What stories will we tell about our lives and journeys?

What will future generations find about the stories we tell with our art?

Cueva de las Manos, Argentina, 13,000 to 9,000 years ago

TEXAS, Native AMerica, Archaic Period

Australia, Gwion Gwion (Tassel Bradshaw) figures wearing ornate costumes, 40 years old

These Prehistoric cave paintings from 12,000 years ago in Ennedi Plateau, Tschad in the Sahara Desert invite us to ponder who we are, and what stories we tell. Through exploring the art of ancient and not so ancient art, and how they are used to tell stories through symbol, we 'narrate' part of our healing journey through image, as text onto our bottles, books in our apothecary. Pictographs show us how to distill important information into condensed symbols...

Ancient Cosmic Cowgirls?

Retablo to the Virgin of Sorrows for Frida Kahlo, (Mexico).1940


SAINT HILDEGARD, GERMANY, Doctor of the Church 1098 – 1179

Shiloh sophia + cosmic cowgirls

M e d i c i n e * P a i n t i n g 




IN 2017, the Intentional Creativity Foundation conducted research within our community and those of other intuitive artist circles. Here is what we found:

.:: SONOMA .:February 1.2.3:.2019::.

Message from Shiloh Sophia - Why this? Why now?

Dear One, We are inviting you into the alchemical heart of Intentional Creativity. 

What it is and how it works. How to use it to navigate the changing terrain of our lives. How to focus specific healing intentions. And how to curate consciousness using the tool of creativity coupled with metacognition: thinking about thinking.

This page tells you everything you need to know about our gathering and it may take some time to read, but will be enjoyable and informative for you to learn about Medicine Painting. 

Get a cup of tea, slow down and ponder it with me. And as you read, watch and muse on the material, and hold your own inquiry about what you are healing, gently but with focus. 

We will learn how to alchemize difficult parts of ourselves & stories into tools of transformation - wounds into wonders. Roar!

By working with the idea of the 'canvas' as your apothecary, you will create an expressionistic intuitive medicine painting - moving ideas and energies into physical domain. 

Little colorful bottles with elixirs with mysterious labels, hidden doors, ancient library books in a cosmic apothecary of your own making....curves and lines...colors and shapes...textures and collage.

Why this? Because many of us need pathways to healing that are innovative, because we have already tried so many things! And because the state of our inner world and outer world are changing so much, we need tools to help us with resiliency. Why, just look at the news – we need to gather ourselves together and create magic! 

The ideas behind this work, are my deepest heart medicine
. I am here to serve, and this is my ministry. I hope you will join us for this gathering of COSMIC BAD ASSERY!

"Who lives in here? "

Sue Hoya Sellars

Shiloh Sophia of the Intentional Creativity Foundation, 501 c3

Photo from Apothecary Online Class, 2018

Shiloh Sophia's Studio

Opening Circle Friday, 3pm - 6pm

Saturday, 11am - 6pm

Sunday, 11am - 6pm

3 payments of $185Pay in Full $550


A P O T H E C A R Y .:. Medicine Painting

February 1.2.3 Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Included with your Tuition...

Apothecary Painting Process : 9 Step Medicine Painting delivered over 2 full days +  support for your process from Shiloh Sophia

A guided Alchemical process using Intentional Creativity to transform your tragedies into remedies, using the stories as medicine to inform your journey taught by Master Teachers - Shiloh Sophia, Lou Reed and Jonathan McCloud.

Painting Materials

 30x40 BIG canvas, paints, etc... are included with your tuition. We ask that you bring your own paint brushes and smock or clothes you can paint in. 

Did we mention tea and chocolate are included!

No experience needed, or talent with art.

*Meals are on your own. Bring a lunch or we will order sandwiches. 

Prior to the class, we will send you all the details you need to prepare via email. 

75 Fremont Drive, Sonoma California

Warning Label

Engaging in this level of inquiry about the stories and wounds you hold can be intense. However, you are in a protected environment to process. We will have an opportunity to let go of some of the excess baggage you have been carrying. In the end, the entire experience will allow you to feel more free. Prepare for a shift and some potentially triggering depth diving. We will be asking people to sign a waiver that they understand.

Investment in the Intensive 

We have payment plans available. This class is potent and worth the investment in time and resources well beyond what we are charging. You can plan to work on the painting in the following weeks – working with what was delivered in the class. If you can learn to move your own stuck energy, how valuable would that be? And at the end, have a super cool painting? YEAH!


Elizabeth Gibbons

Cassielle Bull

Tricia Dietrich

Trish O'Malley

Thank you! I am SO grateful for this process. The painting that I am working on is the first painting I have done since 1980. I am in awe of the depth that I moved into, the awareness that so much is going on simultaneously in my life and that this is just what I need to be doing for a whole variety of reasons. Thank you Shiloh! Thank you Jonathan! Thank you team that has worked tirelessly in the background.

~Meghan Humlie

Thank you all in the Apothecary team for creating this course. The structure gave me a space to I to feel into the voices from my youth. I experienced a sweet peace when I painted the broken heart and put the swords in ,like I had really touched the heart of those times and there was a letting go.

~Marsha Donner

I would like to claim that I Am Here! I've always been aware of the spiritual world but never knew about the spiritual and cosmic identity that we the living have in the world. This course has helped me that I am spirit and connected to all energy and as spirit can expand and extend outside of my physical limitations! I can be as big as I envision myself to be and that I can no longer fit in that small space I've lived in for so long! I am grateful to you all for this experience!

~Milagros Suriano- Rivera

Apothecary is helping me shift my concept of “My Thyme” or my time. I am relaxing into a new rhythm and not fighting the flow of time. I am discovering new possibilities for restructuring what I do from home rather than outside. I’m considering signing up for Giddy-Up with Jenafer Joy as a way of continuing to teach. So claiming My Thyme has become a true balm for my body and spirit as I adjust to this new phase of life. This course is life transforming as we shift tragedy to remedy. I hope to share it with others. It is good medicine!

~Donna Papenhausen

This whole work of the painting goes so much further and deeper than its visual images as Shiloh and Jonathon took great care to help us understand. I am much more able now to be the teller, the creator of the story, and make it MY story. I see this work as a deeper and more profound version of something I have been creating on my own for a while that follows the same principles. Thank you so much Shiloh and Jonathon for creating this amazing course

~Feather Redfox

"Apothecary has been for me a process of exploration, an unfolding into a surrender to a new form of expression. The marrying of the therapeutic understanding with the quantum aspects feels very whole. There is something unique in the combination of myth, magic and cognitive understanding , alongside using all of our senses to come into relationship with the canvas so as to allow something to emerge that is so much more potent and juicy than we course plan for." ~Frances Barker

3 payments of $185Pay in Full $550

I stand in my own light
Song sounds through me
My muse is relieved
For The trust given
Resilience grows
Assessable for gifting

Thankful for this medicine
Thankful being here
Thankful for threads
Of connection hearts
Of golden reds

~Susan Hubacker

And...Jonathan McCloud will be sharing about PTSD and how his stories are translated into gifts and skills. The idea for APOTHECARY came from his own story following his 7 years in the military as a pararescueman and how he works to transform 'tragedies into remedies' through Intentional Creativity. A soldier. A chef. Poet. Musician. 

And muse of Shiloh Sophia.

What I want to say to Shiloh and Jonathan is thank you for your sharing and vulnerability that allowed me to observe my own stories from a different perspective. I feel hopeful that profound change is not only possible but inevitable as I fully engage the processes of painting and writing provided in this course.There have been many ah-ha moments so far and I'm certain there are many more to come! Taking the shadow box apart and cutting her away from the background that surrounded her was very profound and I could feel a freedom in me as I freed her from her plastic prison. I feel like I gave her new life and she gave me insights into my new life. I had to seal her before I could paint and attach her.The medicine woman/shaman is showing up for me very strongly lately and the face at the bottom of the painting represents me as a medicine woman figure. I'm excited to work through this journey until it feels complete. ~Marie Howell

"Apothecary was a truly intense process for me. The after effects are still rippling through my life. I went fast and deep into the process and I have to confess felt pretty crazy for a while, but by sticking with it, I came out on the other side and truly feel I have transmuted many issues that have ‘been running the show from behind the scenes’. This kind of work is not for the faint hearted. You are very courageous as teachers to take on such a topic as even most health professionals shy away from delving into trauma.  This process is a gift that I wish more people had access to. I hope that maybe in time or just through continuing to paint and talk with people, I might find some small ways to share the keys to this portal to medicine. Thank you for your work.  You are a gift to the world." ~Karen Rogers

Some of these paintings are in process

Photos from the Cosmic Cowgirls Annual Gathering Apothecary 2018

Apothecary Workshop 2018 in Sydney Australia with Shiloh Sophia, Jonathan McCloud and Intentional Creativity Teacher, Lou Reed. 

Lou and the Energy Medicine Institute were so welcoming to us! This video gives you a sample of the Apothecary process, as well as shares from the students about their experience.

Photo: Apothecary Workshop Sydney

Photos from the Cosmic Cowgirls Annual Gathering Apothecary 2018

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