~ Message : Why this, why now? ~

I am inviting you into the alchemical heart of Intentional Creativity®

What it is and how it works. How to us 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 the class, 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 a 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.

This Intentional Creativity intensive is unlike anything I have offered. 

I haven't taught a class using my own curriculum since the fires in Sonoma County 5 months ago. won't be offering another class until June, so this is THE one. We were greatly impacted on every level by the fires, though we didn't lose our home, and are very grateful. Yet, it did change everything. 

Why this, is 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 now, just look at the news, our lives, we need to gather ourselves together and create magic! 

I am ready to share this with you. ((((I think I am, yet there is always risk involved in a deep dive. Are you with me?))))

The ideas behind this work, are my deepest heart medicine. I am here to serve, and this is my ministry. I hope you will come along...

Create a Medicine Painting 

A 3 Week Class delivered via video. An Apothecary is a place, receptacle, or a vessel where things are literally put away. Your canvas will be 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! There will be some collage with paper and ribbon.

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...  

Visual Journaling with Jenafer Joy will offer integration of the entire experience.

Ritual Marking to Move Energy

This is an intuitive alchemical painting process that you can't get wrong. We will be working 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

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....

Materials List

Your materials list is provided after you register. You will need printer paper, pens, a needle and thread, acrylic paint (a rainbow of colors), Liquitex varnish or equivalent, and a canvas larger then 30 X 30 inches, as big as you can imagine is best. 

No experience needed, or talent with art.


Questions? Sarah@ShilohSophiaStudios.com

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

Reinforce Your Unique Selling Proposition

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

Information about Delivery

Upon registration you'll receive immediate access to watch the class videos for 60 days and support is provided for 3 weeks. You will want to schedule more time beyond the videos to complete your painting process as the videos are the 'underpainting' for your process. Instructions for next steps will be provided as well as additional videos from Shiloh Sophia. Visual Journaling videos will be emailed.

Private Classroom

Intentional Creativity Teachers will be in a private Facebook group to support you with your process. You can share anytime within the 60 days and ask questions, or you can do it in the privacy of your own space and not share. This painting process can be done with the support of a group or solo. 

Warning Label

Engaging in this level of inquiry about the stories and wounds you hold can be intense. However, you are in a safe and protected environment to process in your own home. And 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. If you are in a breakdown, this isn't a good time to attend this class because we cannot provide therapy based support. Prepare for a shift and some potentially triggering depth diving. We wil be asking people to sign a waiver that they understand.

BONUS SESSIONS : We will also have some very special guests during our time together, video dialogues about personal medicine with Dr. Lissa Rankin and energy medicine with Desda Zuckerman, founder of Your Sacred Anatomy.

Investment in the Intensive 

This is the first time this very unique curriculum is being offered. Get it while it is hot! We have payment plans and a promo code for students. 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 videos.  The investment is $197. If you can learn to move your own stuck energy, how valuable would that be? And at the end, having a super cool painting?   


The process has begun & the doors are closed.

Jonathan McCloud is a poet, chef and husband of Shiloh Sophia.  Dabbling in quantum physics and photography, he is a world traveller. He managed the technology for all Cosmic Cowgirls courses and is the Co-Founder of the Intentional Creativity Foundation.

Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure! She has spent most of her life studying how creativity grants access to the soul. She believes she is on the planet to bring Intentional Creativity into our awareness as a tool to shift personal mythos. She teaches, writes poetry, paints and travels the world with her husband Jonathan.
Learn more : www.shilohophia.com
Jenafer C. Owen aka Jenafer Joy : 
Brimming with the quirky enthusiasm that prompted her nom de plume, it is impossible to spend time with Jenafer Joy and not fall in love with yourself, with the whispering of your muse, and with Jena's heartfelt and contagious love of the creative life. Jena’s specialty is inspired inquiries for the journal: quick playful gentle nudges  to carry you towards your own deep important answers. Learn more about: Jenafer

Sarah Mardell is Customer Service & Communications Director for Shiloh Sophia. She is the mother of five, a creative soul and coach and has worked with our team for close to 7 years.  

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 can access it and work with it.

Our beautiful brains process how we ‘see’ and experience life. We will 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 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. If you DO the class and you don't feel it was worth it, you get your money back (you must do the class however). 


Through imaginative inquiry, we will 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....

.:: three week class::. 

Online 9 Step Painting Videos + Visual Journaling  +  Support Circle

A P O T H E C A R Y .:. Medicine Painting .:. a 3 Week Online Cosmic Cowgirls Class 

The doors are closed for now.

M e d i c i n e * P a i n t i n g

M e d i c i n e * P a i n t i n g

What ails you? What hidden story longs for illumination?

Photo during livestream for Apothecary

The idea behind Medicine Painting is core technology within Intentional Creativity, practiced by thousands around the world.
Class Started March 31 on the full moon, but you can watch anytime through end of May.

Jonathan McCloud will be stepping out from behind the camera to have a conversation 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. 

The Doors are Closed for now.

M e d i c i n e * P a i n t i n g

"Who lives in here? "

Sue Hoya Sellars

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

Shiloh Sophia, 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. 

– Shannon Thompson, Founder of 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. 

~ Chief Luisah Teish

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.... 

The Universe is within you.

Got that. 

But how do you get in?

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

Your Art Doctors & Support

Trish O'Malley

Dr. Semerit Strachan

A HUGE plus included with Intentional Creativity classes of this nature, is our Art Doctor and Support Cosmic team. Imagine having a loving support system to witness, guide and inspire you. They are all Graduates of the Color of Woman Training and are Intentional Creativity Teachers.

Got wounds? Lingering grief?  Fear of sickness?  Long recovery from sickness? 

Loss of soul connection? Hiding out? Overwhelm about the status of the world? Boundary issues?

The inside world of you and outside world not matching up? Sick of your old story patterns? 

WTF-ness. Loss of true voice. Worry and anxiety bubbling up out of nowhere? PTSD triggers?

Yup. You aren't alone. Let's explore, compost and create ~ and have a good time doing it, shall we?

What are you working on in your own healing and awakening procces?

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 .::.

Shiloh Sophia + Special Guest Jonathan + Jenafer Joy

Shiloh Sophia's invitation...

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 will 'narrate' through image, part of our healing journey 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

Bella Marie as support  in the online circle

Elizabeth Gibbons

Cosmic Team

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The Process has begun 
and the Doors Are Closed for now. 

The Apothecary Gallery

Elizabeth Gibbons

Cassielle Bull

Tricia Dietrich

Trish O'Malley

Paige Sawyer

Fran Malone

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Shares from 2018 students

When I go after my dreams          I set sail on a grand adventure
Lead by the stars in the sky         Pulled forward by the red thread
Weaving my web of desires.
No longer a character
Involved in the story,
I am the storyteller,
The author of my life!
Curiosity and playfulness
Journey as my companions
Excitement and alignment
Blossom within my Soul.               Possibilities open up                    Synchronicities increase             Visited by the muse of magic       When I go after my dreams.


The heartfelt acceptance and nurturing and connection to the work, the experience and the community was just beautiful. I applaud all of you for your amazing efforts. I experienced a huge shift in my spiritual, emotional and physical areas in my life and I am a real fan of Shiloh and Jonathan’s work.


I am just amazed! I have the most beautiful painting, but more importantly my painting tells me a story. My story. This process has healed my heart and I will continue to use the process long after the weekend. Thank you so much.


What wonderful medicine for our community. Thank you Lou, for your amazing work in the world. It is a privilege to be a part of it.


I didn’t know what to expect, and it was an amazing experience for me. Shiloh Sophia and Lou have stirred inner feelings that I have not felt for a long time. Total peace and acceptance of myself. Pleasantly discovering I can create a painting!! I definitely needed this session, as the past year has been difficult time for me grieving for the loss of my husband. Please thank all your team members for such hard work and beautiful presentation.


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.

~Francis Barker

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

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

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

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

Dear Jenafer Joy, Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud how do I thank you for all the goodness, all the healing and revelations that continue to flow through my life from Apothecary? Taken on impulse, this short but incredibly intense course has brought to the fore and resolved so many issues, some literally life long and left me with imminently usable strategies for further healing. Thank you, so very much for guiding me through such sweet, uplifting and empowering releases and remedies.

~Gloria Stafford

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

It was and still is, a profound and sacred experience that brings forth more and more insight and depth. I have watched the videos a second time, my painting being the testimony of the process, the surprise (which was a HUGE one!) and the magical elements appearing each time I look at it, or whenever the light shines through it.

~Lynette Steele