WHY DO WE MAKE ART & HOW DO WE STAY INSPIRED?

Why do we make art? How do we stay inspired?

Throughout The Creative Revolution E-Course, I offer a number of Live Calls to answer questions, and these two gems recently came up. So good, right? I’m a big believer in asking these poignant questions in order to stay connected to the “why” behind our work and inspiration.

The truth is we all make art for different reasons, and we all find inspiration in unique ways, so it’s important to do some soul searching to find your truth. I’ve included a list of questions to get you started, and I’m happy to share my personal reflections on these two questions in the video below.

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN SALE: 25% OFF ALL E-COURSES!

For the past seven years, I’ve been pouring my heart into the creation of four innovative online courses, and I’m truly so proud of each and every one of them. There I said it 😉

One really cool thing about these distinct courses is how beautifully they pair together to offer an even richer creative experience. So the first time ever, I’ve bundled all the courses into pairs, because doesn’t it seem like you should get a sweet deal if you purchase more than one? I think so!

Typically these bundles will give you 10% off both courses, but to celebrate this new dealio, I’m offering a whopping 25% off any bundle from now until May 30th with the Match Made in Heaven Sale. This means you’ll receive 25% off both classes!

TEN THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO DISCOVER YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND STYLE

As a creative guide, I often we hear people express a deep desire to find their unique style of artistic expression, and I understand. Making art that is unmistakably your own is both satisfying and integral, but finding your own style also takes attention, patience, resourcefulness, courage and time.

To support you on this journey, I’ve put together a list of ten simple things you can do right now to unearth and nourish your one-of-a-kind creative expression. I hope you find it helpful!

PAINTING SESSIONS EPISODE SEVEN: SNEAK PEEK

I’m happy to share a sneak peek of Episode Seven of the Painting Sessions with you today.

This episode of The Painting Sessions offers a fun departure from the past six episodes.

Instead of painting one large painting on canvas, I used a variety of supplies such as watercolor, ink, graphite, collage, acrylic, and markers on watercolor paper to create three new mixed media paintings.

I had no specific expectations going in beyond trying new materials and seeing where they took me — and making something interesting for you to watch 😉 That said, the whole experience was one big playful experiment. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

WHY I HITCHED A RIDE INTO A DISASTER ZONE: MY FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH IS ONLINE!

Last year, I was asked to give my first public speech.

Since LOVE was the theme, I decided to share (for the first time publicly) my story of hitching a ride to New Orleans and doing six-months of disaster relief work on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina — all while living in a makeshift tent.

Writing and sharing this story allowed me to dig into the memories of that potent time in my life, and looking back, I see what a _huge_ turning point it was for me.

Listen to the whole story here.

FREE SAMPLE PAINTING SESSION! INSPIRATION AWAITS!

It’s The Painting Session’s sixth-month anniversary!

I gotta say, I’ve been having so much fun creating these fresh, action-packed Sessions for you each month.

And from what I’ve been hearing, they’re a big hit!

To celebrate this milestone, I’m excited to give you a front row seat to this awesome by offering you a collection of videos from our past six episodes. Please enjoy this complimentary Sample Painting Session as my gift to you!

I hope this Sample Session gives you loads of creative inspiration, and if you’re left craving more, I’m happy to share a super amazing Six Month Anniversary Special with you during the month of April.

A SERIOUS BURST OF INSPIRATION + SOUL SOOTHING

There comes a time when you need to share the goods.

That’s what today’s note is all about — my own little curated list of goodies that are invigorating, inspiring, and generally soothing my soul lately.

I’ve been carefully compiling this treasure trove for awhile, and I’m so happy to share it with you today. Take what works, and bless the rest!

(And, nope, I’m not getting paid to do this. Just happy to spread the love.)

ENJOY!

EPISODE FIVE OF THE PAINTING SESSION: SNEAK PEEK!

I’m happy to share a sneak peek of Episode Five of the Painting Sessions with you today.

I created this painting using the layering process from my Bloom True E-Course — starting with warm colors, then adding cool colors, popping in light and dark values, and seeing where it all wanted to go. As always, there were many unexpected twists and turns along the way, and I’m happy to share it all with you in this month’s Painting Session.

IT’S SHOW AND TELL TIME!

It’s time for a little show and tell.

The first week of the Creative Revolution E-Course has been so fantastic!

Watching folks from all over the world getting fired up about making art in new ways and inviting more creativity into all aspects of their lives makes my heart super happy.

And today I’m excited to give you a little peek inside the revolution by sharing some of the words and creations of my students.