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.

PERSONAL SANCTUARIES + A FREE STUDIO DIARY!

With the constant tsunami of information coming at us these days, creating personal “sanctuaries” to refuel is essential.

Personally, I’ve been more committed than ever before to claiming those precious moments in the morning to stretch, breathe, take a walk, savor a warm beverage, and generally wake up with myself, before diving into my phone and email box. I’ve also been loving more art making, writing, and reading in my evenings.

LIVE Q & A + MOVEMENT SEQUENCES + FINAL HOURS FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING!

I’ve never been able to sit still for very long, and if you’ve ever watched me paint, you’ve probably noticed I like to dance my way across the canvas.

Moving my body to awesome music is hands down my favorite way to open up channels of freedom and flow in my creative process, and this is why I’ve included unique Movement Sequences in every week of the Creative Revolution E-Course.

I made a little video to tell you more about it and to offer you a Mini Movement Exercise to play with right now!

I’M SHARING A FULL LENGTH CREATIVE EXERCISE FROM THE CREATIVE REVOLUTION E-Course!

I believe shifting creative gears is an essential part of staying inspired and developing your own unique style.

This could mean using a new medium, changing the scale of your work, or simply having an entirely new intention like, “I don’t care what this looks like, I just want to play!”

I’m a big fan of all these shifts, especially the one about playing, and one great way to do this is through Visual Riffing.

MY CREATIVE LULL + CURRENT BREAKTHROUGH!

I gotta be honest with you, I haven’t felt super inspired to paint for the past few years. Yikes, I said it.

While I’ve been creating lots of demo paintings in my workshops and the occasional painting here and there, there’s this whole other level of inspiration — the deep, insatiable, gotta-paint-everyday-kind-of inspiration — that’s been MIA for awhile now.

I understand that inspiration is something that ebbs and flows over time, so I’ve been trying not to beat myself up over this mulit-year lull. However, I have been examining what kinds of shifts might get me back in the flow.