This is how you make your life. [Daily Dream Journal Video]

In today’s video I’m sharing from my large art journal again – talking a bit about how I do intuitive art and sharing a sweet little collage I did.

There is lots going on in the Creative Dream Incubator! Come play!

I do regular live stream Journal Parties: free, online creative playdates where we get together and chat. Our next one is next week!

Get your invite here.

I also do regular Creative Dream Coaching Circles. The next two are:

March 21: Staying Connected To Your Dream While At Your Day Job

>>> Get the details + reserve your spot here.

April 4: Turning Procrastination into Motivation

>>> Get the details and reserve your spot here.

Daily Dream Journal Video March 9

Today I’m exploring the question: What if I’m not ready?

There is lots going on in the Creative Dream Incubator! Come play!

I do regular live stream Journal Parties: free, online creative playdates where we get together and chat. Our next one is next week!

Get your invite here.

I also do regular Creative Dream Coaching Circles. The next two are:

March 21: Staying Connected To Your Dream While At Your Day Job

>>> Get the details + reserve your spot here.

April 4: Turning Procrastination into Motivation

>>> Get the details and reserve your spot here.

Daily Dream Journal Video March 8

I’m starting to feel like I am getting into the swing of this new project! I even made a home for the videos to be archived – you can find them all here.

The sacred geometry quality I am using is from the Year of Dreams journaling program – find out more about it right here.

PS: There is lots going on in the Creative Dream Incubator! Come play!

I do regular live stream Journal Parties: free, online creative playdates where we get together and chat. Our next one is next week!

Get your invite here.

I also do regular Creative Dream Coaching Circles. The next two are:

March 21: Staying Connected To Your Dream While At Your Day Job

>>> Get the details + reserve your spot here.

April 4: Turning Procrastination into Motivation

>>> Get the details and reserve your spot here.

 

Community. Creativity. Magic. Our next Journal Party is happening March 14.

Journal Parties are free, one-hour creative playdates where we hang out together with our journals and chat. I’ll pick a few journaling prompts to get us started and then we’ll just play together… journaling, chatting, exploring.

Journal parties will happen live online on streaming video. Plus they’ll all be recorded so if you can’t be there live you can journal along with us while you watch the replay.

I’ll host them, and each one will have a special guest (a journaling teacher that I admire) and *everyone* is invited to play with us!

Our first Journal Party happened on February 28 and was ah-MAZ-ing. You can get the recording right here.

Our next Journal Party is happening on March 14, and our special guest is Dionne Ruff-Sloan from Goddess Tea House!

—> Register now!

Dionne Ruff-Sloan is a High Priestess, Natural Rhythms Creation Coach, Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Practitioner and Homeschooling Mom. 

Dionne is amazing and we’re going to have a great time at this party! Check her out at Goddess Tea House.

This is free but you must register to get your link into our online party room:

—> Register now!

I love connected with all of you in this way. See you there!

Daily Dream Journal Videos March 7

Yesterday I started this new thing where I post a daily video of my dream journal practice.  You can catch yesterday’s video here.

My dream is really pushing me to do this, and I’m doing it – even though I feel overwhelmed by the logistics of it. I do know that when I do something new, the logistics are always scary.  And as I get more experience I find ways to streamline everything and I get better at it.

So I’m hoping that’s how this works too.

In today’s video I was feeling overwhelmed and frustrated and shared how I use my journal to work through it. Plus you get to meet my cat Starfish who was helping create a soft soothing vibe.

That mandala is from the Year of Dreams journaling program – find out more about it right here.

I do regular live stream Journal Parties: free, online creative playdates where we get together and chat.

Out next one is next week!

Get your invite here.

I also do regular Creative Dream Coaching Circles. The next two are:

March 21: Staying Connected To Your Dream While At Your Day Job

>>> Get the details + reserve your spot here.

April 4: Turning Procrastination into Motivation

>>> Get the details and reserve your spot here.

 

Daily videos of my daily journal practice Video #1

I want to start sharing daily videos of my daily journaling practice.

The logistics of this scare me.

But my dream is insistent.

So – here I am, Monday morning still in my PJs showing you what I’m doing in my journal:

PS: Come back tomorrow! I’m opening registration our next Journal Party :) (this is a free, online streaming video creative playdate)

My next 2 Creative Dream Coaching Circles are:

March 21: Staying Connected To Your Dream While At Your Day Job

>>> Get the details + reserve your spot here.

April 4: Turning Procrastination into Motivation

>>> Get the details and reserve your spot here.

 

 

You’ll stumble along the way. Don’t let that stop you.

you will stumble along the way. don't let that stop you.

Putting your creative work “out there” into the world is hard.

I mean you’re putting your heart out there for the whole world to judge!

When I started doing in-person creativity workshops I didn’t know anything about how to get people to actually register for my workshops.

I think I’ve told this story on my blog a few times already, but the one that stands out for me the most is one night when my car was in the shop.

I took the bus out to the suburbs to borrow my mom’s car, drove to my house and packed it up with art supplies, drove to the hall where I was doing the workshop, unpacked the car, set everything up, sat and waited and waited and no one showed up.

Then I packed the car back up, unpacked everything at my house, drove back to the suburbs and (thankfully!) my mom gave me a ride back home.

You’ll probably stumble along the way too. Don’t that stop you.

You struggle because it’s hard – not because your work isn’t good enough or no one cares or whatever your fears want to tell you – you struggle because building an audience for your work is a long, hard job.

That said – it’s also some of the most rewarding work you can do.

And I believe it’s actually a part of your creative work – as the creator of the work it is your responsibility to find or create an audience for your work.

I think it’s a pretty common fantasy for artists to be discovered and have someone sweep in and take care of all of that for you. But we can’t side-step the work. And this is just as much a part of the work as doing your creative work.

You know how long it’s taken you to get to where you are with your work. You’ve put a lot of time and effort in to grow your skills.

You’ll also have to put time and effort in to learning how to put your work out there.

So please don’t give up.

Knowing how to put your work out there and have it be received is a learnable skill.

I just wrote the above for the Launching Your Creative Projects Out Into The World coaching call – which is happening on Feb 28 (that’s tomorrow!).

And then I thought I wanted to offer that bit of encouragement out here too.

No matter how badly this has gone for you – you can learn and get better.

PS: If you’re working on this right now then come to the group coaching call tomorrow!  Even if you can’t be there live there will be tons of helpful stuff in the recording.

Journal Party! Feb 21. Free, Live, Online. You, me + Susannah Conway!

—> Grab the recording here!

Community. Creativity. Magic.

Journal Parties are free, one-hour creative playdates where we hang out together with our journals and chat. I’ll pick a few journaling prompts to get us started and then we’ll just play together… journaling, chatting, exploring.

Journal parties will happen live online on streaming video. Plus they’ll all be recorded so if you can’t be there live you can journal along with us while you watch the replay.

I’ll host them, and each one will have a special guest (a journaling teacher that I admire) and *everyone* is invited to play with us!

Our first Journal Party is happening on February 21, our special guest will be Susannah Conway!

—> Grab the recording here!

Susannah Conway is the author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart and LONDONTOWN: A Photographic Tour of the City’s Delights. A writer, photographer and teacher, her classes have been enjoyed by thousands of people from over 50 countries around the world. Co-author of Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids, Susannah helps others remember their true selves, using creativity as the key to open the door. Visit her at SusannahConway.com and say hi on Instagram.

OMG you, me and Susannah – we’re going to have so much fun!

This is free but you must register to get your link into our online party room:

—> Grab the recording here!

See you there!

 

I was going to release my book today but…

I don’t know if it’s in spite of everything that’s happening in the world and how terrified I feel by it all – or in LIGHT of it – but I feel more inspired and motivated right now than I have felt in a long time.

I am working CRAZY hours and loving every second of it. It feels important to me that the Creative Dream Incubator be working overtime right now to send out more inspiration, light and magic into the world.

This week I did the Creative Planning + Project Management group coaching circle (you can still grab the recording right here) which was so fun and inspiring I want to do a LOT more of these…

So the next one will be on LAUNCHING Your Creative Project Out Into The World and it’s happening on Feb 28.

(Find out more + reserve your spot here.)

And while we’re on the subject of putting your creative work out there…. I had a message prepared to go right here to go here to let you know that my book is launching today.

Edited to add: It’s there now!!!! Go looooook! 

You Got This. Guided Journal and Colouring Book for Dissolving Doubt and Bolstering Your Capacity to Believe In Yourself.

you got this guided journal and coloring book

Except now it’s not.

Since this is my first time self-publishing, I have things to learn about the process!  I was waiting until today to click the final confirmation, because the site said once I clicked it, the book would be available.

So then I clicked it this morning, and now it says the book will be available on Amazon in 3-5 days.

So – these are the things you learn when you do something new for the first time!

And again – it’s there now! OMG! Go look!

It’s on sale until Feb 14 for $10 as a Celebratory Introductory price, the regular price will be $15.

As always, I want to share the REAL stories of making my dreams real – including the parts where I mess up and things don’t quite work out.

Because you don’t stretch out of your comfort zone without fumbling around a bit.

And the more comfortable you can get with fumbling around the more you can stretch that comfort zone so it can fit more of your dreams inside it.