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It's my Birthday but you can win a gift!

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I’m 46 years old today. Yes, I’m a Star Wars Baby 😉

(May the Fourth be with you)

It’s my birthday but you can win a gift! You can WIN 96+ online art classes (a $4000 value) including my Emergency Kit for Artists + Dreamers which has remedies for procrastination, inner critics and self doubt!


For my isolation birthday weekend, I spent a lot of time crying, painting and eating pasta.


I’m not sad about my birthday or about getting older. It’s like my emotional self just became overrun - between the coronavirus and climate change and unfettered corporate greed I was just so sad about the state of the world all I could do was cry. My husband would probably want me to add that I was also extremely crabby this weekend, which I was. For me crabbiness is a sign that I’ve got too much going on emotionally and need some time/space to process.

The tears led me to get my watercolours out. So I spread my stuff out on the floor and HOLY WOW it was exactly what I needed. Being in my own flow, playing with colours, not trying to make anything in particular happen, just giving myself space to explore.


One of the things I am finding so hard right now is that I don’t have my usual capacity for my creative projects.


Dream Book is going ahead as planned - Dream Book is actually bringing me a LOT of healing, hope and clarity right now. But I had other projects in the works that are not going ahead right now, because I just don’t have the capacity.

Instead of carrying on being frustrated that I can’t do what I had planned to do, I’m going to keep watercolouring and trusting that as long as I keep following my flow, I’ll get to the right place.
Creativity + spirit will always find a way, that is something my Dream Book continually reminds me of.

My husband got me a MONSTERA DELICIOSA for my birthday - a swiss cheese plant!


I am so excited to watch it grow. This is a variety that grows “too fast” and can tend to get too big for a lot of spaces - I say BRING IT ON! I’ve got the perfect spot in the Dream Loft for a monster of a plant. I transplanted it into a larger pot and gave it a dose of fertilizer to welcome it home and encourage it to grow.

Yesterday my mom threw me an AMAZING birthday party via zoom. She delivered lasagna, salad, garlic cheese toast and birthday cake to me and my sister (she made a vegan lasagne and a vegetarian lasagne and meatballs on the side for the meat eaters) and we met up on Zoom to celebrate together. My parents also got me the silk sleep turban I've been wanting.


Again - it’s my birthday but you can win a gift! You can WIN 96+ online art classes (a $4000 value) including my Emergency Kit for Artists + Dreamers which has remedies for procrastination, inner critics and self doubt!