JUMPSTART YOUR ART
Dive deeper into your Daily Creative Practice
I've been committed to a creative daily practice for over 5 years now. I started by taking a photo a day (which I still do). In addition to this, I started a watercolor and sketching practice, which I have maintained for over two years. Through it, I have produced over 550 pieces of art (#stefscribbles on Instagram). This daily, creative habit has sharpened my skills and boosted my confidence. The meditative, just-for-me time has pushed me through creative blocks and made me a happier person.
You too can do this, too!
I know—it may seem like you don't have the time, or you don't know what you would do. Or — gasp! — think you're not creative. But I believe we are ALL creative and it can take as little as 15 minutes a day to build a creative practice (Think about how much time we waste perusing social media.). That time can be spent on YOU and dedicated to bringing more creativity into your life.
I started this course with a 30 day practice and heard from many that, that wasn't enough time, so we're going to jump to 3 months with “Jumpstart Your Art”:
- you will receive an informational email from me 3 mornings (M/W/F). In them, I will share with you how to set yourself up for success, and how to maintain a daily practice. There will be experimenting with other mediums, nature art, pushing past our comfort zones.
- I'll teach you how to get out of ruts, and self-sabotaging moments.
- I'll give you tips, tricks, prompts, inspiration and ideas on how to start, and most importantly—how to keep it going.
- In addition, we'll be hearing from special guests who have successfully maintained their own practice.
It’s all about creating that habit. If you miss a day, then you keep going the next. It's not about perfection, it's about feeding your creative spirit. I personally started out with a photograph a day, and my practice has evolved into a creative life. My sketches and watercolors are truly something that enrich my days, and have become an integral part of who I am.
For you to establish a habit of daily creativity that you can't live without while having a lot of fun!
Not sure what you would do?
We will experiment with all sorts of mediums and see where you want to land. It can be as easy as picking up a pencil and paper and just making that first mark! Try a variety of things from — drawing, knitting, painting, collage, photography... it's more about creating a daily habit than the medium itself. Even if you’re an established artist, this time spent can give you the space to try something new. Just think—3 months of a simple practice could give you an entire collection of work, along with fresh ideas for different creative pursuits. Most of all, it will teach you how to begin and maintain your creative practice. Giving yourself this gift will show up in more ways than just the finished piece!
Ready to join me?
Next facilitated class starts TBD
WHAT DO YOU GET:
- 3 months of emails (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with an occasional Saturday email and/or video) of experiments, small demos, photos of what I'm working on plus + tips, tricks, prompts, inspiration and ideas on how to start, and most importantly—how to keep it going
- Private Facebook group for support and accountability
- Instagram # to keep up with others in the group
- Access to me via Facebook group
Once you sign up!
You'll receive a "Welcome" email with information on how to prepare, some suggested ideas, and an invitation into the private Facebook group. In this group, we’ll be able to share our work and cheer one another on. Accountability is vital to this practice.
We will begin our "3 months to a Deeper Dive Into Your Daily Creative Practice" on TBD You will start receiving weekly emails on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.
I'll be available for questions via the Facebook group and you’ll enjoy being part of a community of like-minded people. I will be sharing my work, and look forward to seeing what you create! This is a fun, safe group of fellow creatives.
I can't wait to begin this journey with you!
What kind of art supplies will I need to start?
You can use anything you have on hand to start. What inspires you? Is it drawing, knitting, painting, photography, sketching, or collage? With an open mind, there really are endless means. Peter Reynolds' book, "Dot" is the best example of this. Start with a mark and see where it takes you. Feeling pressure? Get out of the house —walk in a new direction. Notice the colors of the trees, or an interesting plant. When was the last time you did that? Really wandered. Let nature inspire you!
Do I have to share my work?
Absolutely not. But showing your work can really help with keeping up the practice. Be it in the private Facebook group or Instagram (we will have our own #hashtag for the class to use), sharing your work and having others see what you're doing can be inspiring on all levels. Be brave!
What if I get stuck and really don't know what to do?
I'm here to help you get over the hurdles. From the exciting first few days, to the third or fourth week, a daily practice takes muscle. That's where the daily emails will help. I'll give you prompts and pushes to get you over any slumps, and help you to the other side. It's not meant to be work, it's meant to feed your spirit!
What if I can’t start with the group or I’m on vacation for a week? Can I still participate?
Yes, you sure can. Since this is all email based, you can start whenever you can and jump into the Facebook group when you feel called. And even if you are on vacation you can still have a daily creative practice while you're away!
All of this for just
It's going to be FUN!
SIGN ME UP!
WHAT YOU GET:
- 3 months of weekly emails with tips, tricks, prompts, inspiration and ideas on how to start, and most importantly—how to keep it going
- Private Facebook group for support and accountability
If you have any questions, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org