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Effy ‘Bird’ Wild, (she/her, INFJ, Libra with Libra rising and a Cap moon, soul number 9, in case you were curious) is an artist, writer, and teacher. She believes she was put on this earth to hold space for the part of you that yearns to be creative, and through creativity, come into alignment with your best, most healed most authentic self.
Exploring a monochrome color palette and our moods in art journaling.
Maureen Nadeau has been using Creativity as a pathway for healing and transformation for years.
She is a full-time mixed media Artist, Art & Meditation Teacher, Mother of two grown girls, and a Woman in Recovery, living in North Carolina. She makes art as a way to connect to the divine within, to pause to reflect, to honor the sacred. Her passion is to guide women in connecting to their own innate sense of being through the creative process.
She is a believer in intuitive wisdom, creative magic, and soul exploration. Her number one belief for her business The Soulful Creative is that creativity is for everyone! When she is not making art or teaching creative workshops, you’ll find her in the garden, worshiping the moon, or playing with her cat and sipping coffee with friends.
Color Crave Mandala
Be inspired by the beauty and healing power of nature to create unique color palettes to use in your own artwork or coloring projects.
Joyce van der Lely
Joyce van der Lely is an Empowerment Guide + Dream Creator for multi-passionate Changemakers and Magical Misfits. She helps multi-passionate changemakers and Magical Misfits to make their mark + achieve more of their dreams and desires.
Born in the Netherlands Joyce moved to the opposite side of the globe, to New Zealand, and has been living there since 1995. She had a really big awakening moment after losing almost all in the 2010/2011 earthquakes in Christchurch. It transformed her life and how she chose to work from then on. She knows first hand how to go from Chaos to Calm and how to rise back up like the mythical Phoenix. She uses her personal magic + medicine every single day so she can follow her dreams.
Where do you begin? Create a little spark, an anchor to get you started.
Christina Miles is a spiritual thinker, a creative, an explorer, and one who is constantly reinventing herself as an artist. She has been creating art for many years and feels she still has a very long way to go as an artist. She is supported by her husband of almost 40 years and has two awesome sons who have had to endure her madness for many years. She is looking forward to adding a daughter in law... and the things she can teach her :-) Christina has had some interesting adventures and travels throughout the years. She's been published in 3 magazines, taught many classes in person, and now is doing more online classes. She loves them all, but in-person teaching is her favorite, yet is probably the hardest to do. All the prep, the traveling etc.
Trees have such beauty, each so different, many very old, many very new, all connected to keep our planet alive.
Christa Forrest is a full-time artist specializing in pastel, oil, acrylic, and mixed media art. After spending 20 years in a finance career, she decided to follow her true passion and become a full-time artist. Christa spends her time sharing her passion with others, teaching others to be creative, and exploring the world's landscape recreating it onto canvas. Her work is a mixture of realism, exploration, experimentation, and pure fun.
Expressive Portrait In Your Sketchbook
Welcome Creative! You are where your creative self needs to BE!
Let's create an expressive Goddess portrait using mixed media techniques!
I’m Yasmin Ali, a polymer clay specialist teaching online creative classes. About seven years ago, I started making jewelry using a variety of beads. It wasn’t until I discovered that I could make my own beads in the colors and patterns I wanted from polymer clay, that I knew this was the medium for me.
The Garden Kaleidoscope
Create your unique garden-inspired pattern using the popular kaleidoscope polymer clay technique. Choose your favorite vibrant colors and bring your jewelry to life as a reminder of your blooming garden.
Consie Sindet is a Creative Mentor and Teacher. She believes that we should always be learning, growing, trying, failing, and embracing the process. She's been teaching creativity in many forms for 13+ years and before online classes were even a thing, she taught in-person art classes to hundreds of women. Consie finds that art journaling is the most freeing way to express herself.
Fall in love with Roy G Biv
Discover inspiration with your own supplies
Hi, I’m Lee Clements, wife and mother to two grown sons, mixed media artist, art journaled, and art teacher living in Melbourne, Australia. I believe that we all have inherent creativity, and inspiring and encouraging others to find their voice through creative exploration and expression, regardless of experience or artistic ability, is deeply gratifying and is my passion.
Finding Wonder Through Gratitude
Let’s have some fun creating this art journal page of happy mixed media flowers using collage, stamping and stenciling with tools from around your house or your basic art supplies. Painted in my magazine art journal using a basic colour palette, we will mix colours, adding layers to give this page depth and texture. Part way through we pause to combine reflection and written journaling on the topic of ‘Finding wonder through gratitude’ before the final embellishments.
I am Deanna Jinjoe, a mixed media artist living in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. A few years ago I was dealing with some serious, chronic health issues. I was having migraines almost daily and intense back pain that made life very difficult. My doctor’s solution was to prescribe Tylenol 3’s by the hundreds. I was driven by this pain to seek a solution other than my doctor’s. One of the solutions turned out to be art.
Exploring Nature's Inspiration
We are going to step outside and spend some time really looking at and feeling the energy of nature and use our sketchbooks to help us explore it. As we become more and more technology-reliant we seem to be breaking our lives up into nothing more than little flashing moments we can upload to Instagram or Twitter. We have lost our ability to look deeply and truly see the beauty around us. So we are going to dive into a simple method of doing just that, seeing deeply and connecting with nature through our eyes and our sketchbooks.
Julia Ostara, aka Jules, is an artist, author, explorer, farm girl, imperfectionist, mystic, mountain momma, playful painter, reverent, sweet spirit, and thrivivalist. Jules is the author of The Girl Who Dances With Delight. She also created the Heart of Life and Soul Songs inspirational oracle card decks.
The Beauty of Imperfections
Finding natural beauty in all seasons, shapes, and sizes. Accepting and honoring the fragile yet eternal flow of life through art.
When I look closely at the natural world, I often notice that what may appear to be imperfections are truly signs of life, vitality, relationships, and evolution not artificial or stagnant and stuck. If the word perfect doesn't resonate with you, you could replace it with weird or ordinary.
I am Sue Young, a mixed media artist based in beautiful Cornwall, UK ( deep in Poldark country for those of you who watch the show!)
Ocean Inspired Trinket Dish
As you will see in the lesson, my inspiration for this came from the sea-worn tones in a piece of oyster shell, which I didn’t use directly in the finished piece, but I kept it at hand to guide my colour palette .
Alisha Wielfaert is a coach who helps creatives, entrepreneurs, and seekers, going through transitions, align with inner wisdom to create flourishing businesses and lives in 6 weeks. She lives by the motto “We rise by lifting others”. She is the creator of the Yoke and Abundance Wise Women Podcast. Alisha spent 11 years as an award-winning internal wholesaler in the life insurance industry.
Using Oracle Decks to Access Intuition and Creativity
Sometimes when we sit down to journal looking at a blank page can be intimidating. By learning how to work with an oracle deck we can enhance our intuition and our creativity. In this video Alisha is sharing how to pick an oracle, deck, sharing ways to use the deck, and picking a card for you to journaling from during this session.
Anne Butera is a self-taught artist who finds inspiration in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. She works primarily in watercolor but also loves challenging herself to try new things. She strives to seek out and celebrate life’s little joys and daily graces.
Exploring the Color Orange with Watercolor
Swatching and mixing colors is a joyful and meditative process. In this lesson we’ll be experimenting with the color orange and discover the endless possibilities of color. Starting with inspiration from the garden and working with a systematic approach, we’ll mix and swatch watercolor paint. It’s a wonderful learning exercise and we’ll end up with a helpful reference for future art-making.
Cynthia Hauk (MFA), founder of Mindful Creative Muse, is passionate about sharing simple, fun, calming, and inspiring mindful art activities to help busy creatives de-stress and express themselves. Many of Cynthia's signature Mindful Art activities can be done in as little as 5 minutes and can help creatives move through blocks or feelings of Imposter Syndrome. Her Mindful Creative Muse YouTube Channel and art videos have inspired creatives globally in more than 49 countries.
Re-Create: Be Inspired and Transform Your "Ugly Art"
At times, you may feel uninspired in your creative process, stuck, or you may have a pile of artwork that is left unfinished or that you don't like. In this session, we'll explore various mindful art approaches to spark our creativity and transform our art.
Amber Fife lives on 4 wooded acres in South Jersey with her professor husband and homeschools her 4 children. With degrees in math and art, Amber found photography the marriage of the two.
Dissolving Anxiety with Cool Blues
With application of a simple watercolor technique, you can create beautiful artwork, cards, and backgrounds. This watercolor mindfulness exercise can be relaxing as you practice brush pressure. Not only will it help you to improve your accuracy of stroke placement, this project will help you experiment with colors and values.
Louise Gale is a British mixed-media artist, with a passion for color, nature, and mandala making. She creates in her art studio in southern Spain overlooking the sea with the Moroccan coastline in the distance. (it is heavenly). Louise's work is expressive, colorful, full of energy and she loves to share her techniques and inspiration with others through free resources, publications, and online classes.
Nature Inspired Color Palettes
Be inspired by the beauty and healing power of nature to create unique color palettes to use in your own artwork or coloring projects.
I am Heather Hoeps, a German-Canadian intuitive collage artist, creative healing guide, and SoulCollage® facilitator with a background in art history and art therapy. I'm the creator of the 'Inner Compass Oracle' deck and the 'Inner Journey Tarot' deck which I conceived specifically for creative self-exploration and healing work.
Colorful Explorations of an Emotion
I will show you how to allow color and images to inspire you to come in touch with your emotions. You will explore and express your emotions through oil pastels and magazine collage.
I am Anna Battle and I am Shiny Happy Art! My mission is to share the joy of drawing and painting. An artist, art teacher, and author from Queensland, Australia, I share monthly painting workshops with people all over the world through my Shiny Happy Art Club. I am constantly inspired and sketch and paint almost daily, exploring new ways of drawing my memories and painting my life. Literally and metaphorically, I'm here to fill my book and help you fill yours!
Sampler Flower Project
This project starts with getting to know your colours, and then gives you a recipe to build a whole garden of your own mix-and-match flowers.
Laugh, smile and paint! Taking a watercolor workshop with Colette Pitcher ensures a dose of all three while improving skills, techniques, and experience in painting. She has taught every age group to appreciate and enjoy art. She has been a full-time artist for the last thirty years and worked for several corporations in graphic design before that. Colette will focus on you finding your art dreams.
Cleaning Out the Cobwebs
Experimental watercolor is a great way to relax, let go of expectations and enjoy surprises in art. Fall is the perfect time to find Halloween cobwebs. Who knew cob webs could be used to create beautiful textural patterns in art? Several ideas are given to use your experiments as backgrounds for cards, zen meditation projects or art. The patterns turn out so pretty, you may just like them as finished art.
Chris Karpiak is a mixed media artist and teacher who guides others to find self-expression through art and who enjoys finding creativity in the little things. Chris works intuitively through her art journals, painting, and mixed media pieces, letting feeling and emotion guide her. She enjoys making layers by using a variety of materials including paint, paper, fabric, and metal. Chris lives near Victoria, BC, Canada.
Nature offers its healing potential to us. It brings us peace and calm. We can capture nature and our connection to it in a variety of creative ways, which is healing and powerful in itself. Together we will explore ways to hold space for nature in our art, specifically botanicals, and we will take a mixed media approach to creating some pieces using botanicals.
I'm Ildikó Karsay, from Hungary, Budapest. Mother of 3 children. Loving creativity comes from my childhood I was curious and tried everything I met. I feel at home in acryl, watercolor, silk, batik, and oil too. Love to explore new mediums and materials. I know that art heals and I teach that the road is important not the result. I get inspiration nowadays from nature.
Lisianthus loose and free
Painting with color schemes found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye
I am Amanda Trought, a London Born Mixed Media Artist and have been creating and collaborating with a variety of artists around the world in group as well as solo exhibitions in London UK, Barbados, Montserrat. I have received Awards for my sculptures in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), and the Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Festival, Barbados for my sculptural art and textile wall hanging. I also had my work published in 3 books - Zen Doodles – Tons of Tangles, Zen Doodles – Oodles of Doodles, and 1000 Dog Portraits.
Creative Abstract Backgrounds
Creating backgrounds using our colors that speak to us. Thinking about how the colors make us feel and how they can inspire and motivate us. We will be using a selection of supplies such as paints, stamps, stencils, and mark making. Adding encouraging words/quotes to remind ourselves how blessed we are.
Larissa Russell is an Entrepreneur, International Best Selling Author, Speaker, Artist, and Coach, known as the Summit Queen. She is the Founder of Creative U Healing, an online coaching and learning platform that helps women step into their authenticity with the help of creativity, whether that be in business or life. Larissa is also the founder of Queer Voicez, a not-for-profit organization that shares LGBT+ stories to help LGBT+ youth, who have as much as an 8x higher suicide rate, know that they are not alone.
Let’s play with textures, interesting and fun techniques you can use to bring depth to any piece.