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Truly, one of the greatest things about the creating  community is:


It has taken me years to figure that out. Fortunately for me, I have landed in a place and profession where there are helpers everywhere. Below are some of my tried and true favorites.

In Person Art Classes & Workshops:

Kelly Kilmer  This woman brings it! She’s constantly teaching — generously so! She brings everything but the kitchen sink. It was her on-line classes that got me started years ago.


Orly Avineri~ Orly Avineri lives in Oregon; traveling and teaching. Check out her site here.

Stefanie Schamber --

Be You Studio. She's does beeeeeeauuuuutiful workshops in Europe, incorporating art + yoga.

Lisa SonoraBeam — hanging out in Oaxaca, Mexico, a Gorgeous Genius and entrepreneur extra-ordinaire.

On-line Art Workshops:​

Roben-Marie Smith — Florida artist and blogger Roben-Marie offers affordable, easy to follow, and adorable classes on-line in making mail art, ripping and stitching journals, clutches, bags, and journals.

Donna Downey — Her on-line classes offer instructions for PanPastel and canvas work. In person, she also teaches stenciling, working with color, journal techniques and more, and her *free* “Inspiration Wednesday” videos on YouTube rock!

Inspiring Souls 

Astrology Zone — ‘cuz sometimes you just gotta know what’s going on in the Universe.

Julie Fey-Fan Balzer — teacher, blogger, stencil/stamp maker in NYC

Jill Brenek -- if she can teach me how to me how to meditate, she can definitely teach you! (Website coming soon)

Body Insight -- Chantal Donnelly is a Physical Therapist and wonderful stress-reduction expert.

Brenè Brown — Researcher + Storyteller extraordinaire

Patti Digh -- writer, do-gooder.

Elizabeth Gilbert — where you learn to create Big Magic, and find encouragement to help you create.

Happy Los Angeles -- spirit and soul-filled ceramics by Heather Arndt.

Glenn Doyle Melton — is a truth teller and hope spreader; I too am a Love Warrior/GD cheetah!

Mary Ann Moss — direct from Moss Cottage with her posse of cats.

Smacksy -- Lisa Rosenburg blogs hilariously about her every day normal life.

Gloria Steinem — lighting the fire of equality, steering us back on track to be our most authentic best.


and books:

The Journey is the Destination — The Journals of Dan Eldon — put together by his sister and mother, he truly was a visionary.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Love Warrior  and UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle Melton

I'm Just Happy to Be Here by Janelle Hanchett -- real life, real grit.

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron -- a guidebook for those of us who are HSP's.

The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer

A World of Artist Journal Pages: 1000+ Artworks — Dawn DeVries Sokol’s incredible collection of art journalists from over 30 countries! Inspiration abounding!

Creative is a Verb: 37 Days by Patti Digh — will wake you up and shake you until you feel alive!

One Artist Journal by Orly Avineri — such a beautiful compilation you’ll pour over it for days

1,000 Artists Journals by Dawn DeVries Sokol — so many voices on the page, inspiration abounds

The Creative Entrepreneur by Lisa Sonora Beam — the best way to get your right and left brain to work together and create the career you deserve.

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