Truly, one of the greatest things about creating and community is:
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO IT ALONE.
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:
Be You Studio in the Portland. She also does workshops in Europe that incorporate 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 rock!
Inspiring Souls & Sites:
Erin Faith Allen — photographer, teacher, artist transplanted from So Cal to London to Texas gathering Wild Souls together.
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!
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 writes 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.
Kimberly Wilson — founder TranquiliT, author, yogi, and do-gooder.
Women of ABC’s The View — calling it like they see it, whether you agree or not
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
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.
A World of Artist Journal Pages: 1000+ Artworks — Dawn DeVries Sokol’s incredible collection of art journalists from over 30 countries! Inspiration abounding!
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.