The desire for creative expression is huge. You know this already. But so many who come to my workshops are just in the very beginning stages of claiming their creativity. They long for more creative something, even if they can’t quite put words to it.
They explain it to me:
- as a yearning…
- for something, but they don’t know exactly what…
- to play with art supplies or start a journal…
while taking care to mention:
- “even though I’m not an artist”, or
- “even though I’ve never done anything creative before“.
So today I’ve gathered a short list of ideas for those lucky recipients on your holiday gift list.
You probably know someone who would love and benefit from these gifts. Or maybe that someone is… you?!
I’ll start with the gift you can give everyone. It’s absolutely free!
Gift #1: The 30 Day Journal Project
This is my passion project. Every year, I create a month-long creative journey that people all over the world participate in online.
My goal with this project is to help you discover the power and magic of creative journaling, whether you’re brand new to the idea, or a longtime journaling fool like me. 🙂
Our theme for 2016 is the creative FIRE, and it begins on January 1.
Everyone LOVES getting this workshop. They will love and appreciate you for sharing it.
To give this gift, simply send the following link to anyone on your list:
You can also post the link or share the images (the images are linked to the 30 Day Journal Project page) on any of your social media accounts, paste it into an email, or even include it in your own blog post or newsletter o share with your own readers.
When I offered the first 30 Day Journal Project, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my journaling for the day. So I made this set of printables.
Includes 30 days of prompts & quotes (plus one bonus day) with 2 different layout designs
FIRE: PRINTABLES | $12
Whether you are brand new to journaling or simply want to break out of a rut in your creative practice, these printable prompts will make it fast and easy to get going.
You can read more about the printables and how they work here > and also see all of the printables packs available. There is a different theme each year.
Gift #2: 21 Secrets Art Journaling Workshops
Keeping a visual journal / sketchbook / art journal (choose the name you like best) is my #1 creative and business tool. I use it for everything!
Confessions: I love to take workshops as much as I love teaching them.
I’m also really picky about who I work with and what I recommend.
One of my favorite resources is the 21 Secrets Art Journaling series. These come out twice a year, with 21 different teachers each teaching a workshop. Genius.
If you’re eager to try art journaling, or want an on-demand art date whenever, I think you’ll love 21 Secrets.
Gift #3: The Netflix of Creativity Classes
What if you could to take all the creative workshops you want, from master teachers around the world, and go through the lessons anytime, anywhere, at your own pace?
Get workshops with me, and dozens of other artists and creativity teachers online, in what I am affectionately calling the Netflix of art classes.
With a monthly subscription to Brave Girl University, you get unlimited access to courses and teachers that focus on the transformative aspects of creativity. There are no longterm commitments. You just pay as you go, and discontinue when you want.
BGU is like Netflix, but for your creativity.