Less than three weeks ago I returned to my San Francisco Bay Area Studio from Oaxaca, Mexico, where I’ve been living for the last fifteen months.
Pictured above is the handmade sketchbook I’m working in for my next book, A Cartography of Higher Purpose.
The floors in my loft are rustic wood from nearly 100 years ago, when my space was originally built as a warehouse.
I dry brushed the old floors in charcoal and turquoise deck paint, to cover up the damaged areas.
Having turquoise floors is one thrill of living here, and I purposely didn’t crop the photos so that you could see for yourself how pretty they are.
You can come over one last time and work with me here.
I’m teaching one final workshop, For Love & For Money, in my studio space this coming weekend, April 26-28.
After that, I’ll be teaching the same workshop in San Diego, weekend of June 14-16.
If you’ve been wanting to take a workshop with me in-person, this is the time to do it.
Due to the demands of the book, and some other exciting projects in the works, these are the only two in-person workshops on the calendar for now.
I’ve been slowly wrangling my workshop materials into a form that others can teach. That’s one of the projects that needs my laser focus this coming summer.
I’m clearing the studio of teaching supplies to make room for the new things that are coming into being. It’s scary to put this out there, but I won’t be making my studio space public any more after next week.
There is a sanctuary studio (name of my first blog, circa 2002) that wants my full attention.
I’m still very much in the middle of the studio clearing and moving process…especially emotionally. So I’ll have more on all that, with before and after photos of the space in an upcoming post.
A Cartography of Higher Purpose is all about finding your “right” way by tapping into the powers of your inner creative compass.
There is no guidebook to the heart, or our soul’s purpose. No charts or navigational devices that map our destiny.
But I think I’ve always secretly wished there were such a guidebook and mapping technology.
Keeping creative sketchbooks and allowing the intuitive feeling channel to open through visual language (rather than purely verbal or analytical thinking) is the closest thing I’ve found to creating such a guide.
And it’s as unique and changing and complex as you are.
I’m eager to share it all with you.
By the way, in For Love & For Money – we create a visual guidebook that maps where you are now to where you want your business or next project to go in the next year. Including income streams and page-at-a-glance marketing and business plans.
Imagine, a beautiful, magical guidebook for the next year of your business. We’re going to create that over the weekend.
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Let’s travel together awhile, shall we?