Presented by Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Facilitated by Sharon Burton of Spark Your Creative Coaching
(Begins January 25, 2021)
10 Weeks on Mondays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET via Zoom
Do you actually believe you are a talented and creative individual capable of creating wonderful things? Do you have creative goals but have difficulty getting started with making things happen? Do you need support to make your creative dreams a reality? Are you already a practicing creative who needs inspiration and encouragement to keep producing?
You are cordially invited to join the Creative Revival Artist’s Way Circle, a facilitated group that will meet once a week for 10 weeks as we go through The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Together, we will share our journey into finding your creative “Muse” whether it expresses itself through art or just finding a new creative career. The program is focused on supporting relationships in removing artistic blocks and fostering confidence.
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity is a self-help book by author Julia Cameron. The book was originally produced to assist individuals with artistic creative recovery, by teaches techniques and exercises to assist in gaining self-confidence in harnessing creative talents and skills.
Each week we will meet via Zoom to discuss each chapter of the book, our daily journaling practice (via “The Morning Pages”), weekly Artist’s Dates that you select to inspire yourself and other insights that you wish to share on this special journey. Each participant will receive The Artist’s Way book and journal for the program, as well as access to a Facebook Group and a group of other artists and creatives moving through the journey with you.
Register via Delray Artistans here.
Join us for an inspiring evening of creative alignment and connection fueled by the New Moon energy. This event is free and you can register here.
The new moon is a wonderful time to set intentions and launch new creative projects. New moons happen once a month and signify the beginning of a new cycle, which many think as "a cosmic reset." Connecting to these lunar energies can provide grounding and a sense of direction.
Our agenda includes a brief discusson about New Moon energy and how it allows us to move forward with our creative intentions. We will then focus on self-reflecting questions that will be provided prior to the session to help us determine what habits, blocks, or other barriers to our creativity that we will leave behind. You will set intentions for your creative practice and create affirmations that you can use for the next 30 days going into 2021. The session will end with a guided meditation to seal our intentions.
A worksheet (optional) with reflection questions will be provided at least 24 hours prior to the event as well as a Zoom link.
To ensure a successful event, please consider having the following ready prior to our session:
1. Find a quiet, sacred space to participate where you won't be disturbed.
2. Pen and paper or journal (or worksheet) on hand.
3. Intentions that you want to set for your creative practice for the next 30 days.
2. A nourishing beverage ( non alcoholic) (optional)
3. Candle (optional)
4. Your favorite uplifting scent via essential oils or incense (optional)
5. An object that may represents your current creative project or intention (a book, a piece of art, a manuscript, photograph, etc.). You may also decide to select a crystal or another sacred object.
6. Good positive vibes .
NOTE: Participants will not be allowed in the session 10 minutes after the start time to ensure that we maintain the integrity of the space for everyone participating.
This sacred time is a gift for you to help you move forward with your creative goals and start 2021 focused and ready to create.
Space is limited. Register here by December 12, 2020.
Unpredictable times can bring about a variety of situations that can heightened anxiety and fear. These emotions can eventually wear on our concentration, and immune systems which can limit our ability to continue to utilize our creative gifts.
Many experts in the mental health community encourage people to engage in a variety of activities to deal with stressful situations which include participating in creative activities. On World Creativity and Innovation Day, Spark Your Creative will host a Facebook Live Chat on the topic of Finding Calm Through Creativity During Uncertain Times.
Sharon Burton, founder of Spark Your Creative will discuss how we can lean into our creativity during these unprecedented times with special guest Gretchen Miller,
Gretchen MA, ATR, BC, ACTP Registered Board Certified Art Therapist,, Certified Trauma Practitioner, and a Visiting Instructor at Ursuline College’s Counseling and Art Therapy Program. for over 20 years, She is also the Founder of the Art Therapy Alliance and is. based in Cleveland, Ohio.
We will talk about how creativity can affect us during times of stress, how to engage children in art activities, and the kinds of creative activities are most beneficial for people who don't consider themselves "creative".
Tune into this important discussion on the Spark Your Creative Facebook page on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm ET and bring any questions you would like to share.