I’d like to ask you what is it that you want to see most?
P.S. – Stay tuned for more details about some really fun workshops coming up.
Hand Lettering Workshop
Watercolor Florals Workshop
Mommy and Me Watercolors & Lettering Workshop
Today is Earth Day. One of my favorite days. It reminds us to stop what we are doing and celebrate our world and all of creation.
But we need not have a special day on the calendar to remind us.
Around here, we like to live as if everyday is Earth Day. Everyday we seek to notice the beauty on this Earth – to climb her trees, to explore her creeks, lakes, rivers, and ponds.
To watch the tiniest of ants to the biggest of animals do what they were created to do.
We watched a really amazing special on PBS the other day. (We don’t have cable TV anymore – but this was at a relatives’) It was all about Beavers. How they hear the sound of rushing water and it causes them to be alerted to start creating a dam.
Their instinct tells them what to do. And when they are finished with their day and night engineering, the water levels rise, and they keep the ecosystem running smoothly.
They even can make deserts that were completely dry heal and hold water again. There is something really beautiful about their story and how they help hold the ecosystem together by creating these amazing structures – adding strength to the river bottom and securing their future in the land.
We each can do our part – no matter how small – to keep our Earth’s ecosystem running properly. We can recycle, reduce our consumption and spending, repurpose, teach our children to care for the Earth, and generally take sustainable actions to heal the land.
Every little bit helps.
If you want to read more about saving our Earth – check out The Story of Stuff. It’s eye-opening.
I hope you take some time today to go exploring out in nature with your children. Discover a new place locally to get outdoors. Have fun and be grateful for the beauty of nature – today, and always!
*If you like:
getting outdoors with your family,
cooking over an open fire,
local and real food,
natural living, and
green living –
then you’ll LOVE this new project I’m starting.
I’ll be sending out emails, photos, videos, and more with great places to adventure, explore, and see with your children, and lots of great ideas to live the simple life you yearn for.
Want to be included? Sign up here!
Leave a comment below after you sign up listing some topics you’d like me to explore or naming your favorite outdoor adventure location! Thank you!
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It’s time to discover the scared act of photography as a gratitude practice. You will connect more fully, and feel more present when you begin noticing – appreciating the world around you with your camera in hand.
We will take pauses – and take a moment to stop and notice the smells, sounds, and beauty all around us.
Join us in this self-paced ecourse with beautiful pdf workbooks with guided journal prompts and photography exercises to help you unearth your creativity that you haven’t expressed in too long.
When is the last time you created – just for you?
Take this time to free yourself.
Open up to the creativity already within you.
Give it time and space to express the art and creativity that is uniquely you.
You deserve this as a gift to yourself.
You must fill your cup so that you can fill anothers.
It is a beautiful act of self-care to listen to your heart and give yourself space to create.
Class is enrolling NOW! But HURRY! Class will fill up fast!
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How do you find time to fill your creative well when you work on varied creative projects? Do you go on retreats?
What does a typical day look like for you?
What are your top 5 tips for running a successful creative business.
What is the greatest piece of advice you ever heard, and how have you applied that to your life?
You have licensing success with Demdaco, Trader Joe’s, and What would you say to someone who wants to license their greeting cards, or inspirational art?
Do you think art heals, writing mends hearts and souls, and being creative helps us make a difference in our world? How?
We artists feel deeply, and live heart-and-soul-centered lives. How do you balance living a meaningful life with soulfully sharing your creative gifts?
It’s the LAST DAY to sign up for my new 6-week ecourse, illuminate: the art of soulful photography.
Sign up today by 5pm to get the early bird pricing! You’ll get in the class for only $97 – you’ll save $200!!!! That’s a huge savings!
It’s a self-paced course and you will receive a beautiful workbook to write notes, thoughts, and unearth your creativity in.
I’m really looking forward exploring with our cameras together!
***Please be sure to sign up for the email list – I don’t want you to miss out!! Subscribers get special coupon codes for discounts on my courses exclusively for being on the list!
If you want to learn more about Soulful Photography, be sure to sign up for:
this is a 6-week e-mail course to help you discover the beauty all around you through soulful photo prompts, creative photo strolls, and photo challenges.
You’ll receive loving emails that guide you to find our creativity through exploring these themes.
You’ll receive a PDF workbook to capture your thoughts and to journal in and explore the themes on a deeper level.
You’ll discover your inner artist and have fun exploring with your camera.
Then join us!
What we’ll explore:
week 1: p a u s e
week 2: l i g h t
week 3: s h a d o w
week 4: s t o r y
week 5: b e a u t y
week 6: a w a k e n
What you’ll need:
Class starts March 25th!
Sign up by March 4th and save $200.00! with
early bird pricing (only 20 spots available!!!)
After early bird registration,
class goes back to regular pricing.
Once the seats sell out, there won’t be any left!
You don’t want to miss this class!
P.S. – there’s a really fun chance to
win a FREE spot in class
over at the instagram page – @cloud9creates
Giveaway ends: March 4, 2016!! So hurry! Today’s the last day to enter to win!
1. Follow @cloud9creates on instagram
2. Leave a comment on this post!
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4. Sign up to the email list for bonus entry!!
Leave a comment below with a list of all the places you shared this giveaway for bonus chances to win!! GOOD LUCK!!!
Hi there! I’m back on etsy with an all new shop! 😉
And I’d love to follow and favorite the shops who comment on this post.
Let’s share the love and favorite all the shops listed!
I especially love to favorite new shops just getting started!
So, please comment below with a link to your etsy shop (tip for a shorter link : it’s your -(shopname.etsy.com)
I really look forward to seeing all of your shops!
Hello there, friends. It’s been awhile. Cloud9 Design has undergone some major growth, rebranding, and a metamorphosis of sorts.
What started almost a decade ago as a small little graphic design business eventually became a full creative studio offering: graphic design, website design, illustration, branding, photography, and a handmade business on etsy, as well.
Well, I have begun the process of distilling what I do down to only those things that I truly love, and bring others joy.
So, I do not offer website design or graphic design as a service anymore.
I will be offering mentoring to Creative Women Business Owners (yay!) The best way to get started is with my new workshop (which I adored creating for you) called Creative Heart: The Workshop for Creative Success.
If you are an artist, photographer, designer, handmade artisan, farmer, etsy business owner, creative, or some other version of a dreamer and a maker – then get on the mailing list to know when classes start! You’ll be so glad you invested in your business.
I love helping you do what you do best by telling your story. I am a storyteller at heart. I weave words, images, and art to tell stories. And I want to help you tell your story.
Are tired of having a website that doesn’t light you up?
Are you frustrated that your business card doesn’t really show what you can do?
Are you tired of trying to figure out what marketing works?
Do you feel pushy when you are advertising or marketing your business?
Are you an introvert who doesn’t like networking?
I hear you! Me too! I’ve been there. I can offer you a guidebook that will help you find your way, build a community, and find your purpose, and discover your wings.
Do you long for marketing that feels real, authentic, and from the heart?
Do you wish you had community of kindreds that urged you on when you made mistakes, and celebrated your successes with you?
These are all the things you will get and more from the Creative Heart workshop.
I can help you discover your passion and tell your story in a way that is from the heart and that resonates with your ideal people. It will attract them to you! I used to think I had to be everything to everyone. But, that’s just not true.
When you specialize, or find your niche, you will actually attract clients who adore you and rave about you to their friends! It’s all in how you tell your story.
I remember those early days of passion-filled discovery that fueled the start of my business.
I remember feeling so confused over all the endless information and choices. Where should I start? What does a creative business plan look like? Well, I want to help you by telling you all the things I’ve learned along the way and wished someone had told me back then.
If you want clarity in your business, a business that stands on your values, and the freedom to give your business wings, and lots of inspiration then join the mailing list now to hear when the next workshop and courses are offered. You won’t want to miss this!
It’s over a decade of experience in easy to follow and fun worksheets (aren’t worksheets fun?! I love the tangible feel of paper and pen in this digital world.) to help you take action and do what you love!
You’ll get special workshop discount coupon codes exclusively for members and advance registration.
So what are you waiting for? join the mailing list now!