Do you miss your spark?
Would you like to experience less blah and more joy?
Have you forgotten the last time you were totally tickled or delighted with something?
Nurturing your innate creativity can bring back your spark!
Ask yourself, do any of these describe you?
- You keep meaning to get creating, but life always seems to get in the way. (I know — it happens to me, too.)
- You’re pretty sure you’re not creative at all… but wish that you were. (That was me, not so long ago!)
- You once had a consistent creative practice… but then fell off the wagon. (I have so been there! More times than I can count…)
- You’d love to create some handmade, meaningful gifts for your loved ones, and you need a little “spark” to get started.
- You’ve been wanting to try your hand at something new — poetry? songwriting? collage? — and just know you’d have more fun (and actually do it) in a supportive group atmosphere.
Taking your creative spirit out to PLAY is not an indulgence, it’s a necessity!
When you stoke the fire of your creativity you’ll find yourself energized from within, even when life gets crazy busy.
In fact, a well-tended creative spirit will carry you through the crazy-busyness!
Take it from me — just a few minutes a day of creative play:
- Boosts my mood.
- Makes me more fun to be around.
- Gives me more patience and tolerance for the irritations of daily life.
- Allows me to give more to the people I care about.
- Makes my whole day go better!
And it’s not just me. Science has proven that the most effective way to refuel your patience, self-control, and willpower is by spending time at something that engages your interest, even puts you into that blissful state of “flow,” when your ego drops away.
So let’s do it!
The Get Sparked! experience has brought a lot more light into my life. I’m happier and feel lighter. This program has given me a TON of confidence — more than my life coach and gym members were even able to give — and, believe me, they tried.
How this course works:
Each day for 30 days, you’ll get an email from me with three elements:
1) Visual inspiration: one of my ArtSpark artworks.
2) A written creative prompt.
Use one or both as a jumping off point to “FlashWrite,” doodle, paint, sing, collage, or otherwise create, for the amount of time that you determine each day.
And the third element:
3) A mindfulness prompt: an invitation to pay attention as you go through your day.
It’s amazing how a tiny bit of play, and the simple act of paying attention, can together make life so much richer.
You are not alone!
Nothing has the power to inspire and encourage you more than connecting with kindred spirits!
That’s why when you register you will also gain access to a private community of other warm, openhearted souls, each committed to living more creatively and fully. Share your creations, share your process, share your biggest fears & tiniest triumphs by joining the discussions in our secret online space, which will support you during our 30 days and beyond.
You also get three live calls with me, plus recordings of all the calls.
The more we use our creative muscles, the stronger and more flexible they become. So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to cultivate a sustainable creative practice and community that will keep you well nourished through the coming months.
The next session starts TBD.
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In a Nutshell:
How would your life be different if you made space — just a little — for creative play every day? Join me for a month of cultivating joy.
Next 30-day session starts TBD
Get Sparked! Details:
Who this is for:
Anyone who’s ready to live more creatively and joyfully (No prerequisites required! Get Sparked! 2 is just like Get Sparked! 1, but with all-new ArtSparks and prompts.)
Get Sparked! includes:
• 30 days of art, creative prompts, & mindfulness invitations in your inbox
• 3 live calls (and recordings)
• An invitation to join the private Get Sparked! community
30 days starting TBD
Online, in your email inbox, & in a video/telephone conference room
Inspiration and prompts delivered to your inbox, every day for 30 days
To nourish your creative spirit to get you through “busy season.” To rekindle joy. Because it’s time to live that truly creative life you’ve been dreaming of!
Do I have to do Get Sparked! 1 before I can do Get Sparked! 2? What’s the difference?
Nope — the courses are not sequential. You can take them in any order. The only difference is that each differently-numbered Get Sparked! session has different artwork and prompts in the emails, so if you’ve taken a different Get Sparked! session before, you’ll know you’ll be getting new ArtSparks and prompts each day.
What if I miss a day… or more than one?
Hey, it happens. You’re human, just like the rest of us.
Remember, the most important practice is just getting back on the wagon. Love yourself up and get right back on board.
Plus keep in mind that the Get Sparked! wagon is very short: just 2 to 15 minutes. It’s easier to keep a commitment — and climb back on the wagon if you fall off — when it’s for just two minutes!
Are the live calls online, or over the phone?
Both, actually! You can log into our “room” with a computer and internet connection, where you’ll be able to see me on live, streaming video. Or if you prefer, you can dial in with a phone line.
Will the live calls be recorded?
How do I get access to the private online community?
You’ll just need a Facebook account. I’ll send complete info on how to join our secret group after you register.
More questions? Shoot me an email!
Thanks, Melissa, for freeing up this “stuck” artist. Before I read what you wrote and listened to your videos, I truly felt that other artists were “true” artists and I was not, because I thought they did not experience the resistance problem I do.
For my whole life, no matter how many sales, no matter what good feedback I got from people about my work, I felt if I were meant to create, if I were a true artist, then I would not resist it so much, therefore I must be a fraud. You have really helped me understand that this not true… I had no idea.
You are changing the world, Melissa. I’m so grateful to you. And the people I touch that you will never even know exist owe you thanks too.
Thank you! Thank you!
Thanks, Melissa. This was just the jumpstart I needed to get me back into my studio and moving again. I’m waking up with my head full of ideas for projects I want to create. I can hardly wait to get started!
I can’t thank you enough!
Big Hugs to you!!! xox
Since I started your program I have started to dream again, and those old feelings that anything is possible are stirring. I’m so grateful to you for that! It’s giving me hope during a time in my life when things have been very hard.
For me just committing to this group is helping me stay accountable. You guys are my link to my newly re-discovered creative self. I know if I fizzle out on at least being here, checking in, etc., that I’m also fizzling out on Creative Me. So I love being able to come here and know that you are all here too. Helps a lot.
One of the things I love best about this community is knowing that I can talk about WHATEVER and not feel judged. That’s SO SO SO important.
Your courses, kits and clubs are worth every penny of the financial investment in myself and my creative life.