In this crazy cyber world we live in part of the time, it sure is nice to see people in person. So this week, I made you a vlog post!!! Check it out!!
I am so super excited about the upcoming Draw Yourself Back to Nature eCourse that I came in person to tell you about all the fun that is about to happen next week!!
There are some seriously awesome experiences coming up next week, so here’s how this blog hop will roll out:
Each day next week there will be a new post exploring a journaling technique that we’ll be going deeper into during the course. Each post will be by a different amazing artist!! AND to sweeten it, there will be prizes each day!!!
I will kick us off! Find my bio here.
Virginia Simpson-Magruder’s love of nature is reflected in her line of Wild Spirit Animals − hand-soldered glass pendant jewelry specializing in the iconic beauty of Nature’s creatures. She also teaches creativity workshops using the mediums of altered books, art journals, and collage in her Kentucky Girl Designs Studio in Northern California.
You can find Virginia here:
Grace Howes is a Story Gatherer … Art Maker … Life Photographer … Soul inspirer. She describes herself as a prolific paper hoarder which fits perfectly in her job as a bookbinder and journaler. Grace enjoys filling up her handmade journals with her own heART words and artwork. Her mission is to create a Journaling Renaissance, using the journal as a vessel to help women excavate, explore and empower themselves, all while discovering bits of their authentic soul.
You can find Grace here:
Twitter:@kgracehowes Instagram: @kgracehowes
I’m Kiala Givehand, a creativity & empowerment coach, poet/writer/editor, mixed media book artist, and workshop leader originally from Florida, now writing and living in Atlanta, GA, where I reside with my husband, Damon. My writing has appeared inMabel Magazine, Calyx: A Journal of Literature by Women, Eleven Eleven, Jacket 2, deadpaper.org, the Bella Vista Art Gallery, and in the Campanil.
I received my MFA in Creative Writing & Poetry from Mills College where I spent two years as the poetry editor for 580 Split. From there I went on to start Generations Literary Journal, where I currently serve as managing editor and host of the Generations Literary Podcast. For more than 15 years, I taught English and Language Arts at every level, as well as college level Creative Writing, Humanities, and English Composition. Many of my teaching years were spent in face-2-face classrooms and online environments simultaneously, while traveling the U.S. to train faculty and administrators at colleges and universities.
While I still travel occasionally to work with teachers and writers, I now enjoy working one-on-one and in small groups with students, teachers, artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs who want to identify their passions so they can embrace their gifts and talents through the empowered expression of their deepest desires. I am an Associate Coach with Artizen Coaching, a Right Brain Business Plan® Licensed Facilitator, a Cave Canem fellow, a Voices of Our Nations (VONA) alum, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the proud owner of a fabulous collection of fountain pens. I’d love to work with you and see what life has in store for you next!
You can find Kiala here:
Website and blog: http://www.kialagivehand.com/ blog
Make sure you don’t miss any of the fun by:
…Checking out the artist links and bios below.
…Heading over to the Draw Yourself Back to Nature site page and check out the details.
While you’re there, get signed up for the course interest email so you don’t miss out on the fun OR the early bird discount pricing.
…Showing up here Monday 4/13 and start hopping! I’ll start by teaching an activity on using journal prompts.
…Commenting on each hop post to be entered to win the daily prize give-away. All winners will be chosen by the hop poster and announced here in the Tuesday 4/21 blog post.