Here are resources I recommend to spark and nurture your creativity, and claim your juicy, colorful life in body and soul. Check back often for new additions.
- The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
- The War of Art : Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
- Mastery: The Keys to Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
- The Ten Habits of Naturally Slim People by Jill Podjasek
- Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers
- True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher
Blogs, Websites and e-Books:
- Language of Listening: transformational parenting and personal growth
- White Hot Truth: Danielle LaPorte on business with soul
- Tut’s Notes from the Universe: free daily inspirational emails
- Creative Every Day
Austin-based Classes, Workshops, Seminars:
- The Art School of Austin Museum of Art
- Angela Loeb: Get a Job Now seminar and book
- Jeanne Guy: Artist’s Way based groups firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maria Gatling: Be Inspired! book and creativity workshops
- Melissa D’Antoni of Firetree Studios: Intuitive painting classes and more
- Business + Balance: a support organization for mom entrepreneurs founded by Renee Trudeau
- Austin Visual Arts Association (AVAA): great resources and they host several drop-in life drawing sessions per week.
- Tips on Art: An Austin non-profit group dedicated to cultivating people, art, and community to foster awareness through the arts.
Call for Artists:
- City of Austin: Art in Public Places
- Fundamentals of Interactive Visuals (online course) : I trained to be a Graphic Recorder with Christina Merkely, the Shift-IT Coach. I highly recommend her Fundamentals of Interactive Visuals virtual course.
- The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide (book) by Brandy Agerbeck: a beautifully visual introduction to the concepts and practices of this fascinating and highly specialized work.
- International Forum of Visual Practitioners (professional organization) Visual Practitioners work their magic all over the world and this is how we connect!