Create More. Fear Less.
Do you feel stuck, blocked, or fearful in your art?
Or maybe you just aren’t sure what your art is yet.
All you know is that you just want to create, but are holding back for some reason.
Or maybe you’re not finding the time to create as much as you want. Or keep starting things but never quite finish them.
These dilemmas are common, and they take the joy right out of creating. Unless you have the right methods for dealing with resistance.
You’ll get a road-tested, solid set of tools and techniques to help you get clarity, focus, and momentum.
These tools are for everyone who wants to create more and not hesitate, at whatever stage of art-making they are. The methods are equally powerful for absolute beginners with no experience, to seasoned creative professionals who are burnt out or need to take their work in a new direction.
Whatever it is holding you back, and wherever you are right now, Creative + Practice will easily guide you to step around what’s been in the way and increase your productivity many times over.
In Lisa’s words:
The thing I’m asked most often is how I am able to make a living as an artist.
I could tell you about Paypal buttons, affiliate programs, social media techniques, pricing your work, marketing your work, branding your work, selling your work.
But the true secret to my success an artist and creative entrepreneur has to do with just one thing:
The secret is not in your products, services, packaging, messaging, pricing, and the other details we get hung up on when trying to earn a living from our art.
The secret is in having a Creative Practice.
“No words to tell you how HUGELY excited I am about this. thank you, Lisa!
Thank you so much–I love that I can revisit the course any time–it played such a big part in my Great Creative Awakening.
I’m beaming love right at you–hope you can feel it. Creative + Practice honestly changed my life. I can’t live without working in my sketchbook now. Yay!” — Love, Shelly Noyes
Where: Online. You can participate wherever you are.
When: Get it NOW! The course begins as soon as you register. Lessons are automagically delivered by email every week for 8 weeks, pacing you gently and steadily in the spirit of effortless accomplishment.
You get lifetime access, which means you get to repeat the course as often as you like, and go at your own pace if you miss a session or two. Easy!
Registration includes eight full weeks of lessons in delivered via email with links to a members-only site where you can interact with me and other participants by sharing your experience and questions.
Register Now: $197 USD.
Click Add to Cart Button to Register Now. Payment Plan Options Available if you don’t want to pay in one chunk. Select “Bill Me Later” when you check out.
For the price of a weekly lunch and latte at your favorite cafe, you can have the lifelong benefits of a productive, thriving, creative practice and all that brings.
Caption: My twin nieces, Kelcie and MacKenzie. They want to remind you that taking a little break to play with art supplies will help you feel like a kid again.
Here’s what some participants have shared about their experience with Creative + Practice:
“I’m really appreciating that the exercises I do in my journaling somehow give me lots of inspiration for my creative sewing business.” – Liz
“It feels like I’m really taken great care of myself, nurturing the best parts of myself and getting excited to see what blooms!” – Annette
“The space to write ideas without judgment is very helpful. I am feeling more inspired and trusting my ideas more.” – Briana
I appreciate the reminder that consistent creative practice gives that says that I’m worth the time.” – L’Tanya
Why have a Creative Practice?
The following excerpt is from my own creative practice notebook. Recently, a bunch of my notes were compiled into a book, Sketchbooks: My Personal Creative Practice.
Every day, when I open to a blank page, I have no idea what is going to happen. The only thing known is the date and time (and I have to go look that up on my phone), and I start from there, dating the page.
Then the pen touches the paper, and I watch what flows forth. What we need when approaching the blank page is a sense of curiosity. What’s going to happen? What wants to emerge? I wonder what will end up on the page at the end of ten minutes?
What we need when imagining the beginning of a creative practice is courage. It takes a daily act of bravery to move toward something that pulls you, especially if you don’t feel good at it, or worthy of it, or aren’t used to moving in the direction of the unknown.
The thing is, the known is an illusion. We take a sense of false comfort in thinking we’ve followed a certain plan and there is a certain set of outcomes to expect.
Over the years of doing creative practice, I’ve come to love the blank page. A fresh start. A fresh sheet of paper. Beginning with a sense of openness and surrendering to the mystery of not knowing.
Where else but on a blank piece of paper can we dare to surrender freely to the unknown without consequence?
We practice here, on the paper. And the blank page is a mirror, reflecting back our own inner mysteries. Making the unknown more known. Inviting what lies just below the surface of our awareness to flow forth.
We create a safe space to venture into the unknown when we are free to create without judgment, without the need for what we make to be important or remarkable or beautiful.
This is the laboratory of invention, when we take away the pressure to have to know what we’re doing or what the work means.
The blank page is a metaphor for life and how we live. How do we approach the blank page when we say yes to the unknown and make our mark?
The blank page becomes a map of our life, a guidebook for the dreams we carry, created in the moment as we go. We don’t have to know the outcome, we don’t have to know the how or what or why.
When we learn to listen deeply to the inner voice, when we begin to follow the images that intrigue us, we are always led to where we most want to go. Where we dream of going. Where we would go…if only…we weren’t afraid to trust in the heart’s longings.
— excerpted from Sketchbooks: My Personal Creative Practice, by Lisa Sonora Beam
In fewer words: Creative Practice works.
Are you ready to do Creative Practice?
Here’s the whole scoop:
The course takes place entirely online.
When: Start Right Now. Lessons are delivered by email every week for 8 weeks.
Creative + Practice is just the thing to help you deal with stress, overwhelm, and too much of everyone else’s needs.
You’ll discover how to make time and space for what’s most important to you. That’s a huge aspect to doing any type of creative work.
Just imagine how wonderful you’ll feel—just a few weeks from now—with your new creative practice solidly in place, ready to support you in whatever you wish to create next. Get ready for breakthroughs!
I wish I could reach out and hug you, because you’re right here on this page and I’m so excited about the transformation that happens for people in this course.
If you’re on the fence at all, please email me with your questions/concerns. I really mean it. Write! [lisasonora (at) gmail (dot) com]. This is my personal email address, and I read everything sent here myself.
Now, here are the rest of the details:
Every week for 8 weeks, you’ll get a new lesson delivered via email.
- We’ll take this entire 8 weeks to slowly and gently ease into developing your Creative Practice.
- Each lesson builds on the next, giving you a solid foundation for a flourishing Creative Practice you can use for a lifetime.
- Each email includes lessons with prompts and creative challenges for you to use to develop your own Creative Practice.
- Since this is a visual, creative process, you’ll get visuals! Each email will include a link to a video of me broadcasting from my studio. The videos will show Creative Practice techniques and provide you additional ideas and information to ponder.
- I’ll show you what I’m working on and you’ll get to see my Creative Practice in action.
What you need to participate:
- An Internet connection and email account to receive the emails.
- The ability to view videos online in your web browser.
- A blank journal or sketchbook to do the Creative Practice.
- There will be some simple art materials required if you want to try all of the techniques. Budget about $20 for your supplies. You’ll be able to find supplies online or at your local craft shop or office supply.
No prior art or writing experience is required.
Absolute beginners and those who feel they are “not creative” are especially encouraged to attend!
Sign up here:
You’ll receive a confirmation by email when your register.
Important: All course materials will be emailed to the email addresses you used when registering. If you require the materials be sent to an alternate email address, (for example, if you bought this as a gift for someone or don’t want to use the email from your payment account) please let me know.
Refunds: If you don’t like the workshop for any reason, please let me know within the first two weeks, and I’ll happily refund your money. Requests for refunds must be made before receipt of Lesson 3.
Worried about keeping up? You’ll have lifetime access to all of the materials (including any updates and extra goodies!) after the 8-week workshop sessions end. In case you’re like me, and get behind when taking online courses! Registration is not refundable or transferable due to lack of participation.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns about participating in the workshop.