You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are {art journal peek}

altered book art journal spreads | contemplative prayer pages | artist: Hali Karla

You are stronger than you think you are.


You can hear the hard things, see the hard things, say the hard things, do the hard things. And still be soft, loving, guided by your heart, soul, truth and creative spirit.


You can be fierce and strong in the face of chaos and still filled with joy.


In showing up to what lights us up inside out, and also, equally, to our interconnection and to what is hard to witness and experience... may we find ourselves stronger, brighter, and more fully alive today than we were yesterday.


altered book art journal spread | contemplative prayer page | artist: Hali Karla


These art journal pages in my altered book are prayer pages from the last few weeks. Contemplations. Simple marks made with just a few supplies, as a practice-in-presence that also allows space for pressing issues in my awareness.


The writing between the images is a snippet from a note I sent to my subscribers earlier this week. Want to receive creative perspective musings or reflections for your journaling practice in your inbox a few times a month? Sign-up in the sidebar on the right - you can opt-out anytime.


Also - now is the last chance to join in to receive the Spectrum 2016 goodness from 40+ teachers with offerings for your reflective and holistic-creative journaling practice.


It's self-discovery, art-journaling and so much more. And it's 50% off through our final registration day on November 30.*


I've decided to indefinitely postpone the next Spectrum, as I focus on In The Stars in 2017 and other projects for a bit - so join Spectrum now if you've been curious or holding out!


* a portion of the proceeds from this sale will go toward the Medic + Healer Council for the water protectors at Standing Rock. If you want to simply donate directly to Standing Rock in this way click here
Also, today November 26, there is a call to pray with Standing Rock from wherever you are. Click HERE for more details.



Holistic Creative Chat with Suki Ka'Pinao

june26-HCSuki A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to have a chat with artist and healer, Suki Ka'Pinao, and today I'm sharing it with you.

Suki is an inspiration - she says: "My service in this life is teaching art to people of different and exceptional abilities and challenges who constantly inspire me and make my heart sing. " And this is exactly what we dive into in our chat, as well as some of her story of realizing the layers of connection between creativity and healing, including a life-changing experience when she turned 50.

Hope you enjoy...


You can visit Suki at her site RIGHT HERE.

You can also join us and 40+ other teachers for a holistic-creative journaling adventure in Spectrum 2016. Registration is open through November with access through 2017 ::

Spectrum 2016 Holistic Creative Journaling Workshop - join in through November 30 (access through 2017)!





Two Holistic-Creative Programs to Choose From: Making Art Medicine and Spectrum

Two inspiring programs for creative practice: Making Art Medicine dives into soulful mixed-media practice with Hali Karla, and Spectrum 2016 is a holistic-creative {art} journaling workshop guided by 45 teachers. Registration open! I get asked two main questions about my online programs pretty consistently these days...

The first is:

Can I still join in, and if so, how long do I have access?

The answer is YES!

Making Art Medicine sessions have scheduled release dates this year. You can buy one session or all three. Once the content is posted and live, you have ongoing, unlimited access to the ecourse content to work at your own pace and re-visit as you please, even after the session is over.

Spectrum has begun, with a 22 week journey of releasing the content from our 45 teachers... and can I just say that the energy has been fantastic so far this year! The response and support, both behind the scenes and in the facebook group has been rich, inspiring and fun. You can join in for Spectrum until November 30 this year, and access to the content is guaranteed through 2017... so again, you can totally match your pace in the program to fit your life. And you are always right on time, whenever you join in!

So, YES, you can join in, even if we've already begun - and there's no rush, so if you need to save up, save up.

The second question I get is:

What is the difference between these two programs?

Or, a variation: Which one is right for me?

I think I take this one for granted, because I work so closely on both programs, and the driving vision for each is similar at its core.

Here's the easiest answer:

In Spectrum, you get 45 amazing teachers. 45! Each is offering something a little different for your journaling and holistic living awareness. There is art-making, writing, meditations, interviews, invitations. It is a great way to explore lots of ideas, including the idea of creative practice, to develop your own, add some fresh ideas to an existing one, and play with integrating a holistic-creative perspective into how you approach your personal development, life and relationships.

Making Art Medicine is more of a soulful immersion into your mixed-media creative practice, guided by me. This year we are working with portraiture (Essence), land- and dream-scape (Origin), and intuitive abstraction and spontaneous expression (Impulse). We combine lots of hands-on art-making practice with optional reflective work to deepen your relationship with your unique creative process. My style of guiding is both playful and contemplative - that's just how I roll. And the emphasis is on inviting you into fresh perspectives for developing a creative practice that reveals, celebrates and expands how you see and engage - in life and art. Each session is five weeks, with the chance to meet-up and receive feedback from me during that time.

I can't say which one you will personally like better, but I hope those explanations help you find the right energetic fit for your creative practice right now.

OR - like many others, you can join me in both!