There are a few busy bees out there at work on big projects meant to spread light and inspiration...I can't wait to see where they go in 2010. Here's a peek at a few things on my radar right now...
Spring Inspiration: A collaboration between four inspiring souls - Carolyn Rubenstein, author of Perseverance: True Stories of Cancer Survivors, Jess Constable of Jess LC Jewelry, Jess Gonacha Swift, visionary behind Treasuring and Pecannoot, and Michelle Ward, Ms. When I Grow Up Coach herself. Talk about a powerhouse of talent and energy! From their just-launched website:
"Spring is a collaborative project that has a single, overarching theme: inspiration. Through videos, blog posts, and the website itself, Spring is opening an insightful dialogue that focuses on helping you design a life you love."
Spring Inspiration is a site you'll want to bookmark for the year ahead.
Crescendoh: I had the honor of meeting Jenny Doh at the September 2009 Squam Art Workshops and the more I get to know her, the more I am blown away by her energy, talent, vision and creativity. Head this way to get the skinny on her newest venture - Crescendoh - a Big Project she'll be launching next year. From her website:
"CRESCENDOh.com [will be] an Online Media Center with a mission to inspire creative passion, authentic community, and focused compassion...A place to have fun, learn about inspiring projects, shop for unique gifts, check out what’s totally hot, and most importantly, to read and share stories about how art saves. With your support, I will continue to help facilitate the telling of your stories, shine light on your creations, and in the process, help raise awareness of the world around us."
Can I just say it? I want to pull out my high school cheerleading uniform and make some glittery pom poms so I can cheer her on all the way!
Creative Thursday: Um, this woman does not stop, people. I am fortunate enough to live fairly close to her, and every time I visit her studio I walk around sighing, marveling, and shaking my head in disbelief at Marisa's endless well of creative talent. She paints! She sews! She embroiders! She sculpts! And on top of all that she is a incredibly kind-hearted woman who lives with integrity and whose every action reflects her intention to live a meaningful, creatively-fueled life. In a word, I'm a fan. A big one.
Oh, one other thing, she also teaches, and has a brand new e-course coming up in January 2010 with her partner in life and living creatively, Sean Hogan, entitled together :: 2 perspectives :: on how to live a creatively fulfilling life. From their course description:
"Sean and I believe that real success is living a creatively fulfilling life accompanied by financial freedom. We share a passion for teaching, creativity, individuality and living by your own rules. And that's why we're excited to announce that we've teamed up to bring you this e-course."
The course begins Tuesday, January 12th, but enrollment is limited, so give yourself an early Christmas present and sign up today!
Jamie Ridler: Every time I go to Jamie's site, I can't help but visualize long rows of sparklers. Whether you dive into Creative Living with Jamie, Wishcasting, Your Creative Spark, or the upcoming Soul Reflections, being able to bask in Jamie's light is sure to feed your soul and get your creative dreams and juices flowing in the new year. From Jamie's website:
"Self-discovery is essential to our ability to tend to our lives, our spirits and our well-being. Knowing and appreciating ourselves is the first step towards authentic, fulfilling, creative living."
Know of another inspiring soul you think the world needs to know about? Share it with us in the comments!