The Studio Yearbook: A Seasonal Guided Journal for Your Creative Life

 

I am so excited to be able to share with you my most trusted studio companion:

The Studio Yearbook!

PS Don’t tell the kittens.

The Story of the Studio Yearbook

In January of 2017, I woke up with a start at 5:00 am with an idea, an idea that got me out of bed and down to the kitchen table for the next several hours pouring it onto page after page after page after page.

What found its way out of my fingertips was a guided journal, a journal that pulled together core studio practices, a journal that would hold in one place inspirations, insights and celebrations, a journal that would be fun to create and also serve as a beautiful, tangible reminder of a creative life.

I worked with it for a year. One Journal for winter. One for spring. One for summer. One for fall. I invited an alpha team to try it. Then a beta team. Finally, after a last round with some enthusiastic cheerleaders. Last year we released it out into the world and were overjoyed with the results! We’ve heard from people who are feeling creative for the first time in decades, who are dreaming again (or for the first time!), who are remembering that their life matters, who are discovering the magic in their everyday.

We know there is magic in this yearbook – and the magic is ready and waiting for you!

This season’s edition of the Studio Yearbook is ready to come alive in your hands! I hope it will be your stalwart companion. I hope it will be your guide. I hope it will hold your memories – and encourage you to make beautiful ones.

Most of all, I  hope you will fill it with your creative heart.

Only then will it truly be yours.

This Season’s Edition is Available!

Now with a Fresh New Design!

The Studio Yearbook is a seasonal guided journal designed to support you in bringing your creativity to life.

Your Studio Yearbook Practices

The Studio Yearbook brings together powerful creative practices that have been a part of Jamie Ridler Studios for years! Now you can do all of the following in one creative journal:

Capture Your Days:  Open your awareness to the magic of everyday life by paying attention to your days. The big, the small, the mundane, the beautiful – all of it has a home in your Studio Yearbook. A few sentences in this seasonal journal and you can hold onto precious details of your life that you will treasure for years to come.

Gather Inspiration:  Having a fun and fertile inspiration practice can fuel your creative fire! Your yearbook supports you in strengthening your inspiration radar daily and gives you a home for all you discover. Stuck for an idea? Flip through your pages and revisit your collection! Over time, your Studio Yearbook becomes a rich creative resource!

Create with Focus: When you align your life with your true desires, transformation begins. In your Studio Yearbook, you’ll discover the magic of working with Focus Areas, identifying what matters to you most and beginning to plan your life around that! This is a game-changer!

Dream:  Under the power and blessing of each full moon, you will call in your dreams. Your intuition will become your guide as you create a monthly dreamboard in your Studio Yearbook, a dreamboard that expresses the deep desires of your creative soul.  PS The Universe is listening.

Practice Gratitude: Lift your spirit each day with a moment of gratitude. This simple practice can shift your energy as well as your perspective. Let this beloved ritual remind you of all you that hold dear.

Celebrate You: Life may not always give us the kudos we desire and deserve but we can learn to do this for ourselves. Acknowledging ourselves and celebrating our personal markers of success is motivating and fosters a sense of self-appreciation. Give yourself gold stars and honour all that you pour into your life and your work.

Lifelong Learning: A creative life is one rich with reflection and growth. Your Studio Yearbook reminds you to draw the lessons out of each day and hold them close to your heart.  As you develop a practice of gathering your insights and learnings, they will grow deeper and stronger, eventually becoming a strong foundation of your personal wisdom.

Find Your Voice: Each Studio Yearbook starts out as the same fill-in-the-blank black and white journal. As you fill your yearbook with what’s in your heart, as you brave following your own instincts and truly making it your own, you will start to see yourself reflected back in those pages. You will see your colours, your words. your choices, your dreams, your preferences and your desires. You will see that your Studio Yearbook could have been created by no one but you and you will know that the same is true of your creative work and the same is true of your life.

Treasure Your Memories: At the end of the season, you’ll look back through your Studio Yearbook and be amazed by how it has captured this particular time of your life. Bit by bit, it has become a unique expression of you and of this moment in time. In years to come, you and your loved ones, if you choose to share, will look back on your Studio Yearbook and see an irreplaceable vision of you.

And that’s just the start…

Creatives who have used the Studio Yearbook have:

    • returned to their art after years away
    • developed creative confidence
    • released perfectionism
    • dared to be different
    • found a home for their creative stash
    • tried new things
    • had a journaling practice stick (finally!)
    • started drawing
    • started writing poetry again
    • found a new perspective on their everyday
    • stretched their imagination
    • learned self-compassion
    • rekindled their childhood creativity
    • finally said yes to their dreams
    • awakened their intuition
    • deepened relationships with loved ones
    • learned to say no
    • found more joy
    • and discovered that they are in fact creative!

When you start your Studio Yearbook journey, what creative adventure will find you?

 

Along with Your Studio Yearbook You Will Receive…

Four Instructional Videos

The first video will introduce you to the daily practices, such as seeking inspiration and giving yourself gold stars. The next lesson will explain the weeklies and the power of working with Focus Areas. The third video covers monthly magic and creating dreamboards under the power of the full moon. Finally, we’ll talk a bit about getting a sense of the season as a whole. It is my hope that this set of instructional videos will help you feel grounded and ready for the creative season ahead!

Studio Yearbook Daily Practice

Studio Yearbook Weekly Focus

Plus…

For everyone that purchases the Fall Studio Yearbook, I will be hosting a one-hour live Kick-Off Q&A session on the Fall Equinox, September 23rd at 2 pm EST. This will be a beautiful way to step into the new season and your practice! Plus, if you have any questions about working with your yearbook, you’ve got me right there to help. 

 

Bonus Videos

In past rounds of the Studio Yearbook I’ve hosted some spontaneous events, one that supports our daily practice and one that helps deepen our dreamboard reflection. I am making both of those recordings available to you!

An International Ephemera Exchange (optional)

Here at the studio, we love ephemera – postage stamps, scrapbook paper, magazine images, book pages, you name it! These beautiful bits and bobs are perfect additions to your studio yearbook! This season, we’ll be organizing a swap for yearbookers around the world. Start gathering your paper treasures now! (In order to take part, you must purchase prior by the Fall Equinox, September 23.)

A Lively and Encouraging Facebook Group

It’s so inspiring to have a creative community! Every season the Studio Yearbook Facebook group has been a lively and encouraging place to share your questions and your pages! Be inspired by all the unique ways that yearbookers make this journal their own!

And… Learn from Those Who Have Gone Before!

The Studio Yearbook community is amazing! We asked them to share their top tips for creating in your Studio Yearbook and put together their inspiring and encouraging responses in a Bonus PDF!

Order Your Studio Yearbook Now
and Unleash Your Creative Magic! 

NEW!!! This season the Studio Yearbook is sporting a beautiful new look! The new version contains all the great content you’ve come to know and love now presented in a fresh and elegant redesign that we hope you’ll enjoy!

The Studio Yearbook –  PDF Edition (Fall)

Your Fall Studio Yearbook (September 23 – December 20):  The PDF version gives you the flexibility of printing and binding your book to suit your needs. If you want to check the cost of printing before purchasing, the journal is 147 pages plus a front and back cover. When you purchase the PDF, there’s no waiting. Your Studio Yearbook is available for immediate download.

The PDF edition is available to order until the launch of the winter yearbook in November.

Purchase the Fall PDF Edition

The Studio Yearbook: Fall Edition (PDF)
$22 USD


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Apply your studio discount to the purchase of the PDF and save 10%!

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The Studio Yearbook – Print Edition (Fall)

Your Fall Studio Yearbook (September 23 – December 20):  Your fall yearbook is 147 pages of creative space ready for your input! Spiral bound so you can flip it around and write easily. A cover heavy enough to give some support when you’re writing but not weigh you down. Printed on 70 lb paper that’s thick enough to handle gel pens, regular markers and even a light coat of paint. Every page is black and white and ready for you to add your own colour, your own way.

The Print edition is available to order until August 11th at 10:00 pm.

Sales Window for the Print Edition
Is Now Complete

Please check out the PDF version!

What People Are Saying about the Studio Yearbook..

Kate Chadbourne’s Story

Yearbook One Day Contains So Many Treasures

JoAnna McCue-Martin

Michele Fawcett’s Story

Tammy Mimms-Durham

Corinne Anderson’s Story

I’ve loved your Yearbook from the time you first mentioned that you were hatching this wonderful idea.  Once I actually had it in my hands in March I was excited beyond measure.  I printed out extra pages and taped them together so I could ‘practice’ those first weeks in March prior to the launching of Spring.  All the love and attention to detail you and your sisters folded in, made a wonderful idea even more fabulous.

At the end of June in 2017 I decided to sell my beautiful house in the desert foothills of Tucson and move to Florida to be located closer to my daughter and her two Littles… As you know from your renovation process there are endless details that go into a huge event like this…. Much of it is a process of self discovery (along with daily tasks that discovery leads to)…. By the time I had the Spring Yearbook in my hands, the house had been prepared, staged and was on the market in ernest…. Multiple showings almost everyday… The yearbook and my colored pens accompanied the dogs and me to locations for waiting ….. The whole journey of marketing the house, negotiating a final price, all the inspections and then the packing up and prepping to move myself, my stuff and my two dogs and two cats across country (to an unknown life ahead)…. It is all in the pages of the Yearbook…  It is remarkable how flipping through the pages allows me to see the energies at work in the whole unfolding.  Somehow looking back, those times of fear and anxiety are smoothed over with the perspective of time and distance, the ‘what ifs..’ are lessened to mere ripples on the surface of things….  Very powerfully, my meditations, images of the unfolding inner guidance, noticing where the support and guidance of the Universe flowed through and showed up in unexpected moments, events and places… Continue to speak with clarity and impact.  So the Yearbook continues to support the journey.

I made sure to get my order for Summer Yearbook in right away… So much was going on in preparation for the move (the movers arrived with the solstice!)… I wanted to be sure I had Summer in hand for the next chapters unfolding.  I was shocked when it arrived… Still with lovely enclosures and care lavished on it… But what was this plain, nondescript white gathering of pages I held in my hand???… It bore no resemblance to the vibrant document that was my companion all through the busy Spring.  Had my Spring Yearbook ever been this plain, this vacant?  Was it actually my journey through days, ideas, plans, projects that had transformed the white book???

Now, I’m preparing for August and looking back over the pages of the Yearbook that have accompanied my journey here… It is remarkable… Once again the Yearbook swirls and eddies with the flow of the journey to a new place, with the time of being receptive and quiet, with the soft magic of arising possibilities, of finding my way in a new place, a new climate, a new community…. I can see the crumb trail forming in those July pages…  The move has also been a time of being distilled to essences and either having a break from so much that had formed the patterns that I recognized as daily life or simply letting things go.  The Yearbook is so much more than a document of daily happenings, it has come to be a place that my unfolding adventure is reflected back to me, discovered in a whole new way and the journey forward is reassuringly steady … With each white page that awaits the next morning.

I know that the Yearbook is transformed in the hands of every person who has one.. Each a unique expression of that lens of life shining though to illuminate a journey.  I wanted to thank you again (and your sisters… I know how much they support the yearbook as well) for this availability of observing the miraculous unfolding in each of our lives.   I wanted to be sure you had more feedback on how your ‘wonderful idea’ has unfolded out in the world.

Amy Christaldi’s Story

Insight from yesterday’s Studio Yearbook: No one else is going to do the work that is in MY heart. Everything else – dishes, bills, even my job can wait. It’s really that important!

I had this insight when I first woke up and was trying to decide how I would use my morning before a planned outing with my sister and her husband. My diligent self was telling me that I needed to take care of the bills and budgeting or do various chores around the house. But I really wanted to start working on some ideas I have for a sign I want to create for my studio. All of a sudden I had the thought that if I wasn’t here all of those other things – the bills, the house cleaning, would get done without me. But no one would create that sign for my studio. If I don’t do it, it will not happen. That’s when I realized that doing my creative work – no matter how silly it might seem to others – is really important. It’s my contribution to the world. No one will remember how many times I did the dishes or balanced the checkbook, but they may remember the works of art I created or the words I wrote. That’s worth a lot!

So I spent my morning making thumbnail sketches and a rough sketch of what I want my sign to look like and had a blast. So glad I had a place to record this insight so I will remember it from now on. There is a time and place for chores and getting things done and it will all get done eventually. But my creativity is important to and feeds me in a way that nothing else can.

Sundeep Grewal’s Story

Laura Allen’s Story

Cathy Murrant’s Story

Rosie Grey’s Story

Misty Olsen’s Story

Julie Kovac’s Story

Michaela Harkins’ Story

Dara Dines’ Story

Sandi James’ Story

Dianne Dixon’s Story

Thea Nicholas’ Flip-Through

Esther Jansen’s Story

I’m having so much fun writing, drawing, colouring, painting, glueing (is that a word?) with my Studio Yearbook! There are also days I just write, think, write, feel, write, notice, write, fight with life, write, become aware, write etc, etc. … The Studio Yearbook is such a great way to help me see, to be mindful more often, to be ME more often and to make choices that suit me, nurture me, feed me.

Anissa Housley Wood’s Story

The Studio Yearbook has been one of my favorite organizational tools I’ve tried. I love the structure that manages not to be rigid. I love the freedom that manages not to be undisciplined. I’ve seen slow progress, organic and strong, emerge from my relationship to my daily Yearbook practice. It took two months, but I’m finally painting again! And that’s only one of the focus items starting to bloom.

Denise Kennemer ‘s Story

My Studio Yearbooks have changed the way I journal. I love that the yearbook can be anything I want it to be and mine has become a place where I dream, create, and capture memories of what’s important to me and my family. Before I discovered the Studio Yearbook six months ago, I found it difficult to incorporate art and creativity into the pages of my journals. The prompts Jamie provides make this simple and fun and now I use collage, color, and sketches (something I thought I’d never do) as well as words, in my Yearbook daily. I still rely on my version of morning pages to vent and release frustrations, and this leaves my Yearbooks free to become the memory keepers that I’ve been wanting to create and just didn’t know how. I’m so glad I found Jamie Ridler and her many studio resources!