The Magic of a Studio
Imagine wood floors, white walls and big windows. A simple and empty space. All is quiet. Nothing is happening. Until you arrive.
When you step in, the studio comes alive. Suddenly it is full of your ideas, your explorations, your risks and memories, your work and play, your success and failure, your laughter and tears – the whole gamut of your creative life. As it fills with your dances and photographs, your paintings and poetry, it takes on a personality. It becomes a place that could only belong to you, an expression of your unique spirit expressed in this world.
That’s what the studio is all about.
I created this studio so that you and others like you could have a safe and courageous place to bring your creativity to life.
Whether you are returning to your creativity after a long hiatus or revel in it every day, whether you create for personal joy or to make a living (or both), whether you paint or draw or cook or sew or dance or act or sing or colour or quilt or knit or make movies… this studio is for you.
Whether you are excited, jaded, vulnerable, inspired, scared, confident, curious, hopeful or all of these and more … this studio is for you.
If you’ve been shut down by hurtful creative experiences in the past – harsh teachers, rejections, failures, self-doubt, judgment – all of these things that can hurt us on our creative path, this studio is for you.
If you have a creative heart dreaming creative dreams, this studio is for you.
Let The Magic Begin.
Header: Our Seasonal Section
Every season this studio space will be renewed with fresh inspirations and invitations.
Each season will be a unique adventure.
Let us step into the season together.
Welcome to Spring/Summer in the Studio!
It seems that winter has been long and hard for many of us.
On years like this, it is particularly glorious to throw off our heaviness, open up our windows and feel the freedom and promise of spring, knowing too that summer’s blessings will soon follow.
Now it is time to emerge from cozy rooms and deep reflection.
Now is the time to shed our winter clothes, our preconceptions and whatever holds us down.
Now is the time to wash away old, tired and spent energy.
Now is the time for fresh starts and freedom, for open spaces and open hearts.
Now is the time to brave the return, to find our outside voice and reconnect to the world and one another.
Having used up our stores throughout winter, now is the time to replenish and renew.
With that in mind, I hope you will find resources in the Studio & the Academy that will fill your well, that will invite you into activity, creation and community, that will inspire
you to create this next season of your life with courage, confidence and
I wish for you a season that nourishes you deeply, that stretches you elegantly and that leaves you breathless with joy.
What do you wish for yourself this season?
PS This message can also be found in The Academy course calendar, along with journal prompts to help you gather wisdom from the season that has passed and envision the season that is to come.
Inspiring Studio Forums – A Gathering of Collective Creative Wisdom
A Library of Gifts & Resources
Gifts & Resources
Discover Your Creative Self
Curl up for some quiet and this guided meditation.
The Dreams Really Do Come True e-book
I gathered stores from inspiring creatives who have made dreams come true so that you know that you can too.
The Studio Invocation
Bless your studio time with this powerful and welcoming invocation.
For the Entrepreneurs
For the Creative Entrepreneurs, the Bloggers, the Vloggers & the Podcasters – and those who aspire to be!
Plus, as a Studio Member, the studio comes to you
Not only are there lots of treasures to discover here but also, as a Studio Member, the studio comes to you! Every Sunday you’ll receive creative living love letter from me!
And remember, you always have access to…
Creative Living with Jamie Podcast
If you love to listen, especially when you’re on the go, be sure to check out the podcast. Listeners all over the world find inspiration for their creative lives as they walk their dogs, fold their laundry or work in the studio. Wherever you are, whenever you can, listening to this podcast will fill your creative heart!
Creative Living TV
If you love to watch, be sure to check out Creative Living TV! Several mornings a week I share what’s going on behind in the studio – a little splash of inspiration to start the day! I also share how-tos, flip-throughs, inspirations and resources!
The Creative Living Reading Nook
In the mood to read? I’ll put the kettle on. You pull up a cozy chair and curl up in the reading nook. I’ll bring your tea when it’s ready.
The blog is where everything comes together here at the studio. You’ll find topics from finding inspiration to creative organization, from exploring your garden to exploring your heart! Creative living happens here.