Transformational Creativity: Embracing Creativity as a Lifeline, a Presentation by Nicole White
Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 1 pm Mountain Time via Zoom
Do you have several beautiful handmade books sitting empty? If so, Nicole will share a way for you to confidently and joyfully begin to fill them. Whether you’re a seasoned art journaler or just starting, Nicole will help you add another transformative process to your creative toolbox. In this session, attendees will dive into the world of Transformational Creativity—a practice that reduces stress and anxiety while bringing more joy, focus, and purpose into your life.
Transformational Creativity may sound like magic—and in a way, it is. However, it’s actually a very simple and consistent practice, much like weaving threads together over time to create a beautiful tapestry.
During Nicole’s presentation she will guide you through two engaging activities:
- A simple and short journaling activity
- A special process she calls Expressive Doodling
Nicole will demonstrate Expressive Doodling on a 9” x 12” sheet of watercolor paper, using a Sharpie for the initial marks (so that you can see what is going on) and then watercolor pencils for the rest.
Please have your supplies ready prior to the online meeting:
- 90-lb. mixed-media paper (or heavier if you are using a pen, colored pens, colored pencils, or markers); OR
- 140-lb. watercolor paper (if you are using watercolors, watercolor pencils, or any wet media)
- A pen or marker with which you can easily draw with on your heavyweight paper (such as pens, colored pens, a marker, a Sharpie, etc.)
- Your favorite coloring tools—colored pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, watercolors, water media, etc.
- Several sheets of writing paper and a writing pen for the journaling process
Nicole says that this is a fun, easy, and joyful practice, and that many people in her Art Therapeutics courses have adopted this as their go-to stress reliever.
This exercise is inspired by Nicole’s second book, Finding Your Angel: Your Road Map To Transformational Creativity, but it is not included in the book. Therefore her presentation is an exclusive opportunity to explore a powerful creative process.
Nicole White is a book maker/lover, author, artist, certified hypnotherapist, online workshop teacher, and former president of Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild. Art has always been her lifeline, but it was only when she learned to use it positively that she transformed her life from depression and anxiety to one of joy and fulfillment. Nicole’s mission is to empower her participants in this vibrant chapter of their lives, helping them to quickly unlock their creative abilities and transform their lives for the better. Her research-based approach helps people break free from self-imposed limits, offering simple and fun creative practices to manage stress, release depression and anxiety, find purpose, and embrace a more fulfilling and creative life. In short: helping people do more of what they love and less of what they dread. Visit her at https://www.ravenartcenter.com/