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How to Create Your Soul's Snow Globe for 2011 ~ Artellagram 1/4/11
January 04, 2011

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I have always found snow globes fascinating. As a child, I remember fantasizing about what it would be like to live inside one of those little dome-shaped worlds. I imagine the roots of this fantasy was my longing for snow, growing up in Texas. And yet, even then, perhaps part of me longed for the still perfection of a glitter-filled utopia.There is hardly a better metaphor for timelessness than snow globes and the sparkly little wonderlands they encase.

Shortly before Christmas, my family had our first experience with professional portraits. We were delighted when the photogapher captured little Kai dancing with complete glee. The snow globe layout above seemed perfect; both Tony and I commented that it captured the singular image that we wanted to remember for 2010. It hasn't been an easy year for Kai -- he had three surgeries in three months this Fall -- but when we think of 2010, we will always remember him dancing....

At this new year's transition, it's an interesting inquiry to explore our "snow globe moments" for 2010. So I invite you to explore...What moment would you like to capture from the past year...what memory would you most like to encase in glitterly timelessness?

And, if we dare to be bold, we can even look toward the coming year and envision a "snowglobe moment" that we would like to create for the year ahead. In other words, what goal or dream is on your mind and heart for this year...and how might you envision it as a "snowglobe moment" that you want to make come true? You might even want to play with some of the ideas in the Creativity Tip, below, to explore your "snow globe moments" for both 2010 and 2011.

If one of your possible snowglobe moments for 2011 is to enjoy a new heart-felt approach to succeeding in your creative business or venture, I invite you to join me in the free class I'm presenting this Thursday, called "MARK IT!: Creative Ways to 'Make Your Mark'in 2011 with your Creative Business". You can keep reading to get all the details and sign up, below.

For those short on time, to simplify this week's Artellagram, here are some ”quick links” to the highlights in this edition. You can simply follow the links that you're interested in and go directly to that section.

NEW! Free "MARK IT!" Class with Marney this Thursday!

M.A.I.N. Applications Accepted Through January 10!

Mystery Mentor Project Update!

Join the Artella Affiliate Program

Become Part of Artella's Team!

In the Studio with Coach Dawn Richerson

Creativity Tip: Handmade Snowglobes

Quotz Crystal™

1. NEW! Free Teleclass with Marney this Thursday! If your creative business or venture had a holiday wish list, what would it most want? If at the top of the list is a new, creative, heartfelt approach to marketing and promotion, then I invite you to a new free teleclass I'm presenting on this Thursday, January 6, 2011. It's called MARK IT!: Creative Ways to “Make Your Mark” in 2011 with your Creative Business and it's a great way to start the new year off with a bang for your business, as I share passionate, practical tools for creative, FUN marketing from the heart. It's free to sign up, and all participants ALSO receive a free "MARK IT" workbook.

Space is limited for this special free event, so I encourage you to reserve your spot if you are interested in joining us. If you are not able to attend live, you can also sign up to receive a recording as well. You can get more information and sign up for MARK IT, here!

2. Applications for the ARTbundance™ MENTORing and INVENTORing Network accepted through January 10! On January 18, we're starting a brand new community based program for creative entrepreneurs called The New ARTbundance™ MENTORing and INVENTORing Network (M.A.I.N.). Applications for the Inaugural M.A.I.N. Program are now available, and will be accepted through January 10, 2010.

M.A.I.N. is a 12-week ARTbundance™ Business Building Extravaganza in which creative, enthusiastically ambitious professionals, or those who aspire to be such, will receive marketing and business mentoring from me and their colleagues as they progress through a passionately practical journey to build and promote their businesses in an inventive, step-by-step progression that is based on the ARTbundance™ Principles of Gratitude, Intuition, Balance, Vision, Attraction, Choice, Action, Connection, Service.

The ARTbundance MENTORing and INVENTORing Network is a 12-week program that includes:

  1. 12 LIVE weekly teleclasses taught by me, with new interactive small-group projects that take place in REAL TIME, throughout the class! During each class, you will consistently meet with the same small group, to develop a strong rapport as you support one another in this work. The live teleclasses begin the week of January 16; the dates of the live teleclasses are TBA, determined by the actual schedules and availability those accepted in the program.

  2. The ARTbundance™ Business Building Action Plan - A comprehensive 30-point plan to build your business, ARTbundance™ style, to serve as your business-building roadmap throughout the M.A.I.N. program and continue to guide and inspire you long after!

  3. Inspiring weekly guidebooks with interactive worksheets and exercises and ARTsignments™ (exercises infused with creativity)

  4. Multiple options for weekly accountability assignments that progressively grow your business: YOU get to decide the rate, pace, and progression for your business!

  5. A thriving online community where you can connect, network, share and barter with your M.A.I.N. colleagues. It's kind of like a "think tank" except we're calling it the "M.A.I.N. Think-And-Sync Tank"...because you'll be invited to sync up with others and share both thoughts and feelings as you create and implement your brilliant new business inventions!

  6. Your own "Accountability Advocate": You will develop a supportive partnership with a colleague in the program with whom you'll be matched based on preferences, personality, compatibility, and complimentary skills and interests.

  7. A full package of promotional opportunities for marketing your work within the Artella Community.

We are accepting applications to this program through January 10, 2010. You can get full information and request your application, here.

3. Mystery Mentor Project Update! Our First Annual Mystery Mentor Project is underway, and hundreds of people are using their creativity to spread fun little messages of encouragement and affirmation! Sign ups for this year are now closed, and we thank everyone has signed up! If you signed up and have not yet received your assignment for your "Mystery Mentee", please contact our Mystery Mentor Coordinator, Jennifer, at .

Remember that your commitment is to contact your Mentee at least three times during this month - simply offering “believing eyes” for his or her dream. We ask that at least one of these contacts will be through postal mail, where you send some small physical token to inspire your Mentee. You will also receive 3 messages from YOUR Mentor , with encouragement and affirmation for your vision, as well.

For ideas on what to send, you can refer to the guidelines, here – or email Jennifer. Thanks for making this project a success!

4. Join the Affiliate Program! Join Artella's generous Affiliate Program and enjoy all the new affiliate tools that we’ve recently addedand enjoy all the new affiliate tools that we’ve recently added, including those that allow you to earn up to $125 per referral to the M.A.I.N. Program! You can get more info by clicking here.

5. Interested in Becoming Part of Artella's Team? We are expanding our team for all the exciting things we're working on in 2011, so if you're interested in becoming part of the Artella Team, check out this page for details.

For today's "In the Studio" Interview, I'm delighted to present an interview with Certified ARTbundance™ Coach Dawn Richerson.

Dawn is all about living and being in the moment, so I knew she would be a great Coach to highlight this week!

Artella: What led you to become a Certified ARTbundance™ Coach?

Dawn: I believe the deepest, most sacred streams of my soul had been calling to me for some time. When I read the description of the new ARTbundance™ certification program, I literally felt an inner shift, and I took notice of that. Even though my head was snickering that I “wasn't an artist”, this “wasn't practical”, I “didn't need another program”, my spirit just kept expanding. And this reverberating assurance from some mysterious place inside me got my attention, and I said YES!

Artella: How is prosperity related to creativity and spirituality?

Dawn: Without a consistent connection to these integral parts of who I am, my full potential for thriving – for living a prosperous, wealthy life in the fullest sense of that idea – is diminished. In fact, I believe none of us can be truly prosperous without honoring our own creative spirit and the source of that creativity. When we step into the fullness of who we are, we naturally attract those things that further our expansion in every dimension. Prosperity comes in many forms, and it always follows and flows to those who release the need to control and the rigidity of being attached to a certain outcome. It is when we are BEING who we are, living authentically and embracing the call of our soul that we open up a channel for well-being in its varied forms. Creative and spiritual practices enhance our ability to do that.

You can read the rest of Dawn's interview, here

We have now closed the application process for the Fall 2010 ARTbundance™ Certification Program. If you are interested in receiving notification when the next ACT session is scheduled, simply fill out the form on this page.

Here are a few ways to capture your "snowglobe moments":

  1. Click the above image to download a printable snow globe, and then draw your "moment" inside it.

  2. Purchase a snowglobe kit (available at craft and hobby stores) and insert a meaningful photograph, image, or even an ATC or small collage.

  3. Make your own snow globe by placing meaningful (and waterproof) objects, such as small toys or decorations, in a jar. You can glue the objects to the bottom of the jar, or just let them float around. Add water and glitter. You can add a few drops of glycerin (available at drug stores) to make the glitter move through the water more slowly and gracefully.

  4. Draw, paint, or collage your "moment" and then place the art in a plastic notebook sleeve. Insert glitter or other sparkly bits into the sleeve and then carefully tape it shut. This is a fun way to save your art...simply shake the sleeve to get a bit of magic!

This Quotz Crystal is a high-resolution jpeg image, suitable for printing. Print it out and hang it up to remind you to be attend to the moments...glittery and otherwise!

On behalf of the entire Artella Team, I want to wish you a happy new year! I look forward to all of our creative adventures together this year!

~Watching dance in the snowglobe,

Artella Founder, Mango Lover, Hula Dancer

Artella Land ~ the creative isles of words, art, and spirit

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