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On December 30, Tony and I invited our friends to again join in for a New Year’s Eve Eve gathering, which has become an annual event. This year, the theme was “Pizza and Play” and we gathered at a local Italian restaurant and played a couple of games related to articulating our intentions for 2012 in fun ways.
One game was a twist on the popular tradition of selecting a “word” for the new year. I invited our guests to select 2-3 words that summed up how they most wanted to feel in 2012, and then combine them into a single word. Then we went around the big table and present our new, made-up words. For example, some of the words that were shared included:
gentlighted (gentle + delighted)
vitaloving (vital + loving)
congaged (content + engaged)
consparkful (confident + sparkly + successful)
Combining words together is one of my favorite wordplay techniques. I find it especially helpful on those occasions when one single word just doesn’t seem to cut it, LOL. So give it a try yourself…what new, made-up word combines the essences of how you’d most like to feel this year?
One of my favorite “word combos” in fact is ARTbundance™, which of course combines the words “art” and “abundance” to describe the philosophy of using art and creativity as a conduit for more abundant living. You can experience ARTbundance™ for yourself in Artella’s next complimentary teleclass, “Soul Safari 2012: New Adventures to Capture Wild Prosperity!” hosted by yours truly, this January 16! Come have fun and explore using art to embark on your own adventure for new, uncharted, and unexpected prosperity and growth in 2012! You can read all the fun details 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.
1. NEW! Free “Soul Safari 2012” Teleclass on January 16! Join me and some of Artella's ARTbundance™ Coach Training Alumni for Soul Safari 2012: New Adventures to Capture Wild Prosperity!, a playful and practical no cost workshop in which you'll learn how to use art and creativity as powerful tools to increase your prosperity in 2012.
Soul Safari 2012 harnesses the ARTbundance™ philosophy, which taps into the universal wellspring of creative wisdom to make powerful changes in our lives; it allows us to capture the power of creativity and actually use it as a life-transforming tool with real, practical results.
I presented this class a couple of years ago and we had such a blast last time, with over 1,250 people registering for the class! I invite you to start 2012 with this new collection of Soul Safari adventures, as you join with other likeminded spirits and explore the wonderful ways in which art and creativity can easily and joyfully connect you with your true wildest nature so that you may increase personal prosperity in all its beautiful forms...all the while having a lot of fun and fulfilling your soul on the very deepest level.
Soul Safari 2012: New Adventures to Capture Wild Prosperity! is a free teleclass to be held on Monday, January 16, 1:00pm Eastern Time, taking place via telephone conference line. And no worries if you can’t make it then since, as always, a full high quality recording will be available if you are not able to attend the call live.
This free class is a dynamic standalone event, filled with great content and practical tools. If you’d like to learn more about what will be covered in the class, you can get more information here!
2. ACT Applications Accepted through January 23! The 6th session of the ARTbundance™ Certification Training (ACT) begins on January 30, and applications are now available and will be accepted through January 23. You can learn more about ACT and request your application here. You can listen to the “Audio ACTimonials” and hear program graduates share about their experience, or enjoy dozens of written testimonials like these:
“The ARTbundance experience was like going to Club Med for the spiritually creative soul. It proved to be a relaxed journey with plenty of excursions to explore the world of art and healing. I was amazed at the level of organization and thought put into this program; moreover, each week kept building and adding to the treasure chest! The integration of utilizing the right brain to join the left promotes more balance and FUN! 100% of the material is useful and ARTsignments are life changing! Thank you, Marney for sharing your brilliance and creating this community.”
- Merrill Disney
“ARTbundance™ changed my life from the inside out. Since completing the ARTbundance™ training I have started dreaming about my future in bigger ways and have made conscious efforts to bring the ARTbundance Principles to life in my interactions with others. I look forward to working as a coach and I look forward to watching ARTbundance spread across the globe!”
- Jennifer Knutson
“Marney is one of the most inspiring role models I’ve been privileged to know. People often talk about sharing information and resources, yet few live up to it from the genuineness that is the reality of Marney. In ACT, Marney opens her heart as well as her tool box, and sets out the welcome sign – and we get to stay, as true family members, even when we’ve completed various courses”.
- Sande Roberts
“I thought I always knew exactly what I wanted to do with my business, but ACT has really broadened my vision and challenged me to discover new opportunities. New ideas, new insights keep popping up into my mind, even months after the last teleclass. This is really a wonderful, inspiring program.”
- Jella Verelst
“This has been such a wonderful process of unfolding creativity, nurturing, and with great vision. Thank you so very much for this superbly rich and thoughtful program. It is like no other that I have seen!”
- Vivian Sakellariou
For more comments from ACT graduates, visit here!
3. Mystery Muse Project Off to a Great Start! Our annual “Mystery Muse” Project is off to a great start! If you signed up and have not yet receive your assignment for your “Muse-ee”, please contact NanLeah, our Mystery Muse Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love this tradition of doing our own creative twist on “Secret Santas” and we’re so glad to be ringing in the new year with such positive, creative energy! Thanks to everyone who signed up to be part of it! We aren’t accepting any new participants for this edition of the Mystery Muse, but since the turnout was great for this winter, we are looking to have a special edition later in the year as well, so stay tuned!
4. NEW! ARTbundance™ Community Events – We have new events for January, presented by our talented ARTbundance™ Practitioners in training. In addition to the attending these events for free, you also get a wonderful pack of ARTbundant goodies to enjoy! See the descriptions of the next event and sign up here!
5. Join the ARTfiliate Program! Join Artella's generous ARTfiliate Program and enjoy all the new affiliate tools that we’ve recently added! You can get more info by clicking here.
6. Interested in Becoming Part of Artella's Team? We are expanding our team for all the exciting things we're working on in early and mid-2012, so if you've ever been interested in becoming part of the Artella Team, now is the time! Check out this page for details.
| For today's "In the Studio" Interview, I'm delighted to present a wonderfully talented ARTbundance Coach and Practitioner, Caitlin Anderson. In keeping with our theme this week, you’ll see that Caitlin enjoys making up her own words, as well! Caitlin is a wonderfully inspiring woman and a fabulous Coach, and I know you will enjoy getting to know her! |
Artella: What led you to become a Certified ARTbundance™ Coach/Practitioner?
Caitlin: A trusted friend introduced me to the Artella Blissness Membership. I explored the Artella website and found the volunteer client site, where I can volunteer to be a client for an ARTbundance Coach-in-training. Once I signed up to be coached, I was hooked! You see, in 2006, I started training through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) to be a Life Coach. Just days after my first training weekend, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). What does this have to do with art, you ask? As I dealt with my chronic illness, I began taking art classes and exploring a side of myself I never knew existed. Doing art became part of my healing. So when I heard about ARTbundance and the opportunity to combine Life Coaching with art? Wow!
Artella: ARTbundance™ Coaching is based on nine ARTbundance™ Principles. Do you have a favorite Principle, or one that you really enjoy activating in other people? Which one, and why?
Caitlin: A favorite Principle? ALL of ‘em! On the ACT Exchange community website for the ACT Community, we are asked to update our status with an “ARTbundance Principle of the day”, and each day I found myself creating new ones! Making up new verbs, combining ARTbundance principles with my values! I firmly believe that each client knows which Principle to activate, and benefits from a coach (a guide by the side) who holds them accountable to activating that Principle!
You can read the rest of Caitlin's interview, here
The 6th session of the ARTbundance™ Certification Training (ACT) begins on January 30, and applications are now available and will be accepted through January 23. You can learn more about ACT and request your application here.
If you enjoyed coming up with a “word combo” after reading today’s article, then you can add even more creative power by illustrating your word.
Create a wordlustration: a drawing, painting, collage, or any other art form to illustrate your combo word and what it means to you.
As you work with your hands to create your artwork, allow yourself to think, dream, and deeply feel the essence of your combo word. What does it feel like in your body? How will you know when you are experiencing the word? What changes will you need to make to help support this concept in your life in 2012?
When our hands are actively engaged in making art, our minds and hearts can explore new layers of meaning and absorb things even more deeply. This is the basic philosophy behind ARTsignments™, which are self-discovery exercises that use art as the primary conduit for exploration. If you’d like to experience more ARTsignments™ to help you use creativity to tap into new adventures for the new year, I invite you to join us for the free Soul Safari 2012 class on January 16.
This Quotz Crystal is a high-resolution jpeg image, suitable for printing. I invite you to print it out as a fun reminder to embrace new adventures this year!
~inviting on a soul safari,
Artella Founder, Mango Lover, Hula Dancer
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