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Your Complimentary Copy of October's Workshop ~ Artellagram 10/16/10
October 16, 2010

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In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love."

– Marc Chagall

You've probably heard about "The Law of Attraction", popularized in "The Secret" movie and book a few years ago.  It generally refers to the concept of focusing on what you want, in order to get it.  In the teleclass I presented this past Thursday, "The Awe of Attraction", we explored the exciting nuances of a slight modification: instead of focusing on what you want (which automatically puts you in a mindset of lacking something), focus on what you LOVE.

One thing that I have found difficult about simply, generically "focusing on what you want" is that it then becomes all-too-easy to lose sight of what we already have.  Focusing on what we want automatically puts a subconscious focus on what is missing, rather than what is already here, available, and plentiful.  Creative, regular practices of gratitude are so helpful because they remind us what IS working in our lives.  And, whether we know it or not, love is a natural force that is working in all of us.  It's pretty amazing when you think about it; we all naturally have the capacity to love, sometimes even in spite of our own human cynicism. We don't have to study or learn how to do anything.  We just have to open our hearts.  My goal for this teleclass was to use creativity as the conduit for sharing the ways that we can harness and use that love and over 1,000 people signed up to join and explore with me, so it was truly, a love fest! :-)

One of the lessons I presented in Thursday's class involved using the metaphor of the kaleidoscope to explain the power of love.  In a kaleidoscope, when we focus on a single object, the image magically expands into a dazzling infinity of patterns and colors, instantly changing our capacity to SEE.  And when we love, our capacity to LIVE suddenly expands in infinite ways.

When my little son Kai looks through what he calls his "kaMYdasope"– he gets so excited because the view is so new and surprising, and a bit silly.  The loves of our lives can be surprising, too.  We can find them in places where we might not expect them...and yes, they might even be a bit silly.   (In the class, I shared a story of finding love while waiting in line at the pharmacy when their computer was jammed).

Thursday's group did some amazing artsy archeological digging to find some of those hidden gems, and then we expressed them in an ARTsignment™ art project, called a Ka-LOVE-ascope.   While everyone was working on their projects, I was reminded of something I read once: that every person's heartbeat is slightly different (much like our fingerprints are, although obviously more subtle).  I realized that as we were all gathered together on the phone, literally from all corners of the world, all creating our own interpretation of this ARTsignment™…I could almost hear our hearts beating, in the most beautiful symphony of love and creation.  I can't imagine a grander work of art than that…painted with the single color of love.

If you're interested in exploring more, I invite you to download your complimentary copy of the recording of the class, 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 Recording of “The Awe of Attraction” Teleclass!

NEW! Sign up for the free “ACT in ACTion” Teleparty on October 28!

What's new in the Artella Store?

Join the Artella Affiliate Program
Become Part of Artella's Team!

In the Studio with Coach Sandi Wedemeier

Creativity Tip: A Creative Look at Love

Quotz Crystal™

1. NEW! Your Free recording of “The Awe of Attraction” Class!   We had a blast on Thursday at “The Awe of Attraction: Using the ARTbundance™ Principles to Break the “Law” and Find the Love”. If you did not attend, I’m happy to give you a  free downloadable copy of the workshop, so that you can use art and creativity to explore the most powerful (and perhaps most surprising) "loves" of your life, and learn how to use the dazzling power of love to bring more of what you want into your life.

When you listen to the workshop recording, you'll also get a first-hand look at what ARTbundance™ Certification Training is really all about, as you determine whether applying for the full Fall 2010 Training Program is the inspired next step for your creative journey!

If you would like to download the free recording, or find out more about ARTbundance™ and ARTbundance™ Certification Training, simply visit this page.

We are now taking applications for the Fall 2010 ARTbundance Certification Training, which begins in November.  You can get full details and request an application, here. Note that for those interested in applying for entrance into the Fall 2010 session, applications need to be received by November 5, 2010.

2. NEW!  Free “ACT in Action” TeleParty on October 28! I invite you to get an even closer look at the ARTbundance™ Principles, and actually see them in action!  If, after attending or listening to the recording of “The Awe of Attraction”, you find that you’d like a closer look at the ARTbundance™ Principles at work, I hope you'll join us for this unique, premiere event!

Sign up for this free class to enjoy…
  • Observing ARTbundance™ Coaches working and playing with real, live clients.
  • Participating in mini-workshops and speeches given by graduates of our ARTbundance™ Training Program.
  • Asking ACT graduates (and me) your questions about the ARTbundance™ Certification Training Program, if you think you might be interested in applying for the Fall 2010 program.
  • Receiving a follow-up workbook with more fun exercises and ideas for using the ARTbundance™ Principles in your own life, or with your own clients and students.
  • Having the chance to win lots of great prizes when we play some fun Party Games! (After all, what is a party without games? LOL)

This Party is for anyone who is simply interested in learning more about the ARTbundance™  program, as well as receiving the follow-up workbook about the ARTbundance™ Principles.

To join us for "ACT in Action" on Thursday, October 28,
simply sign up here!

3. What's new in the Artella Store?We’ve recently added two new downloadable kits to the Artella store, so I invite you to take a look at the Summer Fun and Travel Tidbits Studio kits!

You also might be interested in becoming a Studio Member, to receive a downloadable collage kit each and every month (up next week: "Map Majesty'!) You can explore all the Luxury Cabins aboard the Member Ship, here.

4. Join the Affiliate Program! Join Artella's generous Affiliate Program and enjoy all the new affiliate tools that you can use to promote the ARTbundance™ Certification Program, and receive $75 commissions for your referrals! Get more info and sign up here!

5. Interested in Becoming Part of Artella's Team?We are expanding our team for all the exciting things we're working on for this fall, 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 Sandi Wedemeier.

Sandi has embraced the ARTbundance™ into all facets of her life (she's even created jewelry designed around the ARTbundance™ Principles!)  She's a compassionate, dynamic soul with a heart full of pure, colorful love.  I know you will enjoy getting to know Sandi!

Artella: How has your ARTbundance™ training affected your work and/or life?

Sandi: Happily, ARTbundance has seeped into every aspect of my life. It's difficult sometimes to put it into words, but when I understood and embraced the 9 Principles, they really did become my internal guidance system, a compass if you will. I become more and more aware of which principles are active in my life and which need more work on my part. I can even see where my blocks are by which principle is not currently active for me. The amazing thing is that any problem can be approached using the ARTbundance principles. It's really been humbling to witness the changes in my own life and the lives of others as result of ARTbundance training.

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?

Sandi: Vision, followed by vision, with a little vision thrown in! By far, it's my favorite Principle to work with personally and it's the foundation of my coaching. You wouldn't leave on a 1200 mile car trip without a map, so why would you try to transform your life without having an idea where you are going. Vision lays the groundwork and once the groundwork is there, it's much easier to see the path. I love working with others through this stage because vision is really fun. You get to dream and you get to wish. You get to revisit all the things you've loved to do in your life and you get to imagine doing what makes your heart sing. You get to see what things have interested you through your whole life and you get to see how it all might come together. We work together with this vision to create the tools you need to make this transformation and get to emerge into the life you've always wanted to live!

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

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2010 ARTbundance™ Coach Certification Program, which is beginning in November 2010. You can get full details and request an application, here.

One of the lessons in the Artella e-course, "Mixed Media ME-flections: 30 Self-Portrait Projects to Change Your Life" is called "Look at Love", and it guides you through creating a self-portrait that represents four different kinds of love in your life.  My example is above; I created four mixed-media collages on postcard-sized pieces of plywood, strung together on a necklace.

I encourage you to create your "Look at Love", using the creative media of your choice (i.e., painting, collage, drawing, mixed-media, or perhaps writing short poems or mini-essays).  If you like, you can follow this as a guide:

Section 1: Represents a person you love. 
Pick someone you love - it can be anyone that comes to mind - and use this section to illustrate that love.

Section 2: Represents the love you receive. 
You can interpret this however you like; you may want to illustrate love you receive from a particular person, or it could be symbolic of the love you receive from others, in general.

Section 3: Represents an object you love. 
Go to this section and create art that represents something you love.    Whatever comes to mind first is perfect!

Section 4: Represents something you love about yourself. 
In this section, include an image of yourself (photo, drawing, etc.) and illustrate something you love about yourself.

As you work, really allow yourself to feel each of these important kinds of love in your body.  Breathe the love in and out.  Feel the love in your fingertips, and, by extension, in the paints and papers you're working with.  Experience the depth of all the love you have to give and receive in your life, though love.

If you like, you can learn more about Mixed Media ME-flections: 30 Self-Portrait Projects to Change Your Life, here!

This Quotz Crystal is a high-resolution jpeg image, suitable for printing. Print it out and hang it up to assemble your own gallery, full of masterpieces created with the color of love!

~Loving the sound of's unique heartbeat,

Artella Founder, Mango Lover, Hula Dancer

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