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Your Complimentary ARTbundance Workshop ~ Artellagram 10/9/10
October 09, 2010

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First, I want to thank everyone who took the time to write and share good wishes, after reading about Kai’s surgery in last week’s Artellagram. I’m happy to share that the surgery went very well, and he’s back at home, recovering beautifully.  Here he is, visiting a local pumpkin patch, with just a little bit of residual swelling leftover. :-) I’m amazed at his resilience, and I’m equally amazed at the kindness and generosity from our extended Artella family.  Thank you so very much for your beautiful affection for this little boy whom you’ve never even met…and for sending him your love.

Several months ago, our family had dinner with some new friends -- two darling toddlers and their wonderful parents.  As we were all saying our goodbyes, the little girl hugged Kai so hard that he fell over.  It surprised him so he cried a bit, even though he wasn't at all hurt.  Later, we were talking with Kai about our fun evening and how much love his new friends gave him, and he said, "Toooooo much! Tooooo much love!"  And it was, indeed, just too much for Tony and me to control our laughter at Kai, as he articulated his experience of "too much love".

Since then, “too much love” has become part of our family lexicon, and Tony and I have continued to joke about it.  Toddler-generated humor aside, I actually don’t think there can be such thing as “too much love”; not when the love is pure.  I think love is like looking in a kaleidoscope; as we focus on a single object, the image magically expands into a dazzling infinity of patterns and colors.  When we look through the kaleidoscope, our capacity to SEE suddenly changes completely.  And when we love, our capacity to LIVE suddenly expands in infinite ways.

We all have had experiences when we are permeated by love, and life suddenly becomes crystal-clear.  The trouble is maintaining that perspective when the intense experience passes, and we find ourselves back in our day-to-day lives, where it becomes all too easy to get caught up in the affairs of the day, and lose sight of what really matters most ultimately.  Of course, what really matters is never how hard we have worked, or how much we have gotten done, or even how much we have served the rest of the world around us.  I think as we get older, life makes it very clear to us that what really matters most at the end of our lives here on earth, is not what we owned or accomplished, but how much we really loved.

On this coming Thursday, October, I'm presenting a free teleclass called The Awe of Attraction: Using the ARTbundance™ Principles to Break the "Law" and Find the Love.  In this class, we’ll use art and creativity to explore many different ways to ignite the power of love, all of which kaleidoscopically multiply our capacity to experience love even more.

The "loves of our lives" can be hiding in unusual places.  I invite you to join me to design a new kind of ka-love-ascope through which we can find them…as we explore the world anew in a graceful, colorful, AWEsome light. You can get all the fun details under the "News" section further down 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 ARTbundance™ Teleclass on October 14

NEW! Artella Affiliate Program and A.R.T. Prize Party on October 12!

Become Part of Artella's Team!

In the Studio with Coach Sheryl Allen

Creativity Tip: Celebrating Overexposure

Quotz Crystal™

1. NEW! Free ARTbundance™ Teleclass! Join me and some of Artella's ARTbundance™ Certification Training Alumni for The Awe of Attraction: Using the ARTbundance™ Principles to Break the "Law" and Find The Love, a playful and practical free teleworkshop in which you'll learn how to use art and creativity as powerful new tools to attract more of what you want into your life.

ARTbundance™is all about tapping 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.

In The Awe of Attraction, we’ll share practical tools to easily and joyfully connect to the power of love while organically and deeply feeding your soul while having lots of creative fun along the way!

The Awe of Attraction: Using the ARTbundance™ Principles to Break the "Law" and Find The Love is a free teleclass to be held on this coming Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 9:00pm Eastern Time (8:00 Central, 7:00 Mountain, 6:00 Pacific), taking place via telephone conference line.

Sign up for this free class and you’ll receive….
  • Fun exercises to identify your core motivators and the most powerful (and perhaps most surprising) "loves" of your life.
  • Innovative, hands-on art projects that actually use those personal elements to creatively design your own personal Ka-LOVE-ascope to assist you on your adventure for new, unchartered, and unexpected prosperity and growth.
  • A follow-up workbook including inspiring and effective ARTsignments™ that you can use to harness the ARTbundance™ Principles to uncover new sources and opportunities for harnessing the "Awe" of Attraction!
  • For those also interested in hearing more about  the Fall 2010 ARTbundance™ Certification Training Program, you are invited to stay for a fun gathering after the call, where you'll hear directly from current ACT graduates, and get full details about the 2010 ARTbundance™ Certification Training program.
To join us for the free Awe of Attraction teleclass on Thursday, October 14, 2010, sign up here!

2. Join the Affiliate Program and come to the A.R.T. Prize Party! Join Artella's generous Affiliate Program and receive your invitation to a free teleclass exclusively for Artella Affiliates: the ARTfiliate Revenue Training Prize Party - aka the A.R.T. Prize Party, to be held on this coming Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time.  In the A.R.T. Party on Tuesday October 12, Artella ARTfiliates will:
  • Learn all about how cool ACT ARTbundance™ Certification Training really is (including hearing from current ACT graduates!), so that you can share it with your audience or social circle
  • Learn how simple and easy the referral process is (you don’t even need a website or blog) and how easy it is to earn at least $75 per referral. (We’re not saying you’ll earn quite enough to retire, but you can bring in a pretty bit of spending money, and it’s very quick, straightforward  has no silly strings attached, no fine print, and excellent bonuses! Pretty cool deal, we think! :-)
  • Be introduced to the variety of all-new promotional tools to which you’ll have access, including lots of freebies and giveaways
  • Receive step-by-step instructions and tips for integrating the promotions in your existing and new channels
  • Get fun tips for generating buzz through social media in unique ways
  • Have the chance to win lots of great prizes when we play our fun A.R.T. Party Games! (After all, what is a party without games? LOL)
  • Laugh LOTS with me and other great folks in the Artella community
Get more info and sign up here!

3. 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 Sheryl Allen.

Sheryl is a walking kaleidoscope; she shines her color and light everywhere she turns!  I know you will enjoy getting to know Sheryl!

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

Sheryl: Marney set a wonderful example of combining her love of art and words into a successful internet business and I’ve been wondering how I could combine my passions for creativity, writing, personal growth and health. When she shared the ARTbundance™ program, I knew I wanted to participate. I’ve done a lot of personal growth work and including art and words was a new, fun way to learn more about myself and how I share my gifts and talents with the world.

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

Sheryl: It has helped me see how important creativity is to me in my everyday life and work — I knew I loved to create but did not realize it was a necessity rather than a luxury. Also, having some personal challenges, I put being creative aside — ARTbundance™ got me creating again. I also learned a lot about coaching rather than facilitating or teaching and feel it’s much more empowering for my clients. Marney is a master at asking the right questions and guiding people to the innate wisdom within. I feel I am getting better at it all the time. I also find it easy to quickly find clarity by choosing and completing an Archaeology ARTsignment.

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

If you would like to receive notification and an application for the next ARTbundance™ Coach Certification Program, simply fill out the form on this page.

In the Artella e-course, the AlphaBetter Muse Workshop: 26 Inspiring Art Journaling Muses for All-Around BETTER Living!, the Muse who “teaches” the lesson for the letter “O” is named “Overexposed Muse”.  In photography, overexposure is when a subject is literally flooded in light. While overexposure may be a negative thing in Hollywood, when it comes to leading a rich, creative life here in the real world, I think that surrounding yourself with light is nothing but positive! The purpose of Overexposed Muse’s lesson is to encourage us to study what brings light into our lives, and explore how we can bring MORE light into our lives, to truly flood our souls in the most positive way possible.

To represent “Overexposed Muse”, I created a piece to celebrate my friend Pattie Mosca, an amazing artist who is one of the most luminous people I've ever met!  I had several photos of her, and I created this piece as a surprise to her.  You might want to try something similar, and create a project to flood some light on a friend who might need it. You could also use pictures of yourself, as a special way to honor and “illuminate” yourself.

This is an easy “hybrid” project that combines paper and digital art, and even absolute beginners in digital art can have great results.

Here are steps for making your own "Overexposed Muse":

  1. Select the images that you will "overexpose".  I used a handful of photographs of my friend Pattie.  You might use photos of yourself, or any images that inspire you and remind you of your own light within!
  2. In Photoshop, intensify the Brightness of each image, and then adjust the Hue for each image, so that each image is a slightly different color.
  3. Print out the images, and place them inside film reel frames.  The ones I used were scrapbooking embellishments available at a craft store.
  4. Select a background paper. Mine is a fun polka-dotted design.  Adhere the film reel frames to the background paper.  I used fun “Fasternator” staples to attach the frame to the background.
  5. Add text, if you like.  I spelled out "Overexposed Muse: Her Luminosity Blows Out the Cameras" with fun stickers.  I outlined the stickers with marker, to make them stand out a bit more.
  6. For some final sparkle, add a few little gem decorations around the page.
For the writers out there, writing about “overexposure” is another fun way to explore this topic.  Here are a few prompts to get you started…

  • What role do "light" and "darkness" play in your life?
  • Is it easy for you to "see the light" in difficult situations?  Why or why not?
  • When you think of the quality of lightheartedness, who comes to mind? 
  • If your life and your very essence were "flooded with light", what might that look like? 
  • Is there a "light" in your life that you are not fully seeing?  What are the "bright spots" in your life that you are overlooking, or taking for granted?

If you like, you can learn more about Artella’s AlphaBetter Muse Workshop, here!

This Quotz Crystal is a high-resolution jpeg image, suitable for printing. Print it out and hang it up to remind you to open your heart to all kinds of love…

~Loving's kaleidoscopic life,

Artella Founder, Mango Lover, Hula Dancer

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