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Articulation 9-6-03
September 06, 2003
Hi ~


Just when you probably thought there wouldn't be an Articulation this week, huh? Well I certainly couldn't go a week without saying hello...and, as always, I thank you for your patience waiting this week's issue. Artella has had a busy week, as you'll see below.

One great thing about sending the Articulation out today is that I get to publicly say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister Launa. Happy Birthday, dear! I love you!

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Artella News!

1. New & Improved Goalar Energy course starts Monday! The fourth session of the Artella e-course, Goalar Energy: A Unique Guidance Program for Extraordinary Action, begins this Monday, Sept. 8. This 30-day course is designed to offer daily support in reaching a particular goal (the goal can be absolutely anything) in a creative, non-linear, and self-forgiving way. I'd like to highlight that this session will include a brand-new feature that I've developed in response to feedback from the program. I've now revamped the course so that each daily Goalar Energy Boost exercise comes with a "5 Minute Miracle", which is a condensed version of each lesson.

Therefore, participants can choose which lesson they want to follow, so that Goalar Energy fits into their lifestyles, easier than ever. In speaking extensively with former participants, some people said they didn't have enough time to complete the exercises and stay on track. Others said that they wouldn't want the lessons to be any shorter, because they loved having the full, comprehensive content. So this way, everyone wins!

Goalar Energy includes daily email lessons, two PDF workbooks, and 5 optional teleclasses. To read more about Goalar Energy and to sign up, go to But hurry, the course begins on Monday!

2. e-Artella #e-3 is available! The latest e-Artella issue was released this week and I want to thank everyone who has written with raves and cheers for this issue. This 57-page PDF issue is just bursting out of its super-cool electronic seams with colorful inspiration. It includes several articles about creativity topics, a how-to demonstration of image transfer techniques, a gallery of the Remember September Mail Art Project, an exclusive interview with artist Claudine Hellmuth, an exhibition of traditional and digital collage by artist Alain Valet, a list of spiritual resources for creative souls, and the awesome creative collaborations of words and art by 21 talented contributors! It's a biggie!

You can take a look at the issue's Table of Contents by going to and clicking on the cover for e-Artella #e-3. You can download this issue for $4.95. Reader Jennifer Gully wrote me a few days ago to say, "Spending $4.95 for issue #e-3 has to be the best deal going on the Internet. It's an endless well of creativity and inspiration."

3. Never seen Artella in print? We'll give you a sneak peak! On the page, you can now check out some sample pages from print issues 2 and 3. Just click the covers to see samples of four layout spreads for each issue. Cool, huh?

On the same page, you can also pre-order copies of Artella issue 4, Flight: word and art and wings unheard, due out at the end of this month.

4. Looking for Artists with Products! We're finishing up the proposal for artists who would like to receive information on placing their work in our upcoming gift shop. If you have not already requested to be on the list to receive this information, send a blank email to to get on the list. If you know an artist who might be interested in this venture, please send them our way!

5.Next free telworkshop! Every month, I offer a free teleworkshop on a variety of creativity topics. This month, I'll be repeating the popular, "WordJazz Poetry" class on September 23, so if you missed it the first time around, be sure to check it out at

6. Free booklet for spreading the word! Tell people about Artella and we'll send you a free PDF booklet called 101 Topics and Triggers for Explorations in Collage and Writing! It's soooo easy...just tell as many people as you can about Artella by forwarding this newsletter in its entirety, or directing them to our Web site, and then send an email to with "Spreading the Word" in the subject line. I'll send you the booklet with my thanks!

Artful Links!
1. Don't forget to participate in your own private parade to the post office as part of the Remember September project. Artella is happy to host the informational Web page about this amazing mail art project created by Gail Ellspermann. Please visit the page to read about how you can participate in this creative way to commemorate September 11, 2001.

2. is a wonderfully inspiring and resourceful site run by artist Tera Leigh. Her articles on journaling and creativity are just great, and I couldn't stop smiling the whole time I was on her site. While you are there, be sure to check out her charitable project, The Artist Memory Box project.

Sending you a golden curve or two...


Artella Editor

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