I’m super excited to share that I am finally going to be opening the Creatively Onward Classroom within the next 8 weeks. After struggling for the last 2 years to educate myself on the world of online classes and workshops, I am ready to release a class. I am currently taking one more round of classes to cement the tech portion of creating a class in my brain. I have content ready to go, just need the set up. So stay tuned! I may be slow but I haven’t given up. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be sure you are one of the first to learn of the opening.
The in-person version of my Intention setting workshop is ready to roll and will take place,
Saturday, September 30th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Awakening Yoga Studio
(This workshop was originally scheduled for the 16th and has been changed due to Hurricane Irma.)
Rolling out new images. As I gain a clearer understanding of what I want to do with my
enterprising life, the design changes. You will notice an updated header for this site. I’m still
incorporating “Creatively Onward,” but it feels that this is more of a tag line and underlying
sentiment for how I roll than for what I am. I have always been about forward movement, color, using the senses, radical amazement, energy and connection. I am Julie Baker, graphic designer, catalyst for yoga and creativity, mother, wife, woman, sister, daughter, teacher, student and so much more. I am grateful everyday for all with whom I share this journey.
Join me as I move “Creatively Onward.”
Light & Love,
Green, pink, purple, yellow, white, color is everywhere. It is spring a time for new beginnings and fresh energy. And this means newness in my business life as well. The Universe keeps sending yoga messages my way. I am listening. It pleases me to announce that I will be teaching at Awakening Yoga Studio starting in the next couple of weeks. This is a great space in my new home town, with a wonderful group of yogis. If you’re in the area, check it out.
I have a few other ideas marinating, workshops, self-care mini retreat with yoga and art, and of course, the online class for my non-local friends. It is still in production. I’m getting closer. The tech is my block at the moment. If I wanted to contract it out, it would be done. But that’s not in my DNA. I love to learn which means I’ve been doing the work. I’m slow but consistent just like the tortoise. It will get done eventually. Until next time, go Creatively Onward!
Yes, it is game on! I am challenging Kiala Givehand creator the The Journey Within: A Year of Handmade Art Journals to play along with this week’s Monday Mission on my YouTube Channel.
Take a peek at the Creatively Onward YouTube channel to see what I mean. Feel free to join in the fun! To see who is next on the Blog Hop click here!
Oh my goodness this is exciting and scary all at the same time! I am thrilled to announce that I will be a guest teacher in The Journey Within: A Year of Handmade Art Journals with book maker, Kiala Givehand and 16 other artists. The class begins January 1st and goes the entire year (I’m feeling a New Year’s resolution idea here). Each month, Kiala will teach you how to make your own handmade art journal, give you prompts, tips and techniques for filling the pages, and bring in guest artists to share their ideas.
To kick off this fantastic course, Kiala has created a December book and asked each guest artist to give her a challenge to complete this month. All these challenges are set up to create an opportunity to “Blog Hop.” You can “hop” from blog to blog as the challenges take place. Play along if you choose. CLICK HERE for the blog hop schedule.
My challenge will appear on December 7th. Check back to see what I’ve suggested.
If you decide to play along, leave a comment with a link to your blog or to the page you completed so I can see your unique interpretation.
Each artist gets credit when someone from their world chooses to take the class so please CLICK HERE to learn more about the class or to register.
If your New Year’s resolution involves having your most creative year yet or you are vowing to learn something new each month, what are you waiting for, click that link and join me.
Until next time!
Announcing the official launch of Creatively Onward’s YouTube Channel. We have now gone LIVE! This is both thrilling and terrifying! I am putting myself out there in a big way with the intention of creating a positive, empowering, inspiring and creative community with whom to share and grow.
One year ago this month, I stumbled upon Jennifer Lee’s Right Brained Business Plan Product Development online course. My experience with online courses had left me feeling isolated and frustrated. I felt I was missing something by not being in a classroom hearing the dialogue. This class was different. This community of creatives is wise, inclusive, knowledgeable and fun. Learning was presented in an interactive way that inspired me to rise to the challenge of being in business. Creatively Onward was born.
I began with a glimmer of an idea, a rough concept for a deck with creativity prompts and a personal Facebook page that I barely knew how to work. After one quick year, Creatively Onward has a website, Instagram, Twitter, a business Facebook and YouTube. All set up by me through trial, error (lots of error) and some guidance from my teenagers. It’s not perfect but it’s done and it’s mine. Yowza! This is another step in the preparation for online class offerings, as well as, potential workshop events that combine my mad yoga skills with my love of creativity. It has been a year filled with many growth opportunities. As 2015 winds down I am feeling grateful for growth, new friendship, possibilities and creative connection.
Planning is already underway for 2016. There are rumblings of exciting opportunities emerging. I say, “bring it on.” Hope you will join me for the adventure! Sign up for the newsletter and subscribe to my channel.
Click the link below to view my premiere video and feel free to share it. Go Creatively Onward!
It is official! I will be teaching 3 classes this fall at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo.
If you are local, please help me spread the word!
Click here for details.