“Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.” – Anonymous
It’s time take a moment to acknowledge what a fabulous year 2019 has been for me (despite all challenges, and there were many, I kid you not!) – not only as an artist and creative soul business entrepreneur, but especially as a workshop facilitator. After setting up my website and opening my Etsy store in 2018 things have unfolded in incredible and swift ways.
The first half of the year saw me launching my “Art & Soul” sessions where I work 1-on-1 with women to explore their deeper personal quests through coaching with images, intuitive art directives and oracle cards. This work is deeply fulfilling for me as I get to experience first hand the beautiful soul essence and amazing creative gifts that arise in my clients during a session.
My “Inner Compass Oracle” Deck became a Bestseller item on Etsy and I have delighted in becoming a proud shop owner, packing and shipping this little gem all over the world. There is nothing more rewarding than connecting to strangers over my own creation in such a heartfelt way. The messages and posts I receive from clients who use my deck for guidance and daily magic, never cease to fill my heart with joy and gratitude.
If you are not familiar with my oracle deck, you can watch a lovely “Unboxing” video by one of my customers here:
After co-operating with other women and exploring to teach new kinds of interdisciplinary workshops, including Yoga, Meditation and art journaling I have returned to my roots: intuitive collage as a means to connect to your soul.
Becoming a certified SoulCollage® facilitator was the next logical step both in my personal journey and as a workshop facilitator. After hosting the first SoulCollage® workshop in Hamburg which was conducted by my friend and certified facilitator Veronica Schauder in July 2019 I packed my suitcase for a trip to Italy a month later to take the week-long training with master SoulCollage® trainer Mariabruna Sirabella. That training week left a deep impact on my soul and receiving my official facilitator certificate in late August was one of the most special moments of the year.
Only a month later I concluded my first year of Art Therapy studies and successfully passed the examination in Hamburg. I continue to benefit from and integrate my theoretical and practical experience into my work.
In the Fall I started to host monthly SoulCollage® Sunday workshops for expat women living in Hamburg and started to a build a lovely community of Soulcollagers.
And let’s not forget that I learnt a ton about Social Media, Marketing, how to use new Apps and Software tools – it’s been a constant process of learning, growing – and never giving up.
I am still at the beginning and have already achieved so much. Taking a moment to look back is really important to appreciate the small steps that lead to big results. Not everything has been successful or easy, however, I am filled with a ton of new inspiration and motivation to move my creative business to the next level in 2020 and beyond. I thank everyone who has and continues to support me on my journey.
Find out what exciting projects I am working on for you in my next blog post HERE