creative time just for you

Making art out of the material of life

This decade seems to be all about turbulence, change, and general instability. In moments of disarray, creative practices can be grounding and centering, a way to make sense of the world. I hope you’ll join me for an upcoming journal workshop.

Next Workshop

Wed, Sept 20, 2023 – FALL EQUINOX
4pm PST | 7pm EST

Fee: $20
*You will receive a Zoom link to join the live workshop a day in advance.

NOTE: this workshop is included as part of a paid subscription to the Alchemists Clubhouse over on Substack. Join for unlimited access to 16 previous recorded workshops!


Wed, Dec 20, 2023 – WINTER SOLSTICE

The Concept

Sketchbook is a series of guided mini-workshops to keep your creative energy flowing with the seasons. Creative practices are not only healing and rewarding in and of themselves; they also train the mind to explore, see possibilities, solve problems, and make discoveries.

Each 1-hour session takes you through a sequence of accessible writing and drawing prompts to help you reflect, release, play, and imagine. We meet 4 times throughout the year, exploring themes that reflect the movement of the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere: the pure potential of Winter hibernation, the fresh growth of Spring, the bright, expansiveness of  Summer, and the release and surrender of Fall.

“It’s fun to look back on my sketches from your classes plus extra ones I’ve done during some free time and I’m always amazed what came out in those single hours I was zoned into the creative process.”

“I loved that it was simple and not overwhelming to a beginner, but still very rich because of all of the possibilities the prompts could open. I went into it excited but apprehensive, sure that I was not and could not be an artist. And I came out knowing that that is all nonsense, that we are all artists, and that I could tap into this form for fun, exploration, and guidance in my daily life.”


  • A sketchbook or journal with thick, blank pages (here’s one and here’s another)
  • Everyday pen or pencil
  • Some combination of crayons, colored pencils, markers, or pastels

When you register for an upcoming session, you’ll receive a Zoom link via email. You can leave your camera on or off, ask questions or just follow along on your own.

Sketchbook Sample