Nurture Your Creativity

The new year has folded over us with a wave of warmer temperatures. There’s mud everywhere, and the trees look content and the skies are deep and wide with greys. The weather, the skies, the trees…seem to be in the ‘in-between’ with us as we continue to hone our patience. We are in the chest of winter. Short light. Long darks. We still need sweaters, slippers, blankets and candles lit to remind us how it feels to be warm inside and out. Just as beneath the surface of the mud there are seeds and roots cultivating, so too can we cultivate our own seeds and roots of creativity. 

Writing lives in the light and dark. Creativity embraces the chaos because it knows that inspiration is within everything. 

There is much we’ve learned in 2020. Everyone’s list is unique. There is much we’re each still learning. Such is the gift of being soul-awake! So let us continue to to dedicate our time and energy into our deepest deeps of creative nurturing in 2021. 

TAKE A NURTURING CLASS!

The Allie Sunshine Project Winter Wellness Series Creative Living, Nurturing the Spirit Within
Cost: $120
4 – week virtual class

Wednesdays Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10
Series Description
As Covid is teaching us, change is a constant in life. In moving through new challenges, transition, and loss, creative self-care is essential to enhance our quality of life and wellness. This will be a series of four on-line workshops that promises to be engaging, fun and meditative while invigorating your unique creative spirit. Heartfelt teaching and guidance will be offered by local artists who are creative forces in our community. Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.

Session Breakdown
Week 1 Wednesday, January 20: Intuitive Paint Play      
Guest artist: Katherine Roth, Painter  
6:30pm – 8:30pm                        

Week 2 Wednesday, January 27: Words in a Journal -The Art of Creative Expression
Guest artist: Vanessa Shields
Owner of Gertrude’s Writing Room
6:30pm – 8:30pm                        

Week 3 Wednesday, February 3:  Heart of My Heart        
Guest Artist: Deborah Dunlop                        
Owner of Fusion Fibre Arts
6:30pm – 8:30pm                        

Week 4 Wednesday, Feb. 10: Crystal Energy
Guest artist: Tracey Rogers
Owner of White Feather Holistic
6:30pm – 8:30pm                        

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
To reserve your spot, email Lynn Hayes at: lhayes@thealliesunshineproject.com
Lynn will send you details including a registration form and the link to the Zoom meeting.  *Limited to 10 participants. Participants will receive info/packages for each class. Participants are encouraged to register for the whole four-week class to foster a greater community of intimacy during the sessions.

NURTURE YOUR LITERARY SOUL

What are you reading? We’re doing a little switcheroo on our socials for a literary change this year. We’ll be posting different books to nurture your reading souls! Be sure to *shop local* when purchasing the books that spark your interest. 

Local stores:
Biblioasis
Juniper Books
Storytellers Bookstore
The River Bookshop
PB Books
Goodwill Bookstore
University of Windsor Bookstore
Rogues Gallery *comics

Look at that! Nearly ten local locations to feed your reading soul! 

Follow us!
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Twitter – @GertrudeRoom

NURTURE YOUR POETIC LIFE

Owner Vanessa Shields is writing a poem a day on her blog. Interested in getting a new poem in your inbox every day?  Send your email and permission for Vanessa to add you to her subscriber’s list! 
shieldsvanessa@gmail.com

ONE-TO-ONE NURTURING

FOR YOUR CREATIVE BLOSSOMING
Hourly sessions on boosting your creativity with creative guidance.
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS

FOR YOUR CREATIVE PROJECT
Need an editor? Project organization support? Publishing information? 
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

FOR MENTORSHIP
A holistic approach for your creative writing life, engaging with a mentor is life-changing. 
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS

*ALL SESSIONS ARE DONE VIRTUALLY TO ADHERE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. VIRTUAL SESSIONS ARE DONE VIA WHATSAPP, FACETIME, SKYPE OR GOOGLEMEETS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING ANOTHER YEAR OF CREATIVITY WITH YOU!