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How to Unleash Your Creativity and Find Inspiration Today

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From flexing your creativity to taking on the technical, all great projects begin with inspiration. Use these classes to get your gears turning.

Choose Must: 10 Exercises to Pursue Your Passion

Must is your calling. It’s what you feel deeply convicted to do. In order to follow your Must, you have to show up and take a few steps to get there — and that’s what this class is all about.

Internationally acclaimed author Emily Gould walks you through a 10-day creative writing challenge! Filled with inspiring examples, observation prompts, and clever revision tricks, it’s perfect for writers and enthusiasts eager to rekindle creativity in a personal and artful way.

Identify and share your most…

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DIY Wood Burned Mandalas


Hello everyone, It’s Katie here and I have a fun DIY to share with you inspired by Mandalas, Wood Burning and Pointillism! I combined those 3 different art forms onto a Basswood round to create a unique piece of art! Here’s how:


Step one: Design your mandalas! Mandalas usually have repeating elements, and I’ve found that the easiest way to draw them is to use a piece of polargraph paper. I did a quick google for printable polargraphs and easily found some to print out.

Step two: Place a piece of transfer paper on top of your Basswood Round, place the mandala design on top, and then trace over top of your lines again with a pencil to transfer the design onto the wood.


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