Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Follow Your Heart, Creative Living...


Some of you will remember that we had planned a new kind of workshop for this year - the Follow Your Heart, Creative Living Seminar. We'd planned a creative day to be held at the Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast - a palace of creativity if ever I've seen one. Unfortunately, the Palazzo had, at the last moment transformed our seminar room into a beauty parlour and so we were left without a space that was befitting our plans! The Follow Your Heart seminar is different to our other decorating inspired workshops as this workshop goes deeper. To be able to create in a way that is a true reflection of your unique point of view, requires a connection with your inner self, a connection with your true self. It requires some soul work. I know, it all sounds very new age, but in reality, it's impossible to create freely and from your heart unless this connection to your inner voice is switched on. There are many tools that people employ to connect with their inner voice. Some take up a yoga or meditation; others walk, eat well, read, sit. Whilst all of these techniques are important ways to help you access a kind of clarity, the Follow Your Heart Creative Living seminar is for those of you who are looking for another, perhaps more practical way to connect with your voice. Simple techniques that you can turn to, everyday, to help you remain 'in your skin' - techniques that will enable you to create in a way that is a true reflection of who you are. Ideas that will help you live a life that you love. Ways to help you connect with your inner hopes and desires and practical ways to help you manifest your dreams. This workshop is designed for those of you out there who are struggling to find alignment with your inner voice, with your true self.  Specifically designed for women who are feeling in between - perhaps at a point in life where they are leaving one life path behind with the hope of embarking on a new journey. Women who are ready to take a creative leap in their lives but are not sure how to make it happen. During this day, I impart to you some of the tools that I use, everyday, to help me live in the moment with a sense of creative purpose - the tools that enable me to live a creative personal and professional life.
 I'm so excited about this seminar - however finding exactly the right space to hold this special day has been a journey to be sure. I haven't felt comfortable with any of the locations that we've sourced so far. The space needs to be beautiful, inspirational but also natural. It needs to provide an environment where the women who come along feel comfortable enough to speak their truth. Where they're happy to explore their own creativity. We're they're able to truly let go. And so, this leads me to my shed! We've been renovating this old shed up at the farm for a while now. Originally a slightly dilapidated building, it suffered a blow after a big storm and desperately needed to a face lift. This shed is beginning to take shape - and is looking just so incredibly beautiful. We've had a question mark over what to do with the space. Hubby has tentatively claimed it as his office (or man shed!) but I've been thinking it could be a lovely place for my Follow Your Heart seminar. Imagine, a day in the shed at the farm, exploring your creativity, connecting with your inner voice, touching base with the more creative you... And so, I'm plotting and planning - and hoping to set a date for this workshop for a little later in the year... Watch this space as we evolve this idea into a reality and the shed into a true beauty...

4 comments:

Paint Me White said...

Shannon I must say that from the outside your shed looks amazing so think what the inside could look like. Looks very American to say the least with the white french doors I love it. What a great place to hold your workshop I think its a fab idea. Sandy

LINDA from OEKE said...

The shed looks a great place .. I'm sure you will do it up super lovely and make it a great place for people to come and be creative.

Oh, and just reading back a few posts about your 'possible' book and 'possible' NY trip .. I hope it moves to 'definate' and 'doable'!!

Cassandra said...

That sounds like the best idea - you teach from where your creativity starts and from where you live your very best version of your life - couldn't really get any better or authentic could it?

Cathy Louise said...

Oh very cool, I have been thinking of renovating a part of my courthouse as a studio...Just need to win lotto first :)All sounds amazing ...xxc