A Creative Community & Membership Program
Imagine being a part of a loving, supportive, inspiring creative community.
One that helps you reach your big creative dreams and have deep fun while you do.
Doors are opening to new members in May 2023! Very soon!
If you’re an imaginative, soulful, heart-centered artist…
You know you have to keep taking steps, making art, growing, and sharing your art in order to thrive.
Perhaps you’ve forgotten that. . .
The number one thing established artists talk about benefiting from is creative community.
Creative community is the trusted friends, advisors, mentors, colleagues, and helpers that see the best in you and keep encouraging you. The ones who give you valuable feedback, and connect you to ideas, resources, and opportunities. The ones who inspire you and open new vistas.
We need this as artists.
It’s hard to create in isolation. To keep going without anyone responding to your art. Without anyone to ask questions of or share your ups and downs with. Without the magic of community.
I’ve taken what I’ve learned from eighteen years of teaching, working with hundreds of creative people and seeing what helps and inspires them the most. Combined with what I’ve discovered from decades of living as an artist—writing, dancing, making music, and more. And mixed that with the profound experiences I’ve had as an initiated firekeeper, facilitating profound transformation.
And I’ve rolled that into this membership community to help you flourish in your creativity and in your life.
Introducing Brilliant Playmates.
A place for you to…
♥ Be a part of a warm, welcoming community in which to share your works-in-progress and your creative aspirations.
♥ Receive the structure, support, and accountability you need to do what brings you most alive.
♥ Tap into inspiration, encouragement, and helpful feedback to hone your creations and share them with the world.
♥ Get lit up by other artists, working in a variety of media, genres, and styles, at all stages of their creative lives.
♥ Dare to dream big and realize your dreams through do-able steps.
We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming space for people of all colors, genders, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences, and to learning and growing from our diversity. Please join us!
You think you should be able to do it by yourself.
I’ve been there.
After a while, you begin to lose steam. Or focus. You feel confused. Inspiration wanes. Doubt creeps in.
Perhaps you take on too many projects and spin out. Or you hit a roadblock. You need some help or feedback.
You’re not sure of your next steps. Or if what you are creating is any good. Where do you go?
You need someone to talk to openly about where you are and where you’re headed. Someone to share your work with and hear how it lands.
That’s where creative community comes in.
Most artists don’t fulfill their creative dreams because…
They lack support. Collaborators, friends, mentors, guidance, direction, and encouragement.
They lack accountability. Clear focus and flexible roadmaps to their dreams. Plus help along the way.
They lack insightful feedback when they need it. And cheerleaders when they need those (all the time).
Plus new sources of inspiration flowing in.
Welcome to Brilliant Playmates!
A creative community and membership for artists and creators of all kinds
To help you thrive, shine, and create your best art. Joyfully.
Here’s what you receive
We meet 3 times a month—more for special events and co-playing sessions—on Zoom for 90 minutes to dive deep into creativity, share our art projects and creative lives, plan our next steps, and ask our burning questions.
Come as often as you like. Sessions are also recorded for later viewing.
Our regularly scheduled sessions are on Fridays 1:00 – 2:30 pm PACIFIC TIME. To find out when that is in your time zone, click here: www.worldtimebuddy.com
♥ Community Gathering & Creativity Igniter
On the first Friday of each month, we gather together to dive into our monthly creativity igniter—a theme, focus, and/or challenge to keep you growing in your creative life. We have guided meditations to keep you deeply connected to your muse, small breakout groups to explore creative topics and meet creative friends, and Q&A to get your pressing questions answered and share your ideas.
♥ Featured Artist Salon & Open Mic
Each month we feature one artist from within the community, who shares their art alongside a guided conversation and a chance to receive helpful feedback, followed by an inspiring open mic with brief slots to sign up to share your works-in-progress.
♥ Dreaming & Accountability Session
On the fourth Friday of each month, we’ll come together to check in around our past month’s projects, goals, and our big dreams, to celebrate steps taken, heartstorm solutions to challenges, and set next steps, so you know what to focus on.
We’ll also do a broader sweep quarterly to help you stay on track toward what you most desire. I’ll help you get crystal clear on desires and steps and how to map it in time in a doable and fun way with tools from my Sacred Time Management system.
You also receive…
♥ Monthly Creativity Igniter
Each month I’ll send you a Creativity Igniter—a focus, theme, and suggestions to play with in your creative life to help keep you inspired, growing, and creating.
♥ New Moon Intentions & Full Moon Check-ins
On our private forum I post invitations at the new moon and full moon, so you can align your creativity with the natural cycles, and use the power of the new moon to set new intentions and the light of the full moon to gain clarity about your progress. When we move with the natural cycles, life flows more beautifully and sustainably.
♥ The profound benefits of a mentor and facilitator with 19+ years of experience teaching and coaching artists and facilitating groups.
♥ The genius of creative hive mind. Members have a wealth of experience in the arts and have organized co-working/co-playing sessions, given virtual studio tours, and are invited to offer workshops to share their expertise and passions with the community.
♥ All sessionns are recorded and available for download within 48 hours after the session, so that if you miss a session, you can still tune in, and you can keep them in your library forever.
You’ll also get access to…
Our private Brilliant Playmates online forum (exclusive and awesome)
- A private place for us to connect and share our triumphs, challenges, questions, and inspirations.
- Get immediate feedback.
- Have fertile conversations.
- Post your art in a safe, private, encouraging space.
- Find collaborators, colleagues, and friends.
This is here for you 24/7 to get your pressing questions answered, share your steps forward, celebrate milestones, get support through your challenges, and learn from what other artists are doing and discovering.
I’ll also check in here and share inspirations, suggestions, and reminders to help you keep on track.
This is priceless. When we share our knowledge and experiences, we all grow so much quicker and more easefully.
Become a Brilliant Playmate now!
Doors open in May to join us at the start of June
There are no refunds once you register.
You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay. You can use a debit/credit card or Venmo. If you use Venmo, you’ll receive a receipt from Venmo and one from PayPal. This does NOT mean that you have been charged twice.
To pay by check or cash, contact me.
BIPOC Discount: To promote diversity in our community and as a form of reparations, we offer a 50% discount for BIPOC. Scroll down for that option.
6 month membership – $300
6 month membership – $180
Monthly membership of $30
This program is for you if…
- You would love to be a part of an amazing community of artists, helping each other reach their dreams.
- You long for structure and support to help you do more of what you love and get it out in the world.
- You could benefit from loving, constructive feedback or brilliant suggestions when you get stuck or just from the thrilling creative ferment of a group of artists.
- You are intrigued by the fertile cross-pollination of ideas between artists of different art forms.
- You’d love to have a place to celebrate your achievements and get encouragement and clarity when you lose your way.
- When do we meet?
Currently, we meet three Fridays a month at 1pm PACIFIC TIME (find out when that is in your time zone here) for 90 minutes. We add special events and other offerings as we go.
- How do we meet?
All of our sessions are live on Zoom and also recorded for you to watch or listen to later.
- Do I need to attend all of the sessions to be a part of this?
Nope! The sessions will be recorded, so you can listen later. And if you don’t have time to listen later, no problem. You are not required to attend any sessions, though you’re encouraged to come to as many as you can! The community is here for you when you can make it. And when you’re busy, just tune in when you can.
- Do I need to be a professional artist to be a part of this?
Absolutely not. Artists and creative beings at any stage of your creative life or career are welcome and encouraged. Whether you are just starting out, somewhere in the middle, or a flourishing professional, you will find juicy inspiration, deep community, and practical tools to keep you thriving. I have found through years of teaching that non-hierarchical groups form the most powerful creative containers.
- Do I have to share my art with the group?
You don’t have to do anything you don’t feel drawn to do. There are invitations and opportunities of many kinds to share your work, to share your process, to ask your questions, and more, but what you do is up to you.
- Is this just for visual artists?
No. This is for creative people of all kinds—visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, performers, filmmakers, craftspeople, gardeners, cooks, you name it. If it’s creative, bring it! We want to support you.
- What’s the time commitment?
There is no specific amount of time you need to commit to this. I highly recommend you attend as many of the live sessions as possible, so that you get to know the other artists and are an active member of our community. There are no required assignments, though I will make suggestions of things to spark your creativity and help you get clear on your individual goals and steps.
- How do I access the materials?
Everything will live in our online portal, which is where you go to log on for our sessions, find our handouts and recordings, and participate in our community forum.
- Does my subscription renew automatically?
Your subscription will be set to automatically renew on about the same day each month that you registered or six months after you registered if you choose the six month option.
- What if I need to cancel my membership?
You can cancel at any time by emailing us. There are no refunds once you register. If you sign up for the six-month membership, your cancellation will be processed at the end of your six months. If you sign up for the monthly membership, your cancellation will be processed at the end of that month.
Ready to join us? Magic happens here!