Let's develop a creative practice in a community of creatives

Launching January 2024

A creative playground ...

“The Well” is a virtual and in-person creative community offering courses, workshops, and collaborative spaces for individuals seeking self-expression and personal growth.

  • Weekly courses and workshops on various creative practices.
  • Collaborative online spaces for sharing and supporting each other’s work.
  • Monthly live Zoom calls for discussions and community building.
  • Opportunities for accountability so creativity becomes a dedicated practice.
  • An active private Facebook group where we can share our work and cheer each other on.
  • an online platform that houses the online meetings, workshops, and free classes (Coming soon from the App Store/Google Play)

Over a 40+ year career  as a freelance creative, I’ve come to believe there’s a unique reservoir of magic inside each of us.  I picture it as a special “well”, and every day, we have the opportunity to draw from its enchanting waters. Whether you express yourself through art, writing, or simply by being kind or mindful, each act is akin to taking a scoop of this magical essence.

Contrary to the idea of hurriedly taking in as much magic as possible, the key is to draw a little bit every day. Whenever you engage in something positive or creative, I invite you to recognize it as an accomplishment.

The beauty lies in the simplicity of the process; there’s no need to rush or attempt everything at once. By consistently drawing from this well, even in small measures, you’re gradually filling it. With time, you’ll witness your reservoir of magic water growing, becoming a vast source of creativity and wisdom within you.

So, remember, it’s not a race to complete everything swiftly; it’s about the daily accumulation of small acts, each contributing to that ‘well’ done journey!

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Join me for the 2024 Launch

Free Events

3rd Wednesday of the month 11 am CST

Let’s make the third Wednesday a date for creativity! Come for a coffee and informal “yack and quack” with fellow artmakers. Over the hour, we’ll share what’s inspiring you, engage in show-and-tell, and discuss your favourite tools and tricks with The Well community. It’s a laid-back gathering where ideas flow, inspiration sparks, and the creative energy is contagious.

Make this a regular date to come together, share ideas, and inspire each other. Your creativity is a valuable part of our community, and I can’t wait to see you there!

3rd Wednesday of the month 11 am CST

Come for a coffee and informal monthly “yack and quack” with fellow artmakers. Over the hour, we’ll share what you’re working on, engage in show-and-tell, and discuss your favourite tools and tricks with The Well community. It’s a laid-back gathering where ideas flow, inspiration sparks, and the creative energy is contagious.

Let’s make the third Wednesday a date for creativity!

Make this a regular date to come together, share ideas, and inspire each other. Your creativity is a valuable part of our community, and I can’t wait to see you there!

FREE Fortnight
April 11, 2024 6:30 pm CST

Are you ready for a night of whimsy, creativity, and a whole lot of coziness? Well, mark your calendars because FortNight is back on January 4, and we can’t wait to see you there – on ZOOM!

Here’s a chance to unleash your inner artist from the comfort of your very own fort! That’s right – grab your blankets, pillows, and sketchbook.  Get ready to construct the coziest creative space in your home. Maybe we’ll woo your inner critic to play well with us.

If you build it, you can come!

FREE Fortnight
April 11, 2024 6:30 pm CST

Are you ready for a night of whimsy, creativity, and a whole lot of coziness? Well, mark your calendars because FortNight is back on January 4, and we can’t wait to see you there – on ZOOM!

Here’s a chance to unleash your inner artist from the comfort of your very own fort! That’s right – grab your blankets, pillows, and get ready to construct the coziest creative space in your home.

If you build it, you can come!

Paid Programs

Showing Up Sundays
7 pm CST

Join a dedicated community of artists, writers, and creatives every Sunday night on Zoom, where participants engage in focused creative self-care, from sketching to writing, quilting, and more. With a proven formula for success, each session begins with setting intentions, followed by a distraction-free hour of creative immersion. We embrace the ethos of being ‘seen but not heard,’ where participants go on mute and get sh*t done. Showing Up is your key to unlocking consistent creative progress and achieving your goals.

Writing from the Well starts Jan 18
Thursdays 6:30pm CST

The blank page awaits you. If that sounds scary, then this series of journalling workshops is exactly for you. In a series of twelve weekly 75-minute sessions, Heidi will offer open-ended prompts to allow your voice to flow onto the page. Through relaxing somatic techniques you’ll learn to still your inner environment, then dip into a deep sensory well of experience, drawing out wise words.

You may even fill a journal without even trying.  Imagine that!

NOTE:  All people in this class get 3 months FREE access to
“Showing Up”

Writing from the Well starts Jan 18
Thursdays

The blank page awaits you. If that sounds scary, then this series of journalling workshops is exactly for you. In a series of twelve weekly 75-minute sessions, Heidi will offer open-ended prompts to allow your voice to flow onto the page. Through relaxing somatic techniques you’ll learn to still your inner environment, then dip into a deep sensory well of experience, drawing out wise words.

NOTE:  All people in this class get FREE access to
“Showing Up”

 

Showing Up Sundays
7 pm CST

Join a dedicated community of artists, writers, and creatives every Sunday night on Zoom, where participants engage in focused creative self-care, from sketching to writing, quilting, and more. With a proven formula for success, each session begins with setting intentions, followed by a distraction-free hour of creative immersion. We embrace the ethos of being ‘seen but not heard,’ where participants go on mute and get sh*t done. Showing Up is your key to unlocking consistent creative progress and achieving your goals.

I sat at my journal, listing my 'Well Wishes'..

After years of hosting thousands of people at Runs with Scissors Studio, like many of us during the Pandemic, my work turned to online.  How lucky I am that my creative energy has allowed me to pivot and focus on online offerings. The Well is simply a “container” to house the things I love to share, teach, and personally explore. I want to share them with you through both free and paid programming.

I asked myself what my "Sun, Moon, and Stars" would be. This is what I have, so far...

“The Well” is a creative sanctuary committed to fostering self-discovery, personal growth, and community connection through diverse artistic expressions. I want to provide a safe and inclusive space for intrepid creators, encouraging them to tap into their inner wellsprings of wisdom and embrace the transformative power of play. 

With “The Well,” I envision a vibrant community where the healing waters of creativity flow freely. I see a diverse collective of individuals, united by their shared love for artistic exploration, coming together to celebrate the beauty of vulnerability and the strength found in embracing one’s authentic self.

This core value encompasses the belief that creativity extends beyond artistic endeavors—it is a transformative force that contributes to overall well-being. The interconnectedness of creativity and well-being is at the heart of the community, guiding individuals on a journey toward self-discovery, personal growth, and a fulfilling, balanced life.

Here, we celebrate the idea that creativity is not just an external expression but a vital source that nourishes the entire self, contributing to a rich and meaningful human experience.

Oh, and laughter.  Lots of life-supporting laughter.

Don't miss out on this Adventure!

You can begin the journey with me here…

 

Connect with fellow wanderers, share your work, and be inspired by the wealth of talent in our growing community.

Let’s make something out of nothing, find the extraordinary in the ordinary, and practice showing up for a creative journey where process is always celebrated over product.

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