This is my hope for you. That as you journey through these next 5 weeks, you will have a sense of how GOD has gifted you with a creativity that is uniquely yours. Maybe you ALREADY have a sense of where you thrive creatively. This may be an opportunity to incorporate this section of your life into your spiritual practice. This may be a time to try a new creative medium. Whatever place you find yourself, remember during this point in time you will journey through this course as YOU NEED TO.
You will hear from me and from 5 other Christian creatives about their discovery of their creative voices and the stops and starts they have experienced in the process.
You will have a chance to journal about your creativity life and your spiritual life through linger questions offered at the end of each section.
You will also receive 6 30 minute video tutorials that are geared toward the topics for each week. You can choose to create these projects or work on any project you are interested in, allowing this course to inspire you to complete it. These videos give you step by step instructions to create using easy to find materials.
I have also included inspiring videos to enhance this experience included with each day's questions.
A little more about me:
My name is Robin Norgren and I am creative. Guess what? You are creative too though you may have some hesitation calling yourself creative. Maybe someone else in your family or your group of friends is considered the 'creative' one. This course will help you not only expand your idea of how to define someone as creative but also convince that YOU are creative.
Maybe you already acknowledge that you are creative but you are unsure how to integrate creativity as a spiritual practice. This course will help you to do that. I take my story as a self proclaimed 'noncreative' and let you in on how God fully CONVINCED me that not only did I have a creative voice but that it could be utilized as a tool of healing and comfort not only of my past but in times of need in my present and future. AND also a source of encouragement and strength for those around me.
Why is this subject an important one?
I believe that we each have a set of challenges and struggles in our lives that there it no getting away from. Maybe you were fortunate in that you did not experience childhood trauma. If however, you did go through such pain, maybe you tried the conventional route of counseling and found some healing but maybe there are DEEP down parts of the scars that you simply can't get to with talk therapy. This is where creativity can come in like a healing balm and reach you, change you, perhaps HEAL you in ways you never imagined.
Perhaps you are experiencing pain right now or anxiety or extreme stress that you cannot articulate but you know you need to work through. I have found that creativity may just be the healing balm you are looking for. Not only will it help you to gain tranquility within, but it might possibly clear the path for you to gain clarity on your situation.
Who is this course for?
You should take this course if you are looking specifically to explore your Creativity as a Christian spiritual practice. Are you ready to walk with God through these beautiful creative outlets?
You should take this course if you understand your creative life as a spiritual one and want to experience creativity projects where the instructor speaks freely and her walk with God and her relationship with Jesus Christ as she creates.
You should take this course if you are looking for a bible study or devotional that infuses creativity into the study.
You should take this course if you are just learning or need a refresher on how to listen to your creative voice and would like a Creativity Facilitator to walk alongside you.
At the end of this course, you will deepen your relationship with God and gain a love of the creative process as a spiritual discipline.
We will talk about the way we define success and the difference between success and fulfillment
How do YOU define success How fulfilled are you right now?
What to do when you have no one to turn to
Is it time to get a hobby?
What does it mean to have a 'muse'?
This is a video on making prayer flags
This is part 2 of the prayer flags video tutorial
What are you passionate about?
Is there something in your life that is stealing your creative spark?
I get honest about how I waste my creative energy
What are your thoughts about the use of art as therapy?
What do you do when you have become bored with your creative 'comfort zone'?
Let's discuss the discipline of having a creative practice
An interview with Christian artist Mustard Seed Interiors
The supplies you will need to create the mixed media project called tranquil sailboats
a video on how to create the tranquil sailboats projects
Who are the 'designated' creative folks in your life? Is there room for you?
An assessment of how your creative process is going today
Are you ready to share your work?
Is it OK to copy other people's work?
Is FEAR showing up when you try to create?
An interview with Christian photographer Kelli Campbell
This is the supplies list to create whimsy on wood
This is the video that shows you how to create a project on wood
Part 2 of the video tutorial for the whimsy on wood project
The lessons learned in isolation
What tools do you have to cope with isolation?
What shift does your life make when you become more creative?
Do you have support now that you have become more creative?
This is part 1 of the tutorial for creating a dream catcher
This is part 2 of the video tutorial for making dream catchers
Who are the people that believe in you?
Time to assess the progress you have made creatively
Thinking about a creativity manifesto
How do you feel about the words YOU ARE CREATIVE?
Interview with Christian artist Studio JRU
The supplies you will need for the suncatcher project
Full length tutorial on how to create a rainstick
This is part two of the video tutorial for making rain sticks
These are 10 bonus journal prompts to help you continue to explore your creativity through words and activities
Robin Norgren, M.A.Th, C-YT is a Christian life coach and Creativity Facilitator living in Arizona. She received her coaching certification through Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and holds a B.A. in leadership and management training from Arizona State University. She Holds a Masters Degree in Theology from the world renowned Fuller Theological Seminary.
Robin is an Artist and Writer in Arizona who creates resources that invite you to commune with God and explore your creative side as a means to navigate through the trials of life. Robin is the founder of My Creative Peace Christ Centered Creativity Program
and Author of Your Creative Peace: How to Find and Deepen Your Creative Voice while Communing with God (Lulu Publishing, 2010).
Launching June 2015: Your Creative Peace Facilitator Training Program
Robin is also a certified level 1 yoga instructor through Holy Yoga and kids yoga instructor through Mini Yogis. Robin is certified to teach Art 101 curriculum through Deep Space Sparkle. She is a certified drum circle facilitator and women's circle facilitator.
In her spare time she runs Creativity and Movement , a business that brings creativity and movements classes to your home, organization or venue.