|My alter ego, Raggedy Ann in the Dance Company|
12-12-12 seems like a day to do something special so I thought I'd send you a note! Hard to believe we're at the end of 2012 already, but here we are.
Lots of big changes for me this year, including a move from Detroit Lakes to the Twin Cities and a major shift in my business.
Creative Catalysts has been organically taking a new direction - a natural process when we allow ourselves to move to our own Creative Rhythm. So stay tuned for some new and exciting developments in the coming months! In the meantime, here's what's happening now - a new product, a celebration of clients' accomplishments, and new programs for 2013.
Have a wonderful December & enjoy the fascinating rhythm of life!
Kelly Pratt, Creative Catalysts
The Creative Rhythm Planner
Throughout these last years a process has emerged to collect my ideas, keep track of projects and appointments and take care of what I call "mental ephemera."
No planner I've ever found has worked for me, or suited my creative, somewhat wacky, nature.
My solution? Design my own! Now I want to share it with you. Here is the first incarnation...
You choose your cover design, and either a grid style of weekly calendar or a timed schedule style. Whichever suits you. See an example with options here: Creative Rhythm Planner example
If this looks like the perfect solution for you, click here for more information.
Free Year End Project
Here's a fun free project to take you into the New Year: create your Manifesto for 2013 - your "declaration of intentions, motives, or views. Your life stance." Once you've written it out, then create a visual representation of it. Maybe it's colors, a collage, one word... something visual to remind you where you're headed and why!
Download the MANIFESTO section (with a couple bonus pages) from the planner now.
Collaborating creates crazy chemistry!
Last January in the back room of La Barista, I launched the first "IGNITE! Creative Master Mind" in Detroit Lakes MN.
Jackie Jenson, Megan Hagel and Carmen McCullough arrived ready to take positive action and move their careers and businesses forward. We met every Tuesday at La Barista (although Megan did take a few weeks off when she had her baby!)
One of the results of this group was a wonderful collaboration between Megan and Jackie
resulting in the publishing of a fabulous children's book.
Introducing JON AND THE SOGGY LEAF
written by Jackie Jenson, illustrated by Megan Hagel.
"Filled with colorful artwork and whimsical rhyming couplets, Jon discovers that change is natural, necessary, and can even be fun. With fluid language and vibrant illustrations, Jon and the Soggy Leaf quickly engages its audience to want to read more ..."
Can't make the event? get your copy of JON AND THE SOGGY LEAF from Jackie or Megan's websites. Great gift idea!
Work With Me!
Twin Cities IGNITE! Creative Master Mind
Join me and 7 other creative thinkers in a cohort for 2013. The group will meet in the Twin Cities every other Tuesday morning starting January 15th. (location TBD after registration - I'll find a place convenient to all.)
"Kelly's"Ignite" sessions provided a positive forum for lively, relevant discussion
with like-minded, creative types... and a standard of accountability for setting
and reaching my artistic goals. I looked forward to our time together because
Kelly is a Creative Catalyst indeed!" Carmen McCullough - Collage Art
IGNITION! Coaching Session One 90-minute call.
Perfect if you have a specific challenge (or several), you're tired of brainstorming with yourself, or you'd simply like to talk with someone about your frustrations and concerns. A concentrated, focused 90 minutes.
Breathing S.P.A.C.E. Coaching
"Kelly is a wildly creative soul who can coach you into confidence about your own creations. She'll fuel your passion and cheer on your efforts in business, art, or life.
6 - sessions + unlimited email.
Perfect if you want to look in-depth into your life or your business systems, structures and personal rituals. Using the concept of creating Breathing S.P.A.C.E. in your life: STILLNESS * PLAY * ALIGNMENT * CONNECTION and ENERGY.
Creative Rhythm Coaching
600 minutes used however you want.
Set up your coaching program to your own rhythm - this package is designed with the knowledge that we all walk to a different beat. Some of us thrive on a regular even rhythm, while others are better when the rhythm is syncopated. The only restriction is that you use your time within 12 months of purchase.
Exciting stuff in the works! Keep your eye on Creative Catalysts as I have some fun ventures in the works.
- More great BRIEF INTERMISSION workshops...another True Nature retreat (to be announced), and of course I'll be tossing in a few visual journaling workshops as well. (I love to do workshops and retreats!) I may add some online versions of these this year.
- I'm expanding the Signature Journals portion of my business: creating branded journals and workbooks for coaches and other creative LonePreneurs!
- I'm really excited to be joint-venturing
I just love the creative process!!
... stay tuned for more in the New Year!