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Join Minette for a 5-day Visual Journaling Challenge!


What better way to begin a new day than putting dreams on paper and playing with paint!?

Join me for an all new 5-day Visual Journaling Challenge focused on the theme of Sacred Wells and Springs.

As you transition into the spring months you are gathering your dreams and energies and waiting for them to bloom, perhaps impatiently.

Come learn a unique way to visually bring your creative dreams and plans to life on the visual journal page.

We begin with a Painting in our PJs party!


On day 2 of our Courageous Creativity challenge, Minette will host one of her popular Painting in your PJs sessions. This will be a live 2-hour creative play sessions (two times to choose from).

Minette will guide you through creating a beautiful visual journaling page about Sacred Springs and other watery places that call to us.

You will love this guided creative practice that takes you step by step through creating visual journaling pages that are meaningful and beautiful!


What is Courageous Creativity?


This short and sweet 5-day challenge is the perfect spring gift to yourself.

No artistic skills are needed. Come as you are!

Discover a simple, encouraging and reflective practice that you can do once a week or once a day using elements of mixed media art, writing, and collage.

By the end of our time together you will have created a gorgeous visual journaling spread that is uniquely you, by simply adding one layer at a time.


What is Visual Journaling?


Visual Journaling is a form of creative self-expression that uses imagery, color, shape and form to connect with our inner thoughts and emotions more fluently than words can.

Imagery is our primary language and is learned long before we are able to speak, draw or write.

Visual journaling invites you to be open to explore, discover and reconnect with yourself and your life experiences through art and writing.

Visual Journaling is a powerful tool for personal meaning-making and creates space on the page for you to see yourself, your dreams and your feelings.


Spring is the perfect time of year to reconnect to your dreams and make more time for creative self-expression.


What does the Courageous Creativity Visual Journaling Challenge include?


  • 90 minute live creative session on Wednesday, April 27 (offered at either 9am PT/12pm ET or 4pm PT/7pm ET. (These will be recorded and available in the classroom.)
  • 60 minute wrap up call on Saturday, April 30 at 9am PT/12pm ET.
  • A recorded introduction to visual journaling and how it is different from or similar to art journaling.
  • Daily video lessons and prompts to support your visual journaling practice in about 15 minutes a day.
  • Recommended supply list
  • Bonus content on how to make time for yourself & your creativity as well as how to make space in your home for your visual journaling practice
  • Ideas for how to continue your visual journaling practice beyond the challenge
  • A safe creative community to travel with on your journey on the challenge


Example Curriculum

  Welcome to Courageous Creativity!
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  Bonus: Cultivating Joy Meditation
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  The Difference Between Visual Journaling and Art Journaling
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  Day 1 - Connecting to the Here and Now
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  Day 2 - Creating Your Foundations
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  Day 3 - Exploring Myth, Symbol and Storytelling
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  Day 4 - Playing with Color, Texture and Mark-Making
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  Day 5 - Stories, Words and Gifts of Dialogue
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  Bonus - Self-Reflection Questions
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  Bonus: Day 7 - Everyday Applications for Visual Journaling
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Hi, I’m Minette, recovering overachiever and Queen of Reinvention.

I have always been a risk-taker, adventurer and curiosity seeker who was comfortable jumping feet first into new endeavors. My mantra is, “how hard can it be?”

The answer: way harder than I anticipated but also more fun, more challenging and more fulfilling than I knew was possible.

No version of reinvention has been more challenging than my journey to claiming “I am an artist.”

In the past 20 years I have built several successful businesses and am finally owning that I am a multipassionate serial entrepreneur who loves writing, art, poetry, teaching, coaching and building businesses. In the past decade, I have published 3 books and am working on my 4th. I’ve written hundreds of blog posts, not to mention completing 6 different coaching and training certifications.

A few years ago I started selling my art which took me by surprise. I am a seeker, deep thinker and rebel on an eternal quest to become the best version of myself. I am sure it will be harder than I thought. But I am up for the challenge. See more about my journey on my website.



Answers before you ask


What happens if I miss a day, get stuck or feel like I'm behind?

First, take a deep breath. This journey is intended to fill you up and nourish you, not add to your stress. Second, I will be sharing specific tips on how to make time for your daily creative practice so you show up for yourself every single day. Finally, I know that life happens, we get called away and I want to reassure you that you will have lifetime access to the content and to the Courageous Creativity community. Your creative journey should last a lifetime and so will this program. 

Will I need to purchase special supplies?

Well, that's a loaded question :-) No, you absolutely do not need to purchase anything. I will definitely include a list of recommended supplies for all participants. I encourage, no I challenge you, to use what you have at hand. I will be showing examples that include Zentangle®, collage and mixed media with acrylic paints but you can create your visual journaling pages with any tools you have at hand. If all you have is paper, pen and a few crayons you found in your kid's closet, you can do this! You can watch the free video preview of supplies I love and will be using (see the Recommended Supply List in the example curriculum above).

I'm not artistic, is this still for me?

Absolutely! If you can write your ABCs you can do this. And I know deep in the core of my bones that you are creative. During this 5-day process, you will find playful and simple ways to reconnect with your Inner Artist, even if thinking about drawing makes you cringe. 

What is Pencils of Promise?

I love this charity and their mission resonates with my heart. Education is a big deal for my husband and I. Through donations, Pencils of Promise brings education to places and children that might not otherwise have access to it. You can read more about them at https://pencilsofpromise.org/ .