Sunday, June 2, 2013

Made eCourse: Exploring God-Centered Creativity

Hey.

I am so excited.  So, so excited.

And kind of queasy, too.

Because you know that SUPER DUPER SECRET SPECIAL PROJECT that I've left little breadcrumbs of info about these last few weeks.

It's here.

It's here.

It's this:


Registration is open right now.

That's the part that makes me want to simultaneously cheer and puke -- that this is happening.  That it's real.

Whoa.

As you might know if you've been reading my blog for a while, I came into my creativity a bit late in life (but there's no thing as "too late"!).  I only discovered the healing joy of mixed media art a few years ago, and since then I've been devouring all the online art courses that I possibly can. 

But, for the most part, one thing seemed to be missing from these art courses, as wonderful and inspiring and well-taught as they were.

Faith. 

Or, more accurately, my faith.

Spirituality seems to be discussed quite a bit in the art circles I've wandered in and out of.  And I feel that creativity is sacred work, and so it should intersect with spirituality.

But out of all the many art classes, there were hardly any geared specifically toward Christianity (the two Christian artists I know who teach online are the lovely Jan Avellana and Paulette Insall, and are definitely worth a visit!).  And while that's not a bad thing, and I don't expect every single course to be made for those of us who hold the name of Jesus close . . . I felt the lack.

I wanted a course that explored the intersection of art and faith.  That asked deep questions about how we, as creative beings, can allow whatever our particular brand of creativity is to lead us closer to God.  About how to let our faith inform what we make.  

I wanted Made.  

That's what it's named, this eCourse -- Made.  Because it's for people who are makers (artists and writers and journalers and photographers and more) who were in turn made by the Maker. 

And now it's here.  It's here!

Somehow I've cobbled enough time together between loving this sweet baby boy to gather twelve amazing women (myself included) who will teach four months of inspiring workshops and lead us in an exploration of God-centered creativity.  

It's going to be awesome, my friends.  It already is. 

So if you are a Christian creative of any leaning (and by "creative" I mean whatever you define that as -- maybe you're a painter or a storyteller or fiber artist or chef or photographer or poet or architect) who is interested in joining a courageous community of like-minded folks who are investigating the intriguing intersection of art and faith . . . then Made is for you.

And to say "thank you, thank you, thank you" to those students who register early,we are giving away some sweet prizes to the first 40 people who register for Made.  

Whoa.  I cannot believe this is happening.  A dream turned reality.  I am so excited, and nervous, and excited again!  I don't think that I will sleep much tonight.

Want to know more?  All the details you need are up on the Made website.  Or, if you just want to jump in right now, you can secure your spot in Made by clicking the button below:

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17 comments:

  1. That´s sound like a wonderful course, I will visit the site. Good luck!

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  2. I too am a mixed media artist and follower of Christ and I have a group on my ning community called "create in faith" My art is one of the many blessings produced from my relationship with God, I am always looking for any and everything that teaches me how to glorify God with my passion. Feel free to visit me. www.motleysoulmixedmedia.com or my blog www.mikadiazmixedmedia.com . I would love to join this. I have so much to say about my Father , His love , life , prayer and art, but I dont ever feel qualified even though my heart is bursting to do so. I cant wait to experience the blessings Im sure this course has in stored

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    1. Thanks, Mika! I actually already follow along with your sites, and with you on Facebook. Love your stuff! :)

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  3. I am ECSTATIC for you, dear Beth! :D in the short time I have known you, you have leapt forward into the world that He has laid before you. oh the glory seen bursting from your soul. <3

    I don't know if I can take part in this at this time unless God paves a way, but know that my prayers follow you fast and fast and lifting higher.

    <3

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  4. Very interesting! It's wonderful for Christians to be together and encourage each other, especially in their specific field. I have a friend who is a builder and there is a group for Christian builders in their city. It makes sense to do the same for any form of work/creativity. And of course, God Himself is the ultimate Creator - we are like Him when we create!

    God bless your efforts!

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  5. What a beautiful idea. Since we are created in God's image, we are all creative. So worth exploring.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  6. This sounds really interesting. I'm going to head over and check it out.

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  7. And just want to say that it is amazing to see people live into their creativity and to step out boldly (like you!).

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  8. Awesome! It's so amazing to see dreams coming true, isn't it? So excited for you!

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  9. I'm thrilled to hear about this. Congrats!!

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  10. I saw this on Paulette Insall's facebook group...this is so needed! My heart echos with yours on what is missing in so many places online...when it comes to creativity and classes! Blessings on your adventure!

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  11. Your spirit is brimming over with this creation and I am so happy you are over the moon about it's beginning, where it will lead will be an amazing journey. Happy PPF

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  12. So glad your dream is coming true, wishing you well with your venture, I am sure people are going to be blessed. If I was not Homeschooling, i might have time to join in, maybe one day...

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  13. VERY excited to be in on this!

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  14. well you are RIGHT ON TRACK and I pray God will bless it for all of you! yay yay. i so agree, beth... lots of 'spirituality' but mostly of the "self--made" and not "God-made" or faith-based, that's for sure. most of them turn me off that way. i will definitely check you all out! congratulations! a sweet blessing for many, i am sure!

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