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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Creative Oasis Day Trippers™ Ride Again!

Do you ever marvel at the cornucopia of creative experiences available in our world? I know that right here in my hometown of Dallas, Texas there are more intriguing things happening on any given day than I could ever hope to experience.  A few years ago, feeling frustrated by my propensity to clip information about upcoming exhibits, shows and events I'd hoped to attend only to find the clipping at the bottom of a pile on my desk two days after it had closed, I created the Creative Oasis Day Trippers.

Once a month (sometimes more if time allows) I send out an invitation for the Day Trippers to join me as we explore an art exhibit, lecture, music, culinary event or some other hands-on creative experience, class or workshop. Once you sign up, you receive a pre-trip creative prompt and usually we share some sort of experience during our time together. Then I'll send a follow up email for ideas of how to continue the creative thread on your own at home. This gives you the opportunity to not only get out and enjoy some fun and camaraderie with other creative spirits, but to explore the event in greater depth and use it as a jumping off point for your own creativity.

We have two wonderful outings scheduled for February and March. Check out all the details below and then drop me an email to register and join us for one or both.

The best way to keep up with where the Day Trippers are heading next and all my Creative Oasis offerings, is to sign up for my Creative Oasis Pages newsletter here.


"Cosmic Telephone Party Line" 
Large scale portraits of outsider artists by Tim Kerr

Saturday,  February 23, 2013
1 to 3pm

Webb Gallery
209 - 211 West Franklin
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

$15 Creative Oasis Day Tripper Fee
Exhibit is free

Save your space by emailing me at creativeoasiscoach@me.com.



Pottery Painting Party

Thursday,  March 14, 2013
1 to 3pm

Artistic Gatherings
Casa Linda Plaza
9440 Garland Rd., Suite 138
Dallas, Texas 75218

$15 Creative Oasis Day Tripper Fee
plus the price of the pottery you paint (varies by piece)

Save your space by emailing me at creativeoasiscoach@me.com.

For now, Creative Oasis Day Trippers outings take place in and around the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, but someday will wander further from home...perhaps the Hill Country...Round Top...Austin...Marfa...skies the limit I suppose. Where would you like to go for a creative get away with the Day Trippers? Put on your thinking cap, and I'll do the same. I'd love to hear your ideas.

Until we meet again, all the best from my Creative Oasis to yours,

Jill Allison Bryan

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yay! My Video for Michael's CR8TIME Campaign is up!

CR8TIME™ page on Michael's website

If you're familiar with Creative Oasis Coaching™ then you know that helping people make the time and space for creative fulfillment in their busy lives is my passion. So imagine how thrilled I am to be part of the new CR8TIME™ movement, sponsored by creative companies like Michael's, Jo Ann's Fabric & Craft Stores and more.  

CR8TIME™ aims to help people find ways to explore and express their creativity no matter how busy their schedules. You can learn all about the CR8TIME™ movement by visiting their website at www.CRE8TIME.org. On Michael's website, you'll also find a CR8TIME™ page under their LookBook section that features a series of "Why I Create" videos. You can watch the video featuring me and some of my beautiful clients below. 

This video is a wonderful representation of my Creative Oasis™ classes and workshops and I have to thank all of the people who made it possible. The video was shot and edited by Sandy Abernethy and produced by Amy Lou Abernethy of Abernethy Media Professionals. The class was held in the beautiful, inspiring setting of Pigment School of the Arts run by Tori Pendergrass and a place that I am always delighted to share workshops. The lovely class members (have you ever seen such gorgeous smiles?) are all women who attend Creative Oasis™ events and never cease to inspire me every time we're together! 

I think this video does a great job of explaining what it is I do as a creativity coach, and I am so grateful to be able to finally share it with the world. I'd love to know what you think about it so please feel free to leave me a message below if you like and be sure to share it with any friends you think would enjoy it. 

This spring there's a lot happening with Creative Oasis™.  If you're interested in upcoming classes and workshops visit http://www.creativeoasiscoaching.com/classesandworkshops.html. Be sure to sign up for my Creative Oasis Pages™ newsletter here to learn about upcoming teleclasses, workshops, my new line of ebooks and Creative Oasis Day Trippers outings. 

Until next time, all the best from my Creative Oasis to yours,