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Craving guilt-free creativity that makes your heart sing and time fly?

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It's Never Too Late To Create!

Though I've shared this before, this is one of my favorite Creative Oasis Mantras and worth repeating!

It's a gentle reminder that no matter your age or stage of life ~ it's never too late to try something new or return to something you once loved and CREATE!

Helping people realize it's truly never too late to explore their creative desires is one of my greatest passions. I believe that spending time with experiences that make your heart sing and time fly (your Creative Oasis) can enrich your life beyond compare. (Creative Oasis Classes & Workshops are a great place to begin.)

Here are some people you may have heard of who found their creative bliss later in life:

* Julia Child was almost 50 when she collaborated on her first French cooking book.

* Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved "Little House on the Prairie" series, published her first book of her at age 65.

* Harlan Sanders (you may know him as the Colonel of Kentucky Fried Chicken) was 66 when he began his KFC empire.

* Dr. Ruth was 55 when she published "Dr. Ruth's Guide to Good Sex" and launched her radio show.

* Artist Louise Bourgeois was finally recognized for her contributions to the art world with a retrospective of her work on her 70th birthday at the Museum of Modern Art.

I once had the privilege to know an amazing woman named Juanita Powers. She went back to school and started her own successful business in her 40s after her husband died. In her 50s she took up ballroom dancing. In her 60s she began to paint and in her 70s started writing poetry. She wasn't famous, but wow, was she happy, fulfilled and an absolute inspiration to behold!

I love hearing stories of people trying new creative endeavors no matter their age. I was in my mid-40s when I jumped in and enjoyed several first-time creative experiences including recording my solo CD, "Dancing in Limbo" so I can relate to the joy, excitement and fear of diving into new creative pursuits a little later in life.

Here's a quote that sums it up beautifully for me:

"For of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, it might have been." 
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

What wonderful creative experiences are you putting off because you're too busy...because you're afraid you won't be good enough...because you worry what people might think...because you don't know where or how to begin?

If you're ready to stop waiting and start creating I invite you to join me for one of my upcoming classes or my next Creative Oasis Coloring & Wine Party.

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


Jill Allison Bryan

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Fall 2015 Creative Oasis Classes & Workshops

I have crayons, colored pencils, markers, pastels, watercolors, paper, scissors, magazines, glue, writing prompts, handouts, low-pressure creative activities and a treasure chest of Kaizen-Muse Creative Coaching tools and techniques ready and waiting for my fun line-up of
Fall 2015 Creative Oasis Classes & Workshops. 

There's only one piece missing ~ and that's the most important one of all! 

Ready to make more time and space in your life for creative joy and satisfaction? 

Join me for a class or workshop, meet other creative loving people and add your own special presence to the mix. 

Fall 2015 Creative Oasis Classes & Workshops Line-Up includes: 

Mandalas ~ Mandalas ~ Mandalas!

Discover the magic of making mandalas in this fun, low-pressure workshop. No previous experience, skill or artistic talent needed ~ just the desire to dive in and experience the joy of the creative process. As you create different types of mandalas you’ll also receive a basic introduction to the Creative Oasis Coaching methods I use to help people around the world enjoy more creative fun and fulfillment in their busy lives. 

WHEN:      Wednesday, September 9th ~ 6:30 to 9:30 pm
WHERE:   Pigment School of the Arts ~ 4605 West Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75209
COST:        $125 ~ includes all supplies

(Note: Class size limited to 8. Pre-registration required.) 


Building Creative Confidence Workshop
Do procrastination, perfectionism and lack of time keep you from your creative passions? This unique workshop introduces easy and effective ways to move past those blocks and experience more joy and satisfaction in your busy life. Using writing prompts and fun hands-on activities you’ll learn a variety of ways to build your creative confidence and enjoy more creative expression in all aspects of your life.

WHEN:      Saturday, September 19th ~ 1:00 to 5:00 pm
WHERE:   Creative Arts Center of Dallas ~ 2360 Laughlin Dr. Dallas, TX 75228
COST:       $65 (CAC members) ~ $95 (non-members) plus $10 materials fee

(Class size limited to 10. Pre-registration required at www.creativeartscenter.org or call 214-320-1275.)

Living the Creative Life ~A 6-Week Class Dedicated to Embracing the Creative Life You Crave

Do you dream of painting, gardening, making music, cooking or writing? Do you long for more time and energy to play with your art supplies, fill your journal, finish that scrapbook, play piano, whip up epicurean delights, take photographs or finally plant a garden? Whatever your creative dreams, this unique class will teach you simple, yet powerful ways to move past blocks like procrastination, perfectionism and that awful inner critic voice inside your head and into a life filled with creative joy and satisfaction.

The relaxed group setting provides a camaraderie and gentle accountability while you learn and practice easy and effective ways to live a more creative life.

WHEN:       Wednesdays, September 23 through October 28th
                     (Choose one: Mornings 11 am to 12:30 pm or evenings 6:30 to 8:00 pm)
WHERE:    Pigment School of the Arts ~ 4605 West Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75209
COST:         $325 ~ includes all supplies, handouts and weekly e-mail follow-ups.

(Note: Class size limited to 8. Pre-registration required.) 

Choose Class Time AM or PM

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


Jill Allison Bryan