Introducing….Spark Your Creative!

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I am excited to announce a new venture that I have been working on making a reality this year…..Spark Your Creative, a creativity advisory and expressive arts firm based in the Metro Washington, DC area!

Spark Your Creative is a new company under the SJB Creative Ventures, LLC that will focus on creativity coaching…for individuals initially who want to discover or reclaim their creative gifts.   I am so excited to launch this dimension of my entrepreunerial efforts and hope that you will join me in this new and exciting journey of my professional life.

Spark Your Creative was born out of the need to help others with their creativity.  As an artist, I have personally gone through the process of rediscovering and reclaiming my creative gifts from childhood which has been blocked until 2007 when I started creating my art on a regular basis.  Since that time, I have also experienced creative blocks which prevented me from continuing my art practice but it also opened me to experimenting with a variety of methods to become unblocked and to continue creating on a regular basis.

Spark Your Creative will provide programs and services are designed to help individuals regain confidence in their creative gifts through individual and group coaching programs.  Programs and services will be delivered in person in workshops/seminars and online programs.  Services will be provided for individuals to:

  • Help you understand and push past the creative blocks that stand in the way of your projects.

  • Inspire you to think bigger and work more productively to develop ideas and feelings into meaningful creative projects.

  • Support you in overcoming your the doubts, fears, anxieties, and worries that so often hinder the creative mind.

  • Listen, educate, and nourish your inner creative so that your work evolves and shines.

Whether you are just beginning your artistic or creative journey, need help unblocking to get to the next level or just want to bring more creativity in your life as a mindful way to live, Spark Your Creative can help.  More information will be unfolding very soon….including a Fall Webinar Series and website launch!  In the meantime, follow Spark Your Creative on these social media platforms to keep up to date on what is going on:

Twitter: @Spark_Create 

Instagram: @SparkYourCreative

Interested in learning more about how I can help you or want to be added to the email list?  Email me at


On Instagram? Join me for the #ArtistDateChallenge for Creatives!

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Now that summer weather has moved in, I feel like engaging in some Artist Dates to keep my creative juices flowing. And I am inviting you to join me!

Starting today until July 2nd,  I am inviting everyone to join me on the #ArtistDateChallenge on Instagram so we can share our activities, root each other on and hopefully move past any creative blocks (or spur new ones) during the next several weeks!   And, I will be selecting a few to feature on my Instagram and Facebook page.  And…everyone who participates will be placed in a drawing to win……drum roll please…The Artist Way Starter Kit by Julia Cameron!  Here’s how to participate:

  • Follow me on Instagram at @sjbcreativeart

  • Take a photo or brief video of your Artist Date, upload on Instagram and tag it with #ArtistDateChallenge and tag me @sjbcreativeart.  Not sure what an Artist Date is? Listen to my podcast for more information.    Need ideas?  This is a great article to help you kick off your plans!  Each Friday, I will be posting some Artist Date prompts to help you as well!

  • Make sure to describe what you are doing on your Artist Date, why you selected it and how you feel it will help you with your own creative pursuits.

  • You can post as many times as you wish, however, you will be entered into the drawing only once.

  • By participating you give me permission to repost your photo (public accounts only).

  • The grand prize winner will be announced on July 5, 2017 on Instagram!

DISCLAIMER:  This is a promotional giveway and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, affilitaed by Instagram, Inc.  By entering you are confirming that you are at least 16 years of age, and fully release Instagram of any and all responsibility and are adhering to Instagram’s Terms of Use.

Now, let’s go and have some creative fun!