Friday, June 1, 2012

A Present for My Readers

One month ago, I declared my resolve to change my life, to become more centered, to reconnect with myself, to be happy. I called this The Change Initiative, and I must say that it's going rather splendidly. I am finding my center. I am finding my calm, and I am finding my balance. Life is such a joy now, and I smile so much more. A lightness has entered me, and I am trying so hard to shine that light onto the world.

As part of that attempt, I have a present for you, dear reader. I'll get to that in a minute. Let me explain what has lead up to this point and to the above journal spread. Back in January, I was feeling an overwhelming need to change my life and to expand my reach. So, I envisioned creating an online workshop centered around the idea of change. A quick search of other online workshops showed me that there had to be a lot of content including pdfs, videos, live chats, and ongoing support. I began to piece together ideas and started to create some content. Well, life began to swing wildly out of control, and the online workshop never materialized (maybe in the future), but I still had a nice document that I had begun. So, I have finished up a 22 page document that walks the reader through the steps that I went through to create the above spread. I photographed a total of 15 steps and wrote up ideas and considerations for each step.

I want to make this short workshop in pdf form available to anyone who would like to have it - my present for all of the support.

Although I document the steps that I took in creating my change spread, I don't want readers to use it as a recipe to make my spread. As with all of my workshops and even with The Journal Junkies Workshop and Journal Fodder 365, I want people to bring their own ideas, techniques, and concepts to the work. I just supply a framework and a peek into how I work.

If you would like a free pdf of this Change workshop, please email me, and I will gladly send you the pdf. As an added bonus I will include a free download of my Change journal spread to the first 30 people who take advantage of this offer.

Please remember that these are for personal use only, and all copyrights apply. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means without explicit, written permission. Under NO circumstances can any part be used for commercial purposes or redistributed in any fashion.

Here's to making positive CHANGE!


Erin Keane said...

You are AWESOME!!! Yey for change!

Elizabeth said...

Well Bravo Eric, for making the change happen!! that is not easy and so many are daunted by the word never mind the task!!! I would love to see you pdf. Love your books and your work and the fact that you teach PUBLIC SCHOOL!!!

Peg Englishman said...

Hi Eric,
I just e-mailed you. First, let me say, your page is wonderful. And thank you for offering this pdf. I need a little encouragement from a fellow artist:)

Sharon said...

Hi Eric, I just sent an email to you. You are so talented and i love the style of your sketching. Thanx again. Change is the wake up call we need to give ourselves through out our life.

Erin Bassett said...

Way to grow! ;) Thanks for sharing with us too...I just emailed you.

Bill said...

The colors in this spread are so refreshing! Makes me think of a big margarita with lots of lime.

Darlene K Campbell said...

So happy you are happy and smiling more. The spread is inspiring and I would love the Pdf but was unable to get an email to go through.
Love both of your books.