Imagine being a part of a loving, supportive, inspiring creative community.

One that helps you reach your big creative dreams and have deep fun while you do.

(Without having to beat yourself up or force yourself to do things you don’t want to do.)

We begin December 2! But it’s not too late to join now!

If you’re an imaginative, soulful, heart-centered artist…

You know you have to keep taking steps, making art, growing, and sharing your art in order to thrive.

Perhaps you’ve forgotten that. . .

The number one thing established artists talk about benefiting from is creative community.

Creative community is the trusted friends, advisors, mentors, colleagues, and helpers that see the best in you and keep encouraging you. The ones who give you valuable feedback, and connect you to ideas, resources, and opportunities. The ones who inspire you and open new vistas.

We need this as artists.

It’s hard to create in isolation. To keep going without anyone responding to your art. Without anyone to ask questions of or share your ups and downs with. Without the magic of community.

Introducing Brilliant Playmates. A place for you to. . .

  • Be a part of a warm, welcoming community in which to share your works-in-progress and your creative aspirations.
  • Get the structure, support, clarity, and accountability you need to do what brings you most alive and reach for your big dreams.
  • Tap into inspiration, encouragement, and helpful feedback.
  • Be lit up by other artists working in a variety of media, genres, and styles, at all stages of their creative lives.
  • Dare to dream big and realize those dreams through do-able steps.
  • Do what you love and love what you do. Shape a beautiful, bold life around what matters most to you.

We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming space for people of all colors, genders, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences, and to learning and growing from our diversity. Please join us!

You think you should be able to do it by yourself.

I’ve been there.

After a while, you begin to lose steam. Or focus. You feel confused. Inspiration wanes. Doubt creeps in.

Perhaps you take on too many projects and spin out. Or you hit a roadblock. You need some help or feedback.

You’re not sure of your next steps. Or if what you are creating is any good. Where do you go?

You need someone to talk to openly about where you are and where you’re headed. Someone to share your work with and hear how it lands.

That’s where creative community comes in.

Most artists don’t fulfill their creative dreams because…

They lack support. Collaborators, friends, mentors, guidance, direction, and encouragement.

They lack accountability. Clear focus and flexible roadmaps to their dreams. Plus help along the way.

They lack insightful feedback when they need it. And cheerleaders when they need those. (Which, in my experience, is all the time.)

Plus new sources of inspiration flowing in.

Welcome to Brilliant Playmates!

A creative community and membership for artists and creators of all kinds

To help you thrive, shine, and create your best art. Joyfully.

I’ve taken what I’ve learned from eighteen years of teaching, working with hundreds of creative people, and seeing what helps and inspires them the most. Combined with what I’ve discovered from decades of living as an artist—writing, dancing, making music, and more. And mixed that with the profound experiences I’ve had as a trained and initiated firekeeper, facilitating profound transformation.

And I’ve rolled that into this membership community to help you flourish in your creativity and in your life.

Here’s what you receive

Three times a month (sometimes more for special events), we’ll come together on Zoom to dive deep into creativity, come to know one another, share our projects and lives, plan our next steps, report on how it’s going, and ask our burning questions. These sessions are recorded, so you can watch or listen later, if you can’t attend live, though you’ll get the most benefit by being with us.

  • Monthly Fire Circle: On the first Friday of each month, we’ll gather together for our virtual fire circle, including guided meditations to keep you deeply connected to your muse and your dreams, small breakout groups to dive into creative topics and meet creative friends, Q&A to get your pressing questions answered, and feedback on your works-in-progress. First Fridays at 1 pm PACIFIC TIME.
  • Monthly Salon & Open Mic: One featured artist each month will present their work, followed by a guided conversation, plus an open mic with slots to sign up to share your creations. Third Fridays at 1 pm PACIFIC TIME.
  • Monthly (& Quarterly) Dreaming, Planning, and Accountability Sessions: On the fourth Friday of each month, we’ll come together to check in around our past month’s projects, goals, and our big dreams, to celebrate steps taken, heartstorm solutions to challenges, and set next steps, so you know what to focus on. We’ll also do a broader sweep quarterly to help you stay on track toward what you most desire. I’ll help you get crystal clear on desires and steps and how to map it in time in a doable and fun way with tools from my Sacred Time Management system. Fourth Fridays at 1 pm PACIFIC TIME.
  • Monthly Creativity Igniter Theme & Prompts: Each month I’ll send you a Creativity Igniter—a focus, theme, and suggestions to play with in your creative life to help keep you inspired, growing, and creating.
  • New Moon Intending and Releasing: By email and on the forum, I’ll encourage you to set new moon intentions and release whatever is ready or needing to be released that might be getting in your way. When we move with the natural cycles of the seasons, the moon, our bodies, and our lives, life flows more beautifully and sustainably.
  • Full Moon Check-ins: By email and on our forum, I’ll send you prompts to keep you going toward your dreams and help you see by the light of the moon where you are at and what comes next.
  • The profound benefits of a mentor and facilitator who has been teaching and coaching artists and leading groups for 18 years, plus the genius of creative hive mind.
  • We are also talking about adding co-playing sessions, visiting guest artists, and virtual studio tours. Join us now.

And to make sure you’re supported every step of the way, you’ll also get access to:

The Private Brilliant Playmates Facebook Group (exclusive and entirely optional)

  • A private place for us to share our triumphs, challenges, questions, and inspirations.
  • Get immediate feedback.
  • Have fertile conversations.
  • Post your art in a safe, private container.
  • Find collaborators, colleagues, and friends.

This is here for you 24/7 to get your pressing questions answered quickly, share your steps forward, celebrate milestones, get support through your challenges, and learn from what other artists are doing and discovering.

I’ll also check in here and comment and share inspirations, suggestions, and reminders to help you keep on track.

This is priceless. When we share our knowledge and experiences, we all grow so much quicker and more easefully.

If you don’t use Facebook, that’s fine too! There are tons of benefit to be gained by showing up for our Zoom gatherings, and we’ll be moving the Facebook group to another platform as soon as we can.

But wait, there’s more…

Monthly guided audio meditations delivered live and also recorded for you to keep forever and listen to again and again to help you stay the course.

Discounts on Classes and Coaching: 10% discount on any of my courses.  20% discount on individual coaching/mentoring sessions.

Because this is a brand-new offering for me, I don’t have testimonials from this membership community, but you can check out some of the amazing testimonials from my classes here.

Become a Brilliant Playmate now!

We begin on Friday, December 2 with our opening fire circle. But it’s not too late to join. We are extending registration through December 20. Then, we close the doors for six months, so that we can form a strong cohort. This is a very special opportunity.

This is a brand-new program. Together with the first cohort, we will continue to refine the offerings to best fulfill your needs and desires for a thriving, inspired creative community. I’ll be checking in with you and developing the membership as we go. You get to be a co-creator of this magical community.

I’ve seen what happens when artists come together regularly over time and get to know one another deeply so that safety and trust are established.

I’ve seen the power of groups to lift each member to their best self. This is a chance for you to have that.

We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming space for people of all colors, genders, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences, and to learning and growing from our diversity. Please join us!

To Register

WE MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2. Extended registration is through December 20. Then we close the doors until June.

Click on the button below to register. Choose to pay monthly or for all six months.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU REGISTER: So that we can form a strong, cohesive group, I’m asking for a firm six-month commitment. You can pay monthly or all at once, but either way, once you register you are making a commitment to pay for the full six months. There are no refunds once you register. (Note that you do NOT need a PayPal account to pay. You can use a debit/credit card.)

Pay in Full for 6 months = $300

Or, pay in 6 monthly installments of $60 each = $360


50% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR BIPOC.

BIPoC only, pay in full = $150 (button below)

Or BIPoC only, pay in 6 monthly installments of $30 each = $180 (button below)

Need help registering? Have questions? Contact me here.

This program is for you if:

  • You would love to be a part of an amazing community of artists, helping each other reach their dreams.
  • You long for structure and support to help you do more of what you love and get it out in the world.
  • You could benefit from loving, constructive feedback or brilliant suggestions when you get stuck or just from the thrilling creative ferment of a group of artists.
  • You are intrigued by the fertile cross-pollination of ideas between artists of different art forms.
  • You’d love to have a place to celebrate your achievements and get encouragement and clarity when you lose your way.

This program is NOT for you if:

  • You don’t want to live a fruitful, joyful creative life.
  • You don’t want to enjoy creative community with other imaginative souls.
  • You cannot be supportive and encouraging of others’ creativity.

* F.A.Q. *

  • When do we meet?
    Currently, we meet three Fridays a month at 1pm PACIFIC TIME (find out when that is in your time zone here) for 60-90 minutes. We will likely add special events and other offerings as we go.
  • How do we meet?
    All of our sessions are live on Zoom and also recorded for you to listen to or watch later.
  • Do I need to attend all of the sessions to be a part of this?
    Nope! The sessions will be recorded, so you can listen later. And if you don’t have time to listen later, no problem. You are not required to attend any sessions, though you’re encouraged to come to as many as you can! The community is here for you when you can make it. And when you’re busy, just tune in when you can.
  • Do I need to be a professional artist to be a part of this?
    Absolutely not. Artists and creative beings at any stage of your creative life or career are welcome and encouraged. Whether you are just starting out, somewhere in the middle, or a flourishing professional, you will find juicy inspiration, deep community, and practical tools to keep you thriving. I have found through years of teaching that non-hierarchical groups form the most powerful creative containers.
  • Do I have to share my art with the group?
    You don’t have to do anything you don’t feel drawn to do. There are invitations and opportunities of many kinds to share your work, to share your process, to ask your questions, and more, but what you do is up to you.
  • Is this just for visual artists?
    No. This is for creative people of all kinds—visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, performers, filmmakers, craftspeople, gardeners, cooks, you name it. If it’s creative, bring it! We want to support you.
  • What’s the time commitment?
    There is no specific amount of time you need to commit to this. I highly recommend you attend as many of the live sessions as possible, particularly the monthly fire circle, so that you get to know the other artists and are an active member of our cohort. There’s no required homeplay or other assignments, though I will make suggestions of things to spark your creativity in the monthly Creativity Igniter.
  • How do I access the materials?
    The monthly Creativity Igniter and any handouts, plus the Zoom link and recordings, will be emailed to you. They will also be stored in a private Google Drive that you will be given access to.
  • Does my subscription renew automatically?
    Your subscription will be set to automatically renew. However, if you choose to pay in full, at the end of the first six months, I will email you to notify you of the upcoming renewal.
  • What if I need to cancel my membership?
    I’m asking for a firm six-month commitment, so we can have a strong, cohesive group. There are no refunds once you register. After the first six months, you can choose to renew monthly or for another six months or stop.

Ready to join us? Magic happens here!

To Register

WE MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2.
Extended registration is through December 20. Then we close the doors until June.

Click on the button below to register. Choose to pay monthly or for all six months.

READ THIS BEFORE YOU REGISTER: So that we can form a strong, cohesive group, I’m asking for a firm six-month commitment. You can pay monthly or all at once, but either way, you are making a commitment to pay for the full six months. There are no refunds once you register.
(Note that you do NOT need a PayPal account to pay. You can use a debit/credit card.)

Pay in Full for 6 months = $300 (button below)

Or, pay in 6 monthly installments of $60 each = $360 (button below)


50% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR BIPOC.

BIPoC only, pay in full = $150 (button below)

Or BIPoC only, pay in 6 monthly installments of $30 each = $180 (button below)

Need help subscribing or have questions? Contact me here.

I’m looking forward to supporting you in your thriving creativity!

Welcome.

Brilliant Playground is a space of inclusion and honoring for people of all colors, races, paths, genders and sexual preferences. You are welcome here!

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