“The creative process, like a spiritual journey, is intuitive, non-linear, and experiential. It points us toward our essential nature, which is a reflection of the boundless creativity of the universe.”
YOU ARE WHO YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR
The invitation has already been sent. Your heart received it a long time ago, and has been patiently waiting for you to take the next step. You are ready! You are ready to set down the armor of resistance, release the old stories and layers of shame, and discover the magic of YOU!
WHAT IS COSMIC SMASHBOOKING?
I have countless "pretty" journals lined up on my closet shelf, the blank pages evident of my neglect. Not to mention the abandoned paintings, the unfinished knitting, and several other incomplete creative pursuits. When I discovered Cosmic Smashbooking, I anticipated that this would be yet another creative endeavor that would end up tucked away inside a box. It wasn't. Cosmic Smashbooking has become a beautiful, messy, colorful, and magical practice where the crumpled pages of a notebook repeatedly reveal and heal me in ways that I never could have imagined. My affinity for this process has led me to become a Certified Cosmic Smashbooking Guide.
Based on the fundamental principles of Intentional Creativity® and art journaling, Catt Z developed Cosmic Smashbooking as a tool that allows creativity and spirituality to intersect and become a pathway of self-discovery. Each page is an invitation to honor your intuition and deepen your connection and relationship with yourself and others through creative expression that is rooted in love, mindfulness, and intention.
The Basic Process
Free writing using a prompt or inquiry for approximately 5-10 minutes. You write whatever you are thinking without stopping, not overthinking, or worrying about spelling, punctuation, or grammar.
Opening to possibility through prayer and blessing (e.g., "Please show me...guide me...inspire me).
Adding color using whatever you have available - watercolors, paint, markers, crayons.
Introducing image-making through drawing, painting, collage, etc.
Activating your page.
There are no rules!
When in doubt, see rule #1.
NO PREVIOUS ART OR WRITING EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
COSMIC SMASHBOOKING GROUP
Wonderful, Whimsical You
Sundays, January 14-February 25, 2024
*We will not be meeting on February 11th
When was the last time you let loose and played like a kid? Winter blues can be hard, especially in these turbulent times. But, let's flip the script! Let's kick off this new year with lighthearted wonder and reconnect with our inner child. Join us in our quest to explore the unexpected! We'll be using everything from shaving cream to spaghetti to create pages that reveal hidden wisdom and heal our souls. Let's find that sacred pathway of joy and happiness through play, even as adults.
January 14, 2024 - Week 1 - Once Upon A Time...
“If you are a dreamer come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer...If you're a pretender come sit by my fire. For we have some flax golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!”― Shel Silverstein. Is is time to look at the "old stories" that keep replaying in your life in a new way? Are you ready to shake things up and give your life a little magical makeover? Let's start by creating visual fairy tales that will help us befriend our inner dragons, find hidden kingdoms, and journey into the mystical world of our imagination! You never know....once upon a time might just be right now.
January 21, 2024 - Week 2- Oodles of Doodles
Who knew that silly scribbles could be so powerful? Not only do they unleash our playful side, but they are scientifically proven to lift moods, calm nerves and spark bright ideas. So, let's channel our inner Bob Ross and paint outside the lines with glee! Remember "there are no mistakes, only happy accidents." From blobs to bubbles we will explore oodles of doodles, allowing our thoughts and emotions to take on new forms in playful and magical ways on our pages. Let's see where our wandering, daydreaming minds take us. Get ready for a magical journey of endless possibilities!
January 28, 2024 -Week 3 - Pop!Pop! Pop!
Life is full of surprises, like a jack-in-the-box that pops up when we least expect it! This week, we're diving into creating vibrant and playful pop-up pages that showcase the best of us. What part of you is itching to burst into the spotlight and be the star of the show this year?
February 4, 2024 -Week 4 - Abracadabra
Let's talk magic! This week, we're putting on our wizard hats and sparking up your inner magic and genius. Get ready as we explore resistance transfers and invisible ink to unveil hidden messages on our pages. What's the secret language of discovery and empowerment that's waiting to add some extra sparkle to your life? Let's find out! P. S. Did you know that abracadabra means "I create as I speak."
NOTE: We will not be meeting on February 11th.
February 18, 2024 -Week 5 - Hidden Treasure
Have you ever wondered what dazzling gems lie dormant within you? This week, let's transform our pages into a mystical map, leading to an enchanted world of wonder and delight. What fears have been holding you back? What shadows have been casting gloom over your true potential? Let's vanquish them together and unlock the precious treasures that are just waiting to be set free!
February 25, 2024 - Week 6 - Messy Masterpiece
Get ready to ride a wild ride full of twists and turns, bumps and curves, and waves and loops! Your masterpiece might seem a bit chaotic at first, but we're giving you the green light to let your creativity fly and surprise yourself with a masterpiece you never imagined possible. Sometimes the messiest creations turn out to be the most stunning! Let the fun begin!
DETAILS & WHAT'S INCLUDED
Option 1 - $300
This option covers the full 6-week session and offers a discount for paying in full at time of registration.
Option 2 - Pay Each Session - $75
This option allows you to pay weekly for sessions and offers flexibility if you would like to participate but cannot attend all six sessions.
POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT/FEE:
If you have NOT made a Cosmic Smashbook Journal previously you will need to register and attend the Cosmic Smashbooking Journal workshop on Friday, January 12, 2024 from 5:30pm-9:00pm. You will be given a $20 discount for this workshop since you are also registering for the group. Alumni of previous Cosmic Smashbooking Groups can also receive this discount if they would like to make a new journal. For more information visit the Possiblities - Expressive Art Workshop page:
Sundays, January 14 - February 25, 2024
*We will NOT be meeting on February 11th.
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Silvercrest Healing Sanctuary
984 Charles Street, 1st Floor
North Providence, RI 02904
All supplies and art materials needed for weekly sessions will be provided.
GROUP ATTENDANCE, CANCELLATION, AND REFUND POLICIES
I understand that life happens and sometimes the unexpected can interrupt our commitments. If you are not going to be able to attend a group or workshop, please text or call Kailey at (401) 329-6527. Also, if you are running late, please text Kailey. Your communication will let us know you are safe and on your way.
If you register for a group or workshop and later become unable to attend, I will gladly offer a credit to use toward any future group or workshop OR a full refund can be requested if notice is given at least 2 weeks before the start of the group or workshop minus a $50.00 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given if less than a 14-day notice is provided. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with notification of your cancellation request.
Workshops and groups at Silvercrest Healing Sanctuary require a great deal of pre-planning, including ordering supplies – all based on the number of individuals who register. As a small business, when individuals ask to cancel at the last minute, I am unable to absorb these costs and keep costs affordable.
In fairness to all attendees, I am unable to make exceptions to this policy, including for reasons of illness, travel, or work hours. If you realize that you are unable to attend the group or workshop you registered for at the last minute, I suggest giving your spot to a friend.
In the event a group or workshop is cancelled due to inclement weather, emergency, or other act of God participants will be notified via text or email and every effort will be made to reschedule a make-up session.
Thank you for understanding!
COSMIC SMASHBOOKING GROUP
Ground of Being
Sundays, October 22-December 3, 2023
*We will not be meeting on November 26th
As the last leaves fall and the deepening blue of the sky reflects the growing chill in the air, we begin to notice the longing to retreat within. During this 6-week group we will explore the ground of our being as we prepare to enter into the dark stillness of winter and the deep inner work that often unfolds during this time.
October 22, 2023 - Week 1 - Gathering
We begin our journey with gratitude and honor, as we weave the lineage of connection and claim our sovereignty in a Red Thread Ceremony. We also will be creating our Cosmic Smashbook, gathering our seeds of intention, and savoring the sweetness and goodness of being exactly where we need to be on our path of becoming.
October 29, 2023 - Week 2- Soul "Mulching"
Not unlike a garden, the ground of our being requires tending as it prepares for different seasons and the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. This week we dive into "soul mulching." Have weeds taken over, blocking your connection to what you need? How are you preserving, embodying, and holding what is vital to your ground of being?
November 5, 2023 -Week 3 - Releasing
In order to create something new, we have to clear space. This week we enter into the the terrain of letting go and the tender emptying of all that is no longer serving us. What old stories keep replaying in your life? What keeps you lingering in the shadows? What would you discover about yourself if you polished your heart and let your light be seen?
November 12, 2023 -Week 4 - Returning to the Roots
When we meet our brokenness with devotion and compassion the pathway of returning becomes more gentle. Sometimes we fear that we will only find more pain in our remembrance. However, we are an alchemical vessel with deep ancient roots. What nourishing wisdom is being held for you in your roots?
November 19, 2023 -Week 5 - Leaning into the Quiet Places
When was the last time you let yourself lean into quietness and be held? This week we explore the soft places of support within us. What is waiting to be awakened when the noise quiets in your mind and the whispers of your heart can be heard?
December 3, 2023 - Week 6 - Rest
“So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing” — T.S. Eliot. This week we enter our Temple of Rest. What is on the menu at the feast table of deep presence? What is your dance of stillness?