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Jacob Nordby

I’m Teaching with SARK and Jacob Nordby This Weekend! Don’t Miss Out!

The Gathering of the Creatives – Paint, Poetry, & Inspiration! is coming up soon and I want to make sure you don’t miss it.

It’s an online weekend retreat and it’s an awesome opportunity to meet like-minded people who will help you connect deeply with your own creativity.


Led by SARK, Jacob Nordby, Flora Bowley, Q Gibson, me, and other creative teachers, this weekend event is all about expressing ourselves through painting, writing, and creative inspiration.

We’ll be diving into workshops on topics like:

Transforming critical inner dialogue into positive power for your life
Facing the 3 enemies of creativity
Releasing fear and embracing freedom
Meditation, freewriting, and setting intentions
Brave intuitive painting


Intuitive writing, taught by me. Continue Reading

Writers, Poets, Misfits and Other “Weird” People: It’s Time to Stand Up and Own It!


I have always felt like a complete weirdo. The label of “weird” has been alternately used to express confusion from others about my behavior or hurled as a coldly vicious insult. I grew up hearing it on the playground, year after year…after year. I got called weird in first grade and as a senior in college. I literally cannot count how many times I’ve seen a person freeze their expression, look me over and then say, “You’re really weird, do you know that?”

For years I had a love/hate relationship with my weirdness. In middle school I became hyper-observant about the dress, mannerisms, language and cultural codes of eighth-grade girls. I memorized them all and tried to imitate them. It didn’t work. My weirdness leaked out. In high school I tried to camouflage myself by joining dozens of different groups—Theater, Track, Yearbook Committee, National Honor Society. It didn’t work. I still said and did things that were undeniably weird. I still got the look. Continue Reading