Learning to take control of your emotions starts today.
In each chapter, you’ll find creative and artistic ways to solve real problems, deal with your feelings, and transform dark emotions into the kinds of feelings you’d like to have more often.
This is YOUR time to share your artistic side, sort out what’s on your mind, and make plans for the future you want to create.
The Art of Making
For teens 12-18. This creative arts-based workshop for all persons will help you figure out who you are, what really matters to you, and where you want to go in life.
You’ll learn how to have more confidence, strength, and self-belief when you use creative ways to turn your darkness into light.
Pursue Your Potential
A FREE copy of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery, and a stARTUP art kit are included.
6 Dark and 6 Light Emotions ... plus BONUSES!
Move from Darkness into Light
This workshop will help you figure out who you are, what really matters to you, and where you want to go in life. You’ll learn how to have more confidence, strength, and self-belief when you use creative ways to turn your darkness into light.
Take Control of Your Emotions
Using Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Self-Discovery, you’ll discover that emotions are impermanent, and that you have everything you need to decide how you feel and what you think.
"I am no stranger to loss. For years, that numb hollowness was a closer companion to me than my own family. However, I am fortunate enough to be able to use the past tense when talking about those times.
When I was 10 years old, my family suffered a house fire. We lost nearly everything we owned, and our two cats and dogs were killed in the inferno. Two weeks later, we moved halfway across the country, and I lost any support I might have had. I could have turned to my parents, of course, but they were suffering just as much as I was. So I turned to the arts.
The ability to use art to give shape to your emotions, to describe them, to place them somewhere outside so that they are not contained in the mind—that might be the greatest power a person can have. If I could look at my writing and my art, at my thoughts given form, then I knew my grief was real and I could begin to heal. I wrote down things I hadn’t even realized I was feeling. By transcribing my loss, I was able to move past it. And I discovered something I’d never truly known: peace.
The world is so beautiful. We have towering forests and delicate, lace-like flowers and freshly painted skies. We have kind people with bright eyes and dazzling smiles that sparkle like stars. The arts help me remember that no emotion is permanent, and knowing that grief is not permanent helps me get through it. The journal in your hands is filled with creative activities that can help you understand and deal with whatever you’re feeling. It helped me, and I hope it will help you too."