A peaceful art studio on a horse farm
I hope you'll consider joining me for a creative class, a women's circle gathering, or a blissful creative day or weekend retreat. I also co-host horse and art camps for kids, and teach various children's art classes.
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No more boring art and jewelry! My items are handmade and designed by yours truly 👐
I enjoy tribal and boho style, horse, moon and raven inspirations... and color!
Quality should never be a compromise. I design everything I create to be comfortable and durable as well as attractive. My main jewelry media is clay- polymer and other types of clay are shaped, colored, sealed, and imagined into earrings and hair wands. I also enjoy using clay and paint to decorate various household items, and I paint, and draw and create designs for lifestyle products as well!
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I enjoy sharing what's up in my creative life, my current offerings, and my very active mind!
I'm sure to show and tell my various passions and share them with you!
Nothing is better than having a collective gathering along for the ride.
Join me this summer at Lionshare CoWork on Atlantic Beach Blvd in Jacksonville FL for the
SIDE HUSTLE SERIES! I'll be teaching various concepts, tactics, and tools for developing your online business, choosing shopping carts, setting up email marketing, how to do social media, and so much more.
With my 15 years of online business experience AND my BS in Education, I've been told that you can learn more from me in 20 minutes than you have in hundreds of "professional development" presentations. Let's fix the energy leaks in your business, starting now.
I'm a Multiple 6-figure Empire Builder, and CreateAlong.com is the fabulous arts + crafts business I brought into the world with my business partner Ilysa. We've been working together for 15 years, creating content including over 500 YouTube videos, 7 years of Polymer Clay Adventure, a monthly subscription box, a gorgeous glossy polymer clay and mixed media monthly magazine, and art supplies that are enjoyed all over the world. This company supports a team of 10 people and I am so proud to co-lead it!
Click here to enjoy all we offer at CreateAlong 🧡
I believe it is NEVER too late to create. In fact, that was the name of my first blog back in 2005!
I help women drop their BS, self-sacrificing, and obligation-driven thoughts and actions so they can remember who they ARE, and reclaim their unique gifts and talents so they can create anything they want!
So who am I? My name is Kira and I'm a badass entrepreneur and artist with a multiple 6 figure business designing craft supplies, publishing how-to books and magazines, and creating video content since 2007.
This level of success didn't just happen. I had so much to learn. First, I got my "practical" BS in Art Education under the guidance of my family and teachers, just as so many of my relatives had including my parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. So I had a short lived career as an art teacher because that practical teaching career didn't apply to art teachers who are often the first one fired in budget decisions. Since there is usually only one art teacher per school... it took a LONG time to get that job and I suffered through about 15 different odd jobs just to pay the bills before I landed a job with a school district. I lost my way early, when the first job I was hired for straight out of college was pulled out from under me before I could even start the school year (funding issues!) . Of course then there was the aftermath... it was super awesome getting laid off every single July for 5 years straight.
I minored in Art Therapy. I've always been a helping soul- and now I can help the world in a bigger way than I ever could have in my art classroom. I enjoyed my time teaching high school, but the time to follow my passions and calling to be a Light Worker has come. I am always studying and improving my skills, and have professional Life Coach certifications you can see and verify below (click to see accreditation). Coaching is an unregulated field right now, anyone can call themselves a coach... but I feel more comfortable having studied about the topics I help people with in a professional setting :)
One of my hobbies is jewelry making. I love to create using my own beads sculpted from polymer clay, glass and healing crystals, sparkly things and chain. This passion led me to my CreateAlong.com business partner, Ilysa, one day in the Etsy forums. We created Polymer Clay Podcast in 2007 and then MANY other offerings for the clay community. I design art supplies, help to manage a community and online classroom, manage and support a beautiful team, I hold in leadership role in a local business women's group, and I'm committed to continue on my entrepreneurial journey to fulfilling ALL of my passions in life.
My family of origin was not a pony-ride. I experienced abandonment, neglect, and abuse, went to Catholic school, and grew up codependent. I lost two mothers by the age of 19, along with my sense of self as a young woman. I followed that path to marry an emotionally abusive man and suffer through way too many years of an unaligned relationship. I decided to develop a commitment to self-growth and self-discovery, and with the help of therapy and coaches I was able to rise above those circumstances and build a beautiful new life with a kind, supportive, loving partner. Can my journey be an example for you? If you are in a life that is not serving you, there is a way out and through... to freedom and more love than you might be able to imagine now.
My SUPERPOWER is the reframe- You can Reframe it too, Babe! The secret I have discovered through all the trials and challenges of my life is that everything that bothers me is a thought. Every. Single. Thing. And when I sit with my thoughts, dig into my beliefs, and remember who I am- I can reclaim my power over those thoughts. Gratitude is a power-player in this process, so I've become OBSESSED with gratitude in a radical way.
I went from depressed and anxious to excited and thriving... and I know you can too!!!
I don't like suffering, frustration with my situation or other people, or compromising my dreams away. That's why I created Reframeology- one of things I will teach you when you come to my studio. I'm a bibliophile and I LOVE the play on words. Reframing is my Superpower. Tell me any thought that hurts you, and I can help you "reframe it" in a way that feels better, that helps you learn and grow, rather than holding you down and back from being your true self.
Everyone is CREATIVE. But too often, people hold the belief that being "creative" means being artistic. That simply isn't true- to think that is to have a limitation. At my studio, we dig deep into every type of creativity, celebrate it, and develop it further.
Gratitude = Loving what you have right now. It's that basic. If you learn to deeply, truly, love what is, love and accept what you have to work with right now in this moment, the Universe listens and gives you more. Gratitude is a path to manifesting everything you desire. There are multiple studies on how gratitude journaling leads to better mental and physical health. Because I am an artist and I love publishing and creating my own perfect tools, I created a line of journals for my own practice that I share with the world too. The first one I created is my very favorite, it's a 29 day journal focused on gratitude, affirmations, and natural cycles.
The second one I wrote, which you can grab on Kindle Unlimited or as a paperback, is 90 days of Shadow Work.
Ilysa and I are working on a gorgeous 52-week creative prompts journal called "Peaceful Easy Feeling-" be sure to get on my newsletter list to find out when that gets published!