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Articles by Susan Starbird

Creative play together: May 7, 2017

“No drawing or writing skill is needed,” assured facilitator Susan Starbird

Let loose your imagination and unleash your Id! 
Inviting you to a day of experimental creativity with Susan Starbird:

“No Idea Is Too Small”  5/7/17

WHO SHOULD DO THIS

I am looking for a few playful people to experiment with me.  No prior drawing, writing, or other creative ability or talent is required.  Break away for a day from your ongoing projects, take a vacation from your inner critic, dive into your subconscious, and surprise yourself with new ideas in a nonjudgmental atmosphere of total encouragement.  No idea is too small! 

RETREAT TO A SUNNY WORKROOM

The all-day workshop takes place in Sebastopol (directions on confirmation).  Your fee of $75 per person includes the beautiful work space, lunch, refreshments, materials, and hours of intense creativity.  

TO REGISTER

The workshop will take place from 9:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Go to this link to sign up.  Your check to Starbird Creative (PO Box 1722 Sebastopol CA 95473 or Paypal to starbird@sonic.net) for the nonrefundable fee of $75 is due by April 25, 2017.

ABOUT THE LEADER

Susan is a writer, illustrator, social change communications consultant, and nonprofit marketing instructor based in Sonoma County.  She is the author of Susan The Magazine, periodic anthologies of essays, fiction, and drawings. 

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

“I realized creativity can be more bountiful with a group of like-minded individuals.”

“It added more intuition and less perfectionism.”

“It really illustrated how to start a creative process . . . it’s not so hard!”

“Helped me get back to being creative.”

“The quick pace forced me to just shut up and do.

THE INSPIRATION

Susan spent several days last year under the spell of graphic memoirist and all-around creative maniac Lynda Barry.  She was inspired to work with this prolific author and illustrator after reading Syllabus, based on a course Barry teaches at the University of Wisconsin that combines drawing, writing, and brain science.  Now Susan brings some of Barry’s workshop to Sonoma County, along with her own personal spin on creative exploration.