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Don’t die with your creativity still inside you, waiting to be expressed

It’s time to stop feeling guilty about that closetful of unused art supplies and that big stack of empty sketchbooks!

With as little as 15 minutes a day you can build and keep a daily creative practice. Creating for Happiness guides you through the the process of setting up a sustainable daily creative habit but it doesn’t stop there. Creating for Happiness continues to be your guide and provide motivation and inspiration to keep you going, even when it feels hard. (Especially when it feels hard.)

You want to be more creative, but you just can’t seem to make room for a daily practice in your life at the moment. 

You can see the benefits of creating every day and you know the happiness it brings. You’ve felt the joy in those in-between moments when you actually had a small pocket of time to devote to a creative project.

Being fully expressed is something you desire with all your heart, but it’s just not something you ever seem to be able to fit into your regular schedule.

And you’re sick of feeling disappointed in yourself every time you look at all the unused brushes and paints, empty sketchpads, and blank canvases in your “studio”.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

I know what it’s like to want to prioritise your creative work, yet not be able to do it consistently, because I’ve been there. I got unstuck, and I can help you do the same.

I know what it’s like to be paralysed by fear, resistance and creative block. I know the agony that can be, especially when others’ answer to the problem is “just do it”. Just doing it seems impossible.

You can be free of this angst, be happy and be creating.

Where does the happiness part come in?

Research has shown there is a strong link between creativity and happiness, and that creativity is good for our mind and body.

I’ve experienced this first hand. Happiness appears while creating and it tends to last. If you continue to create daily, after a few days you will most probably notice a real difference in your general happiness level. It seems to work a bit like a piggy bank. The more days in a row you create the more happiness you have in your bank. Just imagine how good it will be after creating for a month!

Creating for Happiness is for you if:

  • you want to be creative every day
  • you want to try something new or you want to practice something creative
  • you are looking for a little more happiness in your day
  • you want to be a part of a community of creative people
  • you’ve tried creating daily and you just don’t stick with it


Your mind plays tricks on you – yes – it deceives you. It convinces you that change might be uncomfortable (our brains like consistency so they keep us where we are – stuck!)

So if you’re thinking “I’d like to be creative everyday but… I can’t fit it in… I’m not very good… I can’t do anything for 4 weeks… I’ll only fail again… I don’t know what I’d do… then Creating for Happiness is for you.

The Creating for Happiness program is designed specifically to overcome these very thoughts!

Gentle and doable

Creating for Happiness is a gentle program that encourages you to be gentle with yourself, your creating and promotes a gentle kind of happiness. You can do Creating for Happiness with as little as 15 minutes a day. That’s about the time it takes to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. You can even design your creative practice so you can drink your coffee at the same time.

Gentle does not equal weak

The Creating for Happiness program’s strength lies in the daily emails and the monthly Journey Sparks. These will keep your creativity front and centre in your mind and assist you in prioritising it. The tools and skills will get you creating daily and with your improved mindset you will be able to sustain your creativity long term.

Here’s how it works

Sign up

Receive the Creating for Happiness Guidebook

Use the Guidebook to help determine the approach you will take

Learn and stay motivated, engaged and creating through daily emails

Create daily and expand your practice with monthly Journey Sparks

Share your work, ideas and any issues. See what others are doing

Be supported in an inspiring and diverse creative community

What people are saying about Creating for Happiness

This morning I have been reflecting on the collages I have produced since beginning Creating for Happiness and I am struck by how much joy is rising up within me with dedicating time each day to creating! Jenny Horner

I love your Guidebook – I got some really good tips from it! You have put a lot of work into this program. LB

There is such energy in being in our “collective” knowing that so many people are creating every day! I’m a huge believer in the freedom of discipline, picking one thing and going deeper, and having accountability along with happiness. I loved Finding Your Because exercise! Another way to do value clarifications – and the ROUTE & CRUISE CONTROL being an invitation to pick one thing and go deeper – and setting up my environment to make it as easy as possible. Deena Hayes

This is great. It gives me permission to expect to be happy. Judith Ely

Thanks Jan for your generous idea of ‘Creating for Happiness’ and everyone for the inspiring posts and images. Kim Thompson

Thank you so much for putting in all the work for this, it is just what I need. Lynne Porter

I’m glad I found the light for Creating for Happiness! I’m enjoying this so much. Thanks Jan for bringing this to my life.  Melissa Murphy

I love Creating for Happiness. It’s actually got me thinking in a different way about my work and I can see from the posts, many are getting a lot of benefit! Janet Jaffke
Creating for Happiness is not accepting new members at present

Still got questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Creating for Happiness is for creators of all levels, beginners through to established artists, and it works with all forms of creativity. Whether you’re a painter, writer, musician, crafter, photographer, maker, dancer or a bit of everything, the process and techniques will help you to practice, develop and enjoy your creativity. 

If you are still undecided but have read this far, I suggest you sign up anyway. After all it’s free and there are no strings attached. You can always unsubscribe from the emails if you want to withdraw. What have you got to lose? You’ve actually got a lot to gain. Give it a try!

Creating for Happiness is not accepting new members at present