Creative Invitation


In the lead up to the Make Create Express FREE Creative Retreat Weekend we thought it would be fun to have a Creative Invitation- This is not a challenge but an invitation, an invitation to share a bit about our creative lives and practices and a chance to take a peek into the creative lives and practices of other artists and creative collaborators- Do join us, we’d love to see into your creative practice too.

Starts on the 22nd of June

How does it work?

  • Simple, each day, starting from the 22nd of June, share a photo and some words inspired by the prompts above, so on the 22nd- favourite creation, on the 23rd- your creative space and so on.

  • Be sure to follow us over on Instagram or at Facebook for the daily prompt breakdown.

  • You can share them on Facebook, Instagram or your blog.

  • If you are sharing on Instagram please use the hashtags #creativeinvitation19 & #artismagiconline so we can find you all.

  • If you are sharing on your blog please come back here and share your link with us in the comments.

  • If you are sharing on Facebook you might like to join our Art is Magic Community Group

That’s it- Let’s have some fun with this, and get to know each other better. And do please share and invite other creatives you know to play.

Truly Madly Deeply

Curious why this is not a challenge:

“Yes, I fully believe that the muses LOVE to find you working away when they come to visit, but more than that they LOVE to find you open and receptive and listening to them. Sometimes that requires Being not Doing, that requires space, an opening- room to listen, room to hear. Yes the challenge is instrumental in getting me to the blank page/canvas, for stretching my practice, for providing new opportunities but this is art making, this is the contemplative practice, this is creative play and it should never fall on to that "to do" list, it should always live on the "get to do" list…” Read more HERE

Galia Alena

I’m a visual poet working in just about any medium I can lay my hands on although I am a professionally trained photographer and a so called “self-taught” artist (of course there have been many teachers on that path). I’m in love with the creative process. I’m a beauty unveiler, light huntress, moment caresser and visionary poetess. Ultimately, all of my work is about helping people peel back the layers to experience the intense beauty of each moment allowing access to both their intuitive wisdom and a deeper connection to spirit and self. (Because the beauty of this life cracks our hearts open and it is through the cracks that light can flow both in and out and connect us back to our divine selves) That is what I do and I do it through photography, art, journaling and teaching. I live in the insanely beautiful Blue Mountains, just shy of Sydney, with my family, our cat and all the winged ones who frequent our garden. Each day here is a wondrous delight of tiny miracles through either the glorious light or magical mists. I would love to work with you, have a look around and see where you are called... "Where I create, there I am true." Rilke