Creative Soul Roots

Roots Art Journaling E-Course

Give your doubtful, overwhelmed, perfectionist mind a break - it's time to let your intuitive, Creative Soul lead the way!

by Julia KWe've all heard that creativity has the ability to transform and heal lives… We know it can be our ticket to stress relief, free expression, and a deeper connection to who we really are.

So why does it feel so damn hard?

If you're anything like me when I started exploring art journaling, you've probably put in hundreds of hours watching YouTube videos, bought all the "right" supplies, poured over your beautiful magazines and "how-to" books, and perhaps even taken a few art classes… and yet, you're still feeling stuck.

Or perhaps your shelves are starting to pile up with self-help books, you've tried getting in touch with your creativity and intuition, but you just can't seem to break free from the tight grip your perfectionist brain has on your heart.

Now what?

You've probably noticed how telling your critical inner voice to shut up, only makes it louder. You've probably felt the force field your mind has constructed between you and your art supplies, and seen how trying to fight through it only makes it stronger.

You know you need to let go, and listen in to your intuition; but it's not always as easy as flipping a switch.

Until you start to build trust, understanding, and compassion, your mind isn't going to let go so easily.

~ Introducing Creative Soul ROOTS ~

an online journey to reconnect with your authentic, creative self using art journaling

Creative Soul ROOTS e-course
Let's face it, the last thing you need is another tutorial. You just need to DO. Which is why this program isn't your usual art journaling class, it's a guided experience to help you overcome your mind's fears, reconnect with your intuitive, creative side, and build trust in yourself; all while relearning how to play with simple supplies and a journal.

You already have everything you need. Your authentic Soul voice is bright, beautiful, and patently waiting to freely express itself.

Over the course of six weeks, you'll be gently guided to dive deep into one concept at a time, using the tools and exercises that have helped me, and hundreds of others, to build trust, compassion, and courage so that we may let go of self-doubt and perfectionism, making room for our Soul to fully step forward - that part of us that innately knows how to bring forth magic, healing, joy, and transformation through creativity.

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This class is for you if ONE or more of these are true:

  • You feel afraid to mess things up, or feel pressure to make something "frame-worthy".
  • You want to get to know your true self better, and find ways to express yourself.
  • You find yourself procrastinating and seem to gather more inspiration than you create.
  • You're ready to start listening to and trusting your intuition, but not sure how.
  • You struggle to find joy in the creative process and just can't let loose.
  • You're intimidated by what you see others create, or often compare your art to others'.
  • You're feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or confused, and you just don't know how to start.
  • You want to find a way to create that is authentically yours and not about copying others.

Art Journaling Roots E-Course

You are one wise, unique, infinitely creative, beautiful Soul. (I know, because we all are!) So I'm not interested in teaching you how to create like me. I want to see you soar with your own wings. As a creative life coach, I'm here to guide you in moving past self-doubt, judgement, comparison, and perfectionism, so you can make space for your Soul to step in with raw, REAL expression.

This class is not about learning how to make beautiful art journal pages… It's about coming back to your innate ability to create and tapping into your own creative power of healing and transformation. It's about building trust in the creative process and trust in yourself as you surrender your hold to the outcome and allow your Soul to speak freely through imagery, color, and words.

It's about growing your roots to create a strong foundation for an art journaling practice that can ultimately bring more confidence, happiness, self-awareness, healing, and a newfound sense of wholeness.

"This course got me art journaling after being stuck for a long time and I love it! Creative Roots is about art journaling, but it's more than that. It is about listening to the quiet inner voice in your heart, paying attention to the ideas and images that bubble up inside and being brave enough to give those expression on the page." ~Kathleen S.

Maxine"I am grateful for this course, my inner playful self got to come out and play, she was allowed to shed her tears, get PO'd and splash her feelings all over the place. Love the experience in the end. I am a much freer artist now. I talk more openly with my husband and children, I have taken responsibility for my own actions. I am past the blame the parent/up bring scenario, basically I am a much happier person. I don't journal everyday yet, but I have my journal where I see it everyday and it brings a smile to my face. I would recommend this course to anyone." ~Maxine Lundbek

"This course got me thinking more about how to capture my thoughts and experiences in both a visual and written way. It has certainly led me onto the path of self-discovery and given me the courage to explore my creativity… and document it along the way." ~Joan Petranovich

Throughout the journey, my hope is that you will:

  pinkstar Reconnect with (& nurture!) your creative, intuitive side
  pinkstar Recognize and move past negative self-talk and fear
  pinkstar Rediscover how to play, make a mess, and follow your heart
  pinkstar Build trust in the creative process and trust in yourself
  pinkstar Feel the freedom to authentically express yourself
  pinkstar Overcome self doubt, perfectionism, and other creative blocks
  pinkstar Receive tools to stay in the flow and beat resistance

By the end of the journey, you’ll have a deeper connection with your true creative self and a journaling practice that will nurture your Soul and will continually surprise, heal, and delight you.

Art Journaling Roots E-Course

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Sue"Kristal makes me believe that I CAN achieve, or attain whatever the project or exercise might be. I am really valuing the psychological input, which IS unique to Kristal and this course. It is really making me think about issues that I haven't really paid much attention to at all. But it is SO healthy and helpful to look at those. Maybe then they can be turned into a beautiful page, but the focus has shifted. There is substance and purpose in that page, there is the reality of life, not just a pretty picture." ~Sue Carey

"I am amazed at the personal growth I can see and feel in my attitude and it is coming across in my pages. I was a person who had creativity and art locked deep inside. It was a real struggle to let it out. Now it's flowing much more freely and I'm very grateful to Kristal and all the Roots members for sharing and growing along with me!" ~Robin Caraway

"Before I took this class I didn't know how to start journaling; I kept putting it off even though I wanted to do it. This class has shown me how to start and has led me to put something in my art journal every day. I feel a lot better about expressing myself with words and experimenting with art." ~Annabelle Reid

"I've experienced artist block for quite a while; hardly doing any art in the past couple of years. In fact, as recent as last summer, it felt like there was a force field between me and picking up any art materials. This course has helped me to get my art back and then some!! I have actually been eager to sit down and do some art. I can't remember when I felt that last." ~Kathryn T


Here's a closer look at the journey:

Weeks 1 - 4: Grow Your Roots

Week 1: Building Safe Space to Ease Fear

 pinkstar Find and create me-time with my 4 key steps
 pinkstar Claim your "why" to keep you on track
 pinkstar Create a sacred space or kit
 pinkstar Set the energy of your journal with rules & love

Week 2: Reconnecting to Soul & Intuition

 pinkstar Discover where your authentic creativity resides
 pinkstar Get clear on what's blocking your expression
 pinkstar Practice courage & give yourself permission
 pinkstar Build your own tool to shift into creative gear

Week 3: Play, Curiosity, & Experimentation

 pinkstar Nurture your inner artist & honor your path
 pinkstar Play with creative exercises to loosen up
 pinkstar Experiment with different supplies and tools
 pinkstar Face the blank page with excitement & courage

Week 4: Neutralizing the Inner Critic

 pinkstar Understand & recognize your inner critic
 pinkstar Separate & differentiate yourself from the critic
 pinkstar Practice compassion & learn how to respond
 pinkstar Create with freedom beyond your critical voice

Weeks 5 - 6: Sprout & Grow

Week 5: Journeying into the Unknown

 pinkstar Build trust in the process & in your intuition
 pinkstar Explore where true expression is brought forth
 pinkstar Let go of your attachment to the outcome
 pinkstar Learn how to stop forcing & simply allow

Week 6: Flow & Resistance

 pinkstar Find comfort in embracing the "hard parts"
 pinkstar Discover how to literally turn off your critic
 pinkstar Optimize the conditions for insight and healing
 pinkstar Receive a toolkit to move past resistance




quoteHow does this course work? Once registered, you’ll receive an email with your login information to access each week's content as it becomes available on a private website (with LIFETIME access!). The class runs for six weeks.

quoteDo I need art experience to participate? Absolutely not! We focus more on enjoying the process, getting messy, and having fun instead of trying to perfect specific art techniques.

quoteHow much time will I need? For the first five weeks, there's an average of four lessons per week that will each take approximately 10-30 minutes to complete (this includes reading/watching the content, then doing the exercise). I also encourage students to spend at least five minutes with their journal daily.

quoteWhat supplies will I need? You can definitely use whatever you have on hand, but if you prefer to use exactly what I will be using, there will be a simple supplies video available after you sign up.

quoteWhy did you name the course "Roots"? The name just came to me, and seemed to be a perfect fit as we'll be working on building a foundation or "growing our roots" for a transformative creative practice.

quoteHave any other questions? Feel free to email me at: hello{at}

A little about your guide, Kristal Norton:

Kristal NortonHey, I'm Kristal! A kooky, yet quiet introvert, artist, inspirationalist, author, creativity guide, recovering perfectionist & control freak, dreamer, art journaling fanatic, lover of texture, and seeker of everyday beauty.

As a mother of three, wife, and entrepreneur, I know how busy life can get. I also understand that taking time for creative play and to listen to our intuition is essential or we risk feeling unfulfilled or like something's missing.

I’ve been there. It took a career change – after feeling empty and lost, even when from the outside, I was successfully selling my art and being featured in magazines and on TV – to make me slow down, take time for authentic creative expression, and truly look inside to discover my true self and what it is I'm really meant to do. And that's to live by my innate magnificence; while showing others how to do the same through the magic of creativity - a hidden power we ALL possess.

Over the last decade, I've helped thousands of people transform their self-doubting inner critic, reclaim their creativity, and realize their unique inner beauty through books, private coaching, and online programs.

I received my coaching certification through the Courageous Living Coach Training Program, and to feed my insatiable curious mind, I've studied fine art, graphic design, marketing, teaching, therapy, psychology, and more with the help of college professors, mentors, students, and good old-fashioned experience.

My passion lies in helping others truly shine. If you're ready to rekindle that creative spark and free your soul, I hope you join me for this amazing adventure!

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Give your doubtful, overwhelmed, perfectionist mind a break - it's time to let your intuitive, Creative Soul lead the way!

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