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“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.”
― Maya Angelou
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
― Henry Ward Beecher

Michele JennaeWelcome! My name is Michele Jennae!

Rise Up Creativity is all about Renewing the Ashes, Reviving the Self, and Restoring the Soul!

I am an art-maker. I create. The art-making process is an “art” of self-discovery and self-realization, focused on process more than product.

Art-making is about letting go, finding flow, and being open to unexpected possibilities. That is not to say that every art-making session will turn out a masterpiece, but it will help you to master your own pieces of life, the broken, the beautiful, the messy, wabi-sabi pieces of your life.

So, as a creativity coach, I do not teach Art Classes; I teach art-making. Improvisational, Experimental, Spontaneous, Free Falling, Playful Creativity!

See a few of my favorite posts below and then check out more of my Blog!

Meraki is Greek for heart, soul, and creativity, and it means to put your whole self into everything you do.

“I am not creative” is perhaps the most common, but here are a few more myths and the real truth about them.

Creativity, whether we want it to or not, opens us up to find ourselves, know ourselves, understand ourselves.