Welcome to the 7 Books in 7 Days Challenge. I'm your hostess and creative guide, Kiala Givehand. This course can be a stand alone class that you take at your own pace (the lessons unlock one day at a time), or if you found the class in time, you can journey along with me and lots of others as we create 7 books in 7 days from October 22nd to October 29th, 2018.
We will create 7 different hand bound books over the course of 7 days. If you are in the class, you'll get video tutorials of each book being made step-by-step, project ideas, suggestions, and resources, as well as a downloadable PDF for each book.
My hope is that this class will spark your creative book making fuse and have you creating books well after the 7 days.
Hello Beautiful Creative You!
I'm happy you're here.
I'm Kiala Givehand, a mixed media book artist, creative business strategist, and workshop leader originally from Florida, temporarily living in Northern Georgia (by way of Oakland, California), where I reside with my husband, Damon.
For almost 20 years, I taught English, Language Arts, and Creative Writing at every level, while simultaneously traveling the U.S. delivering workshops and presentations to educators. While I still travel occasionally to work with teachers and writers, I now enjoy working one-on-one and in small groups with students, teachers, artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs who want to identify their passions so they can embrace their gifts and talents through the empowered expression of their deepest desires. I do this work as a Creative Business Strategist because I love helping others find the thing that fills them with joy.
I've done a lot of things in my short 40+ years on this planet, but I'm most proud of raising my nephew Treavor, and listening to my inner wisdom by doing the things that make me come alive. Constructing handmade books and art journals is one of those things that allow me to feel A L I V E!!! And I'd love to have you join me on this journey. CLICK HERE if you want to see a gallery of some of my art journal pages.
I cherish every single day and treat life as one amazing adventure. I play with paint and watercolor, fold paper into books, write poetry, short fiction, & creative non-fiction, and sometimes I blog. But always, every single day, I journal and do something that I feel is creative. Oh!! And did I mention that I'm the proud owner of a fabulous collection of fountain pens? (I know. Geek alert!)
Join me and let's create something beautiful, TODAY!!