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Artful Affirmations & Original Oracles

Creating Affirmation and Oracle Decks Using Mixed Media and Intuitive Art

Words and images have the power to support or to dismantle. Let the words you speak and the images you conjure be affirming, supportive, and encouraging.

Write, paint, explore, discover, share, empower... 3 Artful Projects to Inspire and Encourage.

This class is all about inspiration and powerful affirming thoughts and images. As we create three artful projects, we will employ a multitude of mixed media techniques to help unlock our negative thoughts and replace them with more positive and affirming ideas and images. During this time together, you'll get to explore materials and create two unique (and artful) decks and one box to house them in! Let’s gather, affirm, and empower!!!


Class Curriculum



Your Instructor


Kiala Givehand, Ed.S., M.F.A.
Kiala Givehand, Ed.S., M.F.A.

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!!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as your purchase it! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. If I should decide to retire the course, you will be given ample time to complete the tutorials and activities.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is in rotation. You will be able to access the class content until it is retired. Should we decide to retire the class, you will be notified in advance and given time to complete the activities.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy so I ask that purchase with intention. Once you own the class, you own it. I do not issue refunds on self-paced courses. You will have access to all of the content once you purchase, so please, decide mindfully, ask questions for clarification, and review the curriculum to be sure this is the right course for you.
I have never made a handmade journal before. Is this the right class for me?
Yes. This is a beginner level course and the book making project is optional (highly recommended, but optional). You can complete this course without making a handmade book.

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