There are a variety of definitions for the word "Grimoire" and lots of opinions about what a Grimoire contains. You may have heard them called a "Book of Shadows" or a book of "magic (or magick) spells" or invocations. It's possible that you've heard people refer to the contents of a Grimoire as spells, charms, magical chants, sacred text, rituals, divinatory elements, and the likes.
In this course you will begin the journey towards building your personal Grimoire using prompts, suggestions, guides, and inspiration from various people, places, ideas, and images culled from your life. You will be instructed to rely on and pull from your expertise and the personal subjects you like to explore.
The goal is NOT to have a finished book but to start thinking about and planning what you might want in your Grimoire.
I will not be instructing you on how to create an actual Grimoire in this short, mini course. I will walk you through 8 activities to get you thinking about and planning for the content of your personal sacred text.
If you want to take the full course on creating a Creative Grimoire, JOIN US HERE. In "The Creative Grimoire" full course, I will create my book alongside you. My version will include and infuse artistic pursuits, Tarot, Oracle cards, Astrology, Herbs and Tea Related info, Recipes, Sacred Geometry, Poetry, and Fountain Pens. The lessons I share with you in this class will be further explored in The Creative Grimoire course.
NOTE: You are welcome to work digitally as well. I won't be demonstrating how to create a digital grimoire, but all of the activities, exercises, prompts, etc, can be translated to a digital format.
Whether you want to take the full course or not, I recommend joining me for this free course where you can begin to build your personal library of information to document in your final BOOK OF YOU.
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!!