2019 Pull Pen Paint

Strengthen Your Intuition with Journaling, Art, Oracle Cards & Tarot

In this course 17 teachers will share methods of using tarot, oracle cards, and other intuitive guidance systems to elevate our personal journaling, spiritual, and creative practices. The cards are creative and intuitive tools that when used intentionally can lead to deeper insights into who we've been, who we are, and who we can become.

This course is for all levels and types of journalers -- art, visual, and written. The course is designed with three kinds of journal keepers in mind: those who keep an analog or digital written journal, those who keep an art journal, and those who blend words and images to create a visual journal. And it doesn't matter if you've never used a tarot or oracle deck before, there will be plenty of opportunity to explore, learn, and grow.

While we will primarily use Tarot and Oracle cards in this course, we will also touch on, and incorporate, other intuitive guidance systems (astrology, numerology, crystals, chakras, labyrinths, and more).

The course features:

  • Video tutorials
  • LIVE virtual sessions
  • Inspirational Prompts
  • Inquiry-based activities
  • Tutorials on making several handmade journals to use over the course of the year
  • A private Facebook group
  • Virtual study and art sessions
  • Lots of love, support, and encouragement

The course has three main focuses:

1. PULL -- Learning to pull Tarot and Oracle Cards for creative exploration, self-study, and intuition training. This section also includes learning about other intuitive guidance systems like Astrology, Numerology, Crystals, Labyrinths, and more.
2. PEN -- Exploring written responses as a tools for going deeper with your personal practices. Written journaling helps you reflect and excavate. We will journal together, archive, document, and record our experiences using the cards (and other systems) as guides.
3. PAINT -- Yup! That one is likely self explanatory, but in short, we will use paint (of all kinds) to interpret our connection to the intuitive wisdom and the messages/answers living inside us.


Your Class Curator -- KIALA GIVEHAND -- Kiala is a book artist, visual archivist, amateur photographer, and avid journal keeper. She collects fountain pens, blank journals, and all sorts of decks. Her most recent interests have taken her into the realms of Astrology, Numerology, and the beauty and power of sacred symbols (especially mandalas). When she's not experiencing wanderlust, Kiala is probably fiddling with a fountain pen, making a journal of some sort, or making a pot of soup. She's a newly dubbed SoulCollage® facilitator and co-owner of Healing Arts Creativity & Empowerment Studio in Pensacola, Florida.

Kiala has gathered some of her favorite humans on the planet and feels tremendously honored to share space with these amazing women. Connect with Kiala on Instagram and on her blog to learn more about all the shenanigans of this multi-passionate, creative, double Capricorn, ambivert.

APRIL MILLER McMURTRY -- April is the founder of THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR and self-publishes the New Moon Calendar Journal. She is also a visual artist, mama, teacher, and creative lunar coach. Her work reflects her passion for nature-based cycles, personal mythologies, and symbolism. For more than fifteen years, April has worked in education as a classroom teacher, workshop facilitator and program coordinator at home and abroad. She loves to support people on the path to growth and transformation. Her formal education includes a B.A. in Art History from UC Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Teaching from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT. April resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a mother of two daughters and a kitten.

CATHERINE ANDERSON -- Catherine’s journey of self-discovery using the tools of SoulCollage®, the labyrinth, photography and visual journaling makes her well acquainted with inspired living through imagination, imagery and intuition. Her books include “Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation”, “The Creative Photographer” and “Journaling the Labyrinth Path”. As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer and Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Trainer Catherine loves guiding others to discover their inner wisdom using these intuitive tools. Catherine also loves taking people on creative pilgrimages to beautiful places around the world, such as South Africa, Portugal, Italy and France. Find out more at www.creativepilgrimage.com

CRISTIN CHAMBERS -- Cristin is also known as PanArt. She's a mixed media artist and art journaler from north Missouri. Art is her passion and she loves to share that passion with others via teaching and sharing her work locally as well as online. Currently, she has artwork all over the United States - and internationally! Whether it be a commissioned painting, a mixed media piece, a page in her art journal...Cristin is constantly creating. She loves painting intuitively, painting portraits, creating whimsy, and using art as her "therapy". Art is the way that she expresses herself, captures moments and releases and she loves sharing that with other people. Connect with Cristin on Instagram and on Facebook.

DENISE DAFFARA -- Denise is an artist, soulful seeker, wild wonderer, deep listener, sacred space holder, Creativitea Time inspirer & private priestess and an Intentional Creativity Guide & Certified Color of Woman Teacher. Her passion is to connect with others in ways that leave both feeling nurtured, energised, validated, and liberated.

One way she does this is by encouraging Creativitea time : a space & practice where playfulness, courage and creativity meet radical self acceptance for tea. A sacred space is made to meet ourselves on the page. Denise finds that meeting yourself right where you are is a powerful medicine in these troubled times.

She believes when we are seen and heard we can heal. Using art journaling, intentional creativity and painting as a self healing modality has been extremely helpful for her in her personal quest, especially through times of grief, depression, and awakenings. In recent years she has begun to overflow that offering to begin to share some experiences and discoveries. May they be of service and support, uplift and inspire others to creatively express and lovingly nurture themselves too. Visit Denise online HERE.

GALIA ALENA -- Galia is a visual poet, earth mystic and mist walker. She walks in beauty dreaming with the divine to create sacred art and to partner with intuitive healing practices. She creates in dialogue with the sacred feminine and her practice involves listening to the magic as it appears in dreams, journey, tarot, nature and other daily blessings. She is a beauty unveiler, light huntress, moment caresser, mythologist, archetype weaver and visionary poetess. Ultimately, all of her work is about helping people peel back the layers to experience the intense beauty of each moment allowing them access to both their intuitive wisdom and a deeper connection to spirit and self, helping them find their own truths in connected stillness. In this way she is a guidess helping others find their own mystery school of wisdom and sacred being.

Because the beauty of this life cracks our hearts open and it is through the cracks that light can flow both in and out and connect us back to our divine selves.

Oh... and she believes in the magic of this life.

Connect with Galia on Instagram and her website.

JULIA EVE -- Julia Eve is a passionate tarot practitioner who was lucky enough to grow up in a family that not only allowed, but encouraged such exploration. Having worked with Tarot for over 20 years, Julia Eve is dedicated to bringing its beauty, wisdom and magick to fellow seekers across the globe. Julia Eve is a Certified Spirit Guide Coach and believes Tarot is an invaluable tool to connect not only to Spirit, but to self; combining logic with intuition to affirm, inspire and inform the way forward. Connect with Julia on Instagram and on her blog.

KELLY JOHNSON -- Kelly is an artist, author, and creative garden guide. Her passion is helping enthusiastic gardeners & journalers grow nature inspired art journaling routines & gardens one seed at a time. Her grandparents taught her how to garden when she was a child, & she's been making art as long as she can remember.

The past 16 years teaching children and adults in many environments inspired Kelly to delve into this work of reconnecting humans and nature. She had a childhood grounded in nature and an adolescence focused on environmental and social responsibility. These experiences heavily influenced her life as a creative nature connection guide.

Kelly draws from the work and philosophies of progressive educators such as Montessori, Steiner, Dewey, Ferrer, Sobel, and the historic Nature-Study educators. She is propelled to arts based nature connection action by her own experiences with the modern society’s disconnection from the natural environment.

Kelly calls herself a “creative nature connection guide.” Much like an adventure guide, She helps you discover your perfect path to nature inspired artistic success by meeting your needs as gardener, art journaler (or both) in practical and creative ways. Be sure to have a look at the three nature related decks Kelly has created.

Connect with Kelly on Instagram or subscribe to her newsletter where she sends you a nature related goody every Wednesday.

KRISTEN RADDEN -- Kristen has a lifelong passion for studying symbolism in many forms. From an early age, she interpreted symbols. At ten, she helped friends interpret their dreams and decode their personal symbols. At 12, she discovered handwriting analysis and all the secrets you could discover in the beauty of a simple scribble. Her passion is helping people see the symbolic patterns in their life and ways to use them for problem solving and self-discovery.

As a soul coaching instructor, Kristen has led students to a better understanding of themselves through dream work, archetypes and shadow exercises. She's also a divination junkie who has studied a variety of divination systems including tarot, oracle cards, playing cards, dowsing, dice divination, and charmcasting. In the late 1990s, she developed her own system of reading playing cards and was pioneering cartomancy instruction on the web under the name Twelve of Hearts Cartomancy.

After reading tarot and oracle cards for over 20 years and parting ways with at least 200 decks, she decided to create her own decks. To date, Kristen has created more than 20 unique tarot and oracle decks for prediction, guidance, and self-discovery. You can check our her decks HERE and connect with her on Instagram to get sneak peeks of the new decks she's planning. And, as a bonus, Kristen was one of the interviewees for the first session of Pull Pen Paint -- you'll find that recorded interview in the classroom once you sign up.

MONICA GARCIA -- Monica is a divine guide, helping people to find their own inner wise guidance. She gets to do this through playing with tarot and oracle cards, engaging with creativity in all of its forms, and connecting deeply with Spirit. Monica gives workshops, online classes, and soon retreats! She also works deeply one-on-one with clients to unlock the fountain of creativity and wisdom that resides within us all. She's feeling so joyful to be a part of this wonderful course with you all! Connect with Monica on Instagram.

MONICA MORAN -- Known at The Creative Beast, Monica is a mixed media, multi-passionate artist who is deeply connected to her Creative Instinct. It is her mission to help adults reconnect and rebuild their creative instincts so they can access more Joy in their lives through Creative Play. She demonstrates how fun and easy creativity is by demystifying the ‘mystery’ that has been built around creativity, when it is actually surrounding us every day. She provides simple techniques and asks thoughtful questions to help others see how they can access their own innate Creative Instincts. Monica provides monthly online gatherings of creative play and creates e-courses to help you reconnect to your own artful spirit. She shares her creative adventures daily to inspire others to join the adventure!

Monica believes there is wonderful, marvelous magic in our world and in our creativity.

M. RUTH McCANTS -- M. Ruth McCants, has for more than 35 plus years been on a quest, exploring the intuitive arts, through astrology, numerology and tarot/oracle card systems. This exploration has centered on using these systems as cosmic and Soul messengers for gaining clarity, self-mastery, and understanding of the co-creation process. She is a prolific journal writer, and has just recently discovered visual, mixed media and art making as wonderful companions for intuitive guidance. Through her studies and work in astrology she has developed an astrology system, called "Walking the Wheel through Understanding Your Life Map". which explore the archetypal energies that are at the heart of intuitive self direction and guidance.

As part of living her own “Life Map”, Ruth combines vibrational energy with the intuitive guidance through sound healing, music and drum circle facilitation skills which is specially focused to encourage women toward embracing and freeing their Divine feminine and intuitive powers. Connect with Ruth on Instagram and her blog.

PAIGE WARD -- When I chose to embrace my path as a healer, I decided that my intention was not to simply become an open ear and help with a solution but to become an understanding heart and to teach you that you are the solution. Love is the foundation in which I found my path and the foundation in which we were all created. My promise is to reconnect you to your divine blueprint with the same tools that have helped me and continue to help me. I believe we have the ability to heal and align our mind, body and soul with the correct guidance. As a conduit of light I will team up with your higher self and various multidimensional beings to bring love, peace and joy back into your life. It's time to bring light back to our World. Infinite Love & Gratitude!

SARA BURCH -- Sara is an expressive, intuitive, mixed media artist and creative guide who loves creating original faces and works of art. Each painting has a special purpose and is created with the intention of adding love and positive light energy into our world. Sara truly believes love is the way and each painting she creates is infused with emotions or feelings that connects us all through our humanity and spirituality. Her dream for us all, is to gain a true sense of self, in order to create a more loving, accepting peaceful world.

When a painting finds a new home, her hope is that it will encourage the viewer to go deeper within their own spiritual path, their own truth. She loves when a painting resonates with the soul, a character strength or emotion they connect with, either from the past, what they are currently going through, or what they desire to become. Especially if it is an emotion they are searching for. Like a mark in time on their ongoing spiritual journey; past, present or future. She loves art that touches the soul.

Sara says, “Art much like music, speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.

Art has changed my life in ways I never expected, it has awakened me in the most amazing way possible. I'm so grateful for this journey of art and life, to feel more connected and grounded in my spirituality, it has so has brought a deeper meaning into my world and so many beautiful souls in my life. Love is the way..."

SHAI BEARDEN -- Part hippie, part geek, part rocker chick with some serious Dolly Parton sass, Shai blends art, herbalism, self-love + spiritual musings with kickass empowerment + a hell-yeah attitude. She is the spunky and spirited CEO of Wild Sister Magazine and the Wild Sisterhood, who has a fierce passion for helping women discover their unique beauty + strength + truth.

She helps beautiful souls like yours bring more radical self-love, vulnerability, strength, and support into their lives through art, herbalism, and sisterhood. Shai knows without a doubt that the moment we realize that happiness is a choice + self love is essential, we invoke an inner + outer transformation and finally begin to become our own heroes.

SHINJINI MEHROTRA -- Better known online as Modern Gypsy. Shinjini is a passionate artist, prolific writer, voracious reader, and seeker of soul. She believes in the mysteries of the Universe, in the power of an intention...in crystals and Tarot and Oracles...

She believes in the transformative power of stories and the healing power of art and creativity. She believes that writing is medicine – as a long time journal keeper, she has experienced the positive impact that focused writing has on her life. She also knows that art is therapy – creating a new piece of art {be it a painting, a photograph, or digital artistry} fires up and soothes her soul! She is a firm believer in the Tarot – it is a powerful tool for self-development, soulful guidance and deep inner work. Add in some crystal magic and intentional rituals, and you’ve got gold! Combined, all of this is pure magic.

VANESSA SAGE -- Vanessa Sage's work focuses on self-compassion, inner-bravery, and discovering the mystery in our everyday lives. She offers spiritual and business mentorship, Priestess training, and tarot readings to help you enchant your everyday, bring your imagination to life, and listen to your wild soul’s calling! She has a PhD in cultural anthropology, and spent many years studying Buddhism, pilgrimage, and alternative spirituality as an anthropologist of religion. You can find her at http://vanessasage.com/

VICTORIA SMITH -- Victoria Smith is a writer, artist, and teacher. Her work at the Mojo Lab is the creative outgrowth of her adventures as a professional archaeologist. For more than 20 years, she investigated past ways of living, ritual power, sacred knowledge, symbolism, craft, and architecture. Victoria’s love of fieldwork and leading expeditions naturally infuses her unique courses exploring the landscapes of wonder, creativity, earth wisdom, enchantment, and intuition. Her endless fascination with the natural world, storytelling, the creative process (in all its manifestations), and the wild edges and in-between places continues to inspire her creative life and work.

With Foundational Lessons By:

HALI KARLA -- Hali is an artist and guide passionate about cultivating holistic creativity as a way of navigating life and relationship. The creative process and her daily practice guide and ground her life and work in the world. Connect with Hali on Instagram and her website.

NICOLE PIAR -- Nicole is an artist and author with a BA in Art from Yale University. She is the creator of the wildly popular Spirit Cats Inspirational Card Deck – a playful, intuitive tool for clarity and healing. Her work balances on the vivid intersection of art, storytelling, intuition, healing and dreams. Connect with Nicole on Instagram and on her website.

RACHAEL CARINGELLA -- Rachael is an artist, an illustrator, intuitive reader and healer. Connect with Rachael on Instagram and on her website.

"I enjoyed learning more about the cards, going deeper with them, really using them as an ally and guide as we navigate through life. The study sessions were informative and I love that they were recorded, because it’s not always possible for me to join in live."

- Shinjini, https://moderngypsy.in


"This course tied in all that I have studied and been fascinated with since I could read. It provided a safe place to discuss such things as well. The live events were fantastic. You curated a suburb panel of teachers. Blending art with all of it, brilliant. It was one of the most authentic and magical spaces I have been apart of in a very long time."

- Julie Baker, creativelyonward.com

"This is an excellent course for anyone who wants to take their art and spiritual practice beyond the realm of basic, mainstream thinking. The lessons help you connect to your soul in ways that you may never do otherwise. I say take this class. I'll see you there!"

- M. S., Seeker of Magic


Class Content

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What other PPP participants have said about the class...

"Take a card deck, journal, and paint, add teachers who feel what they do deeply, blend in Kiala's elf and hummingbird energy, and sprinkle fairy dust on top -- that's Pull Pen Paint."

"Great class using tarot, oracle cards, journaling, art and great people all sharing."

"I really enjoyed all the sharing from the group. I also really love the art lessons."

"I enjoyed learning more about the cards, going deeper with them, really using them as an ally and guide as we navigate through life. The study sessions were informative and I love that they were recorded, because it’s not always possible for me to join in live."

"This class changed my life. I know that sounds big, but it really helped me come out of my shell around using tarot and oracle cards for my creative life, for journaling, and for learning to listen to my own voice for guidance. I am thrilled to know there are so many others in the world who are doing the kinds of things I have dreamt of doing for so long. In short, I've found a community where I can be me in every way."

"This was my second year in PPP and I wasn't sure I could go deeper than I had in 2017, but I was wrong. The teachers are magical and Kiala is the most gracious and generous hostess you can imagine. She brings us all together beautifully and invites us to go deep. I can't wait for 2019."

"This class will change your life. It will guide you to the edge of the cliff and support you while you step forward. The community is sacred. The lessons are mystical gems with the power to heal. I am forever grateful to this group for giving me my wings, more clarity, and a stronger connection to my soul."

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The class begins as soon as you register. There are several "foundational" lessons to help you get ready for 2019. The live opening circle of Pull • Pen • Paint 2019 is March 1st from 12PM to 2PM Central (Chicago) Time!! There will be no additional content added to the course after May 31st, but you will have access to the class and the content until Feb. 29, 2020 and be invited to monthly study sessions to delve deeper into the content and connect with the community.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have access to this course until Feb. 29, 2020.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy, so please purchase mindfully. If you are in doubt, please email Kiala with your questions. Due to the nature of the class and the fact that you will have instant access to more than 20 lessons upon enrollment, we do not offer refunds.
I've never read or used tarot or oracle cards before. Should I still sign up?
YES!! Absolutely. If you are open to journaling with tarot and oracle cards, we'd love to have you. No prior experience required. We give you lots of guidance and ways that you can begin to learn how to use oracle and tarot cards or how you can ignore them all together and just create along with us.
Which tarot or oracle deck do I need for the class?
You can use any deck(s) you want. Each teacher will be sharing their favorites with you, but you can use any that you like. You can even use an app on your phone if you prefer a digital deck. Based on the 2017 & 2018 courses, you will likely find lots of decks mentioned during the course, so you may want to buy one deck to start and begin a deck wish list :-). The most common Tarot deck used in the class is the Rider Waite or decks inspired by the Rider Waite.
Is this class about religion or does it focus on Tarot and Oracle as a different kind of religion?
No. This class has nothing to do with religion in the traditional sense. It really is a class about learning to tap into your inner wisdom in order to journal, create art, and be present more fully using tarot and oracle cards as a tool. You can believe in anything you want. As long as you are positive, open-minded, kind, and respectful of others, we welcome you.
How does this class work exactly?
Great question! There are 17 teachers in this course. Some of them will teach their sessions live/virtually. Those lessons are recorded and shared in the classroom. The other teachers will teach pre-recorded lessons for you to consume at your own pace. The content for the class is held here on this site and you can access it 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We also gather in a private online room that allows us to see, hear, and chat with one another during live teaching sessions, study group, and artsy meetups. We will pull cards, journal, make art, and be in community holding space for our inner guides to play. All live sessions will be recorded and shared after the class session. We will also be in community in a private Facebook group. As soon as you enroll, you'll have access to any lessons that have been loaded to the classroom. There is a foundational library of past lessons (more than 20) to get you started. Finally, the course is broken into three main focuses: PULL -- Learning to use Tarot and Oracle Cards for creative exploration, self-study, and intuition training. This section also includes learning about other intuitive guidance systems like Astrology, Numerology, Crystals, Labyrinths and more. PEN -- Exploring written responses as tools for going deeper with your personal practices. Written journaling helps you reflect and excavate. We will journal together, archive, document, and record our experiences using the cards as guides. PAINT -- Yup! That one is likely self explanatory, but in short, we will use paint (of all kinds) to interpret our connection to the cards and the messages they guide us to. It doesn't matter what kind of paint you use for the lessons. We encourage you to use what you have. The new class content will be delivered over 12 weeks, but we will continue to gather on Facebook and during study sessions for the remainder of 2019.
When are the live sessions?
The live sessions are all at various times. We try to take into account multiple time zones as we plan the sessions. A schedule will be posted when dates and times for live sessions have been finalized.
What if I can't attend any of the live sessions?
That's okay. Each session will be recorded and posted in the classroom within 24 hours. You don't have to be with us in the session to benefit from the content. While we encourage you to make at least one live session, you can find value in the class whether you attend live or not.
What happens when I sign up?
Well, the first thing is that we all do a happy dance! Then, once we've settled down, you can access the class immediately. You will see content in the classroom waiting for you. You can begin your journey immediately. You'll also get an email in your inbox welcoming you with some details to get you started.
When does the early bird rate end?
The $88 price goes up to $111 on March 1, 2019.
Are the lessons downloadable?
No, the videos will NOT be downloadable, but you can watch them as many times as you'd like until Feb. 29, 2020. The PDFs are downloadable.


With this kind of course, it's difficult to give you a full supply list ahead of time. Each instructor will have his or her own list of supplies they are using for their lesson, but here is a general list of things you might want to have on hand or that you might want to begin to add to your collection.

Here are some of the items we know you need throughout the year.

  • A simple bookbinding toolkit
  • A set of watercolors
  • Craft or acrylic paints
  • Brushes of various sizes
  • Pens for journaling
  • At least one Tarot Deck (and be an app)
  • At least one Oracle Deck (can be one you create)
  • The handmade journal you make for the class or a purchased journal
  • White gel pen
  • Adhesives -- double sided tape, matte medium, and glue stick
  • OPTIONAL: A printer to print lesson PDFs

Courses Included with Purchase

Bookbinding Masterclass 1
Learn to bind a hard cover journal in real time.
Kiala Givehand, M.F.A., Ed.S.

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