Book of You

Reconnect with your creative spirit and discover what matters most to you

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“Your vision will become clear when you look into your own heart.”
– Carl Jung

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Art can help you discover who you truly are.

In this course, you’ll get insights into your hopes and dreams through the art of book-making.

Book of You is the course for you if:

  • You love self-discovery and crafting – here's your chance to do both
  • You’re facing a crossroads in life and seeking more clarity
  • You want to live a more joyful life, but not sure where to start

Getting a fresh perspective and a renewed purpose in life can be easier (and more fun!) than you think. It takes only 2-3 hours (one afternoon) to discover what you truly value. At the end of the course, you’ll make a beautiful book about YOU.

The best part – no previous art experience required!

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There’s always a bigger purpose to the actions we take in our life.

But that purpose gets lost in the shuffle of the busy, nonstop routine of our lives. After awhile, you start to wonder, “am I spending time and effort on things that give me joy?”

If the answer is no, this course will help you say “yes” to more joy.

Through a process of creative play (bookmaking!) plus 9 self-discovery questions, you will:

  • get to the heart of what you truly value
  • identify the top 3 things that bring you joy
  • crystallize it into a handmade book to remind yourself what matters most

The best part? You don’t need to take a pricey Tony Robbins course or hike Mt. Everest for 3 months to discover your joy.

Instead you can unlock what matters most – from the comfort of your own home – while making crafts. #artistdate

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Get ready to:

  • journal on 9 powerful questions
  • activate your heart through collage
  • crystallize your values in a handmade book
  • make better life choices that align with your values
  • make more room for joy in your life

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Many self discovery exercises scratch at the surface of what we feel, and ignore how we LIVE, what we surround ourselves with every day. You will learn what truly motivates you to action, while reconnecting to your own Creative Instincts, which are innate, natural and human. It all combines to help you reconnect with your full humanity which is a true feeling of being YOU.

Working through this course will jump-start your creativity as you reconnect to your Creative Instincts, and you will find the freedom to follow the principles of your heart for more Joy and Meaning in your life.

By knowing and activating 3 core values you’ll be able to:

  • bring more Joy into your life by living out what matters to you for a more authentic life.
  • have the inner knowing to make decisions geared to what matters to YOU for more meaning, fulfillment and Joy.

You don’t need special supplies to tap into Creative Play, while getting in touch with your true self…

All you need is:

  • (1) 8.5” x 11” piece of paper
  • Glue stick or double-sided tape
  • Leftover magazines, giftwrap, etc. for collage
  • Optional rubber stamps and ink

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"Monica's a good teacher and guide. I enjoyed this course immensely!"

--- Thea Roy

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"I really enjoyed Monica's teaching style and lovely personality" –

---Amy Thomas

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“You have such a happy presentation style! So enjoyable to watch!”

--- Pam Delucci,San Bruno, CA
Book Artist &
Owner of Dog Eared Journals

Your Instructor

Monica - The Creative Beast
Monica - The Creative Beast

Hello! I'm Monica The Creative Beast!

I’m an artist, creativity coach, and bookmaking instructor. This course contains everything I've learned from my experience of teaching and creating art and binding books.

I believe our Creative Instincts help us stay connected to our Humanity and I’m on a mission to help womxn and women of color unleash and celebrate their innate Creative Instincts.

I’ve taught book arts, sewing and other creativity workshops for over 10 years. There’s no better feeling than when I hear students say, “oh this was easier than I thought” and “I can’t believe I made it.”

EVERYONE is born creative, but society tends to crush this instinct in childhood. I teach creative e-courses so YOU can reclaim the creative beast within you.

I’ve taught hundreds of people through various workshops how to activate creativity to boost joy, and I hope YOU will be one of them!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Who is this course for?
This course is for people who are looking to boost their creativity and gain a fresh perspective on their values in life. And the course is great for beginning and advanced creatives interested in learning about book art or mixed media art techniques.
Do I need any previous Bookmaking or Crafting experience?
Not at all. I give you step-by-step instructions to make your first book. The supplies are things you can find at home or school. No fancy materials required but you can embellish your book in your style if you’re a crafting expert.
What’s included in this course?
You'll receive a pdf overview of the course with lesson outlines and a list of supplies you will need for the self discovery exercise and supplies needed to complete the book making portion of the course. There is also a photo gallery of book examples to get you inspired.
How much time will it take to get through the course?
The course contains nearly 1 hour and 30 minutes of video instruction. However, the questions for the self discovery exercise may take some time as you think about the answers for each question. Also, creating the mixed media collage may also take time if you begin to ‘worry’ about how it looks, so I encourage my students to work quickly and not overthink it! All in all, this course should not take more than 3 hours total, or you can come back to each lesson over the course of 4 days.
I can do this on my own, why should I buy your course?
While there are many self-discovery exercises used and shared by several sources on the internet, I’ve found this particular questionnaire really cuts to the chase and gets to the heart of what we value in our lives to show us what our hearts truly crave. You won’t need to spend hours of your time searching for the right questionnaire, and you won’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a weekend workshop or seminar to get to the heart of what you value, so you can begin to start aligning your actions to your heart’s desires as soon as you complete the questionnaire. The single-sheet book structure used in this course, can be a tricky structure for beginners, and searching for a video online can take time. This course contains everything you need to discover what your heart values, so you can begin to act on those values and have an artful talisman of those values in just one fun-filled afternoon!

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