3 Massive Mistakes

Even Professional Artists Make

That Cause Them To Not Love Their Art

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Discover 3 vital studio practices at the core of creating amazing art. Overcome self-doubt, activate your creativity & create paintings that wow you.

Wherever you are on your artistic journey, this is for you.

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Discover How To Overcome The Fear Of The Blank Canvas & Finally Create Paintings You Love



You’re so afraid of making mistakes, you rarely Start. You simply don’t paint enough. The fear of doing something wrong overtakes your desire to create.


You look outside yourself for answers, for step-by-step techniques for your paintings and end up emulating other artists. Looking for validation of your art through critique and praise, you may believe you’ll become a great artist once you learn all the techniques or buy all the tools and supplies.


You’re no longer taking big risks and living at that edge of stepping into the unknown, you find yourself frustrated because you’re not creating astonishing art.

Most of all… you are sooo ready to express the uniqueness of yourself in your art.

Contrary to what most people say,

talent is NOT limited to a few.

There’s NO LIMIT to what you can achieve based on your inherent abilities, and it DOESN’T have to take years to create your soul work.

What if you discovered how to start creating, to move through the messy middle and be confident enough to decide for yourself when to finish your painting?

What if you experienced how to take risks, play, explore, and experiment in your art?

What if you trusted yourself to keep going when you feel frustrated and what if you could tolerate ugly art and be able to create paintings that wow you?


Do you yearn to open creative channels, move past resistance and feel freed up and liberated in your art?

Do you want to finally trust your own voice and vision?

Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Workshop:


I’ll reveal the Big Idea you can implement and start seeing results from your art in 48 hours.


We’ll identify the 3 Massive Mistakes that are frustrating you, causing you pain and leaving you feeling stymied, stalled and repetitive in your art. AND how to overcome them!


You’ll discover a mind shifting method that will transform not only your art, but also your experience of creating it.


I’ll show you the foundational concepts and practices from the intersection of art, science, psychology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, theoretical physics and creativity research to create your most surprising experimental work as an artist.


And much more …


I’ll guide you on this journey

Hey there, I'm Nancy

I'm an abstract artist, bestselling & award winning author of The Artist's Journey® and The Adjacent Possible® books as well as a Stanford educated psychiatrist.

I’ve been an artist and existential psychiatrist for over 20 years and I'm passionate about creativity, aliveness, and living your most meaningful life.

I've been an abstract painter for decades. Several years ago I created a television program "Creativity & Consciousness" where I interviewed artists on their creative process. I learned that artists in every genre grapple with fear and self-doubt and that the interior landscape affects everything!

I believe that abstract painting is a powerful way of getting at meaning and that art is a mirror that reflects our livesthe canvas reflects back our feelings, moods, interior states, and life.

I've guided thousands of artists in creating their deepest, most alive and meaningful work, and I would love to be your guide, too!

Elisabeth went from being anxious about starting a painting on a blank canvas to selling a painting on the first day of an exhibition with over 100 artists.

At the end of last year, I was accepted into a jury-judged exhibition with over 100 artists, which was an incredible encouragement. The first day of the vernissage I sold a painting “Zornpalette” which came during my trip in the Studio Journey.

If I go back a few years, I got anxious when I would start painting on a white canvas.

I have also been a “perfectionist” which has not facilitated my creation. Since I found Nancy among all the thousands of other art teachers, my life has changed, not only on the artistic level but on so many levels.

The feeling when I first loved what I painted was incredibly strong and because it was genuine and rooted within myself. Sure, there is still often a struggle during each painting, but then I hear Nancy’s voice that it is precisely in the “ugly paintings” something new is emerging. HOW EXCITING IS THIS?

~ Elisabeth Malmgren

Jo went from painting as a hobby and not being sure about her style to becoming a full time artist with a unique style

Under your guidance, tutoring and workshops I have developed my style as an artist and as a result of this I have now taken the plunge to be a full time artist. You have given me the confidence to be disciplined, and believe in myself .

It is so exciting to be in my studio each day, putting into practice the knowledge I have gained through your tutoring , and the feeling of joy I experience when I see paintings completed that I am proud of.

Thank you Nancy wholeheartedly, it is awesome to be sharing another journey with you.

~ Jo Rankin

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time of the workshop in my timezone?

The live workshop is on Tuesday September 20th at 10 am PST . Click here to see the time in your timezone.

How long is the workshop series?

The workshop will be 1- 1.5 hours then I’ll answer your questions.

Will there be a recording?

Yes, we’ll send the recording after the workshop to those who have registered. We highly recommend that you join live so you can engage in the workshop and ask your questions.

Is this workshop free?

Yes, this workshop is free.

What happens after I sign up?

You’ll receive an email right away with the workshop details. You’ll also get email reminders before the workshop so you don’t miss the live event.

How do I attend this workshop?

The workshop will be live on Zoom & shared on my Youtube Channel. There is no need to download anything. When you register, we’ll send you the link to use when it’s time to join the workshop.

How can I prepare for the workshop?

Show up and be present. Turn off all distractions. We’ll have a workbook for you to download during the training.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for artists yearning to create their deepest art. You desire to express “you” in your art and understand that this is a journey of saying yes to your dreams, facing the perils of creating and learning to trust yourself in your process.

Can I invite my friends?

Yes! Feel free to invite anyone using the link of this page.

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