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Jumpstart Your Creative Journey. Shannon Christiansen on Reinventing Herself as a Creative, Channeling Her Grief, and Finding the Strength to Live Up to Her Potential.

03.22.2023 - By Margo TantauPlay

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Margo is joined by stay at home mom (of nine children) turned licensed artist, creative author, and educator, Shannon Christensen. After being home with her children most of her early life, Shannon turned to creativity when grief struck which turned into a reinvention of herself and a creative career came along with it.  Although her home base is in the U.S.A., she’s spent the past four years living abroad in Jordan, Sweden, and currently Montenegro accompanying her husband's career as a contractor. Shannon’s creative road trip has taken many twists (a BFA Illustration degree at 42, featured in Western Art Collector magazine spread, her studio as an inspo spot on HGTVs Rate My Space) – and turns (acrylic magazine illustration work to Fine Art oil painting in museums, private collections & juried exhibitions to licensing contemporary watercolorist). Shannon is now embarking to help others reach their creative potential with a Creative Roadmap for others to follow. Margo and Shannon discuss: Her creative path and a long standing desire to be able to support her family outside of motherhood Grief, loss and finding joy again Why vulnerability is necessary when it comes to healing The feeling of home and how she finds it while living abroad The 8 Creative Power Habits Building confidence in your creations and changing your neural pathways Her approaches to finding fitting opportunities  Outsourcing tasks and skills you’re not confident or comfortable in Her Build Your Body of Work Membership And more!   Connect with Shannon: Creative Roadtrip Passport Jumpstart Your Creative Engine Book Build Your Body of Work Membership Connect with Margo: Join the In the Windowsill Patreon Channel  

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