Essie Smith

Essie is basically a Unicorn. She has healing powers, magical properties, and she refuses to be handled by men.

Catalysts by Essie Smith
1.2 Suddenly Real

1.2 Suddenly Real

While the sperm-meets-egg biology of conception is universal, the process of creating our babies is different for everyone. Some of us fall pregnant easily, and some of us struggle. Some of us are biologically linked to our kids, while others adopt, or are the other...

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1.3 And Then There Was You

1.3 And Then There Was You

Arrival Few of us have days in our lives that are more memorable than when our babies came into our worlds. For the majority of us it’s a story that involves giving birth, though for adoptive and non-birth parents it’s still an unforgettable, life-altering event.Write...

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2.1 Who Am I?

2.1 Who Am I?

So far, we’ve talked a lot about the process of becoming a mother, and what that was like for you. But that’s actually the shortest part of the story. What comes next, is the rest of your life.   No matter what happens to you from now on, you are a mother. It's...

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2.2 Loving Mama

2.2 Loving Mama

We’ve talked about how motherhood can change the parts of you that existed before, and how you can reconnect with those in your current life. Now it’s time to identify the things that were born in you when your child became yours. The new, awesome, scary, surprising...

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2.3 Self Care

2.3 Self Care

So we’ve looked at who you were and who you’re becoming, and now it’s time to think about practical ways of taking care of you moving forward. Now that your life is busier and fuller than ever, it’s important that you’re cared for and supported as much as humanly...

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Class Kit + Workbook

Class Kit + Workbook

Workbook + Digital KitDownload these files and save them to your computer. Print them out and use them in your journal for this class or for other projects.  Copyright © Caylee Greyvenstein and Esther Smith. All files are for personal use only. You may not distribute...

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Welcome to Loving Mama

Welcome to Loving Mama

Hey Mama We are so proud of you! You’re in a full time job that’s all about giving, and you’ve chosen to do something to nourish yourself. Taking this class is an investment in yourself, and we know it’s one that will pay dividends to your whole family. A Mama who...

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1.1 Life Before

1.1 Life Before

It might be hard to remember right now, but  before you were a mother, you were you. There’s nothing like having a baby to completely turn your world upside down, and make you feel like your identity got shattered in the turning. All of a sudden you’re a shuffling,...

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Lesson 6 – Peace

Lesson 6 – Peace

Heart Journal > Lesson 6Peace Here we are at the last lesson of the Heart Journal. We’ve covered a lot of ground in our previous lessons, and now I’d like to...

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Lesson 5 – Wonder and Surprise

Lesson 5 – Wonder and Surprise

Heart Journal > Lesson 5Wonder and Surprise Okay! It’s time to change the pace a bit, and take a look at some more positive emotions. In this lesson we’re going...

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Lesson 4 – Anger and Rage

Lesson 4 – Anger and Rage

Heart Journal > Lesson 4Anger and rage Hey there, awesome artist, and welcome to our lesson on anger and rage. This lesson is about allowing yourself the space to...

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Lesson 3 – Sadness and Grief

Lesson 3 – Sadness and Grief

Heart Journal > Lesson 3Sadness and grief Hey, lovelies. Welcome to our lesson on sadness and grief. I want to say from the outset, that if you’re in a place of...

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Lesson 2 – Joy and Happiness

Lesson 2 – Joy and Happiness

Heart Journal > Lesson 2Joy and happiness Welcome to our lesson on happiness and joy! I’m so excited to be getting into the real heart of the course with you....

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Lesson 1 – Introduction

Lesson 1 – Introduction

Heart Journal > Lesson 1Introduction Hi, amazing artist! Welcome to the Heart Journal course. I am so incredibly glad to have you here! This course is about...

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9 ways to add text to your art journal

9 ways to add text to your art journal

Hi Messians, it’s Essie! I’m here today with a whole lot of ideas you can use to add text to your art journals. For many of us, images come most easily when we’re art journaling, and for others working with text feels more natural. Being a wordy, languagey,...

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The Mailable Art Journal

The Mailable Art Journal

Gifts Hello, splendid Messians! I'm jazzed as hell to be back sharing another post here on the blog with you. Especially one that's about giving! Most of the people...

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How to draw a song

How to draw a song

Music Hi Messians! It's Essie here, very happy to be back with you in this inspiring season of music. You know how some music gets you feeling big things? Some fills you with joy,...

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Making A Tag Book

Making A Tag Book

Lists Hello, favourites! It's Essie again, back to share how I've been approaching this season of lists.Now, I am a crazy busy person. Like a lot of women, I wear many hats, and...

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Creating a Floral Collage

Creating a Floral Collage

Happy Hello, beautiful Messians. It's Essie from the blog team here. I hope this season of Happy is doing your soul good, and setting the tone for a joyful and...

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Making a strip collage

Making a strip collage

Magic Hello delightful and delicious Messians! I’m Essie, and I have a tutorial for you today. I’m going to share my strip-collage process. Just so we’re...

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