“Practically” everyone from the 2013, 2014 Mentorship Programs at the annual Creative Visionary Retreat held on a cattle ranch in Salinas, CA.
Nicholas’ 2014 Creative Visionary Mentoring Program is now completed. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list for the 2015 Mentorship Program, please check the box for Mentorship 2015. The waiting list will be notified via email about the 2015 Fall enrollment period, before enrollment is open to the general public. If you want early access to the application process you must be on the waiting list. Click here to read the mentor invitation.
Are You a Creative Visionary?
“What is missing in most people’s lives- what people are CRAVING- is really quite simple. They want to feel alive. The reason you’re reading this (thank you for still reading!) is because the people who are most fixated on making art need to FEEL alive. We are the people who have a heightened sensitivity, who walk around the planet feeling things a little more deeply than others.
I know you know this about yourself. Sometimes we forget that most people are not like us. If you can understand that the rest of the world is relying upon you to be given the opportunity to feel ALIVE, then you will realize that blossoming into your creativity is not an indulgence; it’s a gift to the world.
This feeling of aliveness that we as artists emanate is inherent in all things that are different, surprising and artistically authentic. If you can even slightly grasp the importance of this realization then you are on your way to understanding the essential importance of clarifying and strengthening YOUR personal uniqueness. The more you and your art are like you, (and not like anybody else or anybody else’s work), the more your work will resonate and be desired. The simple most important ingredient in this whole art business begins with YOU! And I am here to help you bring your unique brilliance into your work and into your business.
If you can take the time to INVEST in the exploration of yourself and clarify your creative vision, then your work will become truly authentic. The gratification of this achievement is momentous in its significance. Not just will you enjoy the enormous, life-changing feelings of gratitude and satisfaction that one experiences from such an accomplishment; but you will also relish the inevitable fact that people will have more desire for your work. They will want it because it is totally unlike them; it instills in them a sense of wonder; and oddly, it gives them a small feeling of satisfaction that, in recognizing your value, they are also part of your artistic journey.
The world is living through your efforts. The universe wants you to succeed. This possibility is available for everyone, but few will grab the ring on the carousel and go for it. The more you are able to differentiate yourself, to become truly who you are – to answer the call that has been quietly inside you all these years- the more opportunities and possibilities for your work will open up. It is as simple as that. IF you trust, IF you believe—you can. I am absolutely positive that this is true, and it is my greatest joy to be able to help usher you into this reality.”