Hali Karla

is creating courses, circles, art and more for exploring Creative Practice

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patrons

Hello!

Welcome to my new Patreon space - I hope you'll decide to join and stay awhile.

Happening Now: RELATE, an online contemplative Creative Practice offering, via the SEA-Changers tier - join us (access until end-of-year).

I'm Hali, a full-time artist, teacher, guide and contemplative. I'm a former hospice nurse, and lifelong student of art and spirituality. For me, creative exploration and art is a way of living, it has always been an intuitive+intentional part of my healing journey (an ongoing process), and it is inseparable from my spiritual path+practice, as well. It is how I experience and express, how I revere, process, navigate and relate. And though I don't always understand this path or know where it will lead, it is how I am called to contribute and serve. Which I do mostly from my little shed-studio and simple life in Asheville, NC, where I live with my husband Steve and our 3 four-legged companions.

After blogging and teaching online mixed-media, art journaling, astrology and Creative Practice classes for 8 years now, I have decided to join Patreon for the next chapter of Hali Karla Arts. As a way to offer easy and affordable access to good Creative Practice offerings for you. As a way of pressure-relieving sustainability while I create art, reflections and courses to share. As an attempt to stretch and envision beyond business-as-usual transactions/courses/marketing, and choose instead the stronger ways of gratitude and relational reciprocity, flexibility, witness and value.


I want to show up, slow down and make art. And I want the same for you - in the name of joy, healing, connection, meaning, depth and staying true somehow in a world gone mad.

Because I'm a better, more alive+loving human when I do... and I'm betting some of you are, too. (((i see you, creative souls))) And the world needs better, more loving humans, consciously alive to their creative power and expression, and the impact it can have on quality of life, yes?!

Our creative expression matters. Our practices and stories matter. Our presence to our nature - and the intersection of our inner and outer landscapes -  and what makes us come alive to our selves and one another - it matters.

We become more fully ourselves, have the chance to change in all the right ways, and do our small part in co-creating and caring for the world when we listen for the spirit of creativity together.



Things will begin to find their rhythm here this fall. We'll see how it flows, what works, what doesn't - and where our current interests and callings intersect.

I do share more about this decision to shift my new offerings to this space, and just what Patreon is about (in the way we'll be using it), in that video at the top of the page.



To receive inspiration+more for your ongoing Creative Practice exploration, while supporting me as a working artist and content creator, have a look at my current tiers+rewards, and choose the best one for you.

You can join, upgrade, or take a break anytime. I want you to come as you are, stay as long as you like, give and receive what you can - and follow what is true for you and your creative spirit, even as it changes.


Here are some truths about what you will be supporting in my life, besides my art and content creation: A simple livelihood and being able to pay the bills, quite literally. Both my husband and I are self-employed artists. We work every day to be able to continue our paths as artists, and we love what we do - but months can get financially lean, the game to sustain is always changing, and the future is always uncertain in our work. We are hoping to move in the next year from a house we only intended to stay in for a couple of years (we've been here 10), and we need to save for a vehicle (our cars are old!). Also, my dad has early-onset-dementia, he and my mom face hard$hip, and my part in the future of their caregiving support+needs is uncertain. My resources support my needs first, of course, but Patreon support may help me support them more flexibly, in the ways I can, moving forward as well. On a wider level, I have been asked to explore ways to bring art journaling to homeless women here in my local community. I would very much like to be able to commit and begin to do that soon - any support helps me move closer to making that possible! Your support also helps me continue to pursue my own health+healing needs, as well as continuing education in spiritual direction and holistic arts, which impacts all the ways I teach and work with creatives in groups and one-on-one.


Thank you for any level of support you offer here on Patreon! Connecting with you and creating content for you - while sustaining my own process + work in the world - it all means so very much to me. 

With joy + gratitude,
Hali

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Website/Blog | YouTube | Instagram | Bimonthly Email Notes+Encouragement
Tiers
RAIN-Makers
$3 or more per month

No rain, no flowers.
For me or for you.
So come - let's play in the rain!

This is a low-commitment way to receive+connect here, show gratitude, and keep your creative curiosity hydrated. Thank You!


With Thanks, YOU WILL RECEIVE:


Access to exclusive monthly holistic-creative real-talk posts (may include behind-the-scenes musings, videos, art peeks + tips, reviews & resources from my creative process, biz, holistic/real life soul-working stuff, goals, dreams, struggles, and stuff I'm moved by)

Access to select mini-workshops, freebies and short lessons, new and revived*

• Patron-only community forum, polls, and bonuses
Exclusive discounts / early access to my offerings & art


* currently: Art Heals, Art Reveals Creative Practice mini-workshop 

RIVER-Keepers
$12 or more per month

Like a River, Creative Energy must MOVE. 


With THANKS, YOU WILL RECEIVE:


• ALL benefits in the Rain tier above, plus...

• A monthly Creative Practice video(s) lesson: a guided invitation+demo in creative/art journaling, contemplative art, intuitive painting/play, mixed-media explorations and more - with musings, tips, and demos. Feel into the theme and ideas, follow where they lead in your creative awareness, & make them yours 

Creative Practice Circles: bi-weekly 1-hour live-online art-dates, to help you commit/make time for your Creative Practice & connect with other creatives (currently on alternating Wednesdays 1-2pm EDT; recordings will be available on rotating basis if you can't make it live)

SEA-Changers
$24 or more per month

Dive Deep... Behold & Beheld. See and Be Seen. Ride with the ebb and flow of your creative rhythms.


Creative Practice opens the gates to our healing, truth and emotions. To the archetypes within. To our longings, hauntings and wonderment. It can hold and transport All-of-You, while you navigate the nuances and questions of your life. With intention and intuition, your creative spirit can guide you to the medicine you need, to communion with your hope+love and your presence+delight, to trusting your dynamic wholeness in the midst of life's transitions, joys, trials, cycles, depths, brokenness and wonder. Let's journey, make & immerse, in the name of joy, relief and the natural tides of our shifting rhythms, cycles and depths. 


With Deep Gratitude, YOU WILL RECEIVE:


ALL benefits in the Rain+River tiers above, plus...

Access to select guided & self-guided online workshops and courses on rotating basis* 

Virtual Holistic-Creative Gatherings - for rest, release, support, encouragement, remembering, blessing and receiving, for marking our time and wholeness as creative care-givers to our lives and relations, for celebrating our creative energy and callings...  a gift of self-care, holistic-creativity, healing, soul-keeping, space-making and with-ness. Recordings will be available on rotating basis if you can't make the live-online gathering. (currently every other month) 


* This tier is how I'm looking forward to sharing new workshops, programs and classes with you, and will be the earliest + best way/value to participate. There will be an emphasis on diving with Joy AND Depth into your Creative Practices, as well as your innate holistic awareness, embodiment, and intuition - and how that translates into your visual language, creative expressions, and how you relate.


Current program: RELATE. A new Creative Practice exploration is planned for November as well. I'm so excited to share & connect in this way!

SKY-Gazers
$50 or more per month (sold out!)

Receive & Believe  (limited spots)

At this level, I am both without words AND so excited to share with you my gratitude in a more personal way, from my hand+heart to yours directly.


>>> As a Sky{gazer}, you bring me to blessed-making and soul-keeping within dimensions of gratitude+awe+relief. I feel seen and supported... on path. And I want to be sure You feel seen, supported and on path, too. It's something I do well+best in intimate and big-picture ways. You are directly helping me to move from surviving+selling to thriving+sharing through 1) my own ongoing art-making+healing 2) continued education for offering holistic creative & spiritual direction/care to others 3) room to breathe a little easier while following this windy creative path+call of exploring, making, sharing, and witnessing others with my particular mix of skills, gifts, experience, calling and vision. 


With deep gratitude, YOU WILL RECEIVE:


• ALL benefits in the Rain+River+Sea tiers above, plus... 

Mystery Art+Medicine+Love Mail from me (snail-mail, hold-it-in-your-hands; sent a couple times per yearly patronage)

• Quarterly: Holistic Creative SoulCare Gift Box* with handmade and specially selected items to nourish and inspire your inner artist, healer and see{k}er to live+express with passion, joy, depth, wisdom, and courage in these times... OR... choice of focused birth chart, transit, or progressed moon astrological reading from me

• highest discount / first access to new and limited-capacity offerings, workshops, creations, readings and retreats


OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY AT THIS TIME.
3 MONTHS PAYMENT REQUIRED BEFORE FIRST BOX is sent.


* Holistic Creative SoulCare Boxes & Bonuses will vary and include a curated sampling of various creations, tools and ingredients for your soulful, creative path and practice. Possible items: handmade art and journals, prints and cards; supplies, tools + kits for creating; selected goodies from inspiring soulmakers, healers and artisans; seasonal, practice and ritual tools; earthmade and inspired sacred objects + stories; personalized gifts just for you; wearables and altar items; soulful games and amusements; prompts and audios/videos for reflection, journaling and connection; seasonal crafts and items made for working with cycles, dreams and patterns; healing care items or medicines; and more... 


I can't wait to create and share with you through this love language of making and passing on. I've been learning and collecting ideas + skills for this for a long while now (my whole life!?!) - and these unique items will be perfect for your creative soulcare and inspiration, OR to pass along as gifts to your loved ones and creative friends, as you feel called.

Hello!

Welcome to my new Patreon space - I hope you'll decide to join and stay awhile.

Happening Now: RELATE, an online contemplative Creative Practice offering, via the SEA-Changers tier - join us (access until end-of-year).

I'm Hali, a full-time artist, teacher, guide and contemplative. I'm a former hospice nurse, and lifelong student of art and spirituality. For me, creative exploration and art is a way of living, it has always been an intuitive+intentional part of my healing journey (an ongoing process), and it is inseparable from my spiritual path+practice, as well. It is how I experience and express, how I revere, process, navigate and relate. And though I don't always understand this path or know where it will lead, it is how I am called to contribute and serve. Which I do mostly from my little shed-studio and simple life in Asheville, NC, where I live with my husband Steve and our 3 four-legged companions.

After blogging and teaching online mixed-media, art journaling, astrology and Creative Practice classes for 8 years now, I have decided to join Patreon for the next chapter of Hali Karla Arts. As a way to offer easy and affordable access to good Creative Practice offerings for you. As a way of pressure-relieving sustainability while I create art, reflections and courses to share. As an attempt to stretch and envision beyond business-as-usual transactions/courses/marketing, and choose instead the stronger ways of gratitude and relational reciprocity, flexibility, witness and value.


I want to show up, slow down and make art. And I want the same for you - in the name of joy, healing, connection, meaning, depth and staying true somehow in a world gone mad.

Because I'm a better, more alive+loving human when I do... and I'm betting some of you are, too. (((i see you, creative souls))) And the world needs better, more loving humans, consciously alive to their creative power and expression, and the impact it can have on quality of life, yes?!

Our creative expression matters. Our practices and stories matter. Our presence to our nature - and the intersection of our inner and outer landscapes -  and what makes us come alive to our selves and one another - it matters.

We become more fully ourselves, have the chance to change in all the right ways, and do our small part in co-creating and caring for the world when we listen for the spirit of creativity together.



Things will begin to find their rhythm here this fall. We'll see how it flows, what works, what doesn't - and where our current interests and callings intersect.

I do share more about this decision to shift my new offerings to this space, and just what Patreon is about (in the way we'll be using it), in that video at the top of the page.



To receive inspiration+more for your ongoing Creative Practice exploration, while supporting me as a working artist and content creator, have a look at my current tiers+rewards, and choose the best one for you.

You can join, upgrade, or take a break anytime. I want you to come as you are, stay as long as you like, give and receive what you can - and follow what is true for you and your creative spirit, even as it changes.


Here are some truths about what you will be supporting in my life, besides my art and content creation: A simple livelihood and being able to pay the bills, quite literally. Both my husband and I are self-employed artists. We work every day to be able to continue our paths as artists, and we love what we do - but months can get financially lean, the game to sustain is always changing, and the future is always uncertain in our work. We are hoping to move in the next year from a house we only intended to stay in for a couple of years (we've been here 10), and we need to save for a vehicle (our cars are old!). Also, my dad has early-onset-dementia, he and my mom face hard$hip, and my part in the future of their caregiving support+needs is uncertain. My resources support my needs first, of course, but Patreon support may help me support them more flexibly, in the ways I can, moving forward as well. On a wider level, I have been asked to explore ways to bring art journaling to homeless women here in my local community. I would very much like to be able to commit and begin to do that soon - any support helps me move closer to making that possible! Your support also helps me continue to pursue my own health+healing needs, as well as continuing education in spiritual direction and holistic arts, which impacts all the ways I teach and work with creatives in groups and one-on-one.


Thank you for any level of support you offer here on Patreon! Connecting with you and creating content for you - while sustaining my own process + work in the world - it all means so very much to me. 

With joy + gratitude,
Hali

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Website/Blog | YouTube | Instagram | Bimonthly Email Notes+Encouragement

Recent posts by Hali Karla

Tiers
RAIN-Makers
$3 or more per month

No rain, no flowers.
For me or for you.
So come - let's play in the rain!

This is a low-commitment way to receive+connect here, show gratitude, and keep your creative curiosity hydrated. Thank You!


With Thanks, YOU WILL RECEIVE:


Access to exclusive monthly holistic-creative real-talk posts (may include behind-the-scenes musings, videos, art peeks + tips, reviews & resources from my creative process, biz, holistic/real life soul-working stuff, goals, dreams, struggles, and stuff I'm moved by)

Access to select mini-workshops, freebies and short lessons, new and revived*

• Patron-only community forum, polls, and bonuses
Exclusive discounts / early access to my offerings & art


* currently: Art Heals, Art Reveals Creative Practice mini-workshop 

RIVER-Keepers
$12 or more per month

Like a River, Creative Energy must MOVE. 


With THANKS, YOU WILL RECEIVE:


• ALL benefits in the Rain tier above, plus...

• A monthly Creative Practice video(s) lesson: a guided invitation+demo in creative/art journaling, contemplative art, intuitive painting/play, mixed-media explorations and more - with musings, tips, and demos. Feel into the theme and ideas, follow where they lead in your creative awareness, & make them yours 

Creative Practice Circles: bi-weekly 1-hour live-online art-dates, to help you commit/make time for your Creative Practice & connect with other creatives (currently on alternating Wednesdays 1-2pm EDT; recordings will be available on rotating basis if you can't make it live)

SEA-Changers
$24 or more per month

Dive Deep... Behold & Beheld. See and Be Seen. Ride with the ebb and flow of your creative rhythms.


Creative Practice opens the gates to our healing, truth and emotions. To the archetypes within. To our longings, hauntings and wonderment. It can hold and transport All-of-You, while you navigate the nuances and questions of your life. With intention and intuition, your creative spirit can guide you to the medicine you need, to communion with your hope+love and your presence+delight, to trusting your dynamic wholeness in the midst of life's transitions, joys, trials, cycles, depths, brokenness and wonder. Let's journey, make & immerse, in the name of joy, relief and the natural tides of our shifting rhythms, cycles and depths. 


With Deep Gratitude, YOU WILL RECEIVE:


ALL benefits in the Rain+River tiers above, plus...

Access to select guided & self-guided online workshops and courses on rotating basis* 

Virtual Holistic-Creative Gatherings - for rest, release, support, encouragement, remembering, blessing and receiving, for marking our time and wholeness as creative care-givers to our lives and relations, for celebrating our creative energy and callings...  a gift of self-care, holistic-creativity, healing, soul-keeping, space-making and with-ness. Recordings will be available on rotating basis if you can't make the live-online gathering. (currently every other month) 


* This tier is how I'm looking forward to sharing new workshops, programs and classes with you, and will be the earliest + best way/value to participate. There will be an emphasis on diving with Joy AND Depth into your Creative Practices, as well as your innate holistic awareness, embodiment, and intuition - and how that translates into your visual language, creative expressions, and how you relate.


Current program: RELATE. A new Creative Practice exploration is planned for November as well. I'm so excited to share & connect in this way!

SKY-Gazers
$50 or more per month (sold out!)

Receive & Believe  (limited spots)

At this level, I am both without words AND so excited to share with you my gratitude in a more personal way, from my hand+heart to yours directly.


>>> As a Sky{gazer}, you bring me to blessed-making and soul-keeping within dimensions of gratitude+awe+relief. I feel seen and supported... on path. And I want to be sure You feel seen, supported and on path, too. It's something I do well+best in intimate and big-picture ways. You are directly helping me to move from surviving+selling to thriving+sharing through 1) my own ongoing art-making+healing 2) continued education for offering holistic creative & spiritual direction/care to others 3) room to breathe a little easier while following this windy creative path+call of exploring, making, sharing, and witnessing others with my particular mix of skills, gifts, experience, calling and vision. 


With deep gratitude, YOU WILL RECEIVE:


• ALL benefits in the Rain+River+Sea tiers above, plus... 

Mystery Art+Medicine+Love Mail from me (snail-mail, hold-it-in-your-hands; sent a couple times per yearly patronage)

• Quarterly: Holistic Creative SoulCare Gift Box* with handmade and specially selected items to nourish and inspire your inner artist, healer and see{k}er to live+express with passion, joy, depth, wisdom, and courage in these times... OR... choice of focused birth chart, transit, or progressed moon astrological reading from me

• highest discount / first access to new and limited-capacity offerings, workshops, creations, readings and retreats


OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY AT THIS TIME.
3 MONTHS PAYMENT REQUIRED BEFORE FIRST BOX is sent.


* Holistic Creative SoulCare Boxes & Bonuses will vary and include a curated sampling of various creations, tools and ingredients for your soulful, creative path and practice. Possible items: handmade art and journals, prints and cards; supplies, tools + kits for creating; selected goodies from inspiring soulmakers, healers and artisans; seasonal, practice and ritual tools; earthmade and inspired sacred objects + stories; personalized gifts just for you; wearables and altar items; soulful games and amusements; prompts and audios/videos for reflection, journaling and connection; seasonal crafts and items made for working with cycles, dreams and patterns; healing care items or medicines; and more... 


I can't wait to create and share with you through this love language of making and passing on. I've been learning and collecting ideas + skills for this for a long while now (my whole life!?!) - and these unique items will be perfect for your creative soulcare and inspiration, OR to pass along as gifts to your loved ones and creative friends, as you feel called.