For deep feelers, creatives, introverts and empaths like us, showing up with our medicine will never not feel vulnerable.

But what if you could be your tender, vulnerable self, follow your heart, and make a difference in the world doing what you love?

For deep feelers, creatives, introverts and empaths like us, showing up with our medicine will never not feel vulnerable. But what if you could be your tender, vulnerable self, follow your heart, and make a difference in the world doing what you love? Dear Artist is a revolutionary program to help you break through the barriers to create the fulfilling life you long for—because your life is your work of art.
 
 

Imagine if you could...

  • Heal the scarcity, self-sabotage and shame that attacks you whenever you begin something meaningful
  • Become the boss of your own fear
  • Never be stuck, bored, uninspired or overwhelmed again
  • Use the moon to become intimate with your energy, and create rhythms & rituals that help you actually achieve the results you long for, for REAL
  • Expand your resources—time, energy, motivation, inspiration, creativity—so you never feel depleted again
  • Identify and heal the deep beliefs that hold you back from the empowered life you long for
  • Clear the emotional and physical clutter that keeps you tripping up—literally—so you can move forward with intention and grace
  • Experience the sweet pleasure of a fulfilling life—a life that is a work of art

Dear Artist is your sacred rebellion for a beautiful life that matters. (And you can do it in your pajamas.)


It's time to say NO—

  • No to stuckness.
  • No to perpetual overwhelm.
  • NO to self-sabotage.
  • No to standing on the outside of the beautiful, meaningful life you long for. 
  • No to going through the motions living someone else's hopes, dreams, or expectations.
  • No to putting your life purpose on hold because you don't have the money, the time, the space or the support.
  • No to betraying your soul.
  • No to ONE MORE DAY of not living from your heart.

Because when you say no to what does not bring you life, you are free to say Yaaas!! to what does.

Dear Artist

 

“But I'm not an artist.”

YES BABE. YOU ARE.
Your life is your art.

 

Your life is your art.

Let's nurture your life through intentional practices that add depth and invite your soul into your everyday. I call this lifemaking. Whether you are an artist by trade or someone who longs for more creativity, Dear Artist will open the door to a whole new way of seeing & being that will transform everything. 

Whether you need healing, reinvention, or a deeper appreciation for what you have now, know that creativity is an energy with the profound power to stir up beautiful change in your life. Art is a catalyst for transformation. Let's cultivate this power with intention so you can live the life you long for.


Come. Be ravished by your own vibrant, powerful, soul-led life. 


This is a sacred rebellion against mediocrity. Against futility. Against perpetual overwhelm, stuckness and status quo...because, dear artist, you and your gorgeous ways are needed in this world. You doing you is sacred work. When your work is meaningful, it will be rooted in the pulsing tenderness of your heart. It's tender because it is true. But this is where your power is—living within your truth and your tenderness. This is where your gifts are born. Dwell in this place and you will do compelling, transcendent work. 

I feel like you just opened up a magic carpet bag and began stocking my pantry with all kinds of amazing preserves, tinctures, delicious pickled things, salves, herbs, fragrant teas, and some moonshine for good measure! I feel so supported and nourished and ready for the journey ahead. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
— Abby Buchanan
 
 

Be yourself, make a difference, and do what you love. 

 


—Syllabus—

What to expect from the Dear Artist Program...


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Wild Woman

Highlights from Module One:

  • A Wild Woman's Sacred Rebellion
  • Art Without Apology
  • Write Your Creative Manifesto
  • Wild Woman Poetry Meditation
  • Embodied Experiment: Boundaries
  • Guest Artist Anna Lovind
  • A Wild Woman's Blessingway
  • Make a Blessing Altar
  • Daily creative prompts

In Wild Woman, we go to the heart: no more self-sabotage. No more shame. Heal everything that stands in the way of you filling your soul's purpose. You get to define what YOUR creativity looks like. No more rules. Create container + time. Sacred yes + sacred no + sacred rebellion.


Moon Woman

Highlights from Module Two:

  • Begin Moon Journaling
  • The Depths of Your Creative Winter:Dark
  • The Secret Corridor to Light
  • Write Your Manifesto of Trust
  • Embodied Experiment: Unmaking
  • Moon Woman Poetry Meditation
  • Guest Artist Layla Saad
  • Create Your Own Rhythms & Rituals
  • Daily creative prompts

In Moon Woman, learn to recognize your own seasons and cycles of creativity. Of rest + fallow ground. Discover the secret redemption found in emptiness. Heal scarcity. Trust the natural order of things. Mark / commemorate / notice / awaken / become aware of the liminal spaces.

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River Woman

Highlights from Module Three:

  • Creativity as a Spiritual Practice
  • Clearing the River 1: Release
  • Create Your Own Ceremony of Release
  • Clearing the River 2: From Clutter to Clarity
  • Create an Elemental Cleansing
  • Embodied Experiment: Move
  • River Woman Poetry Meditation
  • Guest Artist Sarah La Rosa
  • Sacred Movement Ritual
  • Create a Sacred Purification Plan

In River Woman, identify what makes you stuck. Stagnant. Dry. Barren. Clear the river. Clear the energy. Be your own support through observing patterns + healing the river of your creativity. Take your creative life from clutter to clarity. Protect your energy. Protect your time and resources while also trusting abundance. 


Fire Woman

Highlights from Module Four:

  • Fire :: Tender—The Art of Firekeeping
  • Becoming Firewise—Self-Care for Sustainable Energy
  • Design Your Own Artistic Muse
  • Embodied Experiment: Curiosity
  • Fire Woman Poetry Meditation
  • You Must Create—Calling Forth and Honoring the Holy Creative Being You Were Meant to Be by guest artist Susan Tuttle
  • Secret Sources of Creative Inspiration
  • Daily creative prompts

In Fire Woman, become a fire-starter. A burning, illuminated woman. Intentionally cultivate inspiration—don't passively wait for it to come. Create / design / give birth to your own artistic muse. The light, the heat, the energy...the alchemy, the transformation, all things made new, including yourself. 

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Wise Woman

Highlights from Module Five:

  • Beauty, Fire and Truth: The Secret Power of Belief
  • How to Live With Self-Doubt as an Artist
  • Exploring the Fruits and the Roots of Embodied Beliefs
  • Wake Up. Show Up. Light Up.
  • Embodied Experiment: Pleasure
  • Wise Woman Poetry Meditation
  • Guest Artist Alisha Sommer
  • A Wise Woman's Feast and Fruit
  • Make Room to Receive
  • Daily Creative Prompts

In Wise Woman, learn how to heal obstacles through creative alchemy. Use pain / fear / vulnerability. Step into the light / be seen. Know your worth. Enjoy the fruit of your hands and heart. Receive—gifts, accolades, success, admiration, devotion. Dwell in truth and grace. Embody your senses to create a meaningful and intuitive creative life.


 

Love notes from those who have already experienced Dear Artist...

 

 
“I feel like you just opened up a magic carpet bag and began stocking my pantry with all kinds of amazing preserves, tinctures, delicious pickled things, salves, herbs, fragrant teas, and some moonshine for good measure! I feel so supported and nourished and ready for the journey ahead. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” —Abby Buchanan

“I do sooooo miss connecting every morning. The timing was perfect. I had my cup of tea while reading the material. I have never looked forward to a program more. I felt immediately welcomed and supported. I loved the welcome packet that deepened everyone's connection. I have already referred a friend to your program. It is so deep and rich and at the same time fun and playful. Your words are beautiful and inspiring. The resources are wonderful. I loved the daily assignments and drawing a phrase for the day. I will be using this material for years to come. I am honored to be part of the first group. I can't wait to see how Dear Artist continues to unfold. I'm in!! Thank you so much for your lovely, tender, moving work. You are a beautiful spirit.”—Debbie Jackson
“This class has brought me exactly what I'd wished for—a deeper commitment to my creative life and the in my bones knowing that is my sacred path and calling. Much love to you Hillary—thank you for this rich experience. I truly wish it wasn't coming to a close.”Tracie

“Hillary, I have taken many online programs, and yours has by far been the most wise, cozy, supported program experience with a TON of content. Thank you.”—Jessica

“Hillary, this beautiful class has been so much more than I ever hoped for. I felt an urgent need to sign up and I have eagerly awakened each morning, breathlessly anticipating your beautiful nourishing words of wisdom and inspiration. Thank you for this wonderful gift. I cant wait for more!! Many thanks to each of you in this very warm and sacred space. I have never before felt as comfortable and as supported. I look forward to continued sharing, insights, inspiration, and wisdom. Many blessings.”—Debbie Jackson
“Thank you dear Hillary! I'm going to miss waking up each morning and looking forward to opening up with insights from your sweet soul! So much gratitude! Can't wait to take more from you in the future Wise Woman!”—Tammy

“I didn't really doubt you would anyway, but you really crafted something beautiful and holy and sacred with this. Thank you for following the call of your heart.“—Alisha

“Living is a precious work of art & often times the world gets in the way. For years, I've felt the call to get my hands in the clay & found myself with a million other things to do instead. Until that dreamlike day when Hillary Rain reached out her tender hand in invitation with Dear Artist. As I put my trust in this gentle soul & took her hand a crack in the universe opened, the space I was meant to fill. Creativity imploded within me and exploded in my life. My very being was flooded with every idea I am forever jotting down on tiny bits of paper, every nuance of design I had tucked away in the folds of my flesh and every butterfly flitting around in my brain. They were all free as I danced through this precious work. Dear Artist is a tome for the enchantment that lives within all of us. My appreciation for the immense passion, illumination & love put into it by Hillary Rain is greater than the galaxies of eternity.  I bow in reverence for all all it! ” —Julia Ball

“Dear Artist has been an extraordinary experience! You lead us on a deeply personal and enchanted journey into the depths of our creative soul. I savored each day's lessons, prompts, poetry and interviews. Dear Artist holds space for deep exploration for leading an expressive life. I loved how you broke it into doable lessons. Dear Artist is generous, phenomenal and a true gift for an artist's soul. I treasure the beautiful eBook that I can refer back to for inspiration anytime.“—With gratitude, Kathy

 

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My art is my life.

For years I would not call myself an artist. I felt like I didn't deserve this holy name. It belonged to poets, alchemists, healers. Dancers and painters. Bakers and mothers and tiny fists clutching broken crayons. Pretty much everyone but me.

I wrote my first poem at six years old and sewed my first little rag doll then, too. At eight I would make my little sister lie down on a sheet of fabric, draw around her body with a pencil, and sew actual clothes she happily wore. Even though I would stitch together layers of paper and write stories and draw horses and prairie girls and ball gowns; even though I did hours and hours of pirouettes and plies while listening to Tchaikovsky in my thick pink tights, I doubted myself.

In my twenties I wore the black belt of an artist. I was the mall girl carrying fluffy makeup brushes who swished bronze and violet along brow bones and in the hollow of cheeks. And then at night I typed away on my rickety keyboard so late that my husband decided to invest in his sleep and so bought me a new, sleek, quieter one.

And yet, I still hesitate to call myself an artist.

I'm not a real artist, like she is, the little girl inside me says. 

Dear Artist is for that little girl.

Dear Artist is for me. 

Dear Artist is for you.


My name is Hillary Rain and I am a creative alchemist who wants you to experience the revolutionary joy of a meaningful life. 

Your soul knows you were meant for more. This is why you feel dissatisfied, restless, unfulfilled, always looking for “your thing.” Always hungry for something you can't quite define. 

The truth is, you came to earth with sacred blueprints for the creative life you long for already written inside you. They live in the breathstream of the soul. They are holistic and holy, maps of your divine purpose, love stories of wisdom and work. I won't teach you painting techniques or how to write a book in thirty days. Instead, it's time to stop looking everywhere else for what has always been right here: home. Your true voice. Your true path. Your beautiful, transcendent, luminous life. Divine love.

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don't go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don't go back to sleep!”

—Rumi

It's time to rise, dear one.