The Creative CAW Extravaganza!

LOCATION: Laughing Creek Office Building, Cleveland (Richmond Hts.), Ohio

Marney K. Makridakis founded the Artella online community for creators of all kinds and the print magazine Artella. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of self-discovery through art. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

9:00-9:30am – “How Marney Created a Way!” (FREE, OPEN LECTURE)

Hear Marney’s story of how she created a way towards success by following her dreams, conquering obstacles, and persevering. Book signing follows presentation.

10:00am-12:00pm – “Kairos, Goals and Productivity” 

The Greek words, kronos (from which we get our word “chronology”) and kairos (which refers to non-linear time) are at the basis of this exciting presentation. Many professionals can easily get overwhelmed by the linear nature of the goal-achievement process. It is easy to get lost in the expected “order” of the goal process by obsessing over what needs to be done first or feeling like we can’t take action until something else happens first. Since momentum and motivation are generated by movement, not sequential modularity, this presentation is ideal for professionals or entrepreneurs, as it frees them to engage in an interactive process of envisioning goals in non linear, kairos time, and then apply their discoveries back into everyday kronos time, as they clarify, strengthen and take immediate action towards their professional goals.

2:30 – 4:30pm – “Secret Ways to Make an Artsy Living” 

A message from Marney: With the current state of the economy, now more than ever, people are asking how they can use their creativity to help make ends meet. Believe it or not, in spite of the financial climate, this is actually an ideal time for a creative person to start or expand a business. I’ve never agreed with the myth that creative people don’t make good business people, because in my opinion, creative people are ideal in business, most especially in difficult circumstances, because they have the ingenuity and unique vision that is crucial to innovate and thrive.

Right now, what the world doesn’t need is more run-of-the-mill folks starting traditional left-brained businesses, following “Complete Idiots” guidebooks. Rather, the world needs new and expanded businesses by Complete Idealists. With their unbridled creativity, they are born to be problem-solvers and innovative thinkers. They live out of the box. The world needs their products and ideas. Period. And yes, I’m talking about YOU. :-)

7:00pm optional group dinner with Marney

(Location TBD – meal cost not included)


“Marney is a powerful speaker and skillful teacher with an extremely well- developed blend of both right- and left-brained approaches. She is highly professional, brilliantly intuitive, and a gifted visionary who is immensely skilled at distilling information, sharing it, and supporting her listeners and students in every direction. Her creaive approach to time is life-changing, full of practical and magical ways to feel free, flowing, inspired, and gifted with time in your life.”
— SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy), bestselling author and artist

“The magical and mirth-filled solution we’ve been waiting for to fit more of what we truly love into our lives.” — Jill Badonsky, author of The Awe-Manac

“Marney’s work sails beyond time-management into creating time, appreciating time, and replacing conditioned anxiety with magic. These right-brained techniques can help you uncover an exquisite abundance even in your left brained world.” — Tama J. Kieves, author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love

FOR A SINGLE WORKSHOP TICKET (includes 9:00am open lecture): $50