Shocking statement right?!

Did you, just like so many of us, wish to get more creative only to realise that another day, week, month, year just passed by?

What happened to the big plans of finally bringing out the materials and explore your art...

The good news is: It's never too late!

This workshop series is designed to kickstart your creative habit again with one new workshop every week for 5 weeks.

A Creative Challenge is the perfect way to kick-start your creative habit and get back on track.

It's also perfect if you feel completely stuck, or in other words, completely out of ideas and yet feel hungry for that awesome feeling of being in a creative flow...

We've got you covered!

How does it work?

You will receive a new workshop inside the Charles and Elin Academy every Friday for 5 weeks starting 22nd of April. (And in case you are here after the 22nd April, you will find all the workshops inside the curriculum section)

Each workshop will be a pre-recorded workshop of approximately 1 hour, which means we encourage you to schedule 1 hour of creative "you-time" per week to complete the challenge.

In case you can't watch it on the corresponding Friday, you can still watch it at any time throughout the week.

You can even catch up with 2 workshops in ones in case you missed to attend the week prior.

The KEY to your success

Put that 1 hour per week in your calendar.

Mark it with an exact hour and location (for example by the kitchen table at 8pm on Fridays), and you have immediately increased your success rate massively.

The goal is to kick-start your creative ideas and get into a habit of creating with your hands on a weekly basis.

Because ones the habit is here, it will be much much easier for you to continue with any creative project of your choice.

How to join the Challenge?

Join the Charles and Elin Academy community of amazing creatives!

All members will receive continual updates for accountability throughout the challenge.

And every Friday you will find your new video and task waiting for you under "My Courses" and then "Creative Challenge #1" in the top menu bar.

Unlock access to all the 6 workshops with a one time payment.

Unique purchase will give you lifetime access to the material.

Why now?

How may times have you told yourself "I will do it later", only to realise that later never comes?

This makes me think of the movie "Annie", especially when she sings:

"Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, You're always a day away".

Tomorrow embodies endless opportunities and potential, which is what is so exciting about tomorrow. But it's what you do today that will impact those opportunities of tomorrow...

Imagine what would happen if you stopped to say "later" or "tomorrow" and instead say: "Now"

Of course, in reality it can be difficult to do everything NOW because we all have obligations.

But there are always small things that you can do right now, which will already move the needle forward.

And if you keep doing small things "now", before you know it you have already achieved great things before "later" arrives.

One thing that you can do right now

Let's imagine you have a goal to get more creative and spend more time doing art with embroidery.

You may not be able to pick up your materials this very second due to xyz reasons.

BUT, something that you CAN do right now is to join the Creative Challenge, which will ensure accountability for your creative goals.

Hold Yourself Accountable

To have external accountability is the most efficient way to get things done.

To join the Creative Challenge on Charles and Elin Academy today, means that you say YES to your creativity and invite us to hold you accountable to your commitment.

Starting on Friday the 22nd, you will receive a new inspiring workshop every Friday for 5 weeks (6 videos in total)

Each workshop serves as an independent challenge that invites you to explore your creativity and try new things.

By joining the Academy, we will hold you accountable by sending out news of each workshop every week.

So all you got to do is show up, which means...

✅ In 5 weeks you will have established a new creative habit, which will make the next project MUCH EASIER to take on

✅ You will feel more energetic, because you dedicated 1 hour per week to your creative well-being

✅ Your head will be full of new creative inputs and ideas that are ready to come to fruition

Frequently asked questions

Q: Is there a specific class project?
No. There is not a single class project .

Instead, each workshop will come with a specific topic/exercise that can be worked on during 1 hour OR used as a springboard for further exploration in case you get hooked and want to spend more time on it (just warning you that it's addictive haha).

Q: I am new to embroidery can I still join?
Yes absolutely!

Each session is designed to boost your creativity, which means that you are able to adapt the exercise to your own level and experience.

Furthermore, the techniques will always be shown and explained in the beginning of each video, so that you feel confident and ready to take on the challenge of the week.

Q: What materials do I need?
Whatever you have at home!
Creativity is not dependent on having a specific fabric or floss color. Instead it's how you creatively use what you have available.

The exercises will give you experience on translating an exercise and technique to the material you have available, which in turn enhances your creativity too.