So happy to be taking this time to review another year and would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to 2015 and to YOU….for reading my blog, following me on Facebook/Instagram or subscribing to my newsletter. Your comments and support mean so much.

During these quiet moments every year as the new year is gently approaching, I spend some time reviewing all that the year has brought me. It is a wonderful time to reflect and say goodbye to the year, celebrating all that has happened and going into a fresh new year with bigger dreams, a sense of peace and adventure for what lays ahead.

The highs, the lows, lessons learned, successes and anything I can think of to release any negative energy and celebrate the successes. It is such a valuable exercise to go through even if there have been challenges and upsetting experiences. I use the review pages in my Big Dreams, Small Wonders Workbook & Planner and at the bottom of this post is a free sample of journal pages you can print off if you would like to do the same.

When I look at my 2015 vision board below, I can see all my dreams and hopes for this last year come to fruition and I want to continue many of these into 2016 also. My vision board for 2015 was all about enjoying my time in Spain by the sea, not traveling too far (I only took trips to the UK this year), adding more color into my life through decorating my apartment and through my ‘Create Your Color Story’ project and exploring raw food and better nutrition. {I’ll be posting my new visionboard for 2016 in mid-late January}.

Below is my 2015 visionboard which I created in January 2015 and here is the blog post all about it!

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A Year in Images

Please join me in celebrating 2015. Below is a summary of what I am celebrating and reflecting on from this year and I have added more personal reflections into my journal. What were your highlights from 2015?


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Small Wonders: January – I launched my color project ‘A Year of Color‘ with ‘Create Your Color Story‘ I also doodled my 2015 dreams and wrote a post on how to create a vision board. Running “Big Dreams, Small Wonders” live for the last time (it is now self-paced with lifetime access). I also had my mum come and stay for ten days so we spent time out and about. My little niece was born too!


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Small Wonders: February – I created my vision board for the year ahead, was interviewed by the fabulous Sheri Ponzi here, showcased more gorgeous student work from my Mixed Media Mandalas class, ran the new Chakra Color Art journal class and posted a little tutorial on my heART notes for Valentines day.


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Small Wonders: March was Color Therapy month where I shared some free videos on creating with color. I created digital mandalas from my Bali sketchbook drawings, ran another fun Mixed Media Mandala class and received a wonderful surprise package from a friend I met on the Morocco retreat (Nov 2014)



Small Wonders: In April, I took a little break from the blog and got in some studio time, painting on my balcony! I also took a great class with the water coven where I created 52 oracle cards.

The big project that pretty much took over the rest of 2015 was signing a contract with a publisher to create mixed media mandala step by step projects for a new book coming out Spring 2016!


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Small Wonders: Opened up my Free Creative Library, started the 100 days of mandalas on my birthday and getting the last of my renovations finished in my Spain home/studio!


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Small Wonders: Being published in Carrie Schmidt’s book “Painted Blossoms“, attending the Global Art Gathering and spending time with the Make Art That Sells team and the Do What You Love team in Brighton. I also continued on with creating for the 100 days of Mandalas and attended a wedding in the UK of two NYC friends!

July & August

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Small Wonders: In July and August, I slowed down a little, enjoyed creating more mandalas for the 100 days of mandalas, I ran another Chakra Color Art Journal class, added more website design work to my portfolio,  and spent most of the month finalising several projects for the publisher for the Mandala book. Published “harmony in the home‘ in MOYO magazine, ran a special August session of Mixed Media Mandalas and my wonderful artist friend Tracy Verdugo also came to visit!


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Small Wonders: In September, I reflected on 10 lessons from the 100 mandalas project, re-designed my newsletter and website with some new branding and also purchased some professional watercolors to dive into learning all about a new medium. Most of the month, I was working on the Global Talent Search with Lilla Rogers Studio and the MATS team.



Small Wonders: Updated my website to add a selection of artwork to my portfolio, Spent a wonderful weekend in Glastonbury with creative friends creating oracle cards and connecting with our ancestors. I was also asked to write an article on creating a mandala for a UK magazine (to be published in April 2016)



Small Wonders: Hosting another Global Art swap. Started the free festive mandala coloring pages, sent out my heART exchange postcards.



Small Wonders: Got news that the mandala book I co-authored is on pre-sale on Amazon and due to be published in April 2016! Being published in Amy Butler’s fabulous Blossom magazine (releasing 28th/29th Dec). I conducted a survey with my lovely newsletter subscribers to set a focus for 2016 and also re-launched my e-course shop. The free coloring mandalas were sent out and I had a wonderful Christmas in the UK.

Now it’s your turn! Below is the free download to help you review and celebrate your 2015.


Click here for a free download from me, (or you can right click and save as). This FREE sample has worksheets and some questions to help you get started with reviewing your own 2015.


Why not sign up for the full masterclass of “Big Dreams, Small Wonders” and create Your Amazing Year in 2016. This class is now self-paced and has lifetime access!

This self-paced program will help you visualize your dream life and build your roadmap to make it happen!

Class opened up today. Sign up here


OR download the 2016 Workbook & Planner which is only $9.95 and includes 2 audios!