Launch Your Creativity Blog

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Fabulous Panelist!

Tara will teach you "The Art of Negotiating".

The love of art has been a constant in the life of Tara Wilson. As a young girl she frequented the bead shops in Laguna Beach and often spent her allowance on something sparkly and shiny she found there. Her early jewelry pieces were simple strung necklaces and head-pin earrings. College introduced her to the world of 3 dimensional design, sculpture and painting. 

Tara could not quite figure out how to pay the bills creating crazy sculptures out of found objects so she earned her degree in business. Art took a back burner as she continued on to graduate school for business and finally law school. After 12 years as an attorney her creative side was badly neglected.

Tara was shopping for that perfect necklace for an outfit and just couldn't find the one that spoke to her. After deciding to make one, she popped into Garden of Beaden in Upland and was inspired by Irene Sanchez to make something more elaborate than she usually did. A love of jewelry was reborn and the hunt for cool beads and vintage jewelry was on! 

After taking an amazing soldering class with Robin Dudley Howes, the creative side was back with a vengeance. With the new techniques learned, Tara was able to combine her love of all things rhinestone and vintage with mixed media art jewelry. 

With a nod to her two Chihuahuas, Lulu and Max, the brand Lulu Max was born! Tara now works in jewelry full time and is teaching several classes. Tara has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry and her jewelry is carried in several boutiques around the country.

Her web site is and her Etsy store is

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Follow Your Passions
Find Your Wings
Fly as High as You Can

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Perfectly Inspired Day!

On Sunday afternoon I had the sheer pleasure of meeting with some of my fabulous panelists  at the fabulous French Garden House.
I have to say that this event is shaping up to be nothing short of amazing! The women that will be presenting are the most inspirational, kind, generous, savvy, strong and brilliant group you can imagine. Each so willing to share and inspire.
Jenny Doh, Tara Wilson, Sharon Hughes, Lidy Baars, Deb Kennedy and Cheryl Turner
Beth Livesay
The day was filled with laughter and wisdom as only this group could dish! A few of the speakers were not able to join us and were so missed! 

Don't miss the event next April, tickets are already selling and seating is limited.

Register here NOW!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Fabulous Panelist!

I am thrilled to announce my friend Beth Livesay will be speaking at the next Launch Your Creativity Event! 

Beth Livesay is quite the accomplished editor and author for her young age which speaks to the fact she is an amazing writer with tremendous vision. She is currently Senior Editor at Nails Magazine. Her career started as Managing Editor at Stampington & Company, where she oversaw Somerset Home, Altered Couture and Haute Handbags. In her five years there she  launched two titles: Jewelry Affaire and apron·ology. Her work as an editor has been acknowledged by the Los Angeles Times and The Storque (the official blog of Etsy).

Before being an editor, Beth dreamed of a career as a writer. She graduated from Pitzer College with a dual degree in English and Creative Writing, achieving honors in both fields. In 2006 she published her first collection of poetry. Her freelance writing began to appear in FEBZ Magazine, Canyon News and as a frequent contributor to Brides 

More recently, she has contributed writing to several web and print publications including Where Women Create, Where Women Cook and the Huffington Post. She is a regular columnist for Romantic Homes magazine, where she oversees the Site Seeing and Ta Da features. She also serves as a writer and Assistant Editor for Made Woman Magazine (, empowering fellow young professionals. 

Her position as a writer and editor has given her the extraordinary opportunity to interview Rachel Ashwell, Emmy winners Jeff Stimmel and Melanie Mills, Nikki Lund, Ronnie Rothstein (owner of Kleinfeld Bridal) and a Real Housewife of Orange County. 

In order to write often and write well, Beth started her blog, Couture Over Coffee, in 2009. There, you can be read about her own interests, including wine tasting, traveling, literature and her obsession with fashion. The immense support from family, friends and people she meets while doing her job are what keep her going and keep her writing. A Southern California native, Beth resides in beautiful Laguna Hills with her two cats, two roommates and more pairs of shoes than she would care to admit. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and even in real life. To learn more, visit:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's Your Turn, To Heal Your Heart

If your heart has been broken and you've given up,
 its time to believe in yourself again!

There is hope sweet girl!

The Fabulous Panelist!

I am thrilled to welcome Christine Rose Elle to 
Launch Your Creativity.

Christine Rose Elle is a writer, stylist and well-being expert. After twenty years of enduring an ongoing stress related illness, she walked away from a successful career as a designer and wardrobe stylist to pursue a dream. She sold her three bedroom home and five closets of Betsey Johnson clothing to live la dolce vita in Rome, Italy. Her quest for radiant well-being and personal growth has continued ever since she downsized to two suitcases.

She now lives in Los Angeles with her beloved husband and two dogs where is writes daily from her clutter-free pink office, and is happy to say her illness has been dormant since she made the pursuit of serenity her number one priority.

She is a self-proclaimed glamour girl, but her idea of glamour is not what you wear on the outside, but how sparkly you feel on the inside. She is currently working on her first book The Sparkling Self: A Glamour Girls’ Guide to Well-being. She shows a step-by-step process for her readers to recognize their true talents and share them with others in a way that is meaningful.

She writes about well-being and how to live a radiant lifestyle for her website and is a featured blogger on In addition, her how-to articles have been published in several magazines.

It is her life’s purpose to listen deeply to the world, continue to grow, and to be inspired by others.
Her motto: “Everything you need for inner sparkle is already within.”
She loves polka dots and peep toed shoes, and has been known to sigh wistfully when in the presence of anything by Kate Spade or Valentino.

Career Highlights
-School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fashion design, art history.
-Accademia Italiana
Costume design, Italian language.
·      Designed a line of clothing for several small Chicago boutiques, and participated in runaway fashion shows.
·      Worked for designer Betsey Johnson
·      Windows and mannequin styling for Nordstrom.
·      Wardrobe styling for commercials, print, film.
·      Photo stylist.
·      Wardrobe consultant for individual clientele.
·      Instructor of different themed workshops.
·      Fashion designer.
·      Jewelry designer.
·      Window designer.
·      Artist.
·      Illustrator.
·      Writer.
·      Wellbeing expert.
Don't miss the opportunity to unleash your inner glamour girl and define your own personal style with Christine's contagious bubbly outlook on life!