If you want to discover a creative way to manifest your goals.. 

Manifest Your Soul Goals with an Art Journal 

(even if you don’t consider yourself “a real artist”) 

art journal page

If you’ve ever struggled with an inner critic, and those doubts and fears have kept you from staying focused on your goals....

And if you've tried to set New Year's resolutions that you gave up on in February, you may have wondered if there’s a better way. 

... Or perhaps you’ve heard about art journaling, but didn’t understand how that could help you evolve into the next best version of yourself. 

...Or maybe you already know how joyful it is to have a private art journal practice, but are looking for ideas or want to learn how to use it as a self-development tool.  

Developing an art journal practice allows you to have fun staying mindful of your life purpose, your intentions and your goals while at the same time unlocking greater creativity within you.

  Whether it’s your dream to become a better artist or you just want to add more creativity to your life to help you unwind and relax, I want to teach you to tap into this powerful process.  

But what IS an "Art Journal" really? And how is it different from art and how is it different from journaling?

It's a great question. An art journal means different things to different people. For some, it could be a very simple journal with colored pens and for others it looks like it's really an artist sketch book with no words all all and everything in between.

My own art journals have evolved over the years but I've always found it most fulfilling to use the art journal to create art out of words but this is more than just a sketchbook - it's a manifestation process.

Know this: My Art Journal Has Been the Key to Keeping Me Focused on Manifesting My Biggest Dreams

In case you don't know me, I’m Miriam Schulman, founder of The Inspiration Place. I teach people just like you how to reconnect with their creativity!  

Whether you're an old pro or haven't picked up a paintbrush since college, I’m here to help you LET GO while learning the techniques to create your own expressive beauty.

In 2013, I decided to find out what all the fuss was about with art journaling and once I started, I became completely addicted! Not only has experimenting with materials and techniques in an art journal helped me become a better artist, but using an art journal to set my goals, intentions and get in touch with my feelings have been a key to living courageously.  

For example, it was inside my art journal where I first declared to start a podcast and that written commitment to myself has been the greatest driver in keeping myself accountable.

Since I started working in an art journal, it has become one of my most favorite things to teach. My art journals have been published in numerous issues of Art Journal magazine but what I'm most proud of is that I get to share what I know with people like you.

Believe in Yourself Again

“I'd never heard of art journaling before, but I had an inkling of what it was. I signed up for Painting With Words because I wanted something to spark my creativity in my art and I journal all of the time. I needed inspiration to keep on trying to get better. I loved listening to Miriam’s positivity.. She’s so upbeat and is always encouraging us. It really helped me much more than just art journaling, but in life and art. I also learned about all the mediums and how to use them, plus all of the wonderful things you can do to make your art journal your own. Miriam Schulman’s classes helped me believe in myself again.

~Deb Lund from Billings, MT

Relieve Yourself of Stress

“I find art journaling therapeutic. Journaling is a deep stress reliever, because it can be a way of processing emotions and letting go of heaviness. I enjoy the creative energy you radiate in your classes. Glad I discovered you!"

~Tricia Brooks from Houston, TX

  • So if you want to let go of perfectionism, regret, or negativity
  • or if you want to discover the key ingredient to experiencing happiness and how you can harness its power through art journaling 
  • and you want to learn how to use your art journal as a personal development tool to find that inner peace that you desperately crave 
  • or maybe you want to learn to forgive and let go of what is holding you back from being happy

This practice has worked to calm my creative monkey mind and I want to share this beautiful practice with you.

Introducing... Painting with Words

It's not just an "art class"...it's a manifestation system

If the idea of starting a new course like this feels uncomfortable to you, don’t ignore that. That’s your first clue that something extraordinary is about to happen! 


Have fun with materials

"Miriam teaches all the concepts clearly and her videos are great. I am always able to complete the activities easily. Even the supply lists are clear and linked to sellers. Art Journaling was the first way I was able to have fun with materials and not worry so much if it turned out perfectly."

~Deb Eastwood from Waukesha, WI

When you say YES to Painting with Words, you'll get access to :

Over 29 comprehensive step-by-step videos that will walk you through the complete 4-step manifestation art journal process that also teaches you tips + tricks for creating beautiful lettering

Week ONE: Choose Your Word 

  • Choose words that touch your soul 
  • Build mantras using your new lettering skills 
  • Master creative lettering and 3-D shading techniques for your words
  • Learn some handwriting basics to transform your own handwriting from boring to extraordinary 
  • Dig deep into the supplies to learn how to make best use of different kinds of art supplies

Week TWO: Reset Goals + Intentions

  • Advance your lettering mastery with new fonts 
  • Create goals that touch your soul 
  • Explore ideas to jazz up numbers 
  • Practice new exercises in your art journal to visualize your dreams and surround yourself with positivity

Week THREE: Learn to LET GO

  • Master more advanced lettering styles 
  • Create a gratitude practice and love lists
  • Release the pastand let go of regret through forgiveness exercises


  • Generate ideas for decorating the cover, what to put on the first page
  • Learn the exact steps to get your art journal published
  • Explore advanced techniques for including watercolor as a mixed media layer

Week FIVE: BONUSES + TREATS + Delightful Extras ($500 bonus package)

  • Week five will be full of bonuses and treats. 
  • Learn how to create your own rub-ons
  • Discover how to use the computer for even more lettering techniques
  •  + more bonuses in bonus section
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Plus You'll Learn:

  • How to get more precision in your lettering 
  • How to use the computer to generate lettering as well as tips about hand lettering 
  • What supplies will give you the results you might be looking for 
  • Incorporate new techniques into your existing practice 
  • How to make nice letters that easily fit in the allotted space of your artwork and place the letters so they may a nice composition 
  • Spiffy up your art journal pages with new lettering techniques 
  • Simple techniques that make lettering more dramatic - shading, 3-D, doodles

And most of all, you’ll be able to enjoy the process...without worrying about messing up or not getting it perfect!

Create Consistancy with Your Art

I have struggled with consistently creating art, mostly due to my own critical, perfectionistic attitudes surrounding my art. Painting With Words looked like the perfect way to break free and make art fun again. I wanted to have the excitement I had as a kid surrounding art. I love the videos! I revisit them whenever I need guidance and inspiration. I also get great encouragement from the private Facebook group. I'm so happy to be a part of it. Her posts are always good, and I love the posting of others’ art and their comments, it is so helpful and encouraging. From the bottom of my heart, this art connection has been a lifesaver for me. I am so grateful for the Inspiration Place and all the beautiful, supportive artists I am now connected with."

~Luana Gerhardt from Forestville, CA

What you get:

  • 4 steps to journaling empowerment
  • 8 modules
  • 29 video lessons 
  • Facebook community support
  • Juicy must-have bonuses 👇 see below 👇

Quiet Your Inner Critic

“This class gave me the springboard to make art journaling an ongoing practice. I truly enjoy Schulman’s teaching style and her personality comes through in the videos - really enjoyable and non-threatening or intimidating way to learn. I can't wait to see what else she comes up with for future classes. I love her teaching style. You can go at your own pace and she is always very encouraging about just jumping in and trying it - quieting that inner critic. I now consistently do something every day, even if it's just starting a couple backgrounds to use later. I am hooked!"

~Susan Sparks from Cicero, IN

Extra bonuses when you join today!

Not only will you get access to everything inside Painting With Words when you join today, but I'm also including these incredible bonuses worth over $500!

Lettering PDF Workbook to Practice Your Letters and Get Font Ideas

Choose from 18 complete alphabets to practice lettering styles. Never resort to your boring default style again.

How to Create Custom Rub-ons! (you've been asking for this!)

Like the look of commercial rub-ons? Did you know you can make them yourself? In this bonus lesson, you'll discover how to do it yourself and stop wasting money on commercial rub-ons.

Private Facebook Group

Painting with Words shares a closed facebook community for all mixed media students of the Inspiraton Place. Get inspired by an uplifting community of like minded and kind hearted souls. Ask questions, upload your art and be inspired by others' work.

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The total value of Painting With Words is worth over $2000 with all the lessons and support. 

Reset your intentions with the soulful practice of using an art journal for mindfulness.  

You'll learn how to use your art journal in this 5-week course to add meaning to your life.

$280 $97

Enroll now >>

Develop a Creative Habit

“Thanks to Painting With Words, I have developed the habit of doing art everyday. Thank you for your videos which have been clear, sometimes funny, and always informative. You are easy to listen to and very down to Earth.”

~Victoria Freeman from Otisville, MI

Boost Your Confidence

"Painting with Words has been so inspirational. I loved being part of this class , and the confidence I'm getting from doing my letters is spilling over into other work. I have loved the confidence this class has given me to just go for it. I now use a diary where I can be creative once a day. The Facebook group has been supportive. I would HIGHLY recommend this workshop to others. The confidence this has given me to do my own thing is worth the cost! Thank you for being so inspiring!"

~Cindy Kuo from Northbrook, IL

Questions students ask before joining:

Q: Is this for me if I've never painted before? A: OH YEPPERS! This class is appropriate for you if you've never done any art before AND if creating art is a goal you'll find that this class will help you let go of perfectionism just like it did for Luana and Deb or develop a creative habit like it did for Victoria.

Q: When I complete the course, what will I know how to do? A: By the end of this class you'll banish the blank page blues and have a souful art journal practice using self-development exercises that are perfect for getting the year off to an nspirational start.

Q: Can I download the videos? A: Absolutely! Save them to your computer. They are yours to keep forever.  

Q: When will this class be offered again? This course is only offered once a year.

Q: Do I have to be at my computer at a specific time? A: Nope. Just like the free series, you can watch the lessons when the time is right for you. 

Q: When does class start? A: As soon as your registration is processed you'll get an email with access information. This may take up to 3 hours.

Q: How long does the class last? A: You can take as much time as you need

Q Does my access expire? A: No, you will have access to the course for the lifetime of the site. 

Q: If I am not on facebook, can I still ask questions? A: Absolutely! There is a members only forum in every classroom at the inspiration place. 

Q: Will I get feedback from you, Miriam? A: I answer questions once a week inside the classroom.

Q: I'm hard of hearing...do you have printed lessons? A: Yes! Every lesson video has a printable tips list. This can also be helpful if English is not your first language. Closed captioning also available upon request.

Q: How many instructional videos are included? A: There are 29 instructional videos plus a few more welcome videos. All instructional videos show me working on different techniques just as if you were standing next to me looking over my shoulder and I was explaining my process to you. 

Q: What did you mean by "sacred" words? Are you doing New Age Spiritualism or Goddess worship? A: Nah. I have deep respect for all religions and there is no religious content in this course. I'm sorry if using the word "sacred" caused an offense. 

Q: These art supplies are expensive, what do I really need? A: You'll get a lot of enjoyment out of this course with a simple composition book, a glue stick, a pencil and some markers. You can jazz up your pages with washi tape and I'll show you some tricks using products but none are required to enjoy the course. 

Q: May I use Mod Podge? A: NO!!! Throw it out. It's the cause of all bad art.

Q: If I have another question that isn’t answered here, whom do I contact? A: I want you to be happy. If you have further questions that have not been addressed here, please email support@theinspirationPlace.net

Q: What if I'm not happy with the classes? A: I'm so sure that you'll LOVE this class that I give you a full 14 days to try it out risk free.  

Have a question you don't see here? Email us at support@theinspirationplace.net

Use Art Journaling to Relax

“What appealed to me was the limited number of art supplies needed for this class and that the techniques seemed easy enough for everyone to learn and enjoy. Painting with Words was very affordable. Art journaling is very relaxing, and Miriam is a great teacher. Also, the Inspiration Place website was designed very well, so it's easy to navigate among the class videos, etc."

~Kris Birkholz from Sun Prairie, WI

Imagine for a moment that it's a year from today, and you've busted through your goals. Picture the transformation you'll make with an art journal practice that keeps you mindful of your intentions and goals.

Your dreams can come true and you deserve to invest in your creativity.

Reset your intentions with the soulful practice of using an art journal for mindfulness.  

You'll learn how to use your art journal in this 5-week course to add meaning to your life.

$280 $97