So I’ve had a little secret for over a year now.
After 10 years of blogging (can you believe it?) I have finally created a new home for all things Superhero – Superhero Life!!
When I began the design process I thought it would be quick and easy. Hire a talented designer and spiff up the place, right? Little did I know, the design process would ask SO much more of me. The gift was that it allowed me to step back and look at my creative work from a much wider perspective. Rarely do I step back and look at the big picture (Who am I? What do I offer? Where am I going?) but this process really required it.
Simple questions like, What’s the site called? or What’s your tagline? became BIG. Like, What’s your message for the world? A bio page became an opportunity to answer, Who are you? Not just what you’ve accomplished, but who are you for real?
These questions took TIME. And Alexandra Franzen. And a patient designer. And a lot of soul-searching. I interviewed readers, friends, and anyone else who would listen. What are my gifts? What am I all about? What have you learned from me? It has been a rich process of self-discovery and I’m grateful.
And can you believe how it looks? I have been doing cartwheels over here. Isn’t it beautiful?
Enormous thanks to the talented people that made it happen
- Teresa Aguilera for her gorgeous design work. And for tolerating many rounds of back + forth.
- Jason Doerck for his brilliant programming.
- Anna Kuperberg for taking the bio photo at the top of the Meet Andrea page.
- Jen Downer for taking the other two bio photos on the Meet Andrea page.
- Alexandra Franzen for her genius wordsmithing help. Do you realize I have never had a bio page until now?
Now for the prizes!
Books to inspire you
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The Beauty of Different by Karen Walrond
Expressive Photography by the Shutter Sisters
Elevate the Everyday by Tracey Clark
A one-of-a-kind Celebration book by Sherry Belul
Daring Adventures in Paint by Mati Rose McDonough (2 winners)
Signed matted prints from Kelly Rae Roberts (5 winners)
Don’t Miss This by Jena Strong
This I Know by Susannah Conway
Brave Intuitive Painting by Flora Bowley
Spots in these incredible e-courses:
A spot in Jen Louden’s TeachNow course
A spot in Marianne Elliott’s 30 Days of Yoga course
A spot in RE-Connect: Get Unstuck and Find Your Magic with Mati Rose + Willo O’Brien
A spot in an upcoming session of Laurie Wagner’s Telling True Stories
A spot in the Making Space Cleanse with Hannah Marcotti
A Home Study Program from Bari Tessler/Financial Therapist
A place in Vivienne McMaster’s Montage course
A SARK-In-Your-Pocket Audio/Visual Program
A spot in SARK’s Three Part Harmony course
And to make this giveaway Mondo Beyondo… A Canon DSLR!!!
Have you been wanting to graduate to a DSLR? The Canon T3 Digital SLR is an incredible camera and will take you far. It comes with an 18-55mm zoom lens and even shoots in HD!
One lucky winner will get this awesome gift. (I will be jealous of the person who wins this!!)
And finally, since a girl still wants to look good when she’s out shootin, an Epiphanie camera bag! (The winner will get a bag of her choice) Don’t you love these?
Here’s how to win
1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Join the Superhero Life Mailing list! (even if you are on another list, please join this one to be included in the drawing) You can sign up here.
3. Extra chances to win if you spread the word and Like the page on Facebook, tweet it or Facebook it.
*Doing steps 1 and 2 put you in the hat for the prizes!
Everyone who gets on the Superhero Mailing list will get:
The Superhero Manifesto
The Mondo Beyondo Dream Generator
+ The Complete Your Year Worksheet!
Winners will be chosen at random and announced next Tuesday, September 18th!
Comments will close at 8pm PST September 17th, 2012!