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My favorite summer practice – Collecting color! Get $10 off.

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Dear Super-friends,

Summer might be the best time of all to grab your camera + collect color!

This is one of my favorite creative practices – tuning into color.
It’s juicy, it’s alive and it’s bursting this time of year.

Here’s more about the e-course that begins Monday, June 20th!

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30 days of photo prompts right to your inbox.

Remember how much you loved treasure hunts as a kid? We’re bringing the joy of that time back. Further your creative practice with photography, get a spark of inspiration directly in your inbox each day and share the spoils of your hunts in an encouraging Flickr community for other treasure seekers.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • A creative photo prompt each day in your inbox
  • Photo tips + creative musings to inspire your work
  • A warm, encouraging community space to share your work and support your fellow treasure seekers! (I will be in there to view your work and support your practice)

Benefits of treasure seeking:

  • Jump-start your creativity or add a new spark to your existing practice
  • Come away with a collection of creative images illustrating your life right now
  • A gratitude practice using your camera as a tool + beauty as your lens
  • A whole month of drinking in everyday beauty
  • Inspiring photos taken with your camera phone.
  • Has your blog been collecting dust? Infuse it with new colorful content!

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P.S. You get $10 off for being one my list!
Just enter the coupon code: summercolor

You + me. Cooking up your e-course. Ready to launch in the fall!

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Dear Superheroes,

Very excited to offer a limited number of spots in my one on one E-course mentoring practice!

Picture this:

5 private sessions with me this summer where we take your e-course from idea to completion. Ready to launch this fall! Boom.

Here are some details:

-5 one-hour sessions with me in person or on the phone.
-Email support from me between sessions.
-Access to the class materials in E-course Bootcamp.
-Your investment: $750 (I’m confident you will get your investment back + more after the first time you run your course)
-A list of the things we will cover!

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I have a limited number of spots so please let me know if this feels like a YES to you. Or nab your spot here.

Excited to help bring your magic into the world!

Andrea

p.s. I’m not always good at asking for help, but things always turn out so much better when I do! It’s a humbling lesson I learn over and over again.

 

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Here are a few things students from E-course Bootcamp have been sharing with me:

This has been a really excellent course. Your simple, creative and revealing exercises have been extremely helpful. Having a window into how you bring out the beauty, the essence of a course has been so lovely to experience. Your gentle way of requesting that we step into something powerful in what we are sharing/offering is wonderful. It’s actually really hard to explain you and that of course is why you are amazing to work with. You are just lovely and dynamic and creative and spacious. Thank you! -Katie

It was pivotal for me in finding a way to share my work and coach others in their process. You helped me find an a-ha! My hang up has always been about how to transfer the 1 on 1 beauty of coaching into a format that still felt safe and intimate and guided, dependent on relationship and community. You definitely provided that for us and I can see now that the possibilities are endless.– Allison

I have to tell you, this course was brilliant. I got so much out of it and you made it so doable! I feel really enthused about writing my course. The quick + dirty was so helpful, I can’t even tell you. I will take another course from you in the future. Many thanks! -Helen

It has been such a valuable and enlightening experience so far….a perfect balance of the creative and technical aspects of designing a course!-Lara

 

 

This is a story I usually only tell to close friends. And now you!

 

Through the magic of technology, I can share the recording of the story I told on stage last week! It was my first time I told a story live on a stage… and it scared the pants off me. Here’s to being brave, adventuring and feeling alive!

If you’re interested in going to this monthly storytelling event -That Really Happened?!! at the Monkey House in Berkeley, their Facebook page is here.

Portrait party! Just two spots left.

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So glad so many of you are interested in the Portrait Party!

If you missed it last time, Portrait Party is a series of mini portrait sessions (30 minutes each) where I get to capture you in a fun + easy + fast way. You will come away with 10-15 high res images for your website/dating profile etc. that you can use however you wish. We are focusing on head shots this time around!

Sunday, June 12th in Berkeley, CA (will let you know exact location when you register)
I am juggling some times around between 3pm and 6pm, so let me know your preference and we’ll get you squared away.

I found the perfect location for us in Berkeley + with a bit of sunshine the light will be magic.

Here is a link to register, or if you have questions just hit reply and ask!
https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c=cart&ejc=2&cl=74538&i=1492457

P.S. If you can’t make it this time around, just email me at superherosf@gmail.com and I will put you on the list for the next date!

Photos from Bali + Superhero Photo begins Monday!

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Do you see the heart in the smoke above?

One of my great pleasures was teaching some photography while I was in Bali!
It lights me up to geek out about things like how to get that dreamy, blurred background in your photos…

This is one of the many things you will learn in Superhero Photo!

You can join me for 6 weeks of photo lessons + inspiration starting Monday, May 16th.

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P.S. Below is a slideshow from Bali. Get ready for some yummy color!

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http://www.andreascher.com/#!bali-retreat-2016/fg72t

 

 

My favorite sound in the entire world.

This sound makes me irrationally happy. It always has. So I decided to google it and found this recording!

Oh my god you guys. Please tell me it makes you giggle with pure joy.

What’s your favorite sound?

 

 

My little dude.

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Nico got into trouble again yesterday. This time during the after school program when he shouted, “BOOOOORRRING!” while everyone was reading quietly. And then the day before when he left the classroom with 2 other friends to, “feel the air on his face.” The teacher couldn’t find him for a while.

“What was happening when you decided to leave?” I asked.

“I don’t remember,” he replied. And then, “I was so exhausted, I just wanted to lie in the sun.”

Maybe this is it… I think. Chickens coming home to roost. The way Nico is going to act out in protest over the divorce, or the fact that I go out more than usual now, or that I’ve been very shouty lately. I catalog all the things I’ve done wrong, sure that I must be to blame- the one that’s causing this behavior.

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He always has a little dirt beard.

The intuitive brought him up in the middle of our last reading. “Does your 5 year old say things that piss people off?”

“All. The. Time.” I replied. “He walked into the kitchen yesterday with his pants down and said, “It’s penis time ladies!”

The intuitive laughed. “He is having a language explosion right now. He’s highly observant. Probably a writer. This is just how he rolls. He will always be challenging for other people, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all. It really creates a lot of success for him. It will be his gold when he’s older.”

“So it’s not my fault?!” I wanted to say. Phew!!

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When I was pregnant with Nico I had a vivid dream about him. He takes life in fully… was the dream’s message – food, pleasure, all of it. He doesn’t resist life. He guzzles it.

I could tell you more stories, like how the other day in the car he asked: “Mommy, why do people say OMG instead of oh-my-gosh?” And I said something about how it comes from texting culture and how people want to abbreviate things so they don’t have to type so much.

“I like saying oh-em-gee,” he replied. “It makes me feel like a big boy.”

Then he paused.

“Like a first grader.”

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Best school picture ever.

 

My not-so-secret superpower.

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You probably know that my superpower is taking portraits – particularly natural head shots of women I adore!

I love making women feel beautiful. I want them to feel like themselves in front of my lens- radiant, natural, with their true spirit shining through. My style is playful and easy.

Here is my new portfolio site!

You might even recognize some of the talented women on the site: Dr.Brene Brown, Bari Tessler Linden, Mati Rose McDonough, Karen Walrond, Amy Ahlers + SARK … just to name a few!

Let’s get you on the calendar. (Bay area peeps!)

I would love to get you on my calendar for the coming weeks and months! Whether it’s head shots for your website/blog (or a dating profile!) I’ve got you covered. Family sessions also available.

p.s. I will be teaching in Ojai this May as part of a gorgeous gathering of mamas – including Amanda de Cadenet Shiva Rose + so many more. It’s going to soulful and luxurious! More info here.

 

 

Showcase of E-course Bootcamp Alumni

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Just want to give a shout-out to some of my E-course Bootcamp alumni that have launched their courses since our work together. So proud of what they’ve created!

30 Day Love Your Body Breakthrough Course with Kimber Simpkins

Reading Your Cosmic Map: An Astrological Adventure Course
with Stargazer Li

Fireworks Storytelling with Gin

Waking Up, Writing Down with Lisa O’Neill

The Happiness Habit with Michelle deSpain

Find Your Flow: Tame the Chaos and Create a Rhythm for Your Whole Life
with Allison Mueller

 

 

Running in the rain.

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“Do you run?” my life coach asked me recently. (She’s the one helping me step into the new Power-Fairy persona)

“I don’t really like getting my heart rate up,” I replied. Which is true. For some reason it scares me – one of the many things that make me anxious. I also don’t like to work very hard. 😉

“Hmm…” she paused. “Because I’m getting an intuition that running would help you feel more powerful and more grounded. You need to remember how strong you are.”

The truth is, some part of my heart leaped when she said that. I had been secretly eyeing the runners in my neighborhood – wishing I could be like them but knowing that I’m not really cut out for it. I’m 44 years old and practically never run a day in my life. But when I see runners in the rain, I feel a special kind of longing – to be that girl all aglow with the rain on her face. Alive.

This was my chance.

“Okay.” I agreed. “I’ll try it.”

I downloaded an app called Couch to 5K which has been a nice, gentle way to begin. You listen to music and it tells you what to do- run or walk, alternating every 60-90 seconds.

I’m sore. I don’t always like it. But I do feel stronger each time.

And today? It rained. I was at the track at the junior high school when it really started coming down and a big smile came over me. Alright, I’m that girl! Let’s see how this feels…

As I walked home, soaked to the bone, I felt giddy.

How have I gone my entire life without running in the rain?