My daughter is a watercolor artist, and a pretty damn good one if I might add. The painting above is hers. It's not only technically and aesthetically beautiful, it’s also striking, thought-provoking and begs the viewer to look deeper into themselves. This is her art....read more
You have an excuse for everything. A former boss once said those words to me. I still feel their sting when plans don’t go my way, when my bank account plunges, when my relationships sour. I look at myself in the mirror and say the two harshest words I know… NO...read more
If you’re a single mompreneur, I bet we tell the same stories. “It’s easy to stay focused when running my business and I never second-guess my decisions.” “When I speak with my clients/children/students, words come naturally, with perfect clarity, wit, and charm.” “In...read more
If I could live in the fictional world created by any author, it would be that of JK Rowling. Like millions of fans across the globe, I am inspired by her creative storytelling and vivid imagination that transforms ordinary objects into metaphors for what muggles and...read more
I’m willing to bet you’ve heard some version of the story about the child who sees a wriggling caterpillar but fearful of its suffering, the child opens its cocoon. Only later, after seeing the creature unable to fly, does he learn that a butterfly must struggle...read more
I have a huge confession to make. I’ve invested more cash in personal coaching than could have paid for a brand new BMW or sent one of my kids to USC. I was an easy target. I feared the unknown and whenever we fear something, we look for a place to hide. I chose...read more
It’s inevitable, the holidays race past, the year comes to a close and we’re faced with committing to another set of New Year’s Resolutions…or not! Sure, I’ve played the game for many years, and it’s usually the same ol’ schtick. Hit the gym three times a week. Get...read more
1 Recollections™ personal planner 2 Journaling stickers 3 Design in 365 day planner 4 Sticky note reminders 5 Dailygreatness® business planner 6 Create 365™ The Happy Planner™ 7 Yellow pad (letter size) 8 Gratitude journal (Studio Oh!) 9 Daily journal (Studio Oh!) 10...read more
CHERYL SAVALAAuthor / Artist / Educator
My dad used to call me a gypsy. That seems pretty accurate considering I’ve always been the type of girl that has to be in the know and on the go. And on this wandering caravan called life, I’m grateful to ride alongside talented, passionate and committed artists. They are poets, musicians, dancers, designers and painters whose unwavering passion for their craft, belief in their personal value and gift for storytelling inspire each challenge and every leap ahead.
As an adventure addict, arts advocate and chronic metaphor maker, I take creativity seriously. How serious? Twenty-five years immersed in the design and entertainment marketing community is a good start. My commitment to strong design leadership means I’ve collaborated with hundreds of artists, educators and entrepreneurs to help define personal brands as well as popular culture media including Star Wars, X-Men and The Sound of Music. I’ve always had a good sense of direction. In fact, the title “Director” has been on my business card for decades. But what happens when a leader gets in her own way, or worse, loses her sense of direction altogether? When I felt happier sitting in a coffee shop with my journal than working on a blockbuster movie, I thought my career had hit a dead end. Instead, I was hit with a “brick to the head” and it said: You’re a writer.
So, welcome to my website, home to my written work, related art and merchandise goodies. Take a look around, make yourself comfortable. I’m deeply grateful for your company and look forward to keeping you inspired to visit again and again.
PS, when I’m not writing, working with clients or hanging with family,
you can usually find me dancing at one of these online parties: