Success is Sweetest

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Hello! I’m Janice. I’m a life coach based in New York.

I help ARTISTS, ACTORS, MAKERS, and SEEKERS start, test, tweak and finish amazing life projects.

This is where you get to translate your amazingness into a tangible, real-world project or life-changing experience. Something so fresh & original, you won’t believe it came out of YOU.

(Hey, so you want to act on Broadway, bike ride through Thailand, or build an Empire? Totally reasonable.)

This is my online home, where all the good stuff happens.

Ha. Who am I kidding? The good stuff happens offline, in real time. But this is where you can get to know me, find out how to WORK & PLAY with me, sign up for NOTES FROM THE TRAIL, and grab a free tool (or two).

I’m so happy you’re here.
Because now we get to make things.
And making things is the sweetest.



A Small Dose Of Sweet Things

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Go Bold. Impress the sun. ???? . . #blackoutart #inspiredby @austinkleon

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A decade ago, I stumbled on Sabrina Ward Harrison’s gorgeous journals SPILLING OPEN and BRAVE ON THE ROCKS.

Each page is a visual short hand of thoughts, quotations and lists. A mash-up of carbon copies, sketches, drawings and notes. Paint on top of fabric, on top of paper, on top of ink – exposing a curious story – everything from love lost to lost words.

Brave On The Rocks by Sabrina Ward Harrison

” I like to sit here quietly just holding my journal and gazing out to sea… The book would speak of my ulcers and what it took to heal myself.”


There’s a whole world of journal makers – re-mixing and smashing art.

LIVING THE CREATIVE LIFE by Rice Freeman-Zachery is one such book that I found in a remanent pile – a compilation of how working artists do it.

Wendy Huhn~

“I’m a believer in journaling and have been keeping journals since 1975. I write down an idea, make a few thumbnail sketches. Then I start gathering imagery.”

Mixed Media by Claudine Hellmuth

“Usually if I have an idea I want to remember, I write it on a post-it note. I also stick lots of paper and tape to my works while they are in process, reminding me of what I was thinking next for the piece. That way, when I comeback the next day, I know where I left off.”

Mixed Media Art by Linda Woods

“I keep a journal for sketching things, and I write down phrases or words I want to use in a pieces later. I keep swatches of colors, textures and images. My journal is a place for me to keep my thoughts and little reminders.”


THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION – JOURNALS of DAN ELDON : The personal notebooks of a young photographer who was stoned to death in Somalia in July 1993 is both supernatural and soulful.

(In the margins he penciled) “Look for solutions, not problems.”