Applications Are Now Open for the CYOP Artist Residency Program!

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Applications Are Now Open for the CYOP Artist Residency Program!

CYOP Artist Residency Program // jenniferesnyder.com

I'm SO excited to announce that the application window is finally open for the first ever CYOP Artist Residency! You can find information about the residency, along with the official application, by clicking the button below.

And please remember, this residency is funded in part by the sale of items in the shop. I wouldn't be able to offer a paid residency without the support of those interested in seeing programs like this succeed! 


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100 Days of Discussion Books Are Now Available!

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100 Days of Discussion Books Are Now Available!

I meant to publish a post about this yesterday, but I didn't. That's because yesterday was quite a day for this little corner of the internet and it had me surrounded by piles of books and boxes and packing materials.

The books officially went on sale and as I began rolling out the shop launch announcements yesterday morning, orders immediately started coming through. It. Was. Awesome.

And, yes, it was awesome to know that so many people wanted to bring more discussion into their lives and the lives of others, but it was also awesome because as every book order notification came through, I found myself celebrating the fact that 5% of proceeds would be going right back into the CYOP Artist Residency.

The first day's sales were strong for a tiny operation like this one — nearly 50 of the 150 books printed are spoken for — and I know this is just the beginning. I'll be spending the weekend packing up more books so I can send them off to their new homes, finalizing the residency application (the application window opens on Wednesday!), and pausing long enough to soak up all of the goodness being shared in our community.

It's easy to focus on everything going wrong in our world today, but it's so important to amplify to good. Here's to doing even more of that in the weeks to come, my friends. 

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Introducing the CYOP Artist Residency Program

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Introducing the CYOP Artist Residency Program

Artist Residency Program // Creating Your Own Path

I'm happy to finally share more details about the first ever CYOP Artist Residency! If you're a regular subscriber to the Creative Digest or are signed up for the 100 Days of Discussion book waitlist, you know how important this residency program is to me.

In short, the program will allow for an artist to work collaboratively with me on the Creating Your Own Path podcast to share their story, create beautiful portfolio pieces, and gain experience while also providing me an opportunity to showcase, pay (!!!), and support different emerging artists each year.

I'm SO excited for you all to check it out. To learn more about the program and the application process, click that button below!


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My Word for 2017: Open

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My Word for 2017: Open

My Word for 2017: Open // jenniferesnyder.com

It feels a bit surreal to be scooting right past middle of January already, but over the holiday break I set some time aside to focus on the year ahead and I'm so glad I did. Just as I've done over the last two years, I'm choosing a word for the year instead of making a bunch of personal and business resolutions. 

My word for 2017 is OPEN.

I have a lot of hopes about how this word will manifest in my life. I hope it will inspire me to continue trying new things and to be open to new adventures. I also hope it will remind me that in order to open the door to something wonderful, oftentimes other doors need to close.

My biggest hope, however, is to simply be more open with how I carry myself, how I communicate, and how I approach the world around me. It may not always be easy, but I know committing to the word "open" this year will be worthwhile.

Tell me friends: have you picked your word for the year?

p.s. Here's a little inspiration from the gal who got this whole "one little word" thing started.



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Announcement: 100 Days of Discussion Book Coming Soon!

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Announcement: 100 Days of Discussion Book Coming Soon!

I'm making it official, my friends: the 100 Days of Discussion book project is underway and the books will be making an appearance very soon! 

I mentioned this idea over on Instagram before the holidays (and in this post last week) and I'm very excited to share that the book has been written and edited, is now being designed and formatted, and will soon head off to the printer. 

If you're not familiar with the 100 Days of Discussion project, it was my contribution to the 100 Days Project launched by Elle Luna and the team at The Great Discontent in early 2015. My husband and I vowed to ask each other one question every day for 100 days as a way to spark discussion and get to know one another all over again. 

Not only was the project completely worthwhile on the personal front, it also opened the door to a deeper connection to those in my online community, reinforced my love for conversation, and brought to light the true power in committing to a daily practice.

I've set up a page dedicated to everything you might want to know about the book, along with a book waiting list with which I'll be announcing all news related to the book launch.

I'm incredibly excited about this project and I cannot wait to share it with you all!



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