The Joyful Artist: Freeing The Artist Within

Free The Artist Within Are you an established artist, a hobbyist, or someone fascinated by artists, their creative process and their lives? Whatever your motivation there’s something for everyone in The Joyful Artist. In this book, award-winning artist, Reiki master and creativity coach Cassandra Gaisford (BCA, Dip Psych) shares insights into her creative process. This book expands upon an interview that appeared in 2021 on 123art.Net where Cassandra was asked to share: • How she started • Some of the stories behind her popular artworks • Real-life situations that sparked ideas • The eclectic tools she uses • Her creative process • How her art has evolved • Memorable responses • And what’s next on the horizon The Joyful Artist will inspire and encourage you to free the artist within, move towards your art, and have it sustain you and your life.

Meet Cassandra Gaisford

New Zealander Cassandra Gaisford is a best-selling author, award-winning artist, mentor and intuitive guide. She is a former holistic counsellor and integrative therapist. She is known as the Joyful Artist and The Queen of Uplifting Inspiration. Cassandra is a corporate escapee who now lives and works from her idyllic lifestyle property overlooking the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. She ‘walks the talk’ – having reinvented her working life multiple times in the search for career nirvana and she’s happy to say she’s found it. Equally satisfying to her is that she’s been able to share the knowledge she has gained. Over the years she has helped thousands of people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances find or create work they love, and to enjoy their lives. Her journey and lessons learned are shared in her books “The Joyful Artist”; “Word by Word: Some Thoughts on Writing, Love, and Life”; and “Mid-life Career Rescue: How to Confidently Leave a job you hate and start living a life you love before it’s too late.” Her other non-fiction books include How to Find Your Passion and Purpose, Mind Your Drink: The Surprising Joy of Sobriety: Control Alcohol, Discover Freedom, Find Happiness and Change Your Life; and a range of other self-empowerment titles. Cassandra also writes romance novels under her pen name Mollie Mathews ( She loves travelling, the arts and anything that is beautiful and uplifting. Become a fan and Continue To Be Supported, Encouraged, and Inspired
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