Materials Overview

Your art materials are tools for your sacred work!

Below are some suggestions of what you will gather for your home studio if you decide to join the training. We will mostly work with pen and paper, with a bit of watercolor, sumi ink, and paint. You'll need journals with thick paper to document all that you learn. For your personal use, you will also need acyrlic paint and a big ole’ canvas! You may choose to work with a digital drawing board for many of our processes. Read on for a detailed list of recommendations.

Photo from Shiloh Sophia's Musea studio in Sonoma, CA

Intentional Creativity Coaching Materials List - Suggestion/References


  • 5 sheets of 140lb 22” x 30” watercolor paper (hot press/smooth)
  • Flip Chart paper pads 25X30 (suggested: one sticky note and 2-3 non-sticky flipchart paper)
  • 11” x 14” Blank Visual Journal with smooth ‘mixed media” paper” (suggested: Strathmore or Canson) * You may go through several of these
  • Blank journal/sketchpad without lines (approx 8.5 X11)
  • Sketchbook for Watercolor 8.5X11 or smaller to fit in your bag

Journaling Options

  • Waterproof Black Brush pen w/refillable cartridges. Recommended: Pentel Pentel Arts Portable Pocket Brush Pen or Kuretake No. 8 Fountain Brush Pen with Platinum Carbon Pen Ink Cartridge (Carbon Ink is waterproof and won’t bleed when painted over. (The cartridges that come with the pen are not waterproof)
  • Waterbrush pen (Recommended: Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pen), 
  • Medium Assorted Colors Flip Chart Markers and flipchart paper
  • Assorted colored pens and a black Sharpie
  • Watercolor pencils (suggested: Inktense brand watercolor pencils)

Watercolor Options

  • Watercolor Brushes: Sumi, Hake, and Size 2 or 3 Bamboo handle.
  • Sumi Ink (Yasutomo)
  • Portable Watercolors Kit or Tubes (small is fine - we just want you to be able to put it in your bag with your Watercolor Journal

Painting Supplies for the Voyager Painting

  • 3’x4’ (36”x 48”) Canvas : This is a minimum size but can larger - 5ft is great! (1.5 inch side gallery wrap)
  • 10-20 Assorted brushes: rounds, flat, filbert, liners, sash
  • Acrylic Paint in a rainbow of colors
  • Liquitex Gloss Medium (small bottle)
  • Drop cloth or rug for the floor
  • Spray bottle(s) - one large, one fine mist & Water jar(s)
  • Palette and or paper or glass plate
  • Rags/paper towels for wiping
  • Artist soap for cleaning brushes
  • Painting clothes you love to wear - your ‘Muse outfit’ for painting or painting robe
  • Easel (or nails/screws directly into a wall )


  • Special bag or box to hold all of your supplies in one place
  • Ball of red thread
  • Special cup for your journey to have tea with the Muse
  • Phone/camera to document your progress
  • Computer with video capabilities and Internet access
  • Sign for your door that says "Keep out ~ Muse at Work"!

My self-power and gifts were always there, but I never before had the tribe that encouraged me to speak or use it. This experience has given me my tribe and lets me know that I am not so different and not alone. The power within me is made to share, and now, I have the knowledge of how to offer it to others. ~ Katie McLane, Intentional Creativity Coach

I've been working my way through Motherboard at my own speed and I have to say I absolutely love the variety of content and how organized it is. I love that we get a bit of painting, a bit of drawing, journaling and also the heavier cognitive theory to chew on. 

Last week I finished the visual journaling videos about graphic recording and I've been doing so much practice with it for work in my class with my 3rd graders, for my professional development meetings, for my own  pleasure and even for my son's birthday card.

And today I got my pan pastels in the mail! Can't wait to have a go at these! ~ Rien Cassidy, Motherboard 2020 Student