CH03 Hayley's Playlist

I wanted to share something special with you—my studio playlist. Music has always been a big part of my creative process, helping to set the mood and inspire my work. Each song on this list holds a special place in my heart, and I hope it brings you the same sense of joy and inspiration that it brings me.

Creating art is a journey filled with ups and downs, much like life itself. Sometimes it's messy, and sometimes it feels like we're just splattering paint everywhere. But in those moments of chaos, we often find our greatest inspiration. As I like to remind my students, "Creativity takes courage—and a bit of splattered paint." So, let this playlist be the soundtrack to your artistic adventures, encouraging you to embrace imperfections and celebrate the beauty in the process.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find:

  • "Broken & Beautiful" by Kelly Clarkson - A powerful reminder that our strength and beauty lie in our resilience and the way we embrace our flaws.
  • "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield - Because every day is a blank page waiting to be filled with your story.
  • "Clean" by Taylor Swift - Embracing the beauty of starting fresh.
  • "Scars To Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara - Embracing self-love and the beauty of our imperfections.
  • "Brave" by Sara Bareilles - Encouraging you to speak your truth and live boldly
  • "Piece by Piece" by Kelly Clarkson - A powerful testament to rebuilding and finding strength in your journey.
  • "Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson - Celebrating resilience and the strength that comes from overcoming challenges.
  • "Try" by Pink - A gentle nudge to keep going, even when things get tough.

Whether you're painting, journaling, or simply taking a moment to breathe, I hope this playlist brings a little extra magic to your day. Remember, the journey of creativity is all about embracing the mess, finding beauty in the imperfections, and celebrating every step of the way.

Here’s the link to the playlist: Hayley’s Studio Playlist

With warmth and inspiration,


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