Episode #31 – Meet Your Muse with Cosmic Smashbooking

Have you heard of smashbooking? What about Cosmic Smashbooking? In this episode with the founder of Cosmic Smasbooking, Catt Z, we talk about what smashbooking is and how it can open you up to your creativity, intuition, and healing.

Catt Z spent her entire career as a software designer, until she became an artist at age 60. She dove into a process of intentional creativity with paint. Then, she decided to take that process to the small pages of a standard composition book. And her world got rocked.

She uncovered and developed the process of Cosmic Smashbooking which is a mashup of journaling, art journaling, smashbooking, painting, collage, stamping – any medium really -combined with intentional creativity, connecting with your intuition, prayer, and healing.

It’s an amazing process, one I’ve been playing with since the beginning of 2020. And more than anything, it’s FUN.

In our episode, we talked about:

  • how Catt developed cosmic smashbooking
  • what a smashbook page is
  • how your muse shows up to guide your work
  • how to differentiate your creative muse from the voice of your inner critic
  • how smashbooking is a healing, meditative process but more whimsical and fun than some other techniques
  • if you’re a writer, Catt shared a technique for using cosmic smashbooking for character development

One of my favorite quotes from the interview is when Catt said, “Smashbooking is NOT about being an artist…it’s about being creative. And yes, there is a difference.”

Smashbooking has nothing to do with creating pretty art or rendering realistic drawings. And for those of you who would like to explore visual arts without the pressure of doing it “right” – this is a GREAT way to do it.

Connect with Catt Z

Catt Z is an artist, a visionary, and founder of Cosmic Smashbooking. She helps students access their intuition through the Cosmic Smashbook Process, using a combination of intentional creativity and art journaling.

There are no rules.

Catt was in the computer industry for fifty years as a software designer and decided it was time to break out of the box. So she became an Artist at 60 and her life hasn’t been the same since. She’s a wild woman, pioneer, gypsy, lover of dogs, traveling, and starting over. She loves stepping into dangerous territory and bringing others with her on the journey.

Catt brings the fun, wisdom, magic, adventure, and courage to assist others in healing enough so they may go out and heal others.

If you’d like to connect with Catt, you can find her at:

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  1. Joanne Lynn Rumbolt on June 4, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    I love Catt. She is an amazing teacher. She is so real. She talks through her heart. For me who suffers with depression, could not shake it off. Took Catt’s kick it to a curb class a year ago have not felt this good for years. I still suffer with depression if I am having a real bad day. I open my smash book and I soon feel better. I find her voice comforting and her smile contagious .

    • Amy Isaman on June 5, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      She is an amazing teacher. I’ve really enjoyed her classes and diving into the whole process. I’ve come at it as a long time soul writer, so adding that visual piece has been super interesting and fun!

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