Kate, Artist + Software Engineer:
"The fact that I could talk to Celeste for only a short time and have her deeply understand the complexities around my current situation was amazing. Her suggestions for unblocking my mental state and creativity, however, was on another level. Celeste is a trustworthy artist, educator, and an empathetic creative. I truly valued Celeste’s consultation, and I feel like we are so lucky as a creative community to have access to her services."
"I had a session with Celeste after a fairly long period of stagnancy in the studio. I was feeling pretty stuck with my work because I was having a hard time managing stress and that put pressure on my studio practice. Throughout the process of the session, Celeste channeled her empathic intuition and provided me with new perspectives on not only my modes of working in the studio, but my attitude towards myself and my creativity. She is compassionate, warm, and completely generous with her energy and time. After the session, she gave me notes which I have on my studio wall to refer to when I’m feeling stuck or unkind to myself in the studio. The time I spent with Celeste has proven to be invaluable, and I highly recommend her services to every artist."
Anna, Digital Artist:
“...practical ideas, flexible solutions, and sage advice.”
Nicole, Visual Artist:
“I recently met with Celeste Neuhaus, who offers one-on-one sessions to help guide people through blocks they are experiencing with their creative process. During our session, Celeste dug deep, poking at things I've known but avoided, and suggested helpful tangible next steps to complete over the next few weeks. Since meeting I've noticed a softening of the blockage that has been coming up... If you're having a rough time with your creative process I highly recommend scheduling time with Celeste. It's on a sliding scale and you're worth it.”
Lilith, Computer Programmer:
“I met with Celeste for a Conjure Creativity session, and the significance of the clarity she helped me see has only grown in the weeks since our meeting. It was both a relief and a kick in the ass.”
CC, Fiction Writer:
“[Celeste]...provid[ed] concrete steps to soothe my fear of the void. As a solitary writer who has been working on this novel for four years now, it helps so much to have someone clear the cobwebs... She listened to all my fears and concerns and smoothed them out like a hot iron, then gave me really practical remedies I can easily integrate into my life. If you're wondering what your next steps are, if you want to structure your life around making or writing and are feeling uncertain, if you're deep in a project and feeling in the weeds or experiencing any other artistic or writerly conflict, hit up Celeste Neuhaus.”
“...Something we worked on was making me a list of ways for me to show up for myself as a daily practice, among many other literally life-changing things. I'm so grateful and can't wait for where these new perspectives take me.”
Melissa, Fiber Artist and Educator:
"My Conjure Creativity session with Celeste helped me cut through the external messages that constantly distract from what I actually value and enjoy about practicing art. We identified a manageable plan to streamline my studio space and to share my work in ways that feel authentic to me. Since the session I feel less caught up in worrying about how others may expect me to show up to my creative work, less hindered by ancestral baggage around productivity, and more playful and experimental. I highly recommend Conjure Creativity if you are ready to channel your creative purpose with intention and pleasure."
Sam, Graphic Designer:
"...a grounding daily practice during this stressful time...an interesting exploration of my creativity as part of my ongoing work with Celeste Neuhaus. My partner and I have been meeting with Celeste periodically for Conjure Creativity sessions to attend to old wounds, build habits, and identify avoidant behaviors in pursuit of healing our individual relationships with our creativity. It’s been challenging work but powerful and impactful."
Paul, Drawing Artist:
“Serious insight on your creative practice with concrete action plans and a refreshingly grounded intuition-first approach that cuts right through the achievement-informed and career-obsessed mental traps creative workers often hold onto. I’ve received Celeste’s creative mentorship since 2016 and she’s been a key player not only in every artistic breakthrough I’ve had since then but also in learning how to tell the difference between what I think my work needs versus what my work actually needs. From our consultancy sessions, I’m finally reconnecting with how I truly enjoy my drawing practice and what it means to build my practice from that enjoyment. A much-needed counterpoint to over-professionalized, over-schooled, hustle-centric vibes that characterize the art world today.”