my books

UPDATE: My latest book entitled Intuitive Painting Workshop is finally available and now shipping worldwide! It was a collaborative effort with the many talented participants in my most popular e-course in A Year of Painting, and also inspired by that experience. It includes 12 how-to mixed media painting lessons, some seasonal check -ins, and a whole lot of painting examples! It’s a delicious spiral-hardbound book too! I am so proud and honored to be the steward of this creative effort with the 50 plus artists that contributed. You can order it right here.

intuitive painting workshop

The Painting Workbook is my second book and is an adorable square-shape, coffee-table style title that also includes 52 prompts and selected mini-workshops to show you some how-to action! You can order it right here!


Finally, here are a handful of some of the heart-warming reviews from my first title, Cultivating your Creative Life:

Cultivating your Creative Life is one of my favorite art books ever! Not only is it visually stunning but she encourages you to find that something inside of you that is aching to get out. I truly believe that art is an outward expression of the soul. The book is chock-full of ideas and prompts to take you further in your artistic journey. She invites you to slow down a bit…. to coax your inspirations and let them evolve. By doing so, the true, higher self can work its magic. And I ADORE the project ideas….so unique and full of life.” –Mindy Murphy Lacefield, beloved teacher & professional artist.

“This book is fun. If pictures are worth a thousand words, then Alena succeeds in creating a literary composition that speaks volumes – But Alena not only graces her book with original artwork but leads the reader on a fun journey of creative wisdom and activities to help us open and seek balance in our fast-paced lives. Inspirational stories and new perspectives allow one to RELAX and get in touch with a youthful openness again. Upliftedness. Cultivating Your Creative Life would be great for adults and teachers/counselors looking to tap into or help facilitate other adults or even young-adults in their creative and growing processes. Overwhelmingly awesome book.” -Justin Rhode