Who We Are
I like you already!
I’m a Colorado girl living the beach life in Virginia! I think the salt water has gotten into my blood, and I don’t mind at all.
I love talking big ideas with my family, spending time with my friends, drinking great coffee, stand up paddleboarding (being in or near the water in general), writing music, making art, and building community.
One of my very favorite things in life is empowering people to pursue their creative dreams. I’d love to help you go after yours!
All my links are at the bottom of this page – let’s be friends! I’d love to hear your story.
The Bright Ideas Collective Story
The Bright Ideas Collective was formed by two friends who saw a need and decided to do something about it.
In 2011, Emily Lewin was searching for a book or other resource that would help her grow creatively. As a self-taught artist doing photography and writing music, she was being creative already, but knew that there had to be more creative expression available to her.
After trying a couple of resources that didn’t quit fit the bill, Emily and her friend Sarah Bryan (interior designer and artist) teemed up to create their own materials. They were nervous that no one would listen to two 20-somethings but two professional artist friends encouraged them to “take the deal” and that they were “full of bright ideas.”
Over the next seven years, Sarah and Emily proceeded to create the resources they were looking for – empowering each unique creative expression, while sharing a balance of rich spiritual truth and grounded practical application.
They taught several 12-week groups, wrote a book together, Bright Ideas: Light Up Your Creativity, spoke at several conferences, hosted their own workshop, and launched a podcast, Unveiling Your Creative Superpowers.
They also laughed a lot, tried new creative expressions themselves, quoted lots of movie lines, moved across the country several times (Emily), started competing in ballroom dance (Sarah), and laughed more.
In 2018, Emily and Sarah came to a mutual agreement that it was time for a change in their dynamic partnership. Sarah decided to pursue her passions in ballroom dance, art, and her burgeoning relationship with a handsome young man, while Emily took on full ownership of Bright Ideas.
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