Carve Out Your
Hi! My name is Janet and last year I decided that it was time for me to create my life’s work. I had this grand notion of this taking the “rest of my life” and that I was going to plug along slowly.
Being overly ambitious, this went from a 40 year plan, to a let’s do it this year plan, to doing it in a month when all was said and done.
I know have the urge to do it again.
And I hope you will join me!
The thing is, we have many Magnum Opuses stored within us. It does not have to be this one thing you spend all of your life polishing. It is not like Leonardo Da Vinci only created the Mona Lisa. Far from it.
So, what is at the masterpiece you want to create while you still can? What would be the best version of your skills, passions, and knowledge you could put out into the world?
What if you took the time to focus on the pieces of your expression, your work, your artistry, that you want to leave behind?
This project was created to help you get started on, and maybe even finish, your masterpiece.
Magnum Opus Month gives you permission to create not for the sake of performance, but for the sake of you. Your desires, your enjoyment, to fulfill your own urges to leave something of meaning behind.
Magnum Opus Month
Decide which masterpiece is yours, how to carve it, and why this masterpiece is the one for you.
- Prep files in Notion
- Public commitment
- Time blocking guide
Poor your magic, joy, hopes, and fears into your stone with other magnum opus makers by your side.
- Magnum Opus Forum
- Maker files in Notion
- Daily Prompts
Present your masterpiece as it became, scratches and all, at our end of month community exhibition to share the joy.
- Exhibition prep files
- Peer feedback
- Ponder your next adventure
What is a Magnum Opus?
"Considered the greatest work of a person's career or to a work of outstanding creativity, skill, profundity, or workmanship.
Historically, a "masterpiece" was a work of a very high standard produced to obtain membership of a guild or academy in various areas of the visual arts and crafts."
"The ultimate goal of alchemy is a process known as the great work or the magnum opus in Latin. This involves spiritual transformation, the shedding of impurities, the joining of opposites, and the refinement of materials.
Exactly what the end result of this profound transformation is, varies from author to author; it could be, self-realization, communion with divinity, fulfillment of purpose, etc.
Indeed, part of the transformation may involve a better understanding of what the end goal even is. After all, it is accepted that few if any alchemists have ever reached their goal. The pursuit of the goal is every bit as important as the goal itself."
What can I create during Magnum Opus Month?
I'm a fashion designer and I'm planning on creating a mural painting series inspired by the deep ocean.
I'm a marketing director and I have plans for making an interactive, miniature maquette of my home town.
I'm an accountant and I want to create a virtual library of mythological tales filled with maps and lore.
I'm a song writer and I want to create a digital 3D story of my best songs.
I'm a research assistant and I'm dreaming of making a documentary about Irish Folklore. I want to shoot and edit my own film.
I'm a web developer and want to self-publish a series of short stories based on beginnings and endings.
Are you ready to create your masterpiece?
Magnum Opus Month runs from on February 1st to February 28th of 2021.
You will get access to :
- accountibility with peers who share your ambitions
- online forum with a community of other makers
- daily prompts and cheers to keep you focused
- exhibition to showcase your masterpiece at the end of the month
How much are you willing to bet on yourself?
Choose your cohort
You want to find out if you can take a stab at a true Magnum Opus.
Join our casual cohort in sharing updates on your progress once or twice per week.
You are ready to start creating your masterpiece and let your brilliance fly free.
Join other committed creators in 3 weekly check-ins to help keep you on track.
Your want to give your Magnum Opus a serious go to see if can reached the finish line.
Join your consistent peers in daily stands ups for accountibility.
You want to set aside the whole month to focus only on creating your materpiece.
Join the other over-achievers in daily check-ins and 24/7 co-creating video room.