Marlo Johnson

My focus is on writing unique and innovative books not just to read, but to use. They are powerful tools for inspiration and transformation, based on the cohesive and holistic systems I have developed over several years as an artist and mentor for creatives.

This work is about compassionately and creatively releasing limitation so you may naturally realize profound change and free-flowing inspiration. The inner expansion you achieve through creative action will effortlessly flow into all you do and experience.

This philosophy shows you how to embrace self-improvement without struggle—you can relax with ease into your most inspired and powerful self, into your most exceptional life, and into your highest purpose. You can make a real difference in the world, with clarity, focus, excitement, and genius, in your own authentic and innovative way.

Are you ready to accept your most powerful and creative way of being now?

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Creative Alchemy: Meditations, Rituals, and Experiments to Free Your Inner Magic

In Creative Alchemy, artist and creativity guru Marlo Johnson guides her readers on a journey of personal transformation through conscious creation. Each meditation, ritual, and experiment helps the reader engage mind, body, and spirit to activate creative agency. Designed to be moved through at any speed and modified as needed, these thoughtful exercises are not only for creative seekers, but for anyone looking for an empowering way to get in touch with their inner magic.

Chronicle Books

5 x 7 in; 192 pp;
ISBN 9781452158778




Creative Alchemy is available internationally, everywhere books are sold, in hardcover and eBook format, in English. For your convenience, some of the purchase links are listed below:


Who Needs This Book?


From the intro: “Do you feel out of touch with your inner magic? This guide can help you get it flowing again. It is designed to teach you how to wake up and create everything you do with more passion, excitement, success, and authenticity. Whether you are an artist, or would just love to achieve a more fluent and profound level of creativity in your work and life, this book is for you. Put simply: This is a tool for the joyful liberation of your most amazing and magical self.”





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"The road to unfettered creativity begins here! Written in an engaging choose-your-own-path format, this unique guide transforms the creative process into a simple series of multiple-choice questions and answers. The journey begins with a simple question designed to spark inspiration: Do you have a clear vision of what you would like to create and why? Whatever the answer, creative coach Marlo Johnson offers the encouragement and guidance needed to move on to the next step. With tips for overcoming blocks, staying motivated, and even sharing finished work with the world, Create Now! is an invaluable tool for artists, writers, and creatives, whether established or aspiring."

Chronicle Books

5 x 7 in; 112 pp;
ISBN 9781452146027


Create Now! is available internationally, everywhere books are sold, in paperback and eBook format, in English and in Russian! For your convenience, some of the purchase links are listed below:


Who needs this book?


If you dream of living and thriving as an inspiring creative or influential innovator, then you need this book. Simply and powerfully, Create Now! helps you every step of the way—no matter where you are on your journey.

How would you like...

  • to know how to breeze through creative blocks and access inspiration on demand?
  • to find a purpose and direction for your work that is so exciting that you always feel motivated?
  • to know how to address even the greatest challenges with innovation and creative genius?
  • to build your success on your terms, prioritizing your specific wants and needs?
  • to build an effective professional network in an authentic way that is genuinely fun?
  • to always have more amazing ideas than you need?

This book distills the entire cycle of a thriving and effective creative practice into a unique multiple choice format—this means that you can efficiently blast through just the specific blocks and challenges you are having NOW, without the need for a long, drawn out process. Take only the steps you need to start creating today!

Create Now! is a priceless companion for any creative from beginner to professional. This guide should be a studio or office staple for everyone that wishes to master creativity and transcend limitations, naturally elevating all they do to a higher level.

This essential tool is a great gift to give yourself and others.



Finding purpose and inspiration.

Staying clear and inspired until completion.

Connecting your work with those who need it.

Valuing yourself and your work, and getting paid.



Create Now! is divided into four multiple choice step-by-step sections that are meant to be used every time you do each type of work: Becoming a Clear Conduit, Creation and Completion, Sharing Your Work, and Receiving Payment. This takes you through a full circle of a successful creative practice. While it does give specific steps, its customized choose-your-own path format helps you to efficiently address only the goals, needs, and desires you have in the moment. It begins by helping you build a simple and self-motivating framework for your creative practice, then as you carry it out, gradually takes your process deeper and deeper as your true creative being unfolds.


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