The Muse Academy : Attic Keeper answers her most FAQ’s in original song video!

What’s The Muse Academy?  What’s a Muse?  This video answers some of that, but please scroll through this blog for the inner workings and bits of detail.

Please ask Heidi Hansen at for help if you want to learn how to be more creative in your work, hobby and family life.  And, you may pay for her object expertise by using this paypal button. Thanks, and carpe imagi!

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Welcome To The Muse Academy (Video Brochure)

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“30 Days To Heightened Creativity in Business and Personal Life”  a 30-day workbook to learn and apply creativity skills by Heidi D. Hansen, M.A. will come out June 1, 2017.  Purchase price:  $39.00 – and that comes with 3 of Heidi’s best art prints of your choice.  Use the Paypal buttons here to purchase — and include $5.00 for postage/handling, then email Heidi with your mailing address.  Email: .  Heidi is available for creativity coaching and consulting for an hourly fee of $70.00, payments can be made using these Paypal buttons.  Thanks, and I look forward to connecting soon! — HH

The Muse Academy Trailer & Song

The Proper Care and Feeding of Your Muse

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Muses in The Joyous Fog


Once you have adopted your Muse at The Muse Academy, you will attend a day-long seminar on the proper care and feeding of this most precious creative life.

Briefly, you must allow continual romping through your sketchbook, where your Muse can have constant access to the Joyous Fog. (Joyous Fog is that delicious spot of pleasure where ideas come to light in happy but blurry form, and the hard sweaty spot of slogging through the work of giving them form).

Know that your Muse’s food source is observation, and its water source is listening.  Keeping your ideas in question form is helpful technique in keeping these sources flowing.

Muses need exercise, too!  Keep them fit by trading them around with other Muses and switching places, particulars, and perspectives with regularity.

Give your Muse a rest.  Doing nothing is sometimes the best thing to do for your muse.

And, do not forget the paycheck!  Your Muse gets paid on time, every time, and paid well!

———————–To purchase the Muse Academy workbook ($39.99) on developing your own inner muse, creativity skills, insights and application, contact Heidi Hansen at (360) 892-5218, or email at  Heidi Hansen is available for creative coaching and consultation on these topics, and her fee is $70.00 per hour.  Major credit cards are accepted through Paypal, using the buton here.  Thanks, and carpe imagi!
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The Muse Academy Trailer Script is Here! Watch the Video Coming Soon!

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Welcome to The Muse Academy!
Where your own personal, creative and inspirational, indefatigable Muse can be educated and trained in creativity skills, process, towards a real-life application of your choosing…At The Muse Academy you can adopt, care for and develop these minions of your imagination and they will love you and reward you for it.
Meet the Main Muses who saved the Academy from the Vacuus — (those vile suctioning forces that have no form,  nor purpose or ideas or courage of their own and so will,  if allowed, attempt to suck all that out of you!) — and are waiting to share their unique and dynamic skill sets with you!
Our adorable and adventurous Main Muses are Bookie, Cookie, Arty and Dance, Techie,  and Ponderous.
Here at the Muse Academy you will learn your own vulnerability to The Vacuus.  You will become equipped with skills to protect yourself and your Ideas from those gripping, strangling, suctioning beasts.   Because as much as we all love a great villain, we don’t want ’em hanging around our own back door.   Our Main Muses defeated The Vacuus and turned their Ideas into Idea Currency and that saved our Academy from demise.  You can, too.   Your Ideas belong solely to you.  No one can ever take them from you.  “You can get through anything so long as you have Ideas of your own,” is our motto here.
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The wise and reclusive and somewhat toddy Attic Keeper is the heart and soul of the education and care and feeding of our Main Muses.  In the backstory of The Muse Academy,  when they saved it from the Vacuus storm — and also, I should tell you, from imminent bank foreclosure  — our Main Muses discovered the Attic Keeper and the keys to creativity she held.  These are the basis of our ongoing new curriculum.
Bookie is here to teach you how “Words Change Things.”   And, how our relationship with literacy  keeps us dynamic and fluid,  flexible and wise through our life span.  “We read to get to know others, we write to get to know ourselves,” says Bookie.
Cookie is here to teach you about “Foods For Moods and Flavor Travel Terrains” by cooking with you right in the Student Union Cafe.   Students of this course will experiment with a diverse palette of ingredients and get an all-you -can-eat pass with a plus – one at the Cuppa’ Joe Cafe.
Arty will provide you with your first Power Sketchbook and magic stylus, and soon you will be unleashing your own power and developing Ideas through doodling and observation.  Oh — did I mention this class comes with a free first month’s subscription to our buzzing campus newspaper sketchbook,  “The Daily  Sketch?”
Dance’s course is all about motion — of story expression through music and rythym and voice that flows from your own physical power on the stage at the Theater of Your Psyche.
Techie is a surprise to us all — and so are her plugged-in quests and questions.  It’s not what you think.  It’s all about the new and yet – to – be invented.
Ponderous is cool.  So mellow and cool we can’t ever seem to nail down a set time schedule for his classes.  Or where his class room is located.  We still can’t figure out how to grade his Daydreaming course, so we pretty much just don’t anymore.  Suffice it to say, the more daydreaming, questions, reflections, and general relationship to the natural spontaneity around you will be wonderful and appreciated here.

Oh — and did I mention a cat?

Storm the Rescue Cat up in the Attic Keeper’s studio?
Providing the Muses with a sense of Balast. A giant porcelain white goddess who never seems to move but yet sees and knows and directs all….
Carpe imagi, potential new students!  Sign up today and enroll for a modest fee and find out how to carpe imagi!  The creative skills you acquire here will pay off in many facets and forums and seasons and situations of your life both now and future.
Check your performance anxiety at the campus entry gate —  we don’t teach art, and we don’t teach product per se.  We teach the cognitive, personality, behavioral and reflective skills necessary to solve your problems,  meet your challenges, and bring you depth and joy in your business, personal, hobby, and social life goals.
Oh — did I mention we have a staff to contact to enroll and answer your questions and find a direction that fits just right with your goals?
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Well, we don’t have a staff.  And although The Muse Academy is an imaginative place, it is a very real learning platform for some very real creative skills with real-life applications.
Heidi D. Hansen, M.A., is a very real and very experienced professional in creative skill learning and coaching.  Heidi is a prolific and published freelance artist-writer, Mental Health Advocate with 30 years of education, training and real-life experience as an artist, writer and mental health child -trauma therapist. And wowza, what a portfolio to show for it.
But this is not about Heidi.  It’s about you and your inner Muse.  The minions of your imagination. To cultivate and care for your inner Muse and learn the kinds of creative skills described above, call her at (360) 892-5218, or email her at  A workbook will come out in June, 2017.doghotellogo
Once again, Heidi’s email is .
Heidi takes major credit/debit cards via safe and secure Paypal, using the button here below.  She is willing to fit a fee schedule around your needs, goals and timeline.
To pre-order Heidi’s full-color 30-page workbook on learning creativity skills and applying them to your unique goals, with six 8″ x 10″ signed/numbered inspirational and creative skills prints, pay $39.99 via this Paypal button, put in a few extra bucks to cover postage from Vancouver, Washington, USA, and tell me where to send in when it comes out in June, 2017.
Carpe imagi, and Muse On!
The Muse Academy and all associated works, slogans, constructs and design materials are written, developed and illustrated, by Heidi Hansen and copyrighted to her.  CopyrightHeidiDHansen 2014-2017, reproduction and use prohibited unless purchase and user agreements have been made. 

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Rare Sighting of Reclusive Attic Keeper Takes Selfies To Promote The Muse Academy Mural

Documented by these shameless selfies, The Attic Keeper is hot at her easel with her own personal Muses, Maile Lei and Storm The Rescue Cat.

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Can you spot the 5 main Muses of Muse Academy in the mural?  These are the 5 that save the day and stop the bank from foreclosing on the Academy, using Idea Currency, and keep The Vacuus out of the windows, using their wits and humor and a little reckless luck.


Their names are Bookie, Cookie, Techie, Dance and Ponderous.

What’s the top 3 keys to creativity?  Taught at Muse Academy?

  1.  Observe things.  Observe using all your senses and perspectives;
  2.  Use what you have right around you no matter how odd it seems;
  3.  Daydream and doodle.

Heidi Hansen, M.A., is available to coach you in better creativity for your work, business, hobby or personal talent and purpose in life.  Use this handy Papal button to float Heidi a few bucks so she can stay in paints and decent kibble, call her at (360) 892-5218, or email at

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Thanks, and Carpe Imagi!

The Attic Keeper/Muse Academy Panel Mural Photo Update!

Here’s what’s happening at my easel — the 13 foot panel mural depicting The Vacuus, Attic Keeper, 5 Muses, and the Muse Academy.  With a little help from Storm The Rescue Cat, and Maile Lei, Helper Pup (my own personal muses).