Sponsorship Giveaway: Shannon from Inside Out

November 27, 2010

Today we are very excited to bring you a giveaway from the always amazing Shannon Kinney-Duh. Shannon’s e-course, Inside Out has been very influential in helping many find their creative spirit in these hectic and difficult times. The mother of two sons, Shannon’s work is always inspiring and truly magical in it’s beauty. We are proud to have Shannon as a Winter sponsor, and to bring all of you a chance to win a spot in her upcoming January course.

Tell us a bit about Free Spirit Knits.

Free Spirit Knits started out as my fiber arts business, where I created inspiring knitted and felted wearable art. Over the last few years it has expanded way beyond knitting.  To knit is to “combine, join and unite,” and that’s what I practice daily. Through making art, teaching yoga, blogging, and being a holistic life coach, I am learning how to find union with the present moment.

My greatest passion, besides being a mom, is to inspire others to become explorers of their lives and to help them embrace their creativity and authenticity. Free Spirit Knits offers products and services that inspire you to live more fully, boldly and freely.

What is most rewarding about running a small business?

Through my e-course and coaching I get to meet amazing men and women from all over the world without ever leaving my home. This allows me to be a work-from-home stay-at-home mom. I love my work and am extremely passionate about helping others create the lives they love. Running my own business allows me the opportunity to inspire and to be inspired. I get to learn, share, connect and grow everyday. And I get do all of this while working around my children’s schedule. (Many times while still in my jammies or nursing a babe!)

How do you balance being an artist, business owner and parent (if this applies).

I’m still learning how to balance it all, especially with a newborn back in our home. It’s hard, and yet it’s important and so worth it.  I try to practice integration in a lot of what I do – meaning I try to merge my two worlds together as much as possible. If I’m doing a creative project with my son that I think might be interesting for others, I’ll take photos and blog about it. If I’m feeling a deep desire to paint in my journal, I’ll see if my son wants to make art and then we’ll paint alongside one another. If the boys happen to take a nap at the same time (which almost never happens) I will take advantage of that quiet time to work.

Also, I find that personal interests and self-care are of the utmost importance, especially as a mom. I make sure to carve out time during the week to go to yoga, to journal or to connect with friends, so that I can recharge – which all helps me feel more balanced.

What are your hopes for Free Spirit Knits?

It is my dream to create a virtual retreat center, a place where people can turn to for wellness, creativity and inspiration. When my children are a little older, I plan to travel more and teach hands-on creativity and spirituality retreats. “Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery” e-course, and the community that has grown from it, is the start of this dream.

For today’s giveaway, Shannon is kindly offering one spot her “Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery.” e-course to one of our Rhythm of The Home readers.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment here before Monday at 11pm EST. We will announce the winners on Tuesday morning. To learn more about Shannon, visit her e-course homepage, or her beautiful blog.

The winner of this giveaway has been chosen, and comments are not closed

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erin November 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm

interesting, indeed!

kristine November 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm

i could so use this course! i have eyed it in the past but haven’t given myself the time for me….

Jen November 27, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Oh, I am very, very, very excited about this! The course comes at a wonderful time for me!

Kim November 27, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I would <3 to take her ecourse. :)

Tali November 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Very creative as a child, a university fine arts major, now a government office worker…my creative being yearns to come out, but with no inspiration it is afraid…please help lure out this being by offering it this course.
thx ~Tali

Nicole Carrillo November 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm

:) ! live, love, learn!

Tracy McAuley November 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm

<3 I am a single, full time working mama with a one year old and I am so craving to do something to ignite my inspiration and creativity…. I have a feeling that this course may be a ticket to a little extra magic in my life. <3

CatieP November 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I would love the opportunity to take this course. I journal but not regularly – I find it therapeutic but it sounds like there are ways to make it even better for myself.

Mandy Hays November 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm

After experiencing a near fatal riding lawnmower accident 5 years ago, I feel like not only do I have a disfigured hand and amputated thumb, I’ve lost who Mandy really is. I would love the opportunity to win the sponsorship to this e-course.

Rachel November 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I would love to do this course :)

elizabeth November 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Oh, this course looks amazing and just what I need. Thanks for the chance.

Rebecca November 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Oh wow I would love this. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Alecia November 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

This class sounds absolutely amazing and exactly what I need in this season of my life!

Nina November 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Sounds so exciting

Monica November 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm

This sounds perfectly lovely. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Sarah November 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Have heard great things from your course “graduates.” Would love to give it a try!

Therese November 27, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Having just spent three months trying a task outside my comfort zone, I am ready to do it again…hmm….but where shall this be?

Tracy November 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Sounds like fun!

Heather November 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Please count me in! This course sounds awesome!

April November 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Oh so excited about this!!!

krista November 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm

oh what a wonderful give away! thank you thank you!!! xo, krista

Michelle November 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm

This sounds wonderful!! I could really use this for myself!!

Rainyday November 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Ooooh, I’m intrigued!

Christina November 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

this course looks amazing! with 3 small children, i often put my need to create on the back burner… would love to begin integrating it into my life more :)

Sarah November 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Very inspiring!

Bethany November 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm

This course sounds lovely! I have never felt that I could be creative, this could really be a great learning experience for me. Thank you for the chance to win.

Beth November 27, 2010 at 6:06 pm

sounds lovely!!!!

Mary Tomback November 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I am inspired already! What a wonderful opportunity…

leslie November 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm

very cool! hope i win!

amy November 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Oh I can feel the creativity flowing already… ;)

Elise Bowan November 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I am intrigued by the course and would love to spend some time getting my creative juices flowing!She is so inspirational.

Stacey Libbert November 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I’m working on integrating my life as well. Shannon has been a source of inspiration ever since I stumbled across her website early last summer.

Stacy November 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm

This sounds so interesting! I recently have made some changes to my life in order to allow some time and focus to be towards finding my passion, and creativity :)

christy November 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm

oh WOW…does this ever speak to me and my creative soul! ps. just saw WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS….documentary about female (especially mother) artists…WOW!!!

pamela dayton time November 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm

this sounds fabulous.

Terri Sue November 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm

oh how i could use this. this last year has bee one of my most stressful in years, and then this next march my only son is being deployed to iraq. i just feel like a wound up spring.

Michelle November 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Ooooh, this would be so great for me! Would love to win!

Lou November 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm

What an amazing giveaway, would love to be the lucky winner.

Jo November 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Sounds really interesting…

lisarenata November 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I know I would benefit from this e-course so much. I just started my own crafting business. What perfect timing!

Amanda November 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I have been wanting to take this course for some time and would love to win a spot!

kady gaines November 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm

this is EXACTLY what I need! I am moving the end of December, had to quit my job teaching that I LOVE, my husband deploys january 10. We will just be arriving at our new duty station, leaving me to enroll the kids in school, find a home, find a job, and get our household goods delivered and unpacked. a need for RELAXATION is a must!

Belinda November 27, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Sounds delightful and perfect timing!

Amy November 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm

This sounds like a great course…i would love to give it go:)

sarah November 28, 2010 at 12:56 am

this sounds marvelous! thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer November 28, 2010 at 3:43 am

This e course sounds like just what I’ve been needing. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Christy November 28, 2010 at 5:15 am

It sounds like a fun and interesting course.

Stacy November 28, 2010 at 5:48 am

I’m very interested in the e-course…sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly November 28, 2010 at 5:51 am

This sounds absolutely wonderful! Great interview. I loved reading about how Shannon integrates her passions and creativity into her days with her children…something I’m learning to do myself and which is helping me to love my job as a SAHM. :)

Theresa November 28, 2010 at 5:58 am

What a wonderful giveaway!

Sev November 28, 2010 at 6:07 am

I’d love to be part of it ! :-) )

Trish November 28, 2010 at 6:52 am

Sounds like just what I need!!

sara November 28, 2010 at 7:03 am

I too, would love a chance to win a spot in this ecourse. It sounds great!

Evita November 28, 2010 at 7:05 am

Sounds great :)

amy November 28, 2010 at 8:35 am

Interesting… I’ll throw my hat in!

michele November 28, 2010 at 8:37 am

Thanks for the creative and inspiring giveaway. Would love to learn much from this e-course.

Jo Cauldrick November 28, 2010 at 8:40 am

What a warm and wholesome notion of a ‘virtual retreat’ . I would be blissed, and smiling alot if I won this give away.

CaSandra November 28, 2010 at 9:18 am

What an amazing giveaway. I love to doodle in my journal, but never thought of it in a healing way. This class sounds perfect during the cold winter months.

Cheryl N. November 28, 2010 at 9:38 am

Thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity! I put my artist self on the back burner too much…I would be so grateful for something like this.

heidi margit November 28, 2010 at 9:45 am

This is truly a very special give-away! How wonderful that people online can connect and explore together!


victoria November 28, 2010 at 10:09 am

Oh, how I would love to do something like this for myself!

sarah November 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

this sounds like an amazing course…i will keep fingers and toes crossed :)

miep November 28, 2010 at 11:21 am

oh! wouldn’t this be fun!

Teri November 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Sounds like the perfect inspiration for a long winter ahead!

Erin O. November 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

This would be so wonderful for my mother! What a great gift!

Kristyn November 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I could use a little inspiration and creativity in my life right now!

Andrea November 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm

This sounds like just what I need! Finding a balance between being an active SAHM and waking up the artist side of me again. . .

Tiffany November 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm

What a wonderful giveaway! I have recently started on a journey to focus on Love, Learn, Create, Play, and Harmony in my life. This e-course fits perfectly into my quest.

Meg in NZ November 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm

wow this sounds wonderful :o ) I love the colours on her blog.

Penny November 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm

oh what a beautiful thing to offer :)

Crystal @ Semi-Crunchy Mama November 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm

What a great interview! I’m incredibly interested in this e-course — this seems exactly like what I’m needing right now in my life, the inspiration and motivation to tap into my own creativity again.

e l l a ~ l i f e o l o g i a November 28, 2010 at 5:31 pm

This is great to see Shannon here and contributing to the lovely ROTH.
I am just embarking on new business venture, this would be wonderful to help me refocus and move in the right direction.

Angela November 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Thant sounds like fun ;)

Sara Clark November 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm

It has been some time but I fondly remember my time taking yoga classes from Shannon. It was so wonderful to reconnect with her through a blog I follow … thanks for the chance at experiencing her talents in a new way.

FayLynn November 28, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Very interested and happy to see such a wonderful idea!

Bree November 28, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I so need this! I’m on the cusp of letting go and moving forward. Thank you for the opportunity.

Ronnie November 29, 2010 at 5:16 am

Looks exciting

~Heather November 29, 2010 at 7:13 am

What a great time of year to regain focus on what’s really important in life.

Julie November 29, 2010 at 8:27 am

Wow! It’s a wonderful experience!!!

Allison Lepelletier November 29, 2010 at 10:48 am

I am so excited about this course! I always hibernate during the winter, and this year would be the perfect time to do the exact opposite!


Julie November 29, 2010 at 11:16 am

With a new baby arriving in January and the urge to shift my creative outlets, this e course sounds perfect!
Thanks for creating, inspiring and sharing. Us artist moms are all over the globe and just knowing that we are all trying to find our balance, focus and new perspective is comforting.

Amity November 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I always say I’m not creative. Perhaps I just need a little guidance to find my creative side. I would like to be, but I just seem to lack focus in a creative direction. This would be an awesome course.

Christa November 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Beautiful and inspiring! I’m feeling this course is just what I need right now.

Kristina November 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

The perfect way to start the new year!

Ellen Mahoney November 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm

What a wonderful opportunity. Here’s hoping!

Kristy November 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm

This is just the guidance and inner work that I need right now.

denise November 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

oh please please let it be me, just what I have been looking for
love aned luck to all

Cristina November 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm

my fingers are crossed! :)

Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie November 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

It would be amazing to have a spot! I’m hoping!

Cindy L. November 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I’m so excited about this giveaway! I really enjoy Shannon’s blog and think it would be great to give this a try.

jessica November 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

this sounds like just what i need right now…

Genevieve November 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

A true blessing!

Kathleen L November 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Oooh, this is interesting!

Anna November 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm

What a beautiful way to live – creating yourself rather than finding yourself. I’d love to take the e-course and do a little creative re-imaging! <3

Gerri November 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Shannon’s course is awesome!

Heidi Crawford November 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm

What an amazing opportunity! This is just what I need!

Brooke November 29, 2010 at 6:32 pm

i don’t know if I am too late, but just saw this… could use it too! Sounds … wonderful!

Lindsey November 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I’ve taken this course once & loved it. It had a huge impact on my life. I hope to take it again and have encourage others in my life to take it as well.

Katherine November 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm

This course sounds wonderful; I’d love to try it!

darah November 29, 2010 at 7:50 pm

what a lovely giveaway!

Jennifer November 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm

This is so intriguing! And a very generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to attend!

Cathy November 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I am about to be on a new journey in my life as my husband has accepted a job out of town after being layed off for 18 months. It is with excitement, being anxious, being strong and other emotions that we don’t even know yet. I am looking to grow as a person, create, journal, relax, read and reflect. Thanks

Margaret November 29, 2010 at 8:27 pm

This sounds restorative.

Sandra November 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I’m almost late for this giveaway :)
This course is something that I desperately need. Seriously. I totally lost touch with my creativity. I still remember I had it, tough…..

Laura G November 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm

This looks like fun!

kendra November 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

i love this!

Sarah November 29, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Sounds like a great way to start off a new year!

. tiny twist creative . November 30, 2010 at 6:57 am

sounds wonderful!

Jeanette November 30, 2010 at 5:43 pm

What a truly inspirational blog – this course sounds absolutely perfect and will get the creative juices flowing.
Thanks for the opportunity.

lisa December 4, 2010 at 9:39 am

Oh, my gosh! All of the gifts are simply wonderful! Must I really choose? :)
Maybe the St. Lucia headdress! Or, the gnome.

I love everything!

Happy Winter season!

Rain Hastings December 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I am so excited to discover Rhythm of the Home! And Inside Out sounds like a completely amazing opportunity! I invite the muse! can’t we all benefit from support and inspiration!? I’m just beginning to find my real rhythm as a single parent I think, and completely salute those of you who are the inspirations to do so much, to meet the family needs and still go beyond to create your passions and share with and offer of yourselves to others! And I LOVE this quote!, “Life isn’t about finding yourself, Life is about Creating yourself.” May I learn to embody this more with every breath and every day!!!
Gratitude and Blessings Beautiful People!

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