A love note from Smart Creative Women to you!

Guess what?  Smart Creative Women is a year old this week! What a ride! This time last year,  I had 3 interviews recorded and had not figured out how to edit them or load them up onto the internet, ha! I remember having to sit down one Saturday and figure it all out! Pressure!

I thought it was appropriate on Valentine’s Day to record a love note for YOU! (Lights! Flowers! Fun!) Everyone needs a love note on Valentine’s Day.

This has been SUCH a fun year. Smart Creative Women has been on quite the “fast train”…with over 90 interviews along with interviewing bloggers for  the blog ALT. (omigosh…I just checked this link there are 62 mini interviews!)

As if that wasn’t enough, I created a guide for Practical Dreaming. You know I believe in aiming for the sky and keeping your feet on the ground! It is my way of laying out a good clear foundation so you can get your goals accomplished faster and with more clarity.

Speaking of clarity, I didn’t set out to start  clarity coaching but as emails came in, it was a natural progression and I really LOVE it. I so enjoy helping people figure out what their best assets are, help them lay the solid and unique course for themselves and their creative careers. What a blessing!

Hopefully I will get to plan a PARTY soon and invite YOU!




  • Congratulations on a year! That is fabulous! I found you a few weeks ago and cram in the archive of videos whenever I can. They’re really good! Well done Monica!

  • Laura West

    Congratulations to Smart Creative Women!! Woohoo!!!

  • Susanne Kasielke

    Monica, Congratulations! You are only doing this for one year? I found you a couple of month ago and thought you have been doing this for a very long time. I LOVE Smart Creative Woman – please keep on doing exactly what you doing right now!!! Thank you!

  • Kelli Proia

    Congratulations, Monica! I’ve enjoyed watching your journey. I can’t wait to see what you do in year #2.

  • Lisa Hetrick

    Thanks for sharing this today! Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I’ve learned so much! Rock on!

  • susan black

    congratulations Monica WOW !
    it’s truly amazing what you’ve accomplished in just 1 year.
    I look forward to every single interview xo Susan

    • Monica Lee

      You saying that you look forward to them…keeps me going!

  • Suzie Tremel

    Congrats Monica on your 1 year Anniversary!!! Your interviews have given me so much hope and courage. You are so good at what you do. You’re bubbly personality and enthusiasm shine through on all your interviews-that’s what makes your show truly unique. Thank you & keep up the great work you do!

  • Nicole Warrington

    Congrats Monica! I just discovered your fabulous website in the past few weeks. I’ve been listening to the interviews as I workout at the gym and I’m so impaired by you and your guests! I’ve recommended your site to the ladies in my women’s art collective and they are enjoying it too. Keep up the inspiring work!

    • Monica Lee

      I love this…at the GYM! fabulous! Thank you for telling others! I appreciate it!

  • Angela Garofalo

    Congratulations, Monica! You bring so much positivity and inspiration through your interviews, Practical Dreaming guide and clarity coaching. You are truly gifted and have such a big heart. Thank you!

    • Monica Lee

      Yeah! Angela! Right back at you!!

  • Rita Vindedzis

    Congratulations Monica and Smart Creative Women on 1 year. So inspiring.

  • Rachel

    Congratulations on all your amazing work and all the inspiration and love you share! You are one of the “Smartest, Creative, Women” I know. xx

  • Vy La

    Congratulations! You are such a blessing! I am so inspired by you and all the people you interview on here. Keep up the great work!

  • Hi Monica What a lovely thought from you this Valentine’s Day. I would say back to you that one of the best things that I have found on the internet is you and your interviews and positive messages. I am a very positive person who has an optimistic heart and soul but even so can sometimes doubt my unique gifts. Thanks for the reminder. All my love to you and yours this day of love. MaryJane Mitchell

    • Monica Lee

      Thank you MaryJane, no more doubting, right?! We all do it-but I want to move to the “mental space” where I don’t do it so often!

  • gerda

    Congratulations on 1 year smartcreativewomen, Monica. Your work is terrific and inspiring. I hope your Valentine’s Day is just lovely. Thank so much. Gerda

  • Julia Minasian

    Thank you for all the vibrant energy you share! What a sweet HEART!

    • Monica Lee

      Thank you saying that, Julia!

  • April

    Congrats Monica! I so enjoy your videos. SO INSPIRING ~ I look forward to this special treat on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thank you for sharing so much! Good luck this next year. April

  • Dr Elisabeth Crim

    Congratulations Monica!!!! Thank YOU for Smart Creative Women! Love the new set for yoru videos! You look so beautiful. Words so encouraging. Happy Valentine’s Day! Again, Congrats!


  • Kate Pitner

    Sending you a BIG, HUGE, AMAZING Congratulations Monica! I remember emailing you after your first video post and I can’t believe that it’s already been a year! WOW – and you’ve got such an amazing list of guests to show for it. I look forward to all that you will continue to do in the future and I thank you again for creating such an amazing resource and go-to spot in Smart Creative Women! xoxo Kate

  • Damaris

    Thank you Monica. I’ve learned so much from watching your interviews and it gives me inspiration to continue working towards my dreams. Thank you so much and I wish you the best in the coming year.

  • Saycred Blu

    Monica I love, love LOVE you!!! Your smile,your sweetness and your heart to blaze the trail of light, encouragement and fabulous-ness for all of us. Thank you, endlessly, for what you do. I am turning a season of seemingly endless unemployment into the opportunity to build my own brand as an artist – something I have wanted to do for decades, while I am creating, most days are good but sometimes that “head noise” can get in the way. Finding your website and listening to those interviews- some of them over and over, are often a lifeline of hope and motivation to keep going and make this dream a reality. Super Congratulations to you on your first anni. of SCW and champagne toasts to you having many more as long as it feeds your joy! xoxoxoxoxoxo Saycred Blu

    • Monica Lee

      Thank you so much for saying all this. I am sure being out of work is scary and I encourage you not to let that emotion seep over into your NEW adventure. You can do it!!! We are in your corner!

  • Nicole

    Thank you, Monica for all the love and encouragement! You’re a sweetheart!

  • Misty Thurman

    Congrats Monica!!! Thank you for sharing creative information in such a fun way! I am always inspired by not only those you interview but by you. Love, love, love what you do! God bless you.

  • Melissa AuClair

    Happy Birthday Smart Creative Monica!!!! I had no idea your biz was just a year old….you are fabulous! I love your art and I love what you are doing. I will continue to tell my creative girl friends about you!!! Thank you for all you do- it is such a blessing and encouragement.

  • go Monica!! what an exciting accomplishment!!!