Oyster Pearl

Ellen Joy Johnson

Ellen Joy JohnsonEllen Joy Johnson is a professional singer, actress, educator, published lyricist and songwriter who has produced over ten recording and educational projects through her label, Vocal Visions, An entrepreneurial spirit, Ellen also distributes and promotes a roster of artists through, Sound Visions Media.

Her writing includes music publications, blogs, public relations, poetry, and short stories. She has been a featured vocalist in prominent jazz publications like DownBeat, JazzTimes, and Jazz Journal International. Ellen has a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance, certification in Expressive Arts Therapy and has advanced training in Creativity Coaching with Eric Maisel. Ellen can be reached at ellenjohnson.net.

Spinning Straw into Gold: Creating from Nothing

How do we spin our "straw" or creative energy into gold?

The Oyster and the Pearl: What Motivates Us to Create?

What is it about struggle that motivates and reaps its own rewards?