A Splendid Tending

Here, we believe that empowerment begins in your emotional garden. We’re so excited to support you, if you want it, with tools and perspectives to tend to your own emotional garden. 


About Emotional Design

The Emotional Design mascot is a heart with glasses because this practice is all about acknowledging the wisdom, power, and design capabilities of our emotions.


Emotional Design is based on the understanding that our thoughts and feelings determine what we are able to experience. Our thoughts and feelings create the lens that we see through, shaping what we perceive, as well as magnetizing us to conditions and experiences that match the emotional tone of those thoughts and feelings. 
These tools are all about authentic feeling, empowered creativity, and nurturing our dreams into fruition. 


I love working on A Splendid Tending and my other creative projects from my office space, which is nestled into The Creative Sanctuary, a gorgeous old building that used to be a church. My window looks out on a tangle of jasmine vines. I’m often here with a mug of chai, sometimes popcorn, and a myriad of watercolor sets.

Every day, my daughter, my partner, my puppy, and my beloved friends and family are on my gratitude list. I am known for being obsessed with honey, lace, and dust. 

Hannah's Other Practices:
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Soon, the site will also include:

  • The Good Morning, Creator online course

  • a membership portal for students

  • a subscription service for Emotional Designers

if you're interested in being kept in the loop about these upcoming additions,
let us know!

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The Gladcast Podcast

My friend Natalie Marie Kinsey and I produce a podcast called The Gladcast: Shit to be Glad About. You can listen to it here, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Personal Practice with Patreon Community

I share my current projects, insights, and updates with my Patreon community. For whatever monthly $ contribution feels great to you, you can get your nose in the roses of my personal, perpetually growing and changing creations.

Art Archive

If you’d like to see an archive of my past art projects, performances, and collaborative art environments, my online portfolio lives here.


The person behind A Splendid Tending

This practice is tended to by me, Hannah Lee Hoffman. I am an artist who loves playing in many art forms and empowering others to be playful and creative in their own lives.


After studying art at UC Berkeley, I felt an intuitive urge to cross the country and move to Maine. In that experience, and in many subsequent leaps-of-faith, I’ve learned that the most powerful thing we can do to shape our experience is to imagine it into being. And, I have learned that our ability to imagine effectively is directly related to our emotional state


This is where A Splendid Tending comes in. I have compiled my philosophy and practical tools for navigating emotional awareness and emotional design into a curriculum that introduces folks to this way of being. This curriculum is currently offered through one-on-one Tending Sessions


I am not a licensed counselor, and my work does not involve any form of diagnosis. The Tending Sessions can be a complement to or an alternate form of therapy or counseling. In our sessions, the focus is on emotional and creative empowerment.