Crafty New (and Recycled) Beginnings I’ve finally done something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I opened an Etsy shop! If know me or if you’ve read my author bio, you know that I make stuff – a lot of stuff – besides just writing books. I knit, I paint, and I enjoy making pretty things[…]
I live to create, whether I’m making stories or paintings or various other types of projects. For me the act of creation is vital to life. Without it I lack energy, motivation, and find it very hard to be happy. But sometimes I push myself too hard and that’s when burnout threatens.
With every post I write, I hope to help you discover inspiration for those times when you might experience creative block, when you’re in a funk or when you just need that perfect, tantalizing idea to give your project momentum. Inspiration is a bit like creative candy – it’s not necessary to getting the project[…]
Do you ever feel less than inspired? Do you ever wish you were more imaginative or had better ideas? I recently came across this quote by William Faulkner that I found quite encouraging. “A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the[…]
Greetings, Becca’s readers! Thanks for letting me share creativity with you today. And many thanks to Becca for inviting me here! Her blog is a source of weekly inspiration and thought-provoking challenge, so I feel honored that she’s asked me to share some inspiration in return. A Creative Journey and a First Step As some[…]
This week I am pleased to welcome a dear fellow Creative to share some of her own inspiration. Courtney, the Vice President and Head of the Writing School within the Consortium, has a passion for creating. She has been writing since second grade and completed her first novel at age fifteen. In 1999, she graduated[…]
Memory Failure Ideas are tricky things. If you’re anything like me, ideas pop in and out of your head all day long. But I have a short term memory. My brain doesn’t hold on to much at length unless I make a conscious effort, and even then I’m not always successful. I’m not sure if[…]
Art is about passion. Where does passion live? On the inside. Creating art is difficult, because it involves accessing that innermost place where we have to face our deepest fears. We have to pass through all of our weaknesses, faults and failures to get to that hidden recess where our creative potential lies. When we[…]