Day 11: Express Your Creativity 

Day 11: Express Your Creativity 

Day 11 

Express Your Creativity 

Pause 

breathe in for a count of... 

hold for a count of ... 

breathe out for a count of ... 

hold for a count of... 

I believe there is a Maker inside of all of us. Once you discover what medium you love, give yourself the time, permission, and space to play. I adore expressing my creativity, I do it all day long: I like to write, I like to make crafts, I like to doodle, I like to color, I like to cook, I like to draw. My most favorite way to express my creativity is to create a collage. Collage transforms my ideas, desires, and highest intentions into the visible. I collect scraps from my world; tickets from an event, a picture from a cereal box, a piece of string, a tag, a bit of wrapping paper, a cut out from a catalog, drawings from my children, and glue them onto a postcard, canvas, or notebook with a few added embellishments like transfers, glitter, and stickers. I keep all my supplies accessible in my Sacred Space so when the opportunity and inspiration align, I can dive right in. All my collages are made with love and intentions, and sometimes a child snuggled up next to me. 

I am more Joyful when I feel balanced, when I am choosing a variety of activities throughout my day: creating art, playing with my children, cooking, reading, just being. When I am aware of my time, I make more balanced choices. One way I stay aware is by engaging my creativity. I am an avid Maker. Making and intending are interwoven together for me. Daily I carve out time to create, usually in the form of drawing, collage, writing, or crafting. My creations always have an intention tied to them, such as creating a collage for my word of the year, making birdseed ornaments for Imbolc, or a completing a creative assignment for an e-course or group that I am participating in. I love to listen to podcasts while I create; many of my podcast choices can be found on weatheredandworthy.com 

Recently, I have expressed my Creativity by: 

  1. Writing and creating the cover for Weathered and Worthy Wisdom. 
  2. Rearranging my Sacred Space. 
  3. Planting wildflowers and pumpkins. 
  4. Baking shortbread bars with rhubarb from our garden. 
  5. Making sock bunnies with Coleman. 
  6. Doodling. 
  7. Experimenting in the kitchen; pasta with Bolognese sauce, sticky ribs, new salad ingredients. 
  8. Collaging the cover of my journal. 

 

Ideas of ways to express your creativity I have gathered from friends and family: 

  1. Home improvement projects 
  2. Playing a musical instrument 
  3. Videography/photography 
  4. Party planning 
  5. Crafting: knitting, crocheting, embroidering, weaving, felting, origami, sculpting, beading, screen printing 
  6. Writing: songs, poetry, letters, stories  
  7. Upcycling clothes 
  8. Create an independent business: selling online at Etsy, DePop, or Red Bubble. 

How do you express your creativity? 

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