24 Inspirational Quotes to Spark Your Creativity

Creativity has so many layers and varieties, it is incredibly sad when someone denies being creative. Many times, those “noncreative” people believe that to be creative, one must make art. Sometimes it’s the creative who label themselves as imposters or say they are no-longer-creative. For those who struggle, here are 24 inspirational quotes to spark your creativity. Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun Mary Lou Cook WHO CAN BE CREATIVE You do not need anybody’s permission to live a creative life. Elizabeth Gilbert Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been. Alan Alda Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative. Ted Allen Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up. Pablo Picasso Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better. John Updike At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. Queen Elizabeth Your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. There are a million ways to be […]

5 Ways to Tend Your Creativity when the Season Changes

Mornings are crisp in the USA. The wind rattles leaves that are preparing to change color. The autumn sun shines brilliantly but with its heat is waning. At least these changes are all around Kansas and Missouri. Gardeners are pruning and weeding and preparing for winter. Walkers are wearing fall sweaters. Everywhere there are signs of the changing season. It may not be autumn in your area of the world, but you’re still experiencing a seasonal change in your weather. One thing you may not have thought about preparing for the seasonal changes is your creative life. When the weather changes, it’s also time to tend your creativity when the season changes. While a lot of creativity is instinctual and of the moment, you also need to be intentional if you aspire to more than a creative hobby. When the season changes is an excellent reminder to stop and look at the garden that is your creativity. Consider what needs pruning, what is thriving, and what needs extra sun or water for the next few months. 1. Review Your Year Plan Did you make one? If not, no worries. Use the change in seasons to inspire you. If you had […]

Is The Self-Sabotage Strong in You?

You’re a creative. Yet, something’s not working. Call it writer’s block or a funk, or whatever. It is keeping you from taking the next step in your current work. Maybe you can work, but oh-so-slowly. When that happens, you need to ask yourself a question. Is the self-sabotage strong in you? What is Self-Sabotage? Any behavior that your success, despite your own wishes, dreams, or values, is self-sabotage. That’s a big definition.  We human beings are really inventive when it comes to self-sabotage. We forget or make a critical mistake. Or we get on social media, play games (online or in person), clean house, or help others, or — the list goes on and on and on. Look at that list. You can easily identify “bad” behaviors. But some actions can be part self-sabotage and part doing what needs to be done. When it’s a dual-purpose act, you often don’t even know you’re being self-destructive. Every time self-sabotage succeeds, it destroys more of your self-confidence, self-esteem, motivation, and even relationships with other people. And when it succeeds, it convinces your deepest self that you can’t be creative or be successful or be the person you want to be. Why Do […]