{Inspiration Monday: Did you do something creative today?}

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Questions to ponder:

Did you do something creative today? What was it? What was it that made you get creative? Something you did? Some place you went? Something you saw? Please give as much detail as possible when answering with your comments.

Hopefully this topic can spark some new ideas for being creative & be a launching pad for us all to find & share some resources (books, websites, activities, ideas, etc…) that really seem to get the creative juices flowing….

So, what did you do today that was creative, and what was your source of inspiration? Or your muse?

I’ll go first: {mine for today was watching my son play at the park in the sunshine…He always inspires me. His innocence. His happiness. His smile. It’s amazing to get to see the world all over again through his eyes.}

Here’s a resource, too: I have a book called the Creativity Workbook: Helping You Connect with Your Creative Self that has some really great ideas.

They separate the 5 senses:  SIGHT, SMELL, TOUCH, TASTE, & HEARING into categories, and there are little exercises that ask questionsthat help you tap into that inner creative just waiting to be roused from slumber…

Here’s a sample:

“Choose an object, a view, or even a person you see everyday. Study your subject, looking closely for details that you may not have consciously noticed before. Simply enjoy looking for as long as you like. Write your impressions – key words, phrases, random thoughts – while looking at your subject.

Sketch your subject.

What about this subject is appealing – why did you choose it?

Imagine your subject in new settings. How would this change your view of it?”

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{Call For Submissions: “A Greener Spring” :: indie marketplace}

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There’s still time to apply for the “A Greener Spring” Cloud9 Emporium! The deadline is tomorrow, Feb. 27th. I’m looking for indie artists & indie designers that make earth friendly goods that reflect the Spring theme….or evoke a nostalgic feeling of Spring.

The Emporium will run from March 13th until Earth Day, April 22nd. The cost to participate is $40.00

This indie marketplace is a juried (or curated – which means you must be accepted in based upon selection criteria) online emporium with the goal of promoting emerging indie artists & designers & introducing high quality environmentally friendly wares to a broader audience.

There have been some astounding applicants that have just blown me away! I’m really looking forward to putting this together!

If you are interested in applying; please e-mail me your Etsy shop URL, and a brief summary of how & why your shop is earth friendly & how it fits into the “A Greener Spring” theme!

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