Creativity

Thank you! I like the idea of raising creative kids but I don't have time to prep craft projects and holiday-themed art projects for kids. This post took the guilt trip away and actually gave me ideas that I can use today. My kids are going to love this!

How To Raise Creative Kids

Children who practice creativity regularly strengthen their problem-solving abilities and take their creative thinking skills into their adult lives. Many of us have heard of the benefits of creativity, but…

So glad I gave this challenge a try! I usually stick to one genre, but decided to read a book (or two) that was out there for me. Now I can check those off my bucket list! (They weren't as much of a challenge as I had thought. :))

Stretch Yourself Creatively: Read a Book

This week in The Creative Play Challenge should be nice and relaxing because we’re all going to read a book. Specifically, a book that is in a different genre than…

Challenge yourself by doing this creative prompt to draw on an unconventional surface this week. Grab your paint pens, markers, pencils, and paint, and let's do this! (This is a great art activity for kids too!)

Draw On An Unconventional Surface

For today’s Creative Play Challenge prompt, we’re going to pull out the paint pens, markers, pencils, and paint, and draw on an unconventional surface. Your inner perfectionist might quake at…

Learn how to create your own art-journaling retreat!

How To Create Your Own Art-journaling Retreat

I love my art journal and would LOVE to someday go on an art-journaling retreat. In the meantime, today I’m going to share with you how you can DIY your…

Put all your creative ideas in one place with an illustrated to-do list! I love this idea and it makes it more likely that I'll post it somewhere where I can see it daily. :)

Illustrate a To-Do List (For Your Creative Life)

This week we’re going to create a to-do list for our creative lives. This works well for fighting creative slumps, if you’re trying to build more creative time in your…

My favorite tips to get my craft area ORGANIZED. If your craft room needs some love, check these ideas out. :)

Get Organized!

Let’s get organized! Our craft rooms, boxes, cupboards, et al can be MESSY (am I right?) Let’s take some time this week to organize a bit so we can really…

YES to the second tip in this list on how to be more creative. I want this to be my most creative year ever!

How to Be More Creative

I’m on a mission to help you be more creative in your every day life. I’m not talking about spending hours in your studio painting or dancing (though if you…

This week's prompt in the FREE creative play challenge is to collaborate with a friend. Here are some tips on how to make collaboration fun for both of you!

Creative Play Challenge Prompt: Collaborate

It’s a new year, and The Creative Play Challenge is back with a new prompt: collaborate. As with this whole series, you can either click the link above to join…

Love this creative play challenge to give my art away this week! I'm going to see what craft or DIY project I can make and give away . . .

Give Your Art Away

This is going to be our last creative prompt for the year, as I’ll be taking the Monday after Christmas off to be with my family. I’m sure many of…

One of my favorite creative prompts is to simply use what I already have on hand. I open up my craft drawers and start playing. It's the best ever.

Creative Prompt: Use What You Have

This week on The Creative Play Challenge, we’re going to do one my favorite things. Our prompt is to use what you have to make a project. Yes, of course…

Such a great way to get remind myself of what really matters in life. I'm going to try this for Thanksgiving this year.

Things That Make Me Happy {An Exercise in Thanksgiving}

Have you ever written a “Things That Make Me Happy” list? It’s a great exercise to develop a more thankful heart! As I’m writing this, Thanksgiving is just a few…

Here's a list of great ideas on how to be a tourist in your own town. Don't wait until someone comes for a visit; you can have a mini-vacation whenever you like!

How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

So . . . this post on how to be a tourist in your own town has literally been sitting in outline form in my drafts folder for over a…

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