I just watched an inspiring TEDx talk by Gabriela Pereira, founder of DIY MFA. In it she discusses the fact that our human nature makes us creative beings. (Side note: our Father is the ultimate Creator and we were formed in his image.)
We can become our own biggest obstacles, but at our core we all have a story or creative spark to share with the world. Our responsibility to ourselves is to put in the work daily that helps us to channel that creativity.
For me, that creativity is in the form of writing.
The passion I have for telling stories is strong. That passion has led me to study and practice the craft nearly every day. I’m working on my next steps as a writer by working through the DIY MFA Book Club.
After reading some of Gabriela’s advice I put together a “Feed Me” box. This is a box of things I use to spark my creativity. For years I’ve had go-to resources, but it is always a refresher to see what others use to help them create.
I gathered all of my resources into one box and am excited to share that with you.
You could really put anything in your box. For me, I have several prompt related resources, an adult coloring book, dice, and random pictures.
Another item that feeds my creativity is coffee.
With mellow music playing in the background and a fresh cup of coffee in front of me there isn’t much I cannot conquer. When I’m writing lesson plans at school I create a similar environment.
What gets your creative heart pumping?
The Ameri Brit Mom