I always thought of myself as a creative person, even long before I became a colorist.

As a kid, I made different clothes for my Barbie; I created different hairstyles. I owned my own “restaurant” where my family could step up to the counter and order from my creative hand-drawn menu. I wrote my own music and recorded it on cassette tapes. I had my own “tv show” where I cut up food and fed it to animals in the wild. (The wild meaning my dog and a few neighborhood cats.) The ideas were never-ending when I was a kid.

Do you wonder sometimes where all that creativity goes? Why is it harder to tap into that part of us as we get older? Is it because we’re too busy with the essentials of life, or because we’ve been told our ideas won’t work? Are we afraid of rejection and what people will think of us?

For me, it’s probably all of the above. Even though I work in a creative field and get to create on a daily basis, I had been feeling stuck. I was out of new ideas for my clients, my business, and my classes. I felt like I was in a rut.

Then came this book. The Power of Creativity: A Series for Writers, Artists, Musicians and Anyone In Search of Great Ideas
I am always in search of great ideas! I knew I needed to read this book.

What did I learn? Soooo many things.

How to: overcome fears, think creatively, start generating ideas, cultivate curiosity, find time even though I am busy, and many other things.

I appreciated the book so much that I started doing more research on creativity. And then I developed a program to help people in my industry get their creativity back, or start practicing more creativity, or even begin thinking creatively for the first time, if they don’t feel like they are naturally creative. And working regularly on creativity has given me a whole bunch of new creative ideas myself. I’m ready to tackle some new projects. (Although, I’ve decided to pass on feeding food to wild animals. Turns out that one really was a bad idea.)

Want to try a few of the exercises I found to help you expand your creative thinking? Keep following my social and I’ll post some there. And pick up a copy of this book! I highly recommend it.

You can find the book here:  The Power of Creativity: A Series for Writers, Artists, Musicians and Anyone In Search of Great Ideas

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