When life gives you snow…

Like artist and writer Rebekah Joy Plett, I’m getting a little tired of snow. Unlike Rebekah, however, I didn’t think to turn the white stuff into an opportunity to exercise my creativity. Be sure to take a peek at the artistic snow sculpture she shared on her blog today, part of her 2011 No-Holds-Barred 365 Day Creative Challenge:

From Rebekah:

1) Being creative allows you (forces you) to think about something in a new way
2) Being creative is synonymous with “fun”
3) Being creative is so many things that you probably do it every day anyways
4) Being creative will make you question things you do and questions are always good
5) Being creative is about breaking out of those linear lines we get stuck in and to try something different that maybe, just maybe, we might be a little different for it

Read more about her challenge

I’ve found that when my writing creativity is stuck—and even when it’s not—it’s helpful to do some creative play in a different, even unfamiliar playground: playing the piano or cooking or painting ceramics.

Think of it as creative cross-training.

Note: When you are ready to return to written creativity, you can use liv2write2day’s Monday Morning Writing Prompt for inspiration.

3 thoughts on “When life gives you snow…

  1. Firm believer in cross-creative conditioning ( : ! Homeschooling my son for a year totally opened my eyes to our potential and capacity for creativity and how often we let opportunities to explore and express that energy in different mediums slide by. We think we have to be “experts” to pick up a blank canvas and some acrylics or master chefs with all the right tools to try a difficult recipe. How freeing is it to just give something a try? Dig in. The exercise gives your creativity a boost, sure, but it also does wonders for your confidence.

    Thanks for the post, Lisa! A good reminder.

  2. Erin, did I not know before that you also homeschooled? What a wonderful coincidence! I absolutely agree that homeschooling changed the way I think about learning and education–forever and in ways that still surprise me. Thanks so much for the valuable perspective.

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