Wings, pen and marker on paper
The Creative Life

Moving Past the Inner Critic

This insightful post about the Inner Critic was written by guest author Sue Macrae. The original appeared on her blog where she shared her journey. I've reprinted here with her permission. I’m gearing up to undertake the National November Novel Writing (NaNoWriMo) challenge. That has me thinking of the specter I will deal with as… Continue reading Moving Past the Inner Critic

The Creative Life

15 Reasons Why I Believe Creative Expression is Vital

Recently I asked myself these questions, "Why do I believe so passionately that creative expression is a sacred trust? Why do I believe it's vital to leading a full life?" It wasn't always like that I grew up around people who taught taking time to paint and draw was a frivolous use of a precious… Continue reading 15 Reasons Why I Believe Creative Expression is Vital

Big Magic
The Creative Life

Book Review – Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Today, I welcome Elizabeth Cottrell to the blog. She is a writer and creative friend who generously offered to share her review of "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear". Redefining creativity From the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert: “Q: What is creativity? “A: The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration”… Continue reading Book Review – Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear