Creativity: The Little Spark

So you want to give your creativity a boost, but tackling a 12 week course to accomplish that isn't what you had in mind? Life is difficult enough already and all you want to do is try and fit in a creative outlet in the midst of the craziness!

Then let me suggest The Little Spark, 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity, by Carrie Bloomston. Carrie is a painter and fiber artist who also leads workshops on creativity. She believes we all have a creative spark inside of us; that we all need to create. Her book gives thoughtful ideas on how to nurture that spark.

The Little Spark, is a visual feast for the eyes, as well as words of wisdom for the creative soul. This book is about baby steps; little ways that you can incorporate creative moments into your existing day. Topics covered include setting up your house to help you be more creative, thinking through what may be blocking you from being more creative, and practical assignments that will enable you to put the advice of the chapter into practice. Chapters delve into making a huge mess, doubt, time, the pleasure principle, and inner-kid care. She gives practical advice on creating a mission statement, taking a class and making a vision board. Tons of ideas are touched upon here, and a few will certainly hit their mark and ignite your creative spark.