Create photo © Tim Mossholder

“If you’re alive, you’re a creative person. We are all makers by design.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, American author and creator

Does your heart skip a beat when you think of creating? Do you love to draw, cut, sculpt, sew, pin, paint even if you’re not sure what the end result may be?

Come on, let me hear you say “YES!”

Whether it’s designing a vision board, layering card stock for stationery, or fiercely wrapping yarn for a pompom, creativity has been a part of me since a young age and appears to have no plans to slow down anytime soon.

“Remember: the world needs your art.” – Sam Bennett, American author and coach

Best-selling author and motivational coach Sam Bennett recommends that her readers “take note of anything that feels especially highly charged, and consider making some 5-Minute Art about it.”

Sam goes on to tell her readers that making 5-Minute Art is not really about the art but more about giving your feelings an opportunity to be expressed.

So, how about it? Are you ready to make some art?

If you didn’t say a joyful “YES!” like a few minutes ago, maybe you’re in need of some creative prodding… not the kind that moves cattle (that’s just mean), but more like when you nudge a lounging cat to move off your computer keyboard.

Here’s a list of five things to get you started:

  • Start an art journal
  • Make a creativity jar
  • Look at other artists’ work
  • Craft a pompom (or ten!)
  • Create a vision board

Check out B.F.A.: Brilliant Fun Art, my Pinterest board that includes Studios, Artists, Collage, Painting, and more!