Some Creative Joy for the weekend

It’s a special SFTW this week — the Creative Joy edition! We asked some of our favourite people to give us their take on creative joy and what it means/brings to their lives…

Christine Mason Miller’s creative joy loves this moment, plenty of water, quiet and laughter

Justine Musk: “creative joy is an arrow that points us to meaning.”

Janet Goldstein created an inquiry for finding your creative joy that will make your brain and heart buzz

Jeffrey Davis reminds us to embrace our inner goofy with love

Lisa Rough noticed the unexpected simplicity of creative joy

Chris Zydel opens your heart with an invocation of color

Tanya Geisler reminds us that we were born to create

Jamie Ridler feeds creative joy by following her own rhythm

Ronna Detrick tells a story about creativity in the darkness

Darrah Parker finds creative joy in unlikely places

Samantha Reynolds wrote a poem on the power of creativity

Heather Plett on how to create joy

Julie Daley asks will you let yourself open to orgasmic creativity?

Kyeli Smith made a video!

Lianne Raymond gave us an equation: deep rest + wild play = creative joy

Marney Makridakis suggests making a joyful clock

Eric Klein asks are you on fire for creative joy?

Amanda Oaks finds poetry in everything

Bridget Pilloud shared some tips on creative joy from her dog Olive

Liz Lamoreux explored creating space for joy

Lisa Sonora Beam looks at what supports (and gets in the way of) her creative joy

Andrea Scher on learning to turn on the faucet

Marianne Elliott talks about the joy of service

Jen Louden explores regaining your creative joy

Something for you!

And finally, there are still spaces on the Creative Joy retreat in June, so if you’re feeling the pull to join please do come — it’s going to be magic! In the meantime, we wanted to bring some creative joy to YOU, right now, so we’ve put together the Creative Joy Workbook — you can download it right HERE. Print it out, scribble in it, share with whoever you think needs it. There’s journalling space inside, and lots of questions, prompts and invites to help you dig into your own creative joy (and thanks to Jo for the joyful design!)

Hot tip: I recommend answering the questions in the workbook while listening to this week’s mixtape :)

Creative Joy. from Photobird on 8tracks.

Posted on 20-04-2012
15 responses
  1. Monica

    Lovely roundup Susannah! Looking forward to a unwinding with a glass (or two) of wine, the workbook, and the mixtape. Wishing you a wonderful weekend:)

  2. Lindsay

    Ha! I knew there was something going on here… creative joy everywhere! This is so yummy! Thank you for both the music and the ebook too. :) Have a wonderful weekend beauties!

  3. Alicia

    Wow that is a serious list there! Thank you! Downloading workbook now :)

  4. Judyboardmancollier

    Oh Susannah, the Creative Joy and Workbook is fabulous!!! The content just brought me alive! So honest and heartfelt was your delicous offering. I loved the pretty pages and photos. Absolutely Lovely Lovelies:-) I will be savoring this for weeks to come. Wish I could be there but someday….I know you and Jen will serve well with your great big generous hearts and creativity.

  5. Carol

    The Creative Joy and Workbook is FANTASTIC!!. I love it and it is really enjoy and interesting.

  6. Krysta

    It looks very good. Very well done.

  7. Myrrtle

    Being joyous is one way of making life happy despite of the problems we are experiencing in everyday life..

  8. michelle gd

    oh, i can’t wait to explore these links of creative goodness!
    and i’m about to download the creative joy workbook…thank you for this gift! it will have to serve me until i get to one of your retreats someday…

  9. Shannon

    Love this. The timing couldn’t be better because I could use a dose of inspiration this weekend. Can’t wait to sit down with a cup of tea/glass of wine and enjoy!

    btw…those of us on the west coast of the US would love to see a Creative Joy workshop out here!

  10. Annie

    The journal looks great, where is the mix tape located?

    it’s at the end of the post, hon – or here:

  11. Thomas

    thx for the workbook

    … but the link is a little difficult to find.


  12. barbra ziemer

    hi susannah… what are all of the fields of yellow called? i was on a train from london to lincoln a week or two ago and snapped moving images of these yellow fields… never found out what they were…

    they’re pretty, aren’t they — it’s rapeseed:

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