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 :)