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.