Look for Creative Opportunities!

Opportunities for your creative expression are everywhere you look.  You’ll find creative possibilities in the nature around you, in science, in books, on the radio, in magazines, on buildings, business cards, greeting cards, and supermarkets, and everywhere and anywhere your eyes may gaze.  Literally, everywhere you go inspiration is sitting there waiting for you.  Most times, you just don’t see it.

One of the great parts of your creative self, even more important than the art you produce, lies in your ability to quiet your mind, erase your schedule, and stop your inner-dialog and madness at will.   Yes, by simply “being” you can move beyond your computer screens, paints, brushes, threads and art supplies into that place inside of you that processes your inspiration and turns it into your magical imagination.

The rewards of consciously “looking” and “seeing” the inspired world around you, will ultimately and continuously feed your creative soul. But even more, through your example and the art you produce, you will, in turn, inspire others and ignite their imagination and feed their creative spirit.

This weekend, make that conscious decision to open your eyes and really see the world that is around you, all of your world.  Allow the beauty and inspiration to pour into you and wash through you and into your art so that you can inspire everyone around you by your example. Feed the creative souls of those you meet or who know your work with your own creative power.  Keep your heart and eyes open and they will feed your creativity in return.

What might seem so difficult is really quite simple.  It’s just the way creativity works.

Pickle Road Studio, LLC

   I hope you enjoy my creative thoughts for hobbyists and crafters.  I post new blog thought entries every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesday’s are reserved for Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski’s guests and new creative personalities that you’ll want to know and learn about.  Of course, I sprinkle things happening on Pickle Road throughout the week.  

I invite you to subscribe to this blog by clicking  the button on the left side of this post.  Also, why not share my posts with your creative friends and co-workers by clicking on any of  the share links?  If something really resonates with you, print it out and tack it to your bulletin board or tape it to the wall of your creative space, sewing or craft room as a gentle reminder that you can re-read!

As always, I love to hear about your creative life, wins and challenges!  Leave a comment here or email me at CreativeMojo@me.com.  Create and laugh through this week.  And , as always, always do what you love! xoxom


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2 Comments on “Look for Creative Opportunities!”

  1. Jackie
    July 16, 2011 at 6:04 PM #

    OMG so many questions to ask Jay?! Is Tim Gunn as adorable in person as he is on TV? Is Heidi as funny and charming as she appears? Is Michael Kors as stuffy and annoying as he appears? How fun! I’m totally jealous.


  2. July 18, 2011 at 8:16 AM #

    Hey Mark! I’ve been opening my eyes as well as my ears lately. When I’m running, I really listen to the lyrics of the songs playing on my I-pod. The other day, I envisioned a whole quilt based on Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall.” I would have never thought of that!


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