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10 quotes to inspire your creative journey

No matter what your creative journey involves, whether you write, create things, or are involved in dramatic arts, it’s always encouraging to know that others have been there before you and have words of wisdom that you can apply to your own situation. Today, I’m sharing 10 of my favorite quotes to inspire your creative journey, along with helpful links if you want to delve a little deeper.


This Seth Godin quote, from The Art of Simple, sums up creativity quite neatly. Fear of failure and creativity go remarkably hand in hand. This article from The Creativity Workshop sums it up better than I ever could.


There are many ways to know if you are on the right path creatively (and making money doing your art shouldn’t be your main guidepost), and this Lovely Ink piece throws light on the most important: doing what you love. Not sure where your passions lie? This article from entrepreneur may help.

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This quote can be summed up in two words: “get started.” It can be scary to start something new, and you may not feel ready, but, chances are, you never will. The best way to begin is just to simply begin. It’s time to overcome our fear and start something new.


Everything you do either brings your closer to, or takes you further from your goals. Not sure where to start? Here are 9 everyday habits that you can begin to cultivate to move you further in the right direction.


I find this so encouraging. Your voice is uniquely your own and no one can replace that.  Having trouble finding your creative voice? Here are 5 guidepoints to consider…


Roosevelt says it best…creativity really does make you happier (like we needed proof for that)!


I really love this quote. Instead of overthinking our creativity, it’s so important to just create. In other words, do it for the process.


Like any muscle, the creative muscle needs to be worked to get stronger. Unstuck shares these tips in their awesome tip card, and if you need more help, lifehacker comes to the rescue.


I hope this is as encouraging to you as it is to me. Truly, nothing is original and everything has already been done. This doesn’t mean it’s okay to steal ideas and call them our own. It just means that it’s our job to find something that inspires us, and take it to the next level. Recreate it, mold it, and make it your own. There’s a whole book about this that I highly recommend. 


The message here is similar to another I posted earlier, but it bears repeating: Just Start. Start small if you’d like, but just start. All big things start with small things, and that is good to remember.

So tell me, what have I left out? What is your favorite quote to inspire your creative journey?

Monday 27th of July 2015

The Six Ways to Relocate Your Creative Muscles is something I need to print and post on my kitchen cupboard, desk area, medicine cabinet and night stand. We had to do some shifting around of rooms in our house recently which has left me with only my small desk area. No work space, no place to create and no place to just "piddle" with paint and paper. My creativity has simply slipped out of the window. I realized I started to panic, trying to MAKE things happen, just pop out a project, things got worse. Nothing is worse than forced creativity, my creativity started to dry up faster. For now, I've just been thinking without an end in mind, collecting thoughts, if you will. I'm going slow, I have to go slow right now while we get the room changing finished in our house. I can't change things right now so I'm observing more, contemplating more and finding peace in the moment. Some days easier said than done, but I know when things get squared away, I'll have a new collection of different ideas than I did before this began.g