This summer Jen Louden and Susannah Conway and I are lead a Creative Joy retreat. So we’ve been on a bit of an adventure, exploring what exactly we mean by Creative Joy – how it can be fed, and why it matters.
We asked some of our friends to share their own reflections on creative joy, and below is a list of links to their and our responses. If you’d like to share your own thoughts on creative joy, please do and leave the link in the comments.
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At the bottom is your own gorgeous interactive highly inspiring Creative Joy Journal and Playbook. You can get your free copy using the link below (no sign up needed — please share widely!)
On Creative Joy
Christine Mason Miller‘s creative joy loves this moment, plenty of water, quiet and laughter.
Andrea Scher writes on learning to turn on the faucet
Janet Goldstein created an inquiry into creative joy
Jeffrey Davis reminds us to embrace our inner goofy with love.
Lisa Rough noticed the unexpected simplicity of creative joy
Chris Zydel writes the dance of creative joy
Tanya Geisler reminds us that we were born to create
Jamie Ridler feeds creative joy by following her own rythm
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 creative joy
Kyeli Smith made a video!
Marney Makridakis suggests making a joyful clock to free up creative joy
Eric Klein asks are you on fire for creative joy? And if you aren.’t you can be.
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
Heather Plett on how to create joy
Julie Daley asks will you let yourself open to orgasmic creativity?
Lisa Sonora Beam finds creative joy’s positive feedback loop ‘I get creative joy by allowing in all that feeds my creative joy’
Justine Musk brings her usual deep, wide and smart insights like “creative joy is an arrow that points us to meaning.”
I dug into the connection between creative joy and service, because understanding that connection is transforming how I serve in the world.
Susannah shared where she finds creative joy.
Jen also explored the connection between creative joy and service, and discovered that ‘only way to do something is to regularly imbibe, inhabit and bathe in creative joy.’
Now it’s your turn.
Our gift to you — your own free Creative Joy Journal + Playbook that you can write in, draw in, and dribble crumbs and paint and tears over. Click on this link and the download will start automatically. Please share!