Category Archives: Creative Prompts

August Intention setting and Inspiration

Hey Inspiring Soul,

Welcome to August… Good lordy, how did that happen?

For the last few months, I have gotten away from entering into the month with intention. From hospital visits to the loss of my father, things have just been on react mode really. All of these things remind me yet again that I desire to live a life of intention. So I am starting where I am.

These prompts are good for anytime really especially the begging of a new month.

  1. How do I want to feel this month? (what do you most need?)
  2. What do I want to savor this month?
  3. What do I want to explore?
  4. What do I want to accomplish?

My responses to the above questions (and then some inspiration for August)

  1. I want to feel present this month, I most need to take moments to really listen to myself, my life, my body and those I love.
  2. Moments connecting with those I care about and Nature.
  3. So many things, but I will choose details of the every day through the lens in black and white.
  4. I want to get a few personal/household things done that I have been putting off and get that follow up cholesterol test done!

AUGUST INSPIRATION:

  • Back to school supplies (even if, especially if!) you don’t go to formal classes. Grab $5-10 and find some fun supplies they are plentiful in this month. A fave of mine is actually graph composition notebooks (.50) post it’s and fun pens.
  • Choose a book to dive into this month…. follow your gut not your should on what one you choose!
  • Get to the farmers market, buy a veggie or fruit that looks too good to pass up! Grab a bouquet of flowers.
  • Make a playlist to support those things you set intentions for (see the first part of this post!)
  • Add one tiny thing to your daily routine that feels nourishing ( a cuppa tea, make your bed, put on lotion etc…)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

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Creating your October Goals and Intentions

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

This last month has been such a mix of I can’t believe we are in October now to the longest month of my life. My family was in the midst (and working our way through it now) a medical/health crisis. There are so many lessons I have learned and am learning. I expect as the layers become more and more clear some of my work (and life) will change a bit (or a lot)  to share this journey.

However one thing I love and don’t see shifting is to create dreams, intentions, goals for each new month (and season) . Some months will be full, others will have more space…

So I am asking myself…

What do I want to create?

What do I want to feel?

What do I want to accomplish?

What do I want to savor?

How do I want to show up?

How will I take care of my future self in this present moment?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Up Close-Creative Prompt

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Hey Creative Souls!

There is so much to see in life it’s easy to overlook some of the most beautiful or important details of our surroundings.

Today, this week.. Get up close, notice the details of something or someone around you. Take a photo, draw it, write it out. Choose whatever one or combo of those feels right to you.

Some ideas to get you inspired:

Hands

Flowers

Faces

Something you love on your desk or in your surroundings

You

Your cup of…

What details will you notice? (if you are on instagram tag me @toliveinspired to share or use the hashtag #toliveinspired ❤

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Supplies-Tuesday Tip

Hello Beautiful Souls!

This week’s tip is a favorite to share with those who are wanting to explore their creativity more but are reluctant to use their “good” art supplies, journals etc.  This week’s tip will take the preciousness out of using the good stuff and allowing you to just explore!

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Seriously, grab $10 and get what you can and play, explore let it unfold!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Creative Prompt- Look up, Look down!

Heya Beautiful Souls!

I think many things can serve as a prompt for creativity… They are all around and within us.

These are simple but can be interpreted a number of ways..

Look up , look down..

What do you see? What do you notice?

Capture an image, doodle, draw or paint it, write about it.

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Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Experiment – In My Journal

Hey Inspiring Souls..

Having a Visual Journal is all about, well whatever you want it to be (venting, visioning, making a mess, making sense, dreaming, playing)  Recently I felt like experimenting a little in mine. Here is what unfolded..

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This is not a finished page (sometimes I will share totally done ones, other times you will see the in between!) I used an (empty of course) toilet paper roll to do the “stamping” See this Visual Journaling stuff is super glam 🙂 Seriously though you will realize that so many things can be used as stencils and stamps if you are open to playing a bit! I used cheap acrylic craft paint and once that dried I started filling in some of the spaces with watercolor.

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Yoga images or the like are something you will see in all of my visual journals. I am really drawn to them for a variety of reasons. I know some of those reasons but  mostly I just rip and glue and trust the process of it! HEre I used an image from an ad I think it was and some tissue paper (at the bottom there) and on the top a few strips of washi to add some color. The page stands alone, but could also be part of the pages i started above it..

What is unfolding in  your journal these days?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

 

Notice – Journal and Creative Prompts

Notice.. Notice the Sacred in the Everyday
Hey Beautiful Soul!
This is actually a prompt I am sending out to the lovely souls in my Holiday Course as well. I wanted to share it here because I think these are great ways to check in during this or any time of the year!

This is all about opening yourself up to noticing. Choose a few prompts (or use as many or as few as you want!) Lets take time to notice. While your holiday  may not seem all the eventful or too eventful. These times are not going to happen just like this again. Take some time to seek the sacred in this holiday period. (in your life…)

As with anything in my work.. take what works for you and leave what does not. Choose 1 question and 1 photo prompt do them all
Journal Prompts:
What feelings are coming up for me?
What is going on around me? What do I see, hear, feel, taste?
What has been going well for me?
What has been a struggle?
What seemingly ordinary moments have happened lately?
What blessings or moments of Joy are happening around me, within me?

Photo Prompts:

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These are designed to get you to notice more of the bits of holiday, connection, joy that surrounds you. This is not about worrying about getting it perfect so use whatever camera you have.

Lights
Love
Shine
Weather/Outside
Decorations
Taste
Beauty
Chaos
Pattern
Layers
Comfort
Tradition
Everyday moments, what are some of the bits of beauty, routine, connection you see in your everyday that you might not have noticed before?
Now (this is a great one to make notes with as well, recounting what is happening right now-and it does not have to be eventful or seem all that interesting, just capture it)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered
Heather