Category Archives: Creative Prompts

From where I stand- Photo Prompt

Hey Beautiful Souls,

If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know I have  a thing for taking foot photos (from where I stand, Grounded in this moment) If you haven’t, well now you do know!

I plan on sharing photo prompts more often, it’s easy to get caught up in the drama, busyness whatever of life and not slow down long enough to capture our moments, the seemingly mundane (the exciting, the settle all of it represents parts of your story)

This week capture 1 or more pictures of your feet… if you share it, write what goes along with it, where you are, what you are feeling, whatever feels right to share along with it. From where I stand, Grounded in this moment….

Here are some examples of mine…

Those are some examples, it could be so many ways… on the yoga mat, waiting for someone, in sassy shoes, grounding to the earth, out for a run, with the feet of others that you are with (the list could go on!)

Where are you standing lately, where are you feeling grounded in the moment?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

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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

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