Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #99 — Beautiful Dance to Oceans

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HIllsong Oceans DancerI love the song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United. Love even more that this group did such an amazingly creative dance to it!!

May you be brought into the Lord’s protective presence as you watch and listen. May you know that even as Christ calls you out upon the water, He will guide you and keep you safe. Connect to this dance at the link below:

Hillsong United “Oceans” Dance

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #98 — Images that Matter

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I became familiar with photographer Hal Moran via Facebook. His photos have a ethereal quality about them, and it’s obvious they come from a deep place within. According to his website, Hal says this about his journey into creativity, artistry and beauty:

My aim is to “make images that matter.” When I capture an image, I’m really capturing the metaphors and untold hidden stories in creation that are often missed by casual observation. Why does that matter to me?

I grew up with and still struggle with Tourette Syndrome, ADD, and dyslexia. That makes the visual world around me of great importance. Seeing is how I learn. And, it’s how I communicate.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #93 — What is a Meandering Book?

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Cross ArtWhat is a Meandering Book? is the question posed and explained by blogger Jessica Hollowell, Owner of JessCreateIt.com.

I love this creative idea! It would be great for art journaling, Bible art journaling, and scrapbookers. Perhaps you want to create a reminder of God’s faithfulness; a book of your favorite scripture verses; compile pictures of people and missionaries you pray for; or have a reminder of a mission trip you went on. I think this meandering book would be a great option for all these ideas and many more.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #88 — Prophetic Art

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I have featured Colleen Briggs and Fragments of Light here before. I want to direct you to her post entitled Prophetic Art.

Fragments of Light

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #80 — Creative Awakenings

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God has spoken into the heart of many creatives I know saying “2015 is the year of CREATIVITY!”  Today features one of those people!

b BoultonCreative Awakenings is the blog of preacher, teacher, pastor and author Bernard Boulton. On his blog, he offers encouragement and wisdom to artists and creatives of all mediums and forms. With the heart of a pastor, Bernard is committed to helping build the kingdom of God in and through His creative people.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #72 — Finding God in Art

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“Golden Sea” by Makoto Fujimura, 2011.

“Golden Sea” by Makoto Fujimura, 2011.

This is an incredibly powerful video featuring artist, writer, speaker and culture shaper Makoto Fujimura talking about how he found God through his own creation of beauty.

“It was almost like this voice coming over me…this voice that washed over me… and I realized at that moment this historic figure of Jesus was no longer just this historic figure but he was the one who was calling me all along in my creativity.”

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #69 — Rebirth Arts

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Today I would like to direct you to The Journey to Rebirth blog. Although the author herself is a dancer, this blog is NOT just for dancers. Addressing a variety of topics, it’s for anyone in leadership or ministry—and it is written for those of us with an artist’s heart. I have been blessed on more than one occasion by Rasheeda’s blog. It’s worth the follow!

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #52 — Same Skin as Him

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Let this spoken word piece by Oraia deepen your devotion, inspire your week, and remind you of His amazing grace!

“Death Could Not Exist in the Same Skin as Him”

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #46 — Christian Entertainers FB Page

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images  It’s another Facebook Friday!! CHRISTIAN ENTERTAINERS-Authors, Actors, Producers, Comedians, Screenwriters is a group for professional Christian entertainers.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #42 — The Worship Studio

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Worship StudioIntroducing The Worship Studio, an equipping resource for artists, a hub for creative communities, and a catalyst for creativity around the world, founded by Matt Tomney, an amazing artist with a passion for connecting artists. Matt offers a wide variety of resources and tools through his website. We won’t reveal all of them today!  😉

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #41 — Art Journal Groups on Facebook

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Carrie Todd @mystudio13 www.mystudio13.com

Carrie Todd @mystudio13
http://www.mystudio13.com

This week’s creative resources have been all about Artist’s Journals and Art Journaling! Hopefully you’ve found some creative inspiration.

Keeping in line with Facebook Friday, I wanted to share a couple of Facebook groups specific to the week’s topic of art journaling. So if the week has inspired you, perhaps you should join to connect with others who art journal to keep you motivated?  Continue reading

Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #40 — Art Journal your Bible Study

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Carrie Todd @mystudio13 www.mystudio13.com

Carrie Todd @mystudio13
http://www.mystudio13.com

This week’s creative resources are all about Artist’s Journals and Art Journaling!

Here’s more great resources from two different sources!

Artist and blogger Antoinette shares on God Bless Your Art blog — all about art journaling your Bible Study. She also offers a 31 day challenge for March! No better time than the present to begin!

31 Days of March (2015): Art Journal Your Bible Study

31 Days of March 2015Also, the link below was from March 2014 and there’s no reason all ideas couldn’t be applied to March 2015 (or any other year) as well!  🙂  You might want to start at the bottom of the page and work your way up through the posts on this link to see the process from last year: Continue reading

Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #39 — Art Journal Experience

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Carrie Todd @mystudio13 www.mystudio13.com

Carrie Todd @mystudio13
http://www.mystudio13.com

We continue this week exploring Artist’s Journals and Art Journaling!

Today’s post is an interview with Dianne Marra, a Christian art journaler who did 30 art journals in 30 days. Click here to read about her experience on her art journaling journey! There are also links to her BEaUtiful website, Adore Him Creations.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #38 — Art Journal Resources

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Carrie Todd @mystudio13 www.mystudio13.com

Carrie Todd @mystudio13
http://www.mystudio13.com

This week’s creative resources are all about Artist’s Journals and Art Journaling! Great for creative spirits of all art forms, mediums and genres, and you do not have to be an artist to benefit creatively and spiritually from this practice!

Journal52 is an online art journal workshop to keep you motivated, inspired, and creating all year long. They post weekly prompts, have a Facebook group, and a Flickr gallery. Check out Journal 52 here!

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #37 — Resources for Art Journaling

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Carrie Todd @mystudio13 www.mystudio13.com

Carrie Todd @mystudio13
http://www.mystudio13.com

We spent the first week of February looking at journaling through expressive writing. This week’s creative resources are all about Artist’s Journals and Art Journaling! If you’ve had difficultly with writing journals, perhaps this idea is better suited for your personality? Great for creative spirits of all art forms, mediums and genres, and you do not have to be an artist to benefit creatively and spiritually from this practice!

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #35 — Worship House Media

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Worship house media

Worship House Media provides media resources for the creative church! You can browse and preview a variety of resources including: mini movies, worship tracks, countdowns, worship backgrounds (moving & still), and church worship software, as well as resources specific to small groups, children, youth, and church seasons. They even have a sale section to purchase resources at a reduced cost.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #33 — Music that Heals

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UnknownMusic that brings healing? Some will immediately answer yes to that question; others will be skeptical. I encourage you to read the link I provide today all the way to the end. And to keep an open mind while you do.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #32 — Mark Lawrence Art

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Mark Lawrence is an artist with a heart on a mission! In Mark’s words:

My vision is to encourage and strengthen everyone who views my scripturally inspired art, through sharing the amazing love and grace that God has poured into my life. The closer I grow to God through Jesus Christ, the more I feel compelled to share with others the reality of my risen Lord and Savior.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #31 — Actress Apolonia Davalos

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Apolonia Davalos

Apolonia Davalos

Today I would like to direct you to an interview with Apolonia Davalos, executive producer of APOLONIAD Productions and actress in the movie The Good Bookthe first evangelical silent feature to be released since sound was added to movies. Apolonia sat down with Miranda A. Uyeh who conducts interviews on her blog To Be a Person.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #30 — Divine Statues

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I live in Ohio and had no idea this place existed until I read about it in Country Living magazine. The Museum of Divine Statues, located in Lakewood, Ohio, is dedicated to the rescue, restoration and preservation of religious statues and other art from the many Catholic churches that were closed in the Cleveland area in 2009. Here’s the story from Fox8 News in Cleveland:

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