Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #202 — The Organic Artist

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NNational Book Monthational Book Month continues with more books for creatives, artists and worshipers.

Today’s book is The Organic Artist by Nick Neddo. Is your creative hobby getting too expensive? Do you love to create but find yourself inhibited by the cost of art supplies? The Organic Artist is loaded with ideas to make your own paint, paper, prints and pigments all with the help of nature!

Organic Artist“The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your wild roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process.”

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #156 — Sharpie Van

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SharpieToday’s post is simply fun! It’s not sacred or deeply spiritual or thought-provoking. It won’t inspire you to worship. It’s just all kinds of fun!

What happens when you hand complete strangers a Sharpie marker and point them to your plain old boring white van?

This! (click here to see the creativity) 

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #122 — Learning Creativity

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Bringing you an article on learning creativity from CreativePro.com today. CreativePro is a website for anyone involved in the conception, direction, design, or production of communication materials, including print designers, photographers, illustrators, and web designers. The article is geared towards their audience, but all ideas can be transferred over to other areas of the arts and creativity. Check it out here:

Can You Learn to Be Creative?

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #120 — Vulnerability in Creativity

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In this article entitled “Keys to Creativity: Vulnerability” by Diana Pitaru of Unleash Your Creativity blog, she encourages the reader to step into a place of vulnerability in their creative process. Yet she recognizes that’s much easier said than done:

“Vulnerability can be a hard to reach place because we’ve been trained to bury it and stay away from it. It feels uncomfortable because this is where all our demons hide: the things that marked us, terrible things we’ve felt and parts of us that we learn are unwanted. . . “

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #53 — Creative Lenten Worship

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C nail crown thornCreative Lenten Worship is a blog with creative worship ideas for the Lenten season, Holy Week, and Easter for pastors, worship leaders and creative arts teams. There are ideas for decorating your altar space for worship (with photos), as well as a reading for four voices for communion. There are also ideas for visual reminders such as Lenten nail pocket reminders and bags with thirty pieces of silver for family devotions. Instructions included for everything offered.

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #50 — Easter for Families

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Want to make Easter something more than just another commercialized holiday for the children in your life or the children you serve in your ministry? Want to make Easter about Jesus? Then check out Christ-Centered Easter Ideas for Families from Erika {sweeting} Dawson. She has links to ideas and devotionals and crafts and books and more! She’s sifted past the springtime Pinterest posts and found creative resources centered on Jesus!

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Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #47 — Journey to the Cross

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From now until Good Friday, I will be posting resources and inspiration geared towards Easter. Perhaps you or church will be inspired to do something creative to help others experience the breadth and depth of the Easter season.

Journey to the Cross is an interactive prayer walk focusing on the stations of the cross. It was done by the worship arts ministry of  Level Ground Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, BC. The entire service with participant directions, readings, audio and video walk-through instructions is posted on rethink worship.com. If you’ve ever wanted to do Stations of the Cross but wasn’t sure where to start, everything is all laid out for you.

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