What counts as "real" creativity? Join Ashley and Abbigail as they explore the definition of creativity and how to define it in your own life.
Resources and quotes mentioned in this episode
"But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint of clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.” ― Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art
"The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness.” ― Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art
“If you are worried that your art is a waste of time, perhaps you need to redefine success in art. Are you becoming more fully yourself?” ― Emily P. Freeman, A Million Little Ways
“ . . . being an artist has something to do with being brave enough to move toward what makes you come alive.” ― Emily P. Freeman, A Million Little Ways
"Creativity should be an everyday experience." ― Erwin McManus, The Artisan Soul
Modern Mrs. Darcy blog post on the eight-line edit: "The Eight Uncomfortable Lines I Want to Cut from Books I'm Reading These Days"
Mini book club
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
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