It’s not always easy to be creative—to give our minds space to roam while ignoring our inner critic, to stare down a blank page and make the leap from nothing to anything. It takes courage.
Finding the courage to create is something the editors of Flow know a lot about. Creativity is a central value of the Flow mission, evident in every issue that bursts with the wild imaginations of its artists, writers, and editors. In Creativity Takes Courage, Flow brings together inspiration, hands-on projects, boundary-pushing activities, and special paper goodies to show readers how to unleash their inner artists.
Organized around a series of twelve “dares”—including Dare to Fail, Dare to Be a Kid, Dare to Be Bored, Dare to Go Offline, Dare to Collaborate—Creativity Takes Courage encourages the reader to be fully present . . . and spend idle time staring out the window. To leave your comfort zone and start a project, without hesitation . . . and nourish yourself with museum visits and reading time. Each dare includes fill-in pages and prompts to go deeper into what motivates us or hinders us, like mindful questions to identify fears of failure, or a Dare to Commit notebook for recording both daily and weekly projects.
It’s the illustrated and fully interactive gift of how to live more creatively and enjoy every minute of the process, no matter what the result.
For the creative, its not always easy to be creative. That’s because
there are so many creative people out there that have the ability to
express themselves in many different ways. But, as you might imagine, it
can sometimes be difficult to find inspiration and creativity on your
There are times inspiration hits us when we least
expect it. We can’t help but think of something we’ve never done before,
and we find inspiration in those thoughts and things we never did
before. But, this is where it gets tricky.
very important. That’s because it lets us open up our minds and let go
of our old ways of thinking and acting. It’s not always easy to be
creative. In fact, it’s quite possibly one of the hardest parts about
Finding creativity when you’re feeling
creative is not an easy task. Especially, when you’re not always
inspired to do it in the first place. Because most of the time, when
it’s difficult to be creative, we are usually afraid of doing it. Or we
think we aren’t capable enough.
Finding creativity when
you’re feeling creative and afraid is a challenge that we can conquer
with creative therapy. A creative therapy can help us be inspired again
by allowing us to let go of all of our fears and limiting beliefs.
creative therapy, we’ll be able to access a truly inspiring source of
energy, and we’ll be able to re-enforce our ability to be creative. We
can’t be scared anymore, and we can no longer hold back from what we
truly want to express. With creative therapy, we’ll be able to express
ourselves completely, and no longer hold back from expressing ourselves
We have emotional scars to clean up when we get stuck in the same old patterns we used to. We have deep-seated beliefs that need to be challenged and replaced with new and healthier beliefs.
Creativity takes courage.
Every step of the way on our
personal development journey requires us to get up and be creative. We
have to take the first steps and find our courage, but once we are free
from our fears, we will be unstoppable.