Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Creativity...at The Heart of It.

Welcome to Week One of the month-long Carnival of Creative Mothers to celebrate the launch of The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood by Lucy H. Pearce

Today's topic is Nurturing a Culture of Creativity at Home. Be sure to read to the end of this post to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

Join the Carnival and be in with a chance to win a free e-copy of The Rainbow Way!

November 27th: Creative Heroines.
December 4th: Creative Inheritance.
December 11th: The Creative Process.


Being a creative at heart,  I love all forms of creativity

I have expressed it in various ways throughout my life.
                                                                    Most recently through my jewelry and paintings, my fiber arts and photography, to name a few.


...and it spills over to my kiddos as well.  When I pull out my paints or media of choice, they love to art right along with me. It's no wonder that Creativity is alive and present in our home.

Ever since my children were young... 

we've explored the Seasons and Sabbats through creative projects. I believe our most favorite is our traditional Yule project...creating a new ornament for our tree each year.  It's been fun experimenting with various ways of coming up with special and unique ornaments.  As it has watching our tree each year come alive with treasures, each holding a memory of their own.

We make time to express our creativity in many ways

some are over the top fun, like painting with our toes and feet or creating leaf print art.

Some are interesting and educational, like learning about the local indigenous plants and how to use them as dyes or like dyeing fabrics with ice cubes, giving it a marble effect! FUN!!!

But our creativity doesn't end there...

not just with creating art...we also like to let our inner Goddess Sparkle...in other words tap deeper into our Divine Feminine...you know our creative force that allows for manifesting.

 We like to create ritual during the New Year where we create sacred offerings and within each we place our intention of things we want to let go of and then release them as they  burn in the fire.

  Likewise during the New Moon and especially in the Spring we plant our seeds, dreams of what we want to manifest in the months to come...through creating dream boards, magickal creation boxes and such.

I feel blessed that my soulmate is as much a creative at heart as me...makes for fun family time and for a Magickal Goddess life ♥


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- a vibrant greetings card and book-mark of one of the author's paintings.

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  • Carnival host and author of The Rainbow Way, Lucy at Dreaming Aloud shares an extract from the chapter Nurturing a Family Culture of Creativity.
  • Lilly Higgins is a passionate food writer. Now a mother of two boys, she's discovered a new calling: to instil in them a love of food and creativity in the kitchen.
  • DeAnna L'am shares how visioning the New Year with your child is an invitation to be inspired: use creativity and resolutions to create a fun road map for the year ahead.
  • Molly at Talk Birth on Releasing Our Butterflies - balancing motherhood with creativity.
  • Laura shares some of the creativity happening at Nestled Under Rainbows and a few thoughts about creativity.
  • Georgie at Visual Toast celebrates her own unique culture of creativity at home.
  • Esther at Nurtureworkshop spreads the love of the ordinary, the delights of everyday things that can be an adventure of the imagination.
  • For Dawn at The Barefoot Home creativity is always a free form expression to be shared by all in a supportive environment where anything can be an art material.
  • Naomi at Poetic Aperture is a mother, artist and photographer who tries to keep her daughter away from the expensive pens and paints.
  • Aimee at Creativeflutters writes about keeping your sanity and creativity intact with small kids in the house in her post: Mother + Creativity - They Must Coexist.
  • Amelia at My Grandest Adventure embarks on a 30 Days of Creativity challenge...you can too!
  • Becky at Raising Loveliness explores creating with her smaller family members.
  • Jennifer at Let Your Soul Shine reveals how children help us connect to our souls, through music and movement.
  • Mary at The Turquoise Paintbrush shares her experiences of creating with kids.
  • Joanna at Musings of a Hostage Mother explains why creativity at home is important to her in her post "I nurture a creative culture."
  • It took until Amy at Mama Dynamite was pregnant aged 35 to discover her dormant creative streak - she has found lovely ways of tuning into it every since.
  • Emily at The Nest explores how creativity runs through her family's life together.
  • Jennifer at OurMuddyBoots sees that encouraging creativity in children is as simple as appreciating them for who they are: it just means overriding everything we know!
  • Lisa from Mama.ie has discovered that a combination of writing and traditional crafts can provide a creative outlet during those busy early years of new motherhood.
  • Anna at Biromums shares what nurturing a culture of creativity means to her.
  • Zoie at TouchstoneZ argues that the less they are interfered with, the more creative children become as they grow up.
  • Darcel at The Mahogany Way celebrates creating with her kids.
  • Sally (aka The Ginger Ninja) of The Ginger Chronicles is continually inspired by her own mum and grandmother.
  • Just being creative is enough, says Nicki at Just Like Play, as she ponders her journey of nurturing a creative family.
  • Allurynn shares her creative family's musings in her post "Creativity... at the Heart of it" on Moonlight Muse.
  • Laura at Authentic Parenting explores how being creative saves her sanity.
  • Mama is Inspired talks about how she puts an emphasis on the handmade in her home, especially in the holiday season.
  • Kirstin at Listen to the Squeak Inside shares with you several easy ways for busy mamas and dads to encourage their children to be creative every day.
  • Mila at Art Play Day always lived in her dreams, sleepwalking through life ... now she is finding out what creativity is all about.... her inner child!
  • Sadhbh at Where Wishes Come From describes how picture books can nurture creativity in young children.
  • On womansart blog this week - nurturing a creative culture at home.


  1. Oh my, how many glittering gems you shared with us - am heading straight over to Pinterest to pin them now! I LOVE those wings. Amazing!

    Thanks so much for taking part in the Carnival!

  2. Thanks Lucy! I love my wings too...they were so fun to make :)



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