Are you a little like me and find yourself craving creativity and then not finding (or making) the time? Elizabeth Gilbert has been such a breath of fresh air when it comes to creativity .. inspiring a different way of looking at being an artist, a creative. You don’t have to be a painter, a writer or any variety of traditional artist to live a creative life. PHEW! No wonder I love this woman so much!
Somewhere on my vast and varied travels around the inter-webs I discovered Udemy. It seems to be a bit of a hub for online courses, lots of bite sized affordable learnings! These words spoke to me .. “Global Learning Community for Social Change Makers” and Liz Gilbert has a class there, so of course I signed up. Her class is called Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creativity Workshop.
The class is short and succinct with lots of short videos and it then includes creating and sharing a series of Creativity Notebooks so I thought that this might be a good place to share some of that work. It may inspire you to think about your own creativity! I find it really insightful to see inside the creative process of others, I hope you find something in this.
Liz Gilbert talks about the ‘little tiny patches of sparkle or light’ inside your mind .. these are the things that you need to pay attention to and explore.
I love this so much! Below are some of the prompts from the notebooks within this course and my responses:
What was the last thing you really wondered about?
Am I really being the best Mamma I can be? How can I start my own charity, seriously this has been on my mind for ever, why is this taking so long to move from dreaming to action? Does the world really need another charity though?
What did you love to do most of all when you were 8 years old?
I loved making my own greeting cards, organising my bedroom, riding my bike and exploring our neighbourhood, pretending that our kitchen was a cafe and serving my parents and grandparents from my own little menus.
What are your super powers?
Kindness, the ability to bounce back and stay optimistic about life after the darkest of times, love again after heartbreak, walk away from things and people that I know are not meant for me, say no, help others.
What are you doing when you feel most beautiful?
Laughing from my belly and soul, sharing food with friends and family, holding my little man, sharing my most intimate and authentic life lessons.
What was the last passage from a book, piece of music or work of art that really inspired you?
“Shining our light is actually our most natural state. When we are connected to the inner light within us we are connected to the light of the Universe.
There is more than enough room for us all to expand and step into our bigness. We are all notes in the most amazing symphony. We were born to light up and expand together.”
These amazing words come from a book called LIGHT IS THE NEW BLACK by Rebecca Campbell.
I would love for you to pick one of these prompts and share your response in the comments .. (Liz Gilbert suggests that you should answer the prompts from the heart without too much thinking) xx