Combining Photos with Poems

Photo Essays Tell Stories

Connect Seeing with Writing

Photos Trigger Words

Photos as Writing Prompts

Shifting Perspectives

365 Pictures Prompts

Contrast in Writing, Contrasting Subjects

Combining Photos with Poems

Using Photography to Inspire Writing

Less is More

Every Photograph Tells a Story

Shakti Gawain Interview

Becoming a Creative Channel

Trusting Intuition

Transforming Our World

Patti Digh: Sit Down and Write

Writing as Therapy

The Story You Need to Tell

Dancing with the Dark Goddess

11 Tips for Surviving a Day Job

Why Talent Isn't Nearly Enough

The Creative Power of Writing

How to Get Your Day Job to Leave YOU

Define Creativity — I Dare You

Work Lightly: Be Joyous

The Impossible Dream

Are You Highly Creative?

Conventional vs. Creative Intelligence

Creatives: Transform or Perish

F-R-E-E-Writing Tutorial

Note to Beginner Writers

7 Stages of The Creative Process

8 Habits of the Creatively Intelligent

Innovative Wire Sculpture Workshop

Tips for Artists Working at Home

Create Unconventional Art

Paralyzed by Perfectionism

Why Aren't I More Disciplined?

The Story with the Creative Tattoo

Making Stuff Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson

For Highly-Sensitive Creatives

Finding Your Own Audience

Are You Your Audience?

Are You Creative? Quiz

The Four Steps of Creativity

Joy Sikorski's 'How to Draw' Lessons

Embodying the Crone-Mermaid

A Ritual of Reclaiming Creativity

A Strategic Ritual Sadhana

Why Poetry for Difficult Times?

Introduction to Body Blissmas

A New Phase, a New Year, New Moons

We All Could Use an Imaginary Friend

Act As If You Trust Your Instincts

Sculpting Your Health as a Creative Outlet

Give Me a Quote

Yoga and Creativity

Make Healthy Eating Fun

32 Traits of Creative People

How to Capture and Use Creative Ideas

Do You Let Little Things Stop Your Creativity?

The New Wisdom of Doodling

Glittery Globe Collage Project

Decorative Painted Namaste Sign Project

Creative Play Cards Deck Project

Altered Art Purse Project

Visual Journaling by the Seat of Your Pants!

Plaster Mask Making Project

Funky Journal Cover Project

Creative Spirit Doll Project

Doodles as Windows to Your Soul

Visual Journaling: Symbolic Stories

365 Pictures

365 Pictures365 Pictures: Daily Prompt Generator

Discover the hidden treasure that's inspired teachers, writers, bloggers, and others for the last decade: Creativity Portal's original worldwide collaborative daily prompt generator! This inspiring feature is the result of the combined creative efforts of scores of artists, photographers, writers, and other creatives who answered the invitation to create and combine personal pictures, images, art, and illustrations with thought-provoking prompts to inspire others globally with unique perspectives and visual stimulus for writing projects. SEE TODAY'S PROMPT

Write What You See

Using Photography to Inspire Writing in the Classroom

By Hank Kellner

BuildingIf "one picture is worth a thousand words," can one picture also inspire a thousand words? Of course it can. That's why educators are becoming increasingly aware of the power photographs have to unlock students' imaginations and help them express themselves through written language. Whether you want to teach specific writing skills or simply to help students overcome their reluctance to write, you'll find that photographs are powerful teaching aids that can inspire students at all levels to create both expository and creative compositions. What's more, when you use photographs in your classroom, you can be as directive — or as non-directive — as you choose to be.

Less is More | Every Photograph Tells a Story | Contrast in Writing, Subjects | Combining Photos with Poems | Photo Essays Tell Stories | Connect Seeing with Writing | Photos Trigger Words | Writing Prompts | Shifting Perspectives

Guided Imagery

Freedom: Freeing Your Inner Muse

By Molly Childers & Chris Dunmire

freedomYour work, your every idea, is significant, for only you can bring your unique perspective to life. This guided meditation will free your inner muse through a Milkyway Marbles Meditation and sowing seeds in the Garden of your heart.

Inspiring Creativity

5 Creativity Nurturing Practices to Embrace

By Kate Quinlan

Inspiring CreativityIt's as important to recognize attributes that you must resist as it is to determine the behaviors to take with you on your personal creative adventure. Many will give the advice that it is essential to not be afraid of failure. They are right, but they are also oversimplifying the dilemma of feeling uncreative.

Creative Careers Interviews

A Conversation with SARK: Loving Wildly, Learning Deeply, & Living Fully

By Molly Anderson-Childers

SARKMy friends are my family of choice. They are the biggest emotional and spiritual support network I have. I also wanted to write about friendship with myself. I'm learning to be my own dearest friend. Because I'm learning a lot about that and practicing that now, and I know a lot of other people are practicing that too. And I also found that so many friendship books are about either the joys of friendship, or the difficulties of friendship. I wanted to write a book that included both the joys and the difficulties, and ways to integrate the two. To practice integration.

Freeing the Writer Within

What is Practice?

By Natalie Goldberg

Natalie GoldbergI use the word practice all the time. Students nod, but after some time it became clear that different definitions were at work. On the first day of a yearlong intensive, where we meet for one week of silent retreat each season, I asked students to choose a feasible practice that they could do for the whole year. At the end of the week they read their choices aloud: to stop eating fries and lose twenty-five pounds; run five miles a day and strengthen their quads; do an hour of sitting, then an hour of writing, then finish their novel. The lists went on like this. Full of achievement, forwardlooking, industrious.

The Nine Modern Day Muses

Arnold: The Muses Hire a Bodyguard

By Jill Badonsky, MEd

Symbol of ArnoldArnold, the Muses Bodyguard, protects you from all of the adversaries of the creative process — the traitors to your unfolding as a creative possibility in self-realized splendor. Arnold protects you from adversaries of the creative process. The bodyguard is a spirit in defender form. He takes this form because it gives you an image to conjure up when you come face to face with those forces that stop you from finding and acknowledging creative fulfillment. He reminds you that you have power inside of you and that to give that power away to others by putting their opinions ahead of your own is a crime of unnecessary defeat.

Creative Writing Prompts

10 'Take Ten for Writers' Mind-Expanding Exercises!

By Bonnie Neubauer

WritingGet creative with these writing prompts and exercises from Take Ten for Writers! Each of these writing activities features 10 different variables, so every exercise can be done 10 unique times with 10 very different results! These prompts will help you to get into the habit of writing without weighty expectations, write fast without overthinking or over-editing your work, learn how to weave details into your writing to paint a more realistic, tactile picture with your words, and celebrate your writing accomplishments as stand-alone finished pieces without comparing your work to that of others

Super Wordacious | Biopic | Hearing Voices | I Wood If I Could | LINGO-istics | Listing | Seuss-erific Q&A | Saucy Millionaire | Simile But Different | VocabuLeery

Premiums and Printables

Origami Money Plant Project

By Chris Dunmire

Money PlantWith fake fun printable 'Cashius monetarius' seed packet! As featured in Money: Everything You Never Knew About Your Favorite Thing to Find, Save, Spend, and Covet by Sandra and Harry Chonron, this unique origami money plant makes a delightful gift to create, but hard to give away! Learn how to make this truly memorable craft with my with easy-to-follow instructions in a fully-illustrated, step-by-step 23-page project book.

Fostering Creativity

Robert Henri's 'The Art Spirit', Creative Genius, and Individuality

By Abby Connors

Fostering CreativityOne of my favorite books is called The Art Spirit. It was written by the early twentieth-century American artist Robert Henri in 1923. “The Art Spirit” is a collection of Henri’s lectures and portions of his correspondence with his students, and it contains insightful, beautiful, and inspiring ideas about not only painting, but the arts in general. Henri lived at a time when art was firmly in the hands of art schools and academies which used very conservative and conventional approaches to artistic technique. In contrast, Henri believed in art as an expression of love for life.

Creativity & Inspiration

Mind Mapping: Which Side Are You On?

By Tom Evans

LightbulbThe brain is not only one of the most complex objects in the known Universe but it has an ability to rewire itself upon a thought or when encountering a new experience. It is plastic, dynamic and self-programmable. Unlike other organs of the body, it evolves and can perform new and different functions — some of which are quite literally out of this world and not really accepted or understood by mainstream science or society. I will leave discussion of such different-abilities for another time. One of the most curious aspects of our brain is how it operates without us having to give a second thought to how we think. This ability is a clue to the real functions of the different hemispheres. It appears we quite literally in two minds about the world around us.


Inspiring Creativity Quotes


Living in the Light, Creativity & Intuition
with Shakti Gawain

12 Rants About Writing, Writers, & Whining Writers
with Patti Digh

Writing as Therapy
with Diana Raab, PhD

Your Life-Changing Story: The Story You Need to Tell
with Sandra Marinella, MA, MEd

Heroine's Journey: Dancing with the Dark Goddess
with Sara Avant Stover

Surviving Your Day Job with Your Creativity Intact
with Durga Walker

Creative Intelligence & FREE-Writing
with Orna Ross

Innovative Wire Sculpture Workshop
with Elizabeth Berrien

Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ Features
with Jill Badonsky, MEd

The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman
with Danielle Dulsky

Body Blissmass: Creativity & Wellness
with Jill Badonsky, MEd

Cre8ng People, Places & Possibilities
with Robert Alan Black, PhD

The New Wisdom of Doodling
with Chris Dunmire

Visual Journaling Prompts & Altered Art
with Violette

Guide to Publishers, Editors & Agents
with Jeff and Deborah Herman

Writing from the Deeper Self
with Naomi Rose

Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock
with Marney Makridakis

Repudiating the Damaging Admission that You're Not Creative
with Kate Quinlan