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Feed Your Creativity! Collage Your Creative Dream

by Cathy Baker

If you’re a perfectionist like me, you’ll especially benefit from this Artist Date with your creative self. There’s no right way to do this so relax and have fun!

You’ll need:

  • Poster board (I purchased the 1/4″ thicker type)
  • Magazines (my favorite part)
  • Scissors
  • Two-sided tape or glue stick

And now for the fun part:

“Collage your creative dream. This exercise is a potent form of prayer. Working with a dozen or so magazines, tear out images that speak of your dream. Paste these images on a sheet of poster board. Add a photo of yourself. Place the photo centrally, surrounded by images of your creative dream. This is a visual prayer. It is very powerful, as it bypasses our rational mind and its resistance. Seeing is believing!” -Julia Cameron, The Miracle of the Artist’s Date.

This is a visual reminder of your dreams, goals, and priorities. A few years ago, Carolyn Knefley, of Christian Communicators, taught me how to create my own storyboard:

 

It’s your story, your dream. Create what you sense God is calling you to do, and perhaps most importantly, who He is calling you to be. In addition to images, I included scripture references as well as biblical reminders. If you look closely, you’ll see the image of a man scattering seeds in the center of my board. This image stands to remind me that my responsibility is to live in response to the Gospel of Christ, allowing it to penetrate everything I do and say, and write.

Where the seeds take root and flourish is of God’s choosing. It’s all Him, not me. It’s, for this reason, it remains center stage.

What do you see taking center stage on your storyboard?

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 1 Corinthians 3:6 ESV

Related Link:
A Storyboard for Inspiration (my post on the above board.)

This Past Weekend and Right Now

 
Taking a cue from today’s post over at The Budget Maven, I thought I’d give this a try. 
This past weekend: 
  • Skipped over to Barnes & Noble on Friday date night to pick up the latest issue of this favorite magazine and a new picture book for Piper.
  • Caught two American Masters episodes, featuring Louisa May Alcott and Harper Lee. Informative and inspiring! It’s been years since I’ve read To Kill A Mockingbird but thanks to the documentary, I plan to read it again very soon.
  • “Worked” on plans for our study introduction next Tuesday night. The Lord sparked an idea that I cannot wait to experience with the other ladies.
  • Began filling my bowl after a stirring presentation on Sunday from the ministry Rice Bowls, which helps to feed orphaned children around the globe. You simply fill up the plastic “bank” and return it to the church in exchange for another empty one. Our monetary change brings transforming changes to these little boys and girls. Read more about this amazing ministry here.

Right now:

  • Like Allison, we’re also gathering goods for a possible yard sale this weekend. 
  • Working on new writing goals. I have a head start on September!
  • Fixing a smoothie, ignoring the frappe. 
  • Starting to journal my prayers again. I’d taken a break…but it’s good to be back on track. 
  • Praying for the Christian Communicators Conference taking place this week at The Cove—especially for Vonda, Carolyn, Latan, and all those attending.
  • Thanking the Lord for YOU. I appreciate your taking time from a busy start-of-the- week to read this post. God bless you!

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