Before having kids, I always considering myself a very creative person. I was always writing a new story or poem. When I wasn't writing I was spending time working on scrapbooks or other fun projects. I felt most myself when I was using that creative energy to create something.
Then motherhood happened. I still had that desire to be creative but suddenly I found myself feeling like I didn't even have the time to do the things I NEEDED to do, let alone the things that I desired to do. With so much to do, how was I supposed to have the time to work on my creative passions?
Do you ever find yourself feeling this way? If so, I have just the book for you: Life Creative-
About the book:
Life Creative: Inspiration for Today's Renaissance Mom (Kregel, September 2016)
What was God thinking when He created you creative and then gave you children?
Creative moms often feel as though they must lay their passions down. But God had something special in mind for the creative woman during this intense season of mothering.
In this Pinterest age of handcrafted children's parties, Instagram photos of beautifully decorated homes, and blogs filled with poetry and prose, it is clear that we are in the midst of a brand new artistic renaissance. Not one born in Italian cathedrals or Harlem jazz clubs, but rather in kitchens, nurseries, and living rooms around the world. Mothers, working in the cracks and crevices of each hectic day, are adorning the world with their gifts, and they're showing all of us the beauty of this Life Creative.
In this book, you'll learn:
-Why the world needs your art
-How this Life Creative begins at home
-When art can turn a profit
-Your part in this modern day Renaissance
Life Creative paints the stories of moms, just like you, who are fitting their inspired lives into the everyday, ordinary places of motherhood. Women like home decorator Melissa Michaels and jewelry designer Lisa Leonard, author Angie Smith, recording artist Ellie Holcomb, and many more.
If you're a creative mom who is looking for ways to embrace your creativity again...or even trying to find ways not to let it go- this is a great book for you! It is a great reminder that we don't have to let those parts of us go because we now have children, but instead we can use those creative talents that God blessed us with to our advantages. I think sometimes as mom we tend to put our needs and our passions on the back burner- I know I certainly do- but this book reminded me that that's not always the best option and NOT letting go of our creative pursuits can make us better mothers.
If you're in need of a little reminder yourself, this is a must read!
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2bDsqfz
Is there room for creativity and children in a mother's life? Learn how to balance home, art, and family in Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart's new book, Life Creative. In this Pinterest age of handcrafted children’s parties, Instagram photos of beautifully decorated homes, and blogs filled with poetry and prose, it is clear that we are in the midst of a brand new artistic renaissance. Life Creative paints the stories of moms, just like you, who are fitting their inspired lives into the everyday, ordinary places of motherhood.
Join Wendy, Kelli, and other moms in celebrating the beauty of being a creative mom by entering to win the Called to Be Creative Giveaway (details below) and by attending their author chat party on October 27!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- One copy of Life Creative
- The Gracelaced Personalizable Mom's Wreath
- A handmade leather journal
- A Starbucks gift card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 10/27. The winner will be announced at the Life Creative Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Wendy, Kelli, and other creative moms, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!