My children are constantly seeking out opportunities and craving more and more time to simply create and draw and imagine. I love watching them reach for supplies in their beloved “art spinner” when they are armed with the potential of a giant piece of blank white paper.
And yet, I don’t carve out enough time for myself to do the same thing. I get consumed with the day to day and the lists and the “priorities” of our daily family life.
Sound anything like your household?
Three years ago I had the incredible fortune to meet Carrie Bloomston of Such Designs. Having started our sewing pattern companies at roughly the same time, we became fast friends. For the last year, we’ve both been working to finish up our first books. Having these parallels in our lives is a pretty neat thing to share and chat about. And her book is exactly what so many adults need!
The Little Spark: 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity is a equal parts visual feast and soul hug. I joke that I wish Carrie lived next door so that she could help me embrace being messy with kid art or force me to try a new skill or hobby when I get a case of the nerves. Since I can’t have Carrie in Kansas City, her book is a amazing substitute.
I cannot recommend this book enough. Truly. It’s a book I honestly couldn’t put down.
For you or anyone you know seeking a more creative life, this is the perfect gift. It’s filled to the brim with images and examples and spots to jot down your own ideas and thoughts. Her words are thoughtful and full of encouragement, the design is inspiring and the 30 little “sparks” cover everything from ‘Take a Class’ and ‘Make a Huge Mess’ to ‘Doubt’ and ‘Trust Yourself.’
Because it wouldn’t be a book party without a giveaway, Carrie’s giving away FIVE copies of the book! Just head over here to leave a comment on her post by December 9th.
I hope a copy of The Little Spark finds its way to your house and that you “fall into the hole in the page” like I did.