You’ve stood on the precipice. You’ve taken deep breaths of the fresh, cool air.
You’ve marveled at the wide open space in front of you, the “what’s next” of your imagination. You’ve spread your wings and leapt eagerly into the new, the wild, the colorful creative life you’ve always longed for.
Now you’re flying, riding the currents of dreams. Fingers race across keyboards, paint spatters on the canvas, the shutter clicks in bursts of excitement. You knit and purl, cut and stitch, whirl and twirl around the dance floor.
You come to the table of creation every day, hungry for the way it flavors your daily living. Like a rich spice, it brings a unique bouquet to every dish. It adds enticing aromas and textures that provide so much more than the minimum daily requirements.
Creative living nourishes us. It buffers the winds of change, soothes the stress of daily demands, and calms the wild beating of anxious hearts.
But creativity must also BE nourished. What feeds the fires of your creative expression? How does your creative life feed your soul? And how do you nourish your creative spirit, keep it alive and well so it grows stronger each day?
Welcome to NOURISHMENT, the second issue of Modern Creative Life. We’ll be exploring all the ways creativity nourishes us, and the ways we keep our creative fires fed. You’ll get a peek into the daily lives of other creative folk in our Studio Tours and Typical Tuesday series, and meet people walking fascinating creative pathways in Conversations Over Coffee. With photos and fiction, poetry and prompts, essays and enlightenment, you’ll find something to whet your appetite.
We’ve set a place for you at the table for you and invite you to share your own recipes for nourishing the creative being you are. We are open to single contributions as well as new regular contributors. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
As always our mission at Modern Creative Life is to honor the pursuit and practice of joyful creativity. We believe that the creative arts enrich our everyday living, enhance our environment, create lasting connections, and sustain our souls. Please join us as we bring a feast of rich creative offerings to nourish your imaginative spirit and send you refreshed and restored back into your own Modern Creative Life.
About the Author: Becca Rowan
Becca Rowan is Executive Editor here at Modern Creative Living. As an author and musician, her creative table is set with wordplay and melody. If she’s not reading, writing or playing music, you’ll likely find her nurturing her creative life by walking with her dogs or curled up on the couch reading. She loves to connect with readers at her blog, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.