Day 17: Share Creative Time with Others

In our pursuit of a more creative life for ourselves, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of spending creative time with others. This can be especially true if the fellowship we’re missing out on is with others who share in our creative interests. 

Sharing creative time with others can breathe new life into our own creative projects and can provide us with a fresh source of ideas and new perspectives from which to draw inspiration from.  We can also receive much needed encouragement as well as the opportunity to encourage others.

Hebrews 10:24
“Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds.”

Thessalonians 5:11
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

Invite others to regularly share creative time with you.  It will do wonders for your creativity and creative energy and a great time to learn something new or to share your knowledge with others. Below are just a few ideas on how to spend creative time with others.

Host or join a Bible Study
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Host or join a Book club
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Sew together

Try new gourmet recipes together (even invent a new recipe)
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Make holiday decorations for each other’s homes
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Host or join a wine tasting club
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Make Jewelry


Charm was made by Sally Jean

Bake breads, pies, and holiday cookies or make candies together
(share the goodies to give as gifts)

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Scrapbook
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Make decorating inspiration boards and discuss color choices, accessory ideas, etc.
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Start a hostess etiquette group
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Make floral arrangements or tussie mussies
for someone who needs a well deserved pick-me-up


Watch a great old movie and discuss your favorite scenes
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Start a small painting or drawing group and
share in the cost of hiring a live model for the afternoon

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Complete a DIY project at each persons home
(i.e., paint a room, stencil walls, hang draperies, etc.)
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Share a raised bed or two in your garden with others
then garden together

 

The possibilities are endless.  To make these creative events more enjoyable, keep it as simple as possible.  Provide simple and easy to make snacks and beverages or have everyone contribute to a small pot luck.

Share Creative Time with Your Spouse

Spend creative time with your Spouse. Work on a project together where you can share in your creative skills.  One example is to build something for your home like an ottoman or fabric headboard.  Either you or your spouse may be skilled at building things and the other in putting together the batting material, sewing, etc.  You might be surprised when you put your creative minds together at how much you can accomplish together.

You can also go on a quiet picnic where you can share a light delicious lunch together and enjoy come creative time. Things like:

  • One or both of you share in reading a good book out loud
  • Play scrabble or work on a cross-word puzzle together
  • Sit for your spouse as he or she sketches you (or vice versa)
  • Read the bible together
  • Share fun and creative childhood stories
  • Share in photographing the scenery

There are so many fun and creative things you can do together.  You can even make your picnic about coming up with ideas on how to spend more creative time together!

 

Living a more creative life is about spending quality creative time with loved ones and friends and openly sharing your creative interests and talents with them. So take the next step by opening your heart and sharing your creativity 😀

Go to the next post in my series: Day 18: Reflection

Many Creative Blessings,

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Day 17: Share Creative Time with Others

  1. Lois Zablockis

    In this busy and trying time I’m afraid slowing down and shraring ourselves with others seems to be on that ” to do list “, but life is too short and I for one am going to try to at least take a baby step and try to fit a little sharing time into my life. Thank-you for the reminder!

    • Hi Lois,

      Like I’ve mentioned in a few of my posts, “slow and sure” is my motto. Take teeny tiny baby steps in the direction you want and before you know it… when you look back you’ll have made progress! Feeling like we have to “get it all done now” is a horrible and vicious trap we set for ourselves. I’m with you… the last thing I want is another thing for my “to do list”. Savor each moment and enjoy your creative life 🙂

  2. mark

    Awesome ideas.

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