Even If You Think You’re Not Creative

if you think you're not creative

Dear Wonderful, Creative You:

Our creative lives are made up of lots of little acts of creativity – the way you arrange the flowers, the card you made for your mother, the silly poem you wrote with your nephew, or the art journal page you worked on while waiting to pick up your daughter. Your time spent reading this post about art is creative. It’s all a part of your creative life, and whether you own it or deny it, you are an innately creative human being.

I’ve got a great little exercise I’d like to share with you, it comes from my new class, The Small Creative Acts E-course. Take out your journal or a sheet of paper and when you get to the questions, pause the video to give yourself at least 5 – 10 minutes to write about your answers. Really let your mind wander. I’d love to hear about what you discover in the comments.

What did you discover? Who are the makers in your family? When I did this exercise, I was astounded to realize how many makers there are. And now looking at the family I’ve created for myself with my husband, it is FULL of makers. Frequently at Christmas, I’m thrilled to notice that we exchange so many handmade items: bread, candles, cutting boards, scarves, and tiny paintings. There are makers in your family, you just need to take some time to look. Think about the immense creativity of things like being a good story teller, creating technology that makes our lives easier, and putting together a delicious meal with whatever you find in the cupboard.

If you want to start really living your creative life, I’ve created The Small Creative Acts E-course to help you do it. With 1-hour 15 minutes of video instruction and a 22-page workbook, I’ll help you to appreciate your creativity, visualize your creative dreams, and make more art. You can get playful and creative with your art supplies in ways you never thought you would, and commit to your art practice. You’ll have lifetime access to class material and your private FB group.

Small creative acts, you think you're not creative

I would love to have you in class! You can register here right now.

Creatively Yours,



  1. Pamela J Goldman

    Your group on FB and the mini course I signed up for have made a the difference in my creative journey. Working with inks and white paint has gotten me out of the box of pencil drawings, which is my specialty. I find the tone of your voice in the background very soothing because I actually feel you are present and I am so free to do my own thing. Looking forward to more.

    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Pamela! Oh, I’m so thrilled hear that you’ve enjoyed Freeing the Muse so much! I so appreciate your specific words of encouragement to ME, as well, because it’s so helpful to know what I’m doing right. 🙂 I look forward to seeing you in the community more too! XO Amy

  2. wendy

    what supplies are needed for this course?

    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      Hi Wendy!

      All you need to begin is paper and a pencil or pen, markers, and acrylic paints. If you had nothing at all, supplies would cost you under than $50 approximately. We would love to have you in class. XO Amy


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