Hello, my lovely rays of sunshine;
Many of us when creating our craft ie; writing, drawing, painting, cooking, crocheting, woodwork, etc we feel periods of blocked inspiration or self-doubt. Lavender is a color that brings about serenity, connectivity to our self, and inspiration.
This week while working on my novel I was trying to decide on a recipe for a character in my book to create (he’s a gourmet chef) and Lemon is one of my favorites, but I wanted it to be a little more gourmet sounding so I just scrolled through images lemon pastries on Pinterest until I landed upon an image that inspired me, lo and behold, it was a recipe for lavender-infused lemon cookies. All of a sudden I felt inspired to look at images laced with the colors of warm yellows and lavender (mostly lavender). I’ve suddenly become a tad obsessed the color combination (but especially anything lavender). It’s also been quite an inspiring week of writing and artistic creations (mostly for summer camp, where I teach art during the summer, but it still counts).
Anyway, as a result of the physical, emotional, creative response that I felt in regards to lavender, I decided to do a little investigating on the color and I wanted to share with my readers what I found. So as part of breaking down your creative process and finding what works for you, I highly suggest trying one of these tips using lavender to help you break the ice and get inspired.
- Using lavender essential oils can help stimulate a calming response to decrease feelings of anxiety and insecurity. Any of us experiencing any “writer’s block” or “creative block” can relate to the sensation of worry, frustration, and self-doubt. You can use an oil diffuser to disperse the aroma of lavender for a calming effect in your workspace or keep a little bottle spray bottle mix of water and lavender to mist on your face for instant calming effect.
- Hydrate your way to calm as you prepare and work on your craft enjoy a cup of warm lavender tea or a cool cup of refreshing lavender iced tea or lavender lemonade.
- Have a hankering for a sweet treat try one of these delicious recipes:
- Try using some lavender soap or body wash for a calming shower or to refresh both your nerves and your day.
I hope these tips help you finding serenity in jump-starting your creative process. Are there any other colors, herbs, or essential oils you’ve found that perk you up, eas your mind, and inspire you? I’d love to hear about it in the comments! 🙂