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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.

 

Lavender 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 10ml
I found this Lavender essential oil on Amazon’s website for 6.99 with several really good reviews.
ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser – (5.0 Fl Oz/150ml Tank) – Ultrasonic Aroma Humidifier - Adjustable Mist Mode, Auto Shut-Off and 7 Color LED Lights – For Home, Office & Bedroom
Find yourself an essential oils aromatherapy diffuser. I found this one seems to be pretty popular and has lots of great reviews on Amazon for 13.95. 
  • 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.
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Need a caffeine boost to get started, try this London Fog Tea Latte with Lavender to calm your nerves and stimulate your inspiration. While stopping by to get the recipe check out the Anna Elizabeth’s beautiful website where she shares wonderful tips on fashion, styles, recipes, and tutorials on how to run a successful business. 

 

☛ A winter lavender tea to help you sleep and aid with digestion. ✒ Share | Like | Re-pin | Comment
Love to try out new recipes, check out this tea by Step Into Your Life. I would also highly recommend checking out their website as they have a wonderful community and a lot of amazing tea recipes with the listed health and practical benefits of the herbs and spices they use and suggest.
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Not one for recipes, but love to enjoy a soothing cup of tea. I highly recommend the Yogi brand teas. I’ve tried quite a few, never with disappointment. 
How to Make Lavender Lemonade to Get Rid Headaches and AnxietyREALfarmacy.com | Healthy News and Information
Try this DIY Lavender Lemonade from realfarmacy.com. They also share some interesting information about how lavender can help with both anxiety and headaches.
Yes I know it’s Fall, but the weather is still absolutely gorgeous and lemonade tastes great during any season!  There just so happens to be tons of gorgeous lavender growing outside my house and when I came across this recipe on one of my favorite design blogs (while looking for decorating ideas to pin…duh) I …
I couldn’t help adding this recipe to the mix as the image and recipe provided by Kelly at Eatyourselfskinny.com is simply enticing. Make sure to check out her recipe for this healthy and refreshing recipe to calm nerves and jump-start your creative process. While you’re there I think you’ll find many other recipes healthy eating tips worth your time.  
  • Have a hankering for a sweet treat try one of these delicious recipes:

 

honey lavender cookies
Make fresh and enjoy by itself with or a cup of Yogi Honey Lavender Tea. This recipe can easily be made vegan by using vegan butter in place of regular margarine or butter.

 

 

 

Check out the recipe for this delicious Lemon & Lavender Yogurt Cake (vegan and gluten-free) at onegreenplanet.org
Vegan Snack Recipes: Lemon Lavender Energy Bites - Peaceful Dumpling |Peaceful Dumpling
Need a little sweet treat filled with wholesome energy, see what Sophia Smith, Jamie Rodominick, and Sara Hohn have in store for you on their blog, peacefuldumpling.com. Find yourself with some healthy and delicious Lemon Lavender Bites in about 30 minutes. 
  • Try using some lavender soap or body wash for a calming shower or to refresh both your nerves and your day.

 

Kiss My Face Olive Oil & Lavender Bar Soap 8 oz (Pack of 8)
I’m personally a huge fan of many of the Kiss My Face Products. This is one I haven’t yet tried, but most of their products I have tried I’ve definitely liked and would recommend.

 

Everyone 3-in-1 Soap, Lavender plus Aloe, 32 Ounce
This is another brand I would vouch for and standby, I haven’t yet tried this scent (maybe it’ll be next on my list to try). I’m currently using their citrus and mint scent in this brand (which I personally find delightful).

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! 🙂

Inspiring Your Creativity: Color Infusion to Jump Start Your Creative Process

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Hello, my rays of sunshine! I’m Jenna Gee, aka the Sunshine Artist, always seeking to brighten the world around me and seeking to help others embrace the magic that’s inside them. Every day is an empty canvas waiting to be painted and an empty page waiting to be written. Let’s fill today with the magic of the world around us!


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23 thoughts on “Inspiring Your Creativity: Color Infusion to Jump Start Your Creative Process

  1. Such a wonderfully informative post!👍
    I drink Yogi’s Honey Lavender Tea on a daily basis and I must say it’s pretty true to it’s name!😍

    1. It’s one I have yet to drink…I tend to find myself stuck on the Postitive Energy Vanilla Spice most days (it’s my favorite).

    2. I’m really glad you enjoyed the post and now I’m definitely sure I want to try Yogi’s Honey Lavender Tea. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience with it, very helpful!

      1. I’m officially up and running on theshineartist.com! I just got it launched this morning. I decided to keep the other one up and running for about a week or two to make sure the transition is smooth. WordPress helped me migrate all my followers and stats. But I don’t know how to send a group message to all my followers to let them know. I posted the transition on artsychiccreations this morning, but two of my followers re-followed me on there (granted I totally appreciate the support). 🙂 Do you know how I can send a group message out to all my followers?

      2. I am sorry, would’nt know of group message on WP.. What I have seen people doing is writing a comment on other people’s post – telling them about the migration. I know it’s a tedious job – but will make people aware of the change!🙂

      3. Thank you so much, no worries, that’s what I’ve been doing…besides it’s a great way to see what’s happening on everyone’s blogs and engage with everyone!😊 ❤️

  2. Great post! I love lavender also! In my obsession with it, I planted plants in my front lawn and in my little garden. 😁 They have not flowered though.

      1. I hope so. They were originally five bushes but now they are down to two. That’s in my front lawn. The ones I planted in my small garden are still small. I hope they will thrive. 😉

  3. Just recently came across this post, and these look like wonderful recommendations! I thought about a lavender scented candle, but I think I’d also fancy a cup of tea as well.

    1. I didn’t even think about a candle, but I agree, I think both would be wonderful and beneficial.
      I’m glad you liked the post and added more ideas to it. Thank you so much!😊

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