Monday, April 6, 2015

Easy to Create (A to Z Blogging Challenge)

Continuing a month long blog fest using the alphabet 'aint easy. My blogger friend over at Angels Bark has spent the last 6 months putting together her A to Z posts. It is a comprehensive review of 70's music that will make you glad you were alive back then. I hope you'll go check it out.

Me? I'm writing this post right now, early Monday morning ... not because I don't like spending time writing but because I spent my weekend doing the fun things I like to do in the creative department; things I love to write about. We took a drive Saturday (read: Artist's Date) and although it was not sunny where we ended up, I used a few creative buttons in my editing program and made the skies the blue I was seeking. Easy fix.
I have a ton of tricks up my sleeve for creating. Just off the top of my head, here is a list of things I do to stay an easy, creative person because let's face it ... if it's hard, I'm probably not going to do it.
  • Carry a camera everywhere I go
  • Keep colored pencils and pens on my home desk top
  • In my bag I carry a quart-sized zip loc bag filled pens and blank cards for creating Zentangles (that post will be at the end of this series)
  • Have photo prints made of my favorite images to affix to blank cards for quick note cards
  • Use color in the kitchen when I'm creating a meal
  • Highlighters ... I keep them everywhere!

How about you? Got any easy tricks up your sleeve?  If you're like me, you're always looking for new ways to be creative. Tell me what little things you do to help that process.  I'd love to hear from you!

love, susan

TOMORROW: F words!


  1. I love the way you think and express yourself Susan. I am a firm believer in coloring to relieve stress or what I call a "self time out". Great ideas

  2. I too never like to leave home without my camera!

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  3. I carry a camera with me most of the time. I now have colored pencils sprawled all over my desk. I love your idea of printing photos and turning them into cards, as well as keeping a baggie of pens and blank cards in you purse. I'd have to go up to a bigger purse, if I decide to carry more than a pen and 3 blank cards. Good reason to learn to sew a purse.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  4. I like how you edited the colors in those photos. I love the blue sky. I'm creative when I cook. The hubby and children know that the meal their eating is probably invented on the spot and not from a cookbook.

  5. I love the ideas you share here about your creative side! I think one of the most creative things I do is create a list of 50 free or almost free things my family can do during summer school break. I love doing it and summer becomes one adventure after another. Thanks for sharing. #AtoZChallenge

  6. Love your creative ideas Susan. Love the idea of affixing photos to blank note cards. What an awesome personal touch and so meaningful for the recipient. And I can't wait to hear about Zentangles!!! Never heard of them but knowing you, they're unique and kick-ass cool! And thank you soooo much for plugging my blog! What an angel you are. Such a nice surprise to see that. I'm overflowing with loving gratitude. You're so sweet! Thank you. <3
    Michele at Angels Bark

  7. You are very creative! I love the idea of affixing photos to blank note cards. Makes them very special for the recipient. Can't wait to read about Zentangles: have no idea what they are but knowing you they are uber cool! And thank you so very much for mentioning my blog! What a fabulous surprise!!! I'm very grateful and appreciative. You rock! <3
    Michele at Angels Bark

  8. Ooh I've only just got into Zentangles. I'd love to see yours.

  9. Looking forward to the Zentangles--I've never heard of them! My creativity comes in spurts; I've learned to write down writing ideas as soon as I have them, even if they're very vague. I have a stack of about 15 spiral notebooks and countless sticky notes, scraps of paper and notecards with more ideas, just waiting to be organized. Fun post!

    Shelly from A to Z Blogging at and

  10. Your title says "Easy" and yet my mind goes blank when I try to think of little tricks up my sleeve. If I think of something later, I will return and post it on here.


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