the scent of pine trees on warm/hot days
summer rain and lightning storms
when I’ve had a great time chatting with people (happy dance!)
cabins by the ocean and going beach combing
daisies and tulips and lilacs and English country gardens and huge bouquets and wild roses
berries and freshly picked peas in the pod and other things freshly harvested and eaten raw
music of certain kinds … singing, playing, listening
letter writing (real letters!)
lots of different sorts of writing
reading and studying and tutoring and coaching and teaching
the smell of freshly mown grass and of greenhouses
wild wind blowing off the ocean, whipping my hair and the salt spray wetting my lips and filling my nose with its scent
journaling on lovely, smooth paper in journals with beautiful covers, and using multi-coloured pens
So… What are your touchstones? Do share!
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4 thoughts on “What Are Your Touchstones that Inspire Your Creativity?”
My writing touchstones are:
reading a good book
walking in the woods
a new journal or notebook
a new pen
conversing with friends about writing, life, etc.
writing workshops, groups, and conferences
spoken word events
a new idea
taking time apart in a cafe with a chai latte
Just to name a few.
Thanks Norma. It was fun to think about this!!
Thanks for sharing, Pam! Seems we have a lot in common 🙂
Norma & Pamela – you’ve covered most of the things that get me thinking creatively. Travel & handicrafts are biggies, too.
Ah yes, Aggie! It’s amazing how doing something else creative–seemingly unrelated to what you intend to do–can really inspire the muse 🙂