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By Barbara Bietz – Creativity

Finding time to be creative can be a challenge and for some, the biggest obstacle is how to start. Many artistic projects do require a learning curve.

Before you spend hundreds of dollars on a project you may never finish, check out some online resources for ideas and inspiration. In the comfort of your own home you can check out blogs and web sites for ideas and inspiration. You can find some terrific sources for writing, crafting, cooking, and more.

Here are a few that I enjoy:

ENDPAPER

Paperblanks is a company that produces writing journals, but their blog is like a creative museum open to the public without an entrance fee. From discussions of creative projects, diaries, artists and more, there is much to discover and enjoy.

JOURNAL FOR YOU

For those who are interested in journaling, this site offers accessible, easy to follow suggestions that can jumpstart your writing journey.

THE PIONEER WOMAN

Cooking is a great way to be creative! Ree Drummond has her own show on the Food Newtwork. Visiting her web site feels like having coffee with a friend who is willing to share amazing recipes your family will love! Gorgeous close-up photos are as good as standing in the kitchen with Ree. The web site also features Animals, Family, Fun, and more.

CRAFT BITS

If crafting is your passion, you are sure to find a fun project on Carft Bits. Lots to explore, with photos to enjoy.

 IN MY OWN STYLE If DIY

For home projects is your interest, check out this colorful project-filled site. Decorator Diane shares every step of her proves with color photos. Her finished products are impressive and your will be, too.

ON MY DESK

If you are a creativity lurker, check out these inspiring workspaces that just might have you organizing your own special corner.

Do you have a favorite blog or web site that inspires you? Let me know so we can spread the word!

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz -is a children's author, magazine writer, children's book reviewer, and past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. She loves talking about the creative process, books and the craft of writing. Her middle grade chapter book, LIKE a MACCABEE, was released in October 2006 (Yotzeret Publishing)  and is a PJ Library selection. Barbara reviews books and has contributed to numerous print and on-line publications. She also teach writing classes for adults. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraBietz.com
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