#MakeSomethingSeptember

I have always loved being creative. From redecorating my room multiple times a year, to designing the covers of my friends' middle school binders, I LOVE to draw/letter/craft/paint/bake/create!! But part of me always thought that wasn't real, that I should just do that "artsy stuff" whenever time allows.

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Turns out, being creative is an integral part of being a human. We all NEED to create. Sure, the range can vary between people and personality types and giftings, but each and every one of us was made to make/do/dream/invent/create.

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When I started my business 3 years ago, it was a huge leap of faith for me. Sure people in my life knew I loved to craft, but most never thought I'd start a BUSINESS around it. I have no formal art training (shout to my Social Work degree) and nothing but a passion to make pretty things and be my own boss.  I had no idea Mint & Maple would blossom to what it is today. What I love about my job is that yes, I get to paint and letter all day, but I get to help YOU discover your creativity. Teaching creative workshops is definitely my favorite part.

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So all this to say we are doing something REALLY fun this month. I'm asking YOU to take a step outside of your comfort zone and make something!!

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The prompt is simple: make something, ANYTHING (think painting, crafting, lettering, baking, etc.). You literally can't fail or be wrong!! This is supposed to be freeing and life-giving.  Post a picture of it with the hashtag #MakeSomethingSeptember. I might just repost some of your work!!


What holds you back from creating? What art or craft have you been wanting to try? Is there any tutorial or how-to you'd like to see me post on the blog?? Leave your comments below, we'd love to hear from you :)