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[67] Ignite your Creative Spark with Katy McCullough

In this Episode I discuss finding your creative spark with Katy McCullough, who runs a business helping others find their creativity.

Katy realised there were many people who wanted to be more creative and to live a more creative life but didn’t know where to start, so she set out to help people re-ignite their creativity (or find it if they never had in the past). If you’re here, I’m guessing you are a creative person – but what happens when you hit a creative block, where you just seem to lose your mojo? You can apply what we talk about in this episode to light your spark again.

We discuss how creativity is a skill you need to practice, and the 5 steps you can take to reignite your creativity.


Quotes and highlights from this Episode:

  • ‘Creativity doesn’t necessarily equal art’ {Katy}
  • Step 1 – Acknowledge your creativity.
  • Think about the different aspects of your day where you use your creativity.
  • Step 2 – Reflect on your creative past.
  • This could be going back to your childhood or even more recent reflection.
  • Step 3 – Find inspiration and ideas.
  • Pinterest is great for finding inspiration and sparking ideas.
  • You might discover what inspires you just through pinning posts that interest you!
  • ‘Don’t be limited by who you think you are or what you think you like’ {Jess}
  • Step 4 – Make sense of it all.
  • Things will become more clear and patterns will emerge.
  • Ask others what creative strengths they see in you.
  • It can be scary following a new creative path but you need to remember that there is nothing to lose in doing so.
  • Step 5 – Start living it.
  • Figure out how to make time for creativity in your life.
  • Courses and classes can be a great kick start and a way of meeting like minded people.
  • Want to learn more? Katy has some free email courses on creativity which you can check out at Greens & Blues Co.


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Jess Van Den is the editor of Create & Thrive, and has been a full-time creative entrepreneur since 2010. She makes eco-conscious, contemporary, handmade sterling silver jewellery under the Epheriell label, and blogs about her jewellery and other beautiful things at You can catch her on twitter @JessVanDen.


Michelle from Atman Art Studio

I really enjoyed this podcast with Katy. I completely agree that all people are creative and it can be practiced. I’m currently doing 365: A daily creative journal. I will definitely look into your creative adventure Katy. A think more people being creative means a better world. I think it also means that creative projects are appreciated more because people understand the hard work that goes into it.

What say you?