The Creativity Tree – link up number 1

Welcome to the first link up for The Creativity Tree where we will celebrate all branches of creativity. Come here each Friday to share, encourage, connect and inspire (and be inspired). Full details here.

This week got off to a rocky start for me as I felt a bit low and my confidence started free falling.  I reached into my bag of tricks for creative self care and countered a gummy bear binge with some drawing, some crochet and finally some art journaling.

I often forget about the power of letting loose in my journal, but every time I do it helps me in many ways.

I loved everything about this spread – the fiery colour palette at the start totally worked for me as I laid down paint.

art journal background

Then I let myself go for the first time and really just played and layered and explored what happens when I do x, y or z. I am still a beginner art journalist and forever get caught up in the need for it to be “art” when really I am seeking “play” and clarity or inspiration.

art journal layers

I came back the next day to add the journaling. I had already been writing about this topic (life is messy) for next Monday’s newsletter and it turned out to be freeing to scribble my thoughts here. It actually helped with some of my self confidence and going-after-your-dream overwhelm I was drowning in.

art journal final layout


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Do you art journal? Are you free when you create or do you have to fight to break out?

I cannot wait to see what you have to share this week  the link up will stay open until Sunday night Brisbane time each week so we have the whole weekend to connect (or link up if you are running late or prefer to post on the weekend)

The Creativity Tree - Friday link up at inner compass designs - celebrating all branches of creativity


















The details

Can link up a blog post or an Instagram picture*
Include a link/tag to ICD and mention the linky so others can find us
Visit others who have linked up- this is about community and connection and encouragement

For any photos on instagram tag me  @innercompassdesigns and use the hash tag #thecreativitytree so people can find all of the IG shared works easily over time! tag your WIP as well if you like.

love and light

deb xx

* If you want to add your IG photo to the linky instead of a blog post follow these steps

1. On your IG photo click on the 3 dots to bring up the “share” options

2. choose sharing via a url (“Copy link”) which will then copy the url link address to your phone clipboard

3. come back here to the linky and add your url by pasting in that link from your clipboard

4. will bring up your images for thumbnail as well!


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