As I sat at my art space ready to work in my art journal I suddenly felt very uninspired. Usually the process of creating a spontaneous image happens pretty smoothly, so I felt a bit stumped. I decided to go with one of my favourite "jump start your creativity" exercise and I reached into my collage bin with just words in it and blindly picked out my inspiration..."grow". From that one word I would now create a picture. I have to admit I was a bit relieved to get this one since I have quite a collection of words in that bin and I know some would be difficult to conjure up an image from. But "grow" had me coming up with ideas right away. I am grateful I can lure my creativity out with simple actions and invite it to come sit with me awhile and be in the moment. In the end when I reflect on this image I know that it is the action of creating that is encouraging me to grow and this is what I plan on continuing to nurture.