Hi I’m Abi,
I’m so glad you are here.
If you’ve ever struggled to create, there is gentle hope for you here. I know what it is to need to be creative but be overwhelmed with where to start. I know what it is to want more from creative projects than mess, complication & stuff.
If you know that you come more alive when you are creative, if you want to enjoy being creative and make beautiful and meaningful items then there is encouragement for your creative soul here.
I write to encourage you to be creative, especially if you have got stuck. I believe that it is good for the mind and the soul to create and when we are prevented from expressing our God designed creativity it can be damaging for us. I hope to help you be creative again.
On this website you can find creative project tutorials and posts on creativity. You can also find a free gift store with phone screens, prints and e-mags to encourage your creativity.
I wrote a creative devotional book: Re:create, restore your creative soul, for creating beautiful and meaningful items for your home whilst spending time with God. There is a special deal when you buy a group pack of five.
There is also a shop with items that will encourage and inspire your creativity.
If you want to receive encouraging letters from me around once a week then you can sign up here.
I’m always looking for interesting things to work on so if you would like to talk collaboration please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Abi
I love that in running this website I get to combine design and my first love of writing. My guilty secret passion is magazines, ever since I first created them for friends when I was eight and then on the youth group photocopier. This website is a continuation of those first issues of the ‘Sunvale Sunshines’ that I made with stapled paper sheets and came with their own free wordsearches! This is the latest version of that early edition!
I live on the edge of the Cotswolds, close to Oxford in the UK with my husband and three children. I studied English and Publishing at university, ran a design agency with my husband, ran creative workshops for a while and am now writing and designing here to encourage others to create. I know the power of creativity, how it can help with mental health, and how it connects us to who we really are.