Your New Moon Creative (Full Buck Moon)

What nourishes you? How do you fill the well so that you can continue to create? How does connection and community nourish you and your creativity?

When it came to the desire to build connection and community here at Modern Creative Life, we decided to offer prompts to inspire your creativity. Our #NewMoonCreative Prompts  are shared with you as the moon cycles to “new”… this is the traditional time to launch new efforts and open ourselves to creativity.

And we circle back on the date of the Full Moon to see what was created.

The full moon will bless us tonight, which means it’s time to celebrate how our creative endeavors have come to bloom. We have a tiny offering this month in response to New Moon in Cancer and here is a taste of what was created in response to our “New Moon Creative” prompts:

Daily Cup:


No matter how early or late I begin the day, it starts with this: a cup of coffee. It’s a grounding ritual: to sit and sip at least that first cup in an unhurried way. When I look at how I nourish myself and fill the well, it includes the combination of #coffee and #words: reading the words of others (Like today’s read: House of Secrets by @bradmeltzer ) and the words I inscribe on the pages of my journal. It’s a small thing, really. To spare at least 20 minutes each morning to sip and read and write. Yet, so many of us feel parched by the demands of life, drawing and drawing upon our reserves and never remembering that we need mental and spiritual nourishment as much as we need food. #love #soultending This is the art of creating: to remember to fill the well so that I don’t become too depleted. This is day 63 of #100daysofcreativeliving for the #100dayproject and in honor of the #NewMoonCreative Prompt for July 4th from @moderncreativelife : #DailyCup

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Open Space

Necessary Supplies

Jeanie Croope: Today’s Modern Creative Life prompt for ‪#‎NewMoonCreative‬ is “Necessary Supplies.” Yes, these are!

NecessarySupplies Jeanie Croope

A Tiny Now

A summer storm is brewing and the air is thick with humidity. Four miles on the bike, and since I’m already sweaty, I head downstairs and tend the flowerbeds. I intended to only pull the weeds and grass encroaching the periwinkles, and find myself stripping away dead strands from the daylilies. It’s before 9 AM and I’m feeling pleased as punch about my morning productivity. Now to sit a moment, sip some sparkling water, and breathe before I head inside, take a shower, and start to work. This is the art of creating a life: to honor the holiness of a tiny now in our day. This is day 65 of #100daysofcreativeliving for the #100dayproject – and in honor of @ModernCreativeLife #NewMoonCreative prompt for 7/7 is: “A Tiny Now”. #love #soultending #creativeliving #latergram

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Real Mail


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Last summer about this time, a friend and I decided to begin writing letters to each other about our Creative Lives. Taking paper to pen to share thoughts about this thing called Life and Creativity and how the two merge has been one of the most nourishing and inspirational things I’ve done for my creativity. Somehow, pen and paper allow me to share those vulnerable stories in a safer way. Letters have also forced me to be more thoughtful and introspective, has invited me to honor my need to create as a high priority, and has allowed me to connect on a deeper level with my friend and myself. I think about the number of hands my stories are touched by before the arrive in her hands: my post lady, the folks at my post office, the central distribution center, her central distribution center, her mail carrier, and then finally her. I imagine it gives each person a little pleasure that real mail still exists. When I saw @jbelthoff ‘s Love Note Project, I joined, happily sending postcards to pen pals (and maybe extras to folks who aren’t my official pen pal). More stories. More hands. More witnesses. More love. This is the art of creating a life: to realize that old-fashioned ways of communication still hold tremendous value in our modern times. This is day 70 of #100daysofcreativeliving for the #100dayproject – and in honor of @ModernCreativeLife #NewMoonCreative prompt for 07/08 is: “Real Mail”. #love #soultending #CreativeLiving #latergram ##lovenotesjb

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A Warm Embrace

Our next New Moon Creative begins August 2nd

We hope you’ll join us and share your creations with us.