Written by: Linda Bonner| THE SEWING SISTERS


If you’re a woman over 50 you have accumulated a lifetime of wisdom as well as experiences.  These qualities give you a unique perspective with which to explore a creative experience. It’s your turn.  It’s your time.

A lot of women might say they are just not creative, but I believe that in fact everybody is, and that we are just misunderstanding what creativity truly is.   The dictionary definition of creativity says “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something.  Using our imagination or following through on an original idea is really part of our everyday life.

I believe part of the reason people say they wish they were creative is that they lack the confidence and maybe even lack faith in their ability to be creative.  But what if it was part of daily living; simple activities we could engage in to build that confidence?

Remember that being creative doesn’t need to be complicated.  It should be something that when you engage, you leave everything else behind! In this post I’ll share some ideas to help you not only get started but pursue what really excites you. 

Don’t let anything stand in your way!  Put your fears aside and start simple.  Learning throughout your life can positively impact your health, give you a more youthful mindset, and help improve cognitive functioning as you age.


  1. Go on a nature walk
  2. Write a poem
  3. Read a few chapters from an inspiring book
  4. Draw or doodle in a sketchbook
  5. Cook or bake using your favorite recipes
  6. Handwrite a note to someone special
  7. Journal about what you’re feeling, learning, etc.
  8. Take a picture with your phone.  You might even share it.
  9. Do a simple cross stitch
  10. Listen to your favorite music
  11. Cut some flower to brighten up your living space
  12. Join an art, garden or writing club in your area
  13. Paint a mini canvas
  14. Spend time in your garden
  15. Pick up yarn and knit or crochet something

You’ll probably notice a few activities in this list that you already do as part of your weekly routine. If you don’t have your own garden, visit a community garden to take in the beauty or visit a local nursery and find an easy-care plant that can help you bring nature indoors.

You don’t knit or crochet?  How about embroidery or some hand stitching?  Want to bring your note writing up a notch?  Make your own card using colorful paper, stickers, watercolors or whatever you have in the house.  Just the act of creating a card is therapeutic.  And just imaging how delighted the recipient will be knowing you took the time to create something just for them!

Appreciating nature, enjoying music, or just being curious are all signs that you’re creative!  It’s inside you just waiting to be expressed!  Write down creative ideas throughout your day and build your list of fun activities that bring you joy and nurture your creative soul!

I believe in you and your creative spirit!  Experiment, discover, and enjoy!

Linda Bonner

Inspired Things Studio

September, 2022

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