I have always loved being creative. From redecorating my room multiple times a year, to designing the covers of my friends' middle school binders, I LOVE to draw/letter/craft/paint/bake/create!! But part of me always thought that wasn't real, that I should just do that "artsy stuff" whenever time allows.


Turns out, being creative is an integral part of being a human. We all NEED to create. Sure, the range can vary between people and personality types and giftings, but each and every one of us was made to make/do/dream/invent/create.


When I started my business 3 years ago, it was a huge leap of faith for me. Sure people in my life knew I loved to craft, but most never thought I'd start a BUSINESS around it. I have no formal art training (shout to my Social Work degree) and nothing but a passion to make pretty things and be my own boss.  I had no idea Mint & Maple would blossom to what it is today. What I love about my job is that yes, I get to paint and letter all day, but I get to help YOU discover your creativity. Teaching creative workshops is definitely my favorite part.


So all this to say we are doing something REALLY fun this month. I'm asking YOU to take a step outside of your comfort zone and make something!!


The prompt is simple: make something, ANYTHING (think painting, crafting, lettering, baking, etc.). You literally can't fail or be wrong!! This is supposed to be freeing and life-giving.  Post a picture of it with the hashtag #MakeSomethingSeptember. I might just repost some of your work!!

What holds you back from creating? What art or craft have you been wanting to try? Is there any tutorial or how-to you'd like to see me post on the blog?? Leave your comments below, we'd love to hear from you :)