Thursday, September 23, 2021

Embrace Imperfection To Unlock Your Creativity

 For the last seven weeks, we have been talking about 7 Creative Ways To Unlock Your Creativity.  How have you been doing?  Did you find this helpful?  Let me know in the comments section below.  Now on with the show!

Welcome! to the Markets of Sunshine podcast.  I'm your host, Marsha and I'm so glad that you are here with me today.  

Embrace Imperfection To Unlock Your Creativity

Do you ever find yourself comparing what you've done with what someone else did?  I know I've been guilty of that a time or two.  But, when we do that it only makes us feel miserable and does not help us feel good at all about ourselves.  So we need to stop doing that right now!

So how do we stop this comparison game?

We look for the God-given gifts that we do have and embrace those instead.  That stops the comparison game dead in its tracks.  

Scroll down and click that big green play button and catch the entire episode now!

Stay safe and keep those creative juices flowing.

Sending You Sunshine,


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Daydreaming Does Wonders For Your Creativity - Episode 7 Markets of Sunshine Podcast

7 Creative habits to unlock your creativity - #6 Daydreaming 

We are talking about the "7 Creative Habits to Unlock Your Creativity" through various quick and easy ways that you can incorporate into your life each day.  Let's dive into habit #6 on our list of seven.  It's all about daydreaming and using our imagination just like we did when we were young.  Do you remember that?

I can remember back in 3rd grade and getting in trouble many times for daydreaming.  The problem was my eyes.  I sat at the back of the classroom and could not see the writing on the blackboard.  I would squint until my eyes went blurry, and then I'd get bored and start looking out the window and start daydreaming.  

Between the teacher and my Mother, the problem was finally figured out, and a trip to the eye doctor and a pair of glasses solved the issue.  So the moral of the story is that we all have the inborn ability to use our imagination to take us somewhere when we are feeling stuck.

So here is what I want you to do this week.  Get out in nature or look out a window at nature and let your imagination take you to a place you love or would like to visit in the future.  Set a timer, and when the timer goes off, your brain will automatically bring you back to reality.  Next, I want you to do whatever you love to do that makes you feel creative.  Set the timer again for however long you have to devote to this thing.  

Get on the list for lots of creative goodness

Start doing this regularly with all of the Creative Habits that I've shared with you thus far, and before you know it, they will become a natural part of your daily routine.  Isn't that cool!  Want to get the list of "7 Creative Habits To Unlock Your Creativity" delivered to your email inbox?  Simply sign-up for our free newsletter here!  

I hope that you have been enjoying this new podcast addition to the Markets of Sunshine family.  We love bringing you useful content that helps you feel joy and gratitude through nature.

Keep Creating In The Sunshine!

Stay Safe!


Friday, September 10, 2021

52 Week Snail Mail Challenge - Episode 6 - 7 Creative Habits to Unlock Your Creativity

 Welcome! to the Markets of Sunshine podcast.  

I'm your host, Marsha.  Join me today for Episode 6 and learn the 5th Habit on our 7 Creative Habits to Unlock Your Creativity list.  It's all about keeping in touch with those we are grateful for and what they do that benefits our lives.

Are you ready?  Let's go!

I'm kicking off a 52 Week Snail Mail Challenge for 2021 and 2022 from September 13, 2021, to September 13, 2022.  You're invited to participate in this Creative Habit to help you have more gratitude and unlock those stuck creative moments.

Here are the rules for following along in the challenge.

  1. Pick up your September Embellishments Kit Club (or any item in my Etsy shop), >>> click Markets of Sunshine <<<< I'll mail you the worksheet for the 52 Week Snail Mail Challenge with your order.  This is just a way for you to show your support to my small business and the different ways I'm sharing with you to Unlock Your Creativity!
  2. Send me your first "Daily Sunshine" postcard (starting September 13, 2021) using one of the artwork prints in the kit. (use my mailing address on the package) 
  3. Write on the postcard - What makes you grateful for Markets of Sunshine? 
  4. Write on the postcard which one of my Etsy shops is your favorite.
  5. Then mail out one postcard every week from September 20, 2021, to September 13, 2022, to someone on your list of 52 names and addresses.  Ask them the same #3 question above but change Markets of Sunshine to What makes me grateful for you is __________.  Then ask them to write you back and tell you, "What makes them grateful for you?"  See what good results come back to you.
  6. Once I receive your postcard, I'll send you a postcard with your $5 Etsy shop credit code to use in the Etsy shop that you wrote on your postcard that you sent me.  There will be a 30-day expiration date for this coupon code.
  7. You Can join in the fun any time throughout the year between September 13, 2021, to September 13, 2022.

Are you in?  Leave me a comment below telling me so, and don't forget to pick up your September Embellishments Kit Club today!

Check out my 2018, 52 Week Snail Mail Challenge here <<<<<<

Sending You Sunshine,


Friday, September 3, 2021

Where Can You Write To Unlock Your Creativity? Episode 5 Markets of Sunshine Podcast

 Where Can You Write To Unlock Your Creativity?

Does location matter?  That's what we are going to dive into in today's podcast episode.

There are so many times and places throughout our day to take a moment and write down what we are grateful for that day in our Gratitude Journal.  But, we don't want to get in a rut and only write indoors.  In today's podcast episode, I'm going to share with you some fun ways to unlock your Creativity by taking your journal on a little trip.

Are you ready?  Click that play button below, and let's get started on our journey.  Don't forget to bring your Gratitude journal along and a fancy pen to write with.  By the way, I happen to have some beautiful beaded pens in my Etsy shop for you that will make your writing more enjoyable.  But, if you only have a plain pen, that will work too.  Giggle!

Come on over and visit my shop today.  Just click here >>> Markets of Sunshine <<<< 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

82 Gratitude Journal Prompts That Are Sure To Unlock Your Creativity

 Anyone can be a writer. Pick up this September Embellishments Kit Club that features a fancy beaded pen and enough papers to give you plenty of room to write.  When you use the add-on list of 82 Gratitude Journal prompts that I included for you in my Etsy shop, the words will begin to pour out from your grateful heart. You'll also notice you will start to feel more content and happier each day.

Get outside in the Sunshine each day to unlock your creativity.

Being in nature is all the medicine I need to help me feel calm and safe. I started a #dailysusnhinechallenge over on my Instagram page to help other people who were feeling stuck. Join me in a community movement designed to help you feel confident and motivated. You are not alone on this Creative journey.

Pick up your Daily Sunshine Journal Prompts list and September Embellishments kit club today. Join me and others in this life-changing activity.

Visit my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine here:

Don't stop here.  Keep going.  How about that list of 82 Gratitude Journal Prompts <<<click <<< that I use.