Everyone in the Universe is a Creative

Here at Creative Collected, we are believers in Christ, and the fact that God created the universe, everything in it, and us in His image. So if we are made in the image of the ultimate Creator, then we must all, by default, be creative as well.

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Kelli Wright
Forgive Yourself, Friend

My mother always said “everyone gets up in the morning, planning to do their best that day, and usually goes to bed, thinking, I’ll do better tomorrow!” This quote has absolutely, without a doubt, shaped the lease in which I look at the world and myself.

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Kelli Wright
You Don't Need That

I just want to encourage you today, if Jesus couldn’t do miracles in his home town, we can’t expect everyone around us, to always see our movement. Even friendships/people from our past can hold us to who we were, not letting us evolve into the people we were designed/called to be. So take a deep breath, you are not alone.  

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Kelli Wright
Revelations on Healing

It’s funny, how you can wait for-e-ver for something to break through in your life, when the only thing you needed to, ages ago, before the long wait, was step in the direction of healing.

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Kelli Wright
Collaboration

People are people, and sometimes people suck. Sometimes, I suck. Collaboration creates uncomfortable situations, however, we must lean into the discomfort to create our best art and cultivate our best selves.

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Ashlee Wright
Requirements of a Creative

The truth is, there are no rigid rules to being a Creative. I thought I needed to look a certain way, sound a certain way. In reality, I needed to remain obedient, with my eyes on the prize: Jesus. Don’t disqualify yourself from being a Creative because you are playing the comparison game. It’s not worth it.

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Ashlee Wright
An Open Letter: 'Seasons'

Today, I was listening to ‘Seasons’ by Hillsong, with tears streaming down my cheeks, holding my 5 month old as he reached out to touch my face, and realized that my pain must stop defining me. 

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Kelli Wright
Resurrecting Creativity

What do you do when the responsibility of daily life drains your creative spirit? Learning how to healthily charge your creativity is something we find very valuable. Click here to read one way to resurrect creativity.

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Kelli Wright
Creative Spotlight: Mikey Paulino Alban

Today we talk to Mikey Paulino Alban about his clothing line Freshman Year, the Hip Hop community, his love for creativity, and Jesus. Join us as he shares with Creative Collected about his perspective on creativity and it’s influence on faith and culture. Click here to read more!

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Ashlee Wright
Creative Spotlight: Sarah Gerald

Sarah is a North Carolina native currently living in lively Nashville. She has recently been a featured artist at the Femme Fest, is a writer of many forms (including songwriting, poetry, and spoken word), and is a contributor to Urban Faith online magazine. Join us on the blog as Sarah shares wisdom and gold during this Friday's Creative Spotlight. 

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Ashlee Wright
Idle Hands

"We all need rest. So why is necessary rest sometimes so boring? The truth is: rest isn't boring, but idleness is." Join us on the blog as Ashlee dives into the difference between rest and idleness. 'Idle Hands' brilliantly and simply goes a bit deeper into what biblical rest actually looks like. 

 

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Ashlee Wright
Creative Spotlight: Abby Grooms

Abby is a student at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She's a writer as well as a worship leader at her local church. Abby never identified herself as a Creative person until her relationship with the Holy Spirit encouraged her otherwise. Click here to read more!

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Ashlee Wright
Stepping Out of the Clutter

Join us on the blog with Kelli as she talks about a few ways she's learned to tidy-up the clutter that takes up unnecessary room inside the creative soul. This is a blog you don't want to miss if you're struggling with boundaries, unnecessary guilt, and overwhelming moments while operating in your God given gifting!

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Kelli Wright
Creative Spotlight: Micah Spieldenner

Micah is a Biblical and Theological Studies student at the University of Northwestern St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota. When he’s not studying ancient Greek, his eyes are on a script. Today Micah is joining us at Creative Collected as we discuss shyness, theology and acting, and how all these things have made Micah the man he is today! 

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Ashlee Wright
3 Enemies of Art

Being an artist is hard work. Writer’s bloc, feeling uninspired, being rejected, failing to bring your concepts to reality, etc.. does any of that sound familiar? If so, join us on the blog as Ashlee dives into the 3 Enemies of Art.

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Ashlee Wright