Creative inspiration is everywhere. We can find it in our daily lives, in our past, and in experiencing another’s art. If we choose to make art, we first must make a place for it in our lives. By setting up a time and protecting the space where art happens, which includes silencing the inner critic, we invite the muse to reveal herself. Creativity is all about play. When we engage in artistic endeavors, we’re tapping into those feelings of wonder, joy, curiosity, and discovery that a child experiences as they engage with the world around them. In the pages of this guide, you’ll find exercises to try, questions to answer, and new ways to uncover the creativity that resides in all of us. This is a companion for your artistic trek that suggests how to begin, where to locate ideas, what practice offers, when it’s time to move beyond a block, and why sharing your art is important. Be courageous, and take a step onto the artistic path!