How She Creates Ep: 206 Creative Research with Crystal Moody

Listen to creative guru, Crystal Moody, who completes a daily creative project, share her best tips for time management, creative research, inspiration, creativity and more on the creative podcast How She Creates.
I am so honored to have Crystal back on the podcast again this season! Crystal writes one of the most inspiring email newsletters I read each week and I am so happy that she agreed to share her process for creative research with us. In this episode Crystal shares about going to the library – not the internet- for inspiration, reading habits, researching, prioritizing your time, creative habits, the benefit of art communities and so much more. Listen in as she has some great advice to help you move your creative work to have more meaning and to tell the story to help draw in your audience. Plus! There is a giveaway for this week’s How She Creates Challenge!

Now, go listen and enjoy the show!

Win the Year Of Creative Habits Book

To celebrate Crystal’s new book that is coming out in mid November, we are giving away a copy! Here’s how to win: Get off your computer and go do some in-real-life research and then make something inspired by it. Share your creation on instagram, tag @crystalmoody and @laurenlikesblog and use the hashtag #howshecreates. Next Monday, on the podcast, I will choose and announce a winner who will receive a copy of Crystal’s new book as soon as it launches!

Fine Print: Giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere. You must listen to next weeks episode to hear the announcement and the winner will need to email me to claim their prize. Giveaway closes November 13th, 2017.

Show Notes

Meet Our Guest

Crystal Moody is a former art and math teacher. In December of 2013, she was inspired by her 4 year-old daughter’s huge pile of artwork. She challenged herself to build her own creative habits by doing one little, creative thing each day. In 2014 she made a drawing every day, often photographing it with her breakfast. In 2015, she painted each day. You can follow her journey or even join her year of creative habits at

Connect with Crystal:
Blog · Instagram · Year of Creative Habits

Meet Your Host

Lauren is an American crafter, adventurer and storyteller living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with her husband. Lauren is an art maker, grace giver, photographer of life, laugh enthusiast, creativity chaser, believer in people, inspiration aficionado, street food lover, and DIY fanatic.

Connect with Lauren:
Blog · Instagram · Courses · Pinterest 

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