Guest Posts: Creativity and Inspiration

What do you do to add creativity to your life? What are your favourite techniques and supplies? Do you have any tips and tricks to bring creativity into otherwise boring things? Where do you find your inspiration? How do you come up with ideas for your blog posts or stories? Do you get crafty with your kids? Do you have a tutorial you’d like to share? Would you like to share a review of your favourite art products?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES I’d love for you to write a guest post for Doing it the Open Way! For more information, or to submit something for me to read, drop me an email to or a tweet @DaireCharlotte.
Hope to hear from you soon!
D x

This summer so far…

This summer so far… I’ve finished my assignments and finished my exams. I’ve moved, I’ve painted bedrooms, I’ve dragged around furniture I’ve (half) unpacked. I’ve read five books this month. I’ve written zero blog posts. I’m wondering what to do with my time.

I love to write, I really do. I thought I’d be great at keeping a blog. I’m actually not though. My problem is that I can never think of anything to write about… what have I got to say that an audience will find remotely interesting? During term time I can procrastinate about assignments, or moan about soul-destroying set texts, but now what? Is there anything you, as readers, would like me to write about? Or, as bloggers, any tips you could offer?

I’m determined to do better, so you’ll be hearing from me soon,