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The Mary Marantz Show

May 23, 2023

What does it take for you to start creating? 

Do you need a specific rhythm or routine to help you settle into the process? Or, uninterrupted time in your favorite spot at home or out in nature? 

Creativity is messy, vulnerable, time-consuming, and hard work. It takes effort and courage to open ourselves to an imperfect process, let alone have the patience to see it through.

But what if we stopped viewing it as a hobby and started treating it as a sacred practice?

Today, join Ashlee and Mary, as they lean into what really holds us back from creating and how to move creativity from the margins to the marrow of our lives. 

Tune in to hear, 

  • What developing film taught her about the creative process

  • Why you really aren’t taking steps to start

  • How to grab onto stubborn hope

  • What the real cost of monetization is

  • The signs to look for when transitioning your passion to full time 


The truth is, there will always be a million reasons not to create but the time to start is now. So, whether you feel like you aren’t ready yet or your own expectations are limiting the process, let today be the permission you need to create anyway. 

You were made for this.

Now, creativity is calling, are you ready to answer?


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More About Ashlee: Ashlee Gadd is a writer, photographer, and the ultimate hype girl for all things motherhood & creativity. Out of those two passions, she recently released her first book entitled, Create Anyway: The Joy of Pursuing Creativity in the Margins of Motherhood.  One-part commissioning, one-part pep talk, Create Anyway will propel you forward with a renewed sense of energy, purpose, and enthusiasm for stewarding the creative dreams God has planted in your heart. Because no matter the season, creativity does not have to be at odds with your life.