Life is Better in Colour


There is an underlying, in-dwelling creative force infusing all of life— including ourselves.

Julia Cameron

Everyone is creative in some way, shape, or form. Some of us make things. Some of us think differently. Some of us make people laugh. Some of us can pull things apart and put them back together.

We all bring something creative to the world, whether we dance, sing, paint, do makeup and hair, interior design, photography, build houses, repair cars, bake cakes, or help fix people’s bodies and minds.

Our contribution may be on a world scale, it may be in our community, it may be in our family, but every expression of creativity contributes colour and light to the world.

In The Message Bible, there’s an encouragement to us all to bring what we have and share it:


Here’s another way to put it:

You’re here to be light,

bringing out the God-colours in the world.

Matthew 5:14


When we create anything we add light and bring out the God-colours in our world. Today, I wrote this blog, made a big pot of soup for my aunt, worked on a seminar I’m presenting this week, and I’ll write a little bit of my next novel. Are any one of these lesser or more important in the scheme of life? Probably not. When we create something out of love, out of contribution, out of a sense of service and send it out to the world, that’s light. That’s colour.

Most of the time, life is made up of ordinary moments, the everyday moments that don’t get broadcast to the world.

Even if what we create only reaches one person, life takes on a multitude of colours, sounds, and emotions when we pursue creativity. Life is better in colour!

What colours are you bringing to the world today?


A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.

Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bring forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.

Elizabeth Gilbert


love, Elaine


About Elaine Fraser

Elaine realised she wanted to be a writer at ten years of age when the words flew off the page during a creative writing lesson. She studied English and Education at university and went on to spend many years as a high school English teacher teaching others how to write. In 2005, Elaine took the plunge and began writing full-time. Since then she has published five books and blogs at Elaine’s passion is to write about real issues with a spiritual edge. When she’s not travelling the world in search of quirky bookstores or attending writing retreats in exotic locations, she can be found in the Perth hills sitting in her library—writing, reading, mentoring writers and hugging her golden retriever.