The Creative Sandbox Way™: Your Path to a Full-Color Life

By Melissa Dinwiddie

Want to live a full-color life? Need a boost in your momentum and confidence? Life is too short to not express the innate creativity inside of you, andThe Creative Sandbox Way™ is your path to living a more creative life than you ever thought possible.

Filled with paradigm-shifting lessons and stories, journal questions, thought-provoking creative prompts, and coloring pages, The Creative Sandbox Way will help you take the fear out of creating and bring back the joy.

An excellent antidote for creative burnout, as well as a primer for anyone just getting started with creative pursuits, whatever your form of creative expression and expertise this playbook for creative living will help you learn to be comfortable with and embrace your own, authentic creativity, while offering a compassionate approach to dealing with your demons.

You’ll learn:

  • Melissa’s 10 fool-proof guideposts that have helped thousands get joyfully creating.
  • 5 reasons why creative play is good for you, AND for the world (it’s neuroscience, baby!)
  • Why “I’m not creative” is always a lie, and how to bust it.
  • How to turn creative blocks into friends.

In short, The Creative Sandbox Way is a new approach to your creativity that will transform how you relate to it forever. Whether you’re stalled by perfectionism, impostor complex, or any other form of resistance, this book will help you move forward, learn to play again, create more work, and infuse your life with more happiness as a result.

“It’s one part field guide, one part creative practice — and I loved it. The Creative Sandbox Way is an adventure packaged as a book.”
-Chris Guilldebeau, NYT best-selling author of The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup

“What I love about Melissa’s work — from her talks to her podcast and now this gem of a book — is that I get unstuck simply by listening or reading whatever she has to say. She so authentically lives her message of creative play that her words are always an uplifting transmission that lifts me right into creating — like a sparkly gentle but insistent wave. You will love her spirit and her many useful suggestions!” 
-Jennifer Louden, best-selling author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer

The Creative Sandbox Way belongs on the bookshelf next to Annie Lamott’s Bird by Bird. Buy three copies: one for the bedside, one for your desk, one for the bathroom.” 
-David Roche, inspirational humorist and author of The Church of 80% Sincerity


Publisher: Pluralite Press
Available in: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9979626-1-1
Published: November 15, 2016


Color Yourself Creative: Coloring Pages from Members of the Creative Sandbox Community

By Melissa Dinwiddie & Members of the Creative Sandbox Community

Relax and de-stress with these 40 designs in a range of themes, all created and lovingly contributed by members of Melissa Dinwiddie’s online lab for women’s leadership through creative expression, the Creative Sandbox Community.

You’ll find something for all skill levels, including Abstract, Animals, Anime, Calligraphy, Floral, Geometric, Patterns and more. Each coloring page is on its own sheet, ready for coloring with your tool of choice — markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.

Printed single-sided on 60lb bright white paper.

Created as a community project, and sold AT COST as our gift to you.


Publisher: Pluralite Press
Available in: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9979626-0-4
Published: August 28, 2016

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