Is your inner artist awake and inspired, bursting with brilliant ideas? Or, has it been slumbering so long you almost forgot you had one?

In this heartfelt and uplifting book, award-winning author and creative entrepreneur Teresa R. Funke draws on nearly three decades of experience to show you in quick, readable bursts:

  • What makes you uniquely creative
  • Why your art or ideas matter
  • How to silence your inner critic and access the courage to create
  • How to carve out time to follow your passion
  • How to trust your intuition and tap into your Higher Self

Today’s chaotic world requires an army of creative thinkers - and you are one of them. This transformative book will help you ignite your creative spirit and rediscover your passion, your purpose, and your power.

This book makes an excellent gift for clients, employees, teachers, students, and more. Please consider donating a copy to your local library, high school, arts organization, or nonprofit to help us spread the message of creative thinking to all. 

Cover Illustration by Amelia Caruso

Cover Design by Launie Parry

Published by Victory House Press

ISBN: 978-1-935571-43-8

Print Price: $19.99  Also available in e-book

Professional Reviews and Testimonials

"A compassionate and encouraging look at the costs and deep rewards of the artistic way of life. Funke's prose throughout this volume is brightly engaging and strengthened by her rapid-fire insights into the creative process, as well as by her recollections from her own life . . . There's no shortage of empowering manuals about creativity, but readers will likely find Funke's to be a memorable one." - Kirkus Reviews

"Whether you need a boost in energy, morale, or an increase in your happiness-factor, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life is a must-read.”
—Kathryn Kemp Guylay, bestselling author and founder of

“Eloquently written and with great insight, Teresa Funke’s writings will resonate with anyone who has wrestled with finding a greater sense of mindfulness and peace while struggling with the solitary life of the creative process. Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life is a wonderful resource, no matter what your age or level of experience.”
—Jephta Bernstein, founder and executive director, Off the Hook Arts

“Teresa Funke’s insights on the creative journey are thoughtful and inspiring. Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life is liking having your own personal coach providing support and cheering you on. Highly recommended!”
—Stephanie Chandler, author and CEO, Nonfiction Authors Association

“Teresa Funke provides artists of all stripes with a road map to developing an inexhaustible supply of bravery. Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life is a work to revisit again and again.”
—Jon Bard & Laura Backes, founders of WritingBlueprints.Com

About the Author

Teresa R. Funke is the embodiment of the modern artist/entrepreneur. She is an author, speaker, consultant, and community catalyst. She has written seven award-winning works of fiction, a well-received inspirational blog, and numerous published articles, essays, and short stories.