Creativity block? Where’s my creativity gone?
How I stay creative
I have always been creative and always wanted to do work that is related to art and design, but sometimes I suffer from the dreaded creative block.
It happens to all artists, everything is going well, it is fun it is great, you are floating and you forget to fill up your creative storage and you reach that mental block !!! And then BOOM! You crash and you think it´s all lost. It is not lost – it is still inside you, and you just need to know the secret that will let it out again. Sometimes all it takes is a simple bit of joy and inspiration to get motivated and keep on working. However sometimes it is much more complicated. But you cannot simply wait around for inspiration. Consistent creativity needs discipline, hard work and openness.
Creativity is not a solid substance, from time to time it varies. No one is always 100% creative, just as no one is always being smart. Over the years I have found different things that trigger my inspiration. They have truly transformed the way I live as an artist. And now I will share some of my experience and secrets with you.
Don’t “play it safe” try to let go and be brave
Sometimes your art finds a style or medium that works, but when everything gets slow then you need expand to keep on developing. Try something new or a new variation of what you have been doing. Let go of thoughts like: “my style is …” “I always been …. “ “ I only like…..” If you want to get over the block you got to climb over it or dig under it or go round or whatever it takes to get to the other side, it will NOT be easy, but it will be fun and rewarding. When you start to use new tools it will give your work depth by continually evolving and trying new things. Take a look at some of the tips and begin your journey to your creativity .Please let me know how it is for you.
1 Reserve a couple of hours every week for you to do what YOU want to do – with no interruptions from work or family, or chores.
2 Meditate ( … and if you don’t know how – learn – Youtube has very good lessons).
3 Do a walk. Leave lots of time, bring some food, a drink, and camera or a sketch book.
4 Do somthing you have never done, but have always dreamt of doing.
5 Go and meet positiv thinking pople. They will back you up.
6 Bring a new smell in to you home, what ever makes you happy.
7 Write letters to your great grand child.
8 Set time for a new hobby. Dancing? Cooking? Learn a language? Play some music? Listen to some new music? Write a short story? Knitting? woodwork?
9 Get your self a nice sketch book and carry it with you at all times. so that you don’t lose any precious ideas
10 Contact an old friend and, talk and talk.
I got one more for you
11 Learn how to eat an elephant. It seems impossible, but you have to take the first bite. Then it is easier. Take one more bite and there is less elephant. If you take one bite and one more bite, then one more, soon it will not seem impossible. And before you know it – you will see that you have made progress. So – how do you eat an elephant – now you know – one bite at a time!