Just because you love something, doesn’t mean it isn’t hard. If you’re an artist, this is a truth you know very well. Whether you write, paint, draw, woodwork, make fiber art, or do any other type of creative work, we’ve all had periods where we feel blocked and unproductive.
But the best things in life are the ones that challenge us, right? So, even when it seems impossible, you have to put in the effort to drive your creativity and rediscover inspiration. To help get you started, here are a few ideas for getting the creative juices flowing!
Write down ideas as you have them.
The creative part of your mind works best at different times. When you’re in that window, take advantage of it and write down or even audio or video record your thoughts, ideas, and inspirations. These notes can help guide you if you sit down to work and draw a blank.
Take a walk.
Research studies have shown that spending time outside in nature stimulates your mind and can boost creativity. Moving physically can help you mentally move past a block and trigger those innovative thoughts. Listen to your favorite music as you walk for a double dose of inspiration!
Try something new.
It’s hard to get inspired when you’re following the same routine and talking to the same people day in and day out. Sometimes, you have to change things up to spark new ideas. Seek out new places, new people with diverse perspectives, new activities, or even different types of art to try to provide inspirational material and help you relax and better tap into that creativity in the first place.
Do something for your art every day.
Consistency is the key to growth and success in any endeavor. Put aside dedicated time each day to do something that fuels your art. It could be a practice drawing or writing a few sentences, or just something that helps you stay creative like walking or exercising. Whatever it is, do it daily and with no distractions
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