10 ways to ‘Wake Up’ your Creativity!

Amylee’s 10 Simple Methods 

Everyone can be creative, whether it’s painting, knitting, making photos or jams, or designing a new organization chart. Using our creativity, we enrich our daily life, find solutions and express ourselves differently.

Is your creativity currently failing you? Do not panic; you just need a few stimuli to restart the process! Here are the 10 ways I revitalize my creativity. I am sure you already know some of them, but if not, this article will give you some ideas to apply.

1 / I reorganize my workspace

  • I organize with a good cleaning, tidying and labelling. I keep only the essentials.
  • I set up a welcoming, comforting and above all functional studio

e.g. : Square boxes, archive boxes, and tubes are very useful for functional storage.

2 / I carry a small notebook everywhere

  • I write lists of ideas.
  • I write and draw what passes through my mind

e.g. : A nice notebook and a ballpoint pen to go everywhere with me.

3 / I feed my curiosity

  • I discover new music or new places. I read a lot.
  • I am interested in creative and inspiring people, I read their biographies.

e.g. : Books are available in GreatArt London Shoreditch. Did you know that?

4 / I get my body moving

  • I walk in a park or elsewhere. I exercise my whole body regularly to increase my energy.
  • It is often when walking that ideas flock and I note them so I don’t forget!

e.g.: The tote bag is my friend when I find myself without any pockets.

5 / I plan my activities

  • I organize my weekly or monthly schedule (exhibitions to prepare, business cards to print, appointments not to forget).
  • I respect dates and information noted. I highlight when a mission is finished to identify the things to do.

e.g. : Zap books and spiral notebooks are perfect for A4 “home-made” diaries.

6 / I take time to relax

  • I limit the time in front of screens to avoid their stimulation effects.
  • I sing in the shower, I dream, I paint, I meditate.

e.g. : Flowers scattered to surround. A candle to help focus.

7 / I create again and again

  • I allow myself mistakes and I do not give up.
  • I have a lot of fun immersing myself in the pleasure of creating!

e.g: I erase and start again as much as I want! The magic side of graphite pencils.

8 / I open my appetite

  • I stroll in my favorite shops. The abundance of materials increases my creative cravings.
  • Envy encourages motivation and opens the door to new ideas.

e.g: Shelves filled with paint and blank canvases ... Welcome to the paradise for creative people

9 / I start with blue

  • I often draw with a ballpoint pen with blue ink.
  • A colour that inspires me and removes any blockage. Have you ever tried?

e.g.: It’s always easier when you see life in blue!

10 / I show my paintings

  • I exhibit my artworks on the internet and in art galleries which causes in me a slight surge of adrenaline. Nothing like it to feel alive!
  • By unveiling my creations to an audience, I cut this link between the artist and the creation. In creative detachment, the artist let it go new thoughts and creativity as well.

e.g.: For an amazing opening in gallery, don’t forget to have a portfolio to present your art and some frames to dress up each painting.

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The content for this post was provided by professional fine artist, Amylee Paris. You can visit her colourful portfolio or follow her Facebook page.

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