Creative Boost Wednesday: Creating Creativity

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Today, I want to focus on nurturing creativity. This post is heavily influenced by Julia Cameron's book, The Artist's Way.


Cameron advocates for two basic resources in your creativity toolbox: morning pages and the artist date. Click here for more information on morning pages and artist dates. Both tools call for regular self-expression. Basically, do something creative everyday. Allow yourself to go beyond your usual comfort zones. Stretch yourself. Continue collecting pieces of inspiration in your artist journal or box. Do something creative you've never done before.

I highly recommend this website for creative prompts (called "catalysts"). This week, the creative catalyst is "What’s a family or personal tradition your cherish?" Many artists share they collages, journals, and mixed media creations. Try using an artistic medium you've never tried before. Use colors that you don't usually utilize. Be inspired by others' creativity on this website, Creative Therapy.



Further challenge: share your daily creation on a blog, Facebook, or other social networking site. Or start a regular art night, inviting other creatives to try out new techniques or mediums. Or look into joining a group at your local art league or school.

1 comments:

Jen Merritt said...

thank you for sharing!

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