One of the things that bugs me most (on the creative level that is) is getting into a creative rutt. And it seems to have a mind of its own, as to when and why it happens. “Why was yesterday so easy and fun to create in, and today I’m stuck in this creative funk? I can’t seem to create anything I like!”
If only I could answer that one!! While I can’t answer the why, maybe instead we can think of the HOW. In other words, how can we get out of these creative rutts or funks?
Here are some things that have helped me in the past!
1. Watch YouTube! Do a search for mixed media, there will be tons of free colorful, informative, and fun videos to see! Here are some of my favorite channels : Carolyn Dube, Willowing, Effy Wild, MixedMedia Jenn, and Diana Trout (to name a few)
2. Take online classes! Like what you see on their YouTube channels? Most artists offer some classes as well! Some of my favorites are offered here: JaneDavenport.com DonnaDowney.com FloraBowley.com aColorfuljourney.com
3. Join some art communities! These can be found on Facebook or through individual websites, these are great free resources to get creative ideas. Here are a couple of my favorites: Willowing.ning journalworkshops.ning.com
Here are a few examples of some creative- releasing activities I’ve recently gotten to try!
This is from The Creative Revolution e-course from Flora Bowley!
From the Over the Rainbow online class by Jane Davenport!
From the Life Book 2017 class by Tamara Laporte (Willowing)
So take a moment, be kind to yourself, try something new, and check out some of these amazing resources!