|Journal Cover I made for a standard $1 journal |
you can find pretty easily at Target/Walmart/dollar store...
Click here for a tutorial to make your own.
This was actually recommended to me by Angelina, a creative consultant (that is what I call her). I first met Angelina through my son's preschool. She was his teacher. And if you have watched a few of my vlogs, you know that I LOVE his preschool and his teachers! I will talk about the reasons why in another post. One of which includes the fact that Angelina is a child intuitive!! (something else she does not call herself - but it is true!). She is able to observe your child for a short amount of time, and know exactly what he/she needs - and then tell you how to give it to him/her in a holistic way. And apparently she can do the same for adults! I had a telephone conversation with her about my artist journey and it was AMAZING. Anyway, she gave me a lot of great advice that day - one of which includes doing free-form, tribal-like dancing to clear your chakras. Her pinterest board has some really good videos on it.
This one was mind blowing:
Did you know that we were ALL dancers?
Here is Angelina's facebook page if you are interested in speaking with her yourself.
Sketching from a photo
|Sketch from a photo used in an art journal entry.|
That is all that I have so far. I have heard of other inspirational tactics like looking at other artist's work, following a tutorial, or being with nature. Unfortunately, those do not work for me. When I look at other artist's work, I get so CONSUMED with the artist and their work, I cannot hear my own inner artist... When I follow tutorials, I am so determined to learning every single thing, I do not give myself permission to deviate from the lesson and so the activity never becomes self-expression. And lastly, my main creative time is late at night, so I am not about to go outside on a nature walk... especially since I don't live in the *best* area.
Anyway, I am by no means a creative expert (YET! Ha!). But these are just some things that I have discovered about myself and I wanted to share. You're welcome ;).
Sooooooo, I would love to know: how do you stay creative?