I have been doing some soul searching these days and have been thinking about what drives me. Art really drives me, as some people are driven by sports, reading, math or any other subject that lights them up. With design I have always felt incredibly inspired to push on and create more! So Thought I would share some of my opinions about cranking up creative impulses within! Please take this lightly, only an observation so far……. 🙂
Crank Up Your Creative Impulses
Don’t be shy or ashamed of your true inner creative instincts. The more you let creative visions come into your being, the more they will intuitively form into understandable ideas and visuals. As soon as you give yourself permission and let go of your inhibitions, your imagination will delight your senses, as if by magic.
Find Your True Creative Self
Don’t be afraid to take a physical journey and just play. The creative people I know have the tendency to be able to enjoy playing and goofing around. Find some time for this child like part of you. Make some play dough and start sculpting. You do not have to plan, organize or even know what you are about to create, even seconds before you start. Knowing what you are going to do, is not a prerequisite for being creative. I urge you all to let go of this pre conceived idea. Creativity can be a very unorganized puddle of ideas that will finally come together at the perfect moment, usually once you begin and again when you complete your work. Take naps, sit and watch the stream moving over pebbles delicately lying on the ground. Stare at things and let your mind wander, you will be surprised with what pops into your mind.
Listen to Your Creative Subconscious
Tra la la!! When doing dishes I start off by enjoying the warm water running over my hands and then I just let my thoughts go. When folding laundry I do not attach myself to the actual task at hand, be happy with a little daydreaming 101. Get excited and let your subconscious do the work for you. When you get excited about an idea or the thought of being creative, your ideas will naturally flow in, especially the juicy, expansive and unique ideas.
More on this subject later…..Sky