Revving Your Creative Engine

Sometimes I really want to create but I just can’t get into the groove.  I have a few things that I like to do to try and rev my creative engine, so to speak, and thought that I’d share them with you.

Create a Ritual

You can create your own ritual before creating art in your designated creative space.  This can include lighting a candle or incense, turning on music, having an alter, meditating, etc.  There are so many possibilities.  I like to burn incense when I’m creating in my studio and listen to music.  The music varies with my mood.

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Search Social Media for Inspiration

I have several Pinterest Boards dedicated to art and inspiration for my art, such as interesting portraits and photographs, art journaling pages and art techniques.

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Pinterest

I also love watching art videos on YouTube for inspiration.  You can always watch some of my videos on YouTube and hopefully they will be inspirational 😉

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YouTube

Clean Creative Space

One warm up that I use the most is cleaning up or organizing my art studio.  I will put things away that I had used previously, put away paint brushes or palettes that I left out to dry, etc.  I may do this for about 10 minutes and then I’m ready to create.

 Prep Backgrounds

Sometimes after I pickup around my studio, I like to work on backgrounds in my art journal or canvases.  Since I know that it is only the bottom layer, I feel less pressure to make something that I love.  This can be anything from adding gesso to pages in my art journal to creating a collage background on one of my canvases.

I hope that these ideas will help inspire you to create.  If you have any techniques or rituals that help get your creative juices flowing, I would love to hear about them!

Thanks for stopping by!

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July 2016 Art Snacks Unboxing

After watching several YouTube videos of people unboxing the Art Snacks monthly subscription boxes, I decided to get on the Art Snacks bandwagon myself.

If you have never heard of Art Snacks, it is a monthly subscription and for only $20 a month, you get a little box full of awesome art supplies.  You can find more at their website.

I decided to do my own unboxing video while I unboxed my July 2016 Art Snacks box.  I hope you enjoy!

July 2016 Art Snacks Unboxing

If you enjoyed this video, please let me know and I will be sure to do more Art Snacks unboxing videos in the future.  Thanks for stopping by!