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.
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.
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 😉
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.
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!
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