Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday's Creativity Inspiration #1

Whatever your creative outlet, I thought it'd be cool to have a prompt, or a little bit of inspiration.  I used to love writer's prompts.  And, indeed, if you happen to be a writer, there's no reason you should not be able to use these.  They should work with whatever your creativity encourages. 

But... try to think outside the box.  If you don't have a creativity journal, think about getting one, and don't be afraid to scribble in it.  Collage in it.  Put pictures of your work and others' in it.  Don't write in it as if it had lines (even if it does), write big and bold, or sideways, or all different ways, or fill the page with random words.  Use different colored markers.  Let your inner artist play.  I'll probably address this from time to time in these Friday prompts, and some of them will deal specifically with your journal or sketchbook.  If you work better on random scraps of paper, start a scrapbook or at least keep them in a folder.  These things are great to look at later.

So you can start (or continue) in your journal with this one, or if you make jewelry, use it for that.  If you crochet, use it for that.  Use it to inspire your usual creative outlet or try a new one.  Got polymer clay?  Crayons?  Run wild.

If you do use it, please comment and leave me a link so I can see where the inspiration led you.

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This week's inspiration:

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it's getting toward the end of winter when we start longing for Spring.  Some of us are snowed in.  Some are tired of dreary skies and gray/brown earth.  You have the power of Spring in your hands, to make one small thing blossom.  What will you do with it?

I'll post my results next week, I'd love to see yours!


TummyMountain said...

thanks for featuring my little one on your blog!

Athena's Armoury said...

Brilliant. I'm looking forward to this new series!

Jane Doe said...

I used to have a creativity journal that I wrote in and pasted in pics from magazines but gave it up years ago. I'll have to start a new one, I forgot how fun it was!

Anonymous said...

oh, i lvoe that shop. Her artwork is so ellegantly simple and unique. I gave her and a few items some hearts. Thanks for sharing hun :)