5 Unique Ways to Get Creative Juices Flowing

5 Unique Ways to Get Creative Juices Flowing

Fine Art Tips

4. Stream Of Consciousness Writing

• Another writing exercise? Absolutely. Once again, this is a time-tested method of finding a unique creative concept.

• Start with one simple question. What do you want to create? A still life. A sculpture of a man playing the bagpipes.

• A sweater embroidered with a likeness of Elvis. Whatever strikes your fancy. Next, give yourself a time limit that’s at least 5 minutes long.

• Now write. Will it be fat Elvis or thin Elvis? What kind of jumpsuit is he wearing? What’s he got in his hands? A microphone and a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.

• When the time expires, put your pen down and create what you’ve just written about.

5. Meditation / Do Something else

• As the old saying goes, “A watched pot never boils,” so stop waiting for inspiration to strike.

• Your brain is a marvelous multi-tasking machine, so go do something else. Ideally, you should pick something monotonous like mowing the lawn or washing the dishes.

• Once your mind starts to wander, you’ll be surprised how quickly it will start generating ideas.

• The trick is to record them as soon as they pop up, so you don’t forget them.

After trying some of the steps above, you’ll start accomplishing more than just staring at a blank canvas!

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