A Scribbley Approach to Inspiring Creativity
Check out these 10 tips to find ways to spark and inspire your creativity!
1. Get out, try new things. Go for a walk. Take the time to experience the sights, sounds and smells that are all around you. You will be able to draw upon your new experiences for inspiration.
2. Keep an idea folder. Every time you see something that you find interesting, place it in a folder, or file it in your computer or on Pinterest.
3. Carry a Sketchbook. Sketchbooks are great; scribble your ideas and your thoughts. Instead of writing out your thoughts, draw them! This is not intended to be for perfect drawings – it’s more of a diary for thoughts and inspiration. I like to date the pages because it’s fun to thumb through them later and remember where I was and what inspired me.
4. Look and see. Really look at an object or work of art and allow it to speak to you. If you sit quietly and study the object you will see all types of things that you didn’t notice on first glance. Look at the shape, the color, do the shapes and colors repeat themselves? Use that experience to draw from when you create your next project.
5. Experiment. Adding just one new element to something you are working on can really spice things up! Take risks, challenge yourself and see what you come up with. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
6. Play with color. I love color and always seem to start every new project with color as my source of inspiration. Let the colors speak to you and choose colors that suit your mood and your project.
7. Magazines and Photos are great inspiration. Look through magazines and take photos of things that you like or find interesting. Refer back to them for inspiration – it may be a color, texture or shape that inspired you to hold onto that image- work from that inspiration!
8. Organize your supplies. Keep your supplies all together and in one place, so when you get the urge to create you won’t be frustrated looking for your supplies. Make sure your supplies are good quality and are in good working order.
9. Take your time. Offer yourself the opportunity to take your time and enjoy the process of exploring your creativity. Have fun and get Scribbley!
10. Don’t be afraid to just scribble. Put your pen, pencil, marker or brush on a piece of paper and just let it take you. You may be totally surprised at what comes out of your fingers! We all have an inner scribbler who is wildly creative, just like Mozart, John Lennon, Picasso, Einstein and Coco Chanel!