How Are You Constantly Feeding Your Creativity?
Since I’m a writer, people are always telling me I’m so creative because I manage to come up with all sorts of ideas for stories, books, blog posts, etc.
But I think everyone is creative.
We just have to learn how to feed our creativity.
For example, yesterday I visited my friend Aruna and she taught me how to paint on rocks.
We had such a great time.
And it was so nice to take a break from writing to do something different to feed my creativity for a change.
First, I’ll show you some of the paintings she’s made on rocks.
She’s really good at this and very creative, although she doesn’t see herself as a creative person, which seems odd to me because you can just mention something and it gives her a new idea for something else she can paint.
Here’s one of her rock paintings.
She also paints on seashells – even broken seashells– and comes up with some beautiful pieces, like this fish:
And here’s another example of her creativity. She decided to mold a turtle out of Play-Doh®, then she glued the turtle to a rock, then painted the turtle. I love the way this one turned out!
Okay, now keep in mind that I had never painted on rocks before yesterday.
Yet I think my two little paintings turned out pretty well.
But that’s more a testament to Aruna’s instruction and the techniques she’s developed for painting on rocks than it is to my painting ability or talent.
For my first try, I decided to paint a sea turtle because I love sea turtles!
Next, Aruna showed me how to paint a cute little starfish that really popped!
One of the things I loved most about painting on rocks like this was how relaxing it was.
And relaxation is a state of mind that, I think, increases creativity.
So all this leads me to my writing tip for you today.
Writing Tip: If you’re having trouble with something you’re trying to write, take a break from writing and feed your creativity in some other way.
• Paint something. You don’t have to paint on rocks. You can paint on anything.
• Go to the beach and just enjoy the view or sit in the sand and build sand castles!
• Take a walk in the park.
• Watch a good movie.
• Read a good book.
Once you take a break from writing and do something totally different, when you come back to writing you’ll feel refreshed and energized because you will have fed your creativity!
So take a break from writing this weekend and go out and feed your creativity by doing something fun and different from your usual routine.
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