We have all been through a phase where we seem to have so many ideas for new paintings and artworks but when we actually sit down to do it, the creative juices somehow just don’t flow anymore! We give it names like creator’s block and art block, but not many understand why it happens or how we can snap out of it. Creativity doesn't flow from a tap that we can simply turn off and on. It's fickle. But as an artist, you may also want to be consistent with your posts on social media or even be determined to make creating art a daily habit. Here are a few tips for you to achieve that with ease!
- List It Out
Creating lists can help you organize those tangled thoughts. When you catch yourself having many ideas floating in your head, take a piece of paper and note down each of them! You could even do this on a note-taking app on your phone. This list can serve multiple purposes like being your source of inspiration to create, a reference to create your content schedule and even help you understand what it is that you like doing the most!
If you can find a nice, quiet spot to escape from your usual work routine, meditation might help you stoke the creative flame. It will also help you relax, which is never a bad thing. Calming down the chaos and reverting to your work helps you be more efficient. A refreshed and rejuvenated mind is sure to come up with interesting and new ideas!
- Switch Your Medium
Break out of your comfort zone by being creative in a different way. If you are a digital artist, try painting on paper. If you are a writer, try sketching. Doing things that are outside your comfort bubble will help you gain a new perspective and gives you a chance to explore new areas of interest! Breaking out of a monotonous routine is vital to keep the creative juices flowing.
- Perform Basic Tasks
Clean your room, fold your clothes, organize your stationery, clear your palettes or do any pending time-consuming task that will allow your mind to wander. This frees up your subconscious and will allow new ideas to enter. At the very least, you'll get some of the housework done!
- Map Your Mind
This technique is just as good as brainstorming. Simply jot down a central topic or word on a piece of paper and then link related terms or ideas around it. This creates a visual way of seeing how different ideas and concepts are linked while providing a unique perspective on your subject. This could be a theme based on which you can create an art series!
We hope these tips help you in jumpstarting your mind to be creative again and keep art blocks away always! Share this with someone you think will find this article useful and also don’t forget to check out our wide collection of Art Paper Products here!