I’ve been writing a column over on Indie Fixx about creativity – I thought you might all find it interesting too so here’s a little teaser for each post (four so far) and you can pop over to Jen’s place to read the rest and see all the photos.
Setting your own creativity challenge
“It’s also a good idea to make yourself accountable in some way to complete your challenge. I started a blog so that people all over the world could see my progress. And I always get asked, “What’s your craft this week” by my friends, family and colleagues. So there’s less chance of me abandoning it. You don’t have to start a blog–you could join like-minded people on a forum, flickr, twitter or just tell your family your plans so they support you.”
Inspiration and motivation
“I love craft books and magazines and I have a huge stash of them. But you could also use design, food and gardening magazines for inspiration – imagine drawing a page full of beautiful spring flowers from a magazine. You could pin up your favourite images on an inspiration board, stick them on your studio wall or save them in a journal.”
Making time for creativity
“Depending on your daily schedule and your natural rhythms–I often feel more creative in the mornings for example–carve out a time slot in the day that you can spend creating. It may mean getting up an hour earlier. Or staying up an hour later if that works for you. If an hour seems too much try just 20 minutes earlier. If you’re serious about being creative you can make the time.”
A creative space
“How about a corner of your sofa or a pretty chair in your bedroom? Just perfect for some knitting, embroidery or sketching. Don’t forget to make sure you’ve got a good light source so you’re not squinting as you stitch beyond sun-down.”
Now, onto the blogging every day bit. I usually write this blog just once a week but for the whole month of May I will be posting here every single day. You know I love a challenge.
I’m taking part in the 2011 Blogathon – find out more here. I hope I can keep it up! Come back tomorrow to see this week’s craft.