- Cooking - Putting a recipe together with your own choices of tasty spices, ingredients and the artistic presentation of that dish.
- Baking - Mixing and blending cakes and tarts while using your creative imagination in their decoration.
- Gardening - Growing colorful flowers and plants, their placement in your garden space, pruning, cutting flowers and then arranging them.
- Decorating - Your office or home by choosing wall colors, furniture, accessories and window covering. Decorating your domain is a very personal creative choice. Since I am a Wearer of Many Hats, I tend to lean on the eclectic side.
- Crafts - Sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving, wood burning and carving just to name a few.
- Recycling - The creativity of taking many different daily items we encounter and repurposing their use is limitless.
Here are 10 tips that may help to inspire you:
- Learn to listen to your inner voice, your inner child.
- Be curious, read, don't be afraid to learn something new or even take a class.
- Sleep on it; more ideas seem to come to us when we are falling asleep.
- Ask questions and keep an open mind.
- Focus and be proactive.
- Create a habit of completion.
- Don't judge your project too soon - We can be our own worst critic, remember we all learn from our mistakes.
- Schedule quiet time for yourself by taking a nature walk or just take what is referred to as an artist break just to be.
- Carry a note book or small recorder to help you catch your thoughts and ideas.
- Most important - Remember to enjoy yourself in whatever you deem to be your creative branch.
She has written several books to inspire and help people discover their creative potentials.
You may want to check out:
"Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity."
"The Artist's Way" or for the writer in you
"The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life"
Find and nurture creativity within yourself.
I welcome any questions, sharing or comments you may have.
By Danielle Manibog
"Creativity is innocent, playful and simple. When we paint and color and cut with scissors,
we are five years old again, absorbed in the moment, ecstatic in joy. Like flesh and blood it is humble.
It belongs to all of us."~ Dana Lynne Anderson
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