CREATIVITY | THE IMPORTANCE OF IT & WAYS TO CULTIVATE IT
So many people are being creative in so many ways lately because of the situation. I love that. I know that a lot are experiencing bad things because of the corona. But somehow still finds the positivity in everyday life. Creativity can bring happiness but it can also help you through dark and hard times in your life. That’s why I find it very comforting in these times where your mind is all over the place and you’re worried about your loved ones (and probably other stuff as well).
Do you want to create, but don’t know how to and with what? I have some ideas for you:
Paint, draw, doodle | You do not need to be a big artist to enjoy things like these. Being in a state where you just need to create is truly liberating somehow. I’ve been painting and drawing a lot lately and I can’t stop. It feels so good to have all this inspiration and to get it out on paper.💡 Idea: Follow artists to boost that creativity e.g Malika, Wonder Forest, Inky.
Journaling, write, read | I love to spend time in a quiet state where my mind is focused. This is where I write my blog posts and I can be 100% focused on the task and not having external noise and disturbance. Putting my thoughts and experiences in writing is satisfying for me, and a great way to express yourself and make a small contribution to the world or yourself. 💡 Idea: Keep a bullet journal like these and have different theme spreads like these.
Knitting, embroidery, sew | How amazing would it be to make your own sweaters and such? Or find old clothes and give them a cool and fresh look with embroidery? 💡 Idea: You can find free patterns here, like this Holly Bandeau top.
Handcrafting, DIY | There’s countless of creative crafting to make. Whether it might be something unique like making ceramics/clay or other DIY projects for your home, wardrobe or something else. 💡 Idea: If you need freshen up your home, you can try this or this. Regarding wardrobe, this is cool and I’d definitely try this. Also, this headband DIY is awesome.
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
With that being said, if you don’t feel like it, don’t force yourself to be creative. You should always feel a certain joy. The joy of playing, and the joy of experimenting. If you lack inspiration, stop working and do something else, and get back to it later. You can keep a folder filled with different things that have inspired you through the years. Colors, patterns, people, quotes and so on. Or go for the modern method and create boards on Pinterest.
| F A C T |
The watercolor palette has emotional value to me because it was my grandfather’s. He was a big artist with such great talent, and I admired him for his beautiful being.
Thank you for reading. Let me know below what you like to do when you’re in a creative state.