It is a tradition during the month of our Blogaversary to ask a couple of our favorite bloggers for a list of Se7en + 1 “anythings…” Things they love or things they loathe!!! Best books, best blogs, things you love about blogging, best outings, best ice-cream flavors, places to visit, best foods, fun traditions, habits, kid stuff you still enjoy, summer fun, winter fun, even se7en +1 favorite words – whatever they like…
I know we are into August, but I still have lovely guest posts to post… and if you follow our blog then you can not help but know how much I enjoy Alisa Burke’s work and her fabulous on-line classes, which have been such an inspiration!!! If you do nothing else head over to her website to meet one of the most sparkly eyed sweetest little baby girls on this earth!!! I love her list…
Se7en + 1 ways to be creative NOW!
- Make room to create!
Identify a place or space for creativity. Set aside a “sacred space” or maybe a few spaces that are dedicated to creative projects.
- Take a self portrait.
Take a self portrait and try to capture and document a feeling, moment or creative mood.
- Go abstract!
When I have the need to express myself- like really get some emotions out or just break free and go a little crazy- I turn to abstract expressionism. I give myself permission to just be messy, forget about creating anything that looks like something and put something down on paper. I scribble, I scratch, I drip and I splatter all over my surface!
- Cover a page with your favourite doodle!
There is nothing easier than doodling! Most of us have something that we are comfortable doodling so why try using a pen and paper and filling an entire page. Repeat that doodle over and over again in different sizes until the surface is filled.
- Go for a walk!
In my world there is nothing better than a good walk to clear my head and get the ideas flowing! Nature supplies some of the best inspiration so why not try getting outside for a little walk while you gather ideas and inspiration.
- Play with your food!
One of the first places I will turn for quick inspiration is food! It is the easiest place to find inspiration for colour and shapes. Often I pull my camera (or phone) and snap photos of beautiful vegis at the farmers market OR rows of shiny fruit at the grocery store.
- Hunt and gather!
When you can’t afford the time or money to splurge on art supplies Try hunting and gathering around the house. Look for everyday things and challenge yourself to get creative with what you have on hand.
- Be giving with your creativity!
I have noticed over time that some of my best work and most creative projects have happened when they are for someone else because the love and care that I put into it is like nothing I can re-create in other projects. Pick one person in your life and make something for them like a creative love note, a greeting card, a work of art or maybe try hosting a craft night where everyone shapes their favourite technique.
And the se7en + 1th
Thank-you so much Alisa Burke for your fun list and for joining our Celebrity Fun!!!