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17 Ideas to SparkCreativity

Humans long to create meaning.

In their lives, in their career, in their art. We want to squeeze meaning out of anything. As artists that sometimes means, we spend a lot of time waiting to have the perfect inspiration, or an ideal set up to create art. We get in the mindset that creating art isn’t worth it if it isn’t meaningful. Maybe that looks like only wanting to do shows if you have a main part.


Getting discouraged when the art you create in the studio is just silly and frivolous instead of deeply intriguing and meaningful.

But, we can’t get to the meaningful stuff unless we are making time to create. Period.

If we are making time to create regularly, then, inspiration will have more opportunity to find us. That doesn’t mean everything you create will have meaning, but you will definitely increase your chances.

So, what are you waiting for? When are you going to make time for creativity this week? What are you going to do?

Here are some ideas to get you started creating this week:

  • Paint your nails

  • Make a collage

  • Start a new board of things you like on pinterest

  • Sketch what you see

  • Doodle

  • Make a cake, or any meal

  • Write a fictional story about a dragon

  • Write a short chapter of your hypothetical memoir

  • Create a system for organization

  • Draw with sidewalk chalk

  • Color in a coloring book

  • Sing a song

  • Choreograph a dance or just dance in your kitchen or on your kitchen table

  • Create a pinterest board that reminds you of your best friend

  • Rearrange your room

  • Write a Haiku

  • Buy a few bunches of flowers and make your own arrangement

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