Is social distancing causing a creative block for you?
Is cabin fever startin’ to kick in? Don’t know what to paint?
If so, I got you!
Social distancing doesn’t have to dim your light nor your creative energy. Here are some ways to gain inspiration while social distancing-that have worked for me and I’m hoping that it can spark some good ‘ol inspiration for ya’ll!
Let’s tap in for my top 8 ideas, shall we😉
1. Go for a drive! Drop your paint brush and go for a drive, especially if you’ve been sitting in your room or art studio for hours and you’re getting frustrated. Do everybody a favor and just step outside of the house and breathe in fresh air lol. I love driving to Park City to get inspiration because it’s quiet, peaceful and beautiful there. If driving is not an option for you, just step outside and sit on the front porch for a few minutes. Listen to the birds chirp and feel the breeze.
2. Look within to see what the root of the problem is and face it. Is there something that is bothering you? Is it self doubt? Inadequacy? Fear of rejection? What’s holding you back from producing great art? Do you feel like your art is not worthy for purchase? What’s blocking you from being an amazing artist/creator? Address it and face it, champ! You got this!
3. Turn up the music in your house! Put on some feel-good music and turrrnnn it up!! Whether it’s Van Halen’s “Panama” or Selena’s “Bidi bidi bom bom”, sing your heart out ya’ll. Dance in front of the mirror or sing in the shower. Just do it, you’ll feel better afterwards, trust me lol
4. Carry a notebook or sketchbook with you everywhere you go. You never know what inspiration will pop up in your day. Sketch or write down the ideas as soon as they come to mind.
5. Venture out to new creative disciplines! Try something new. If you’re a photographer, try painting. If you’re a dancer, try sketching. Catch my drift😉
6. Take some time out for some ‘you time’. Sometimes I take on too many projects at once and it interrupts my creativity and leaves me feeling burned out and a hot mess lol My me-time includes turning off my phone, ipad and laptop. What’s worked for you?
7. Switch up your surroundings. Keep things fresh by trying new working environments. Carry a sketch book with you to the park and sketch there or sketch on your porch right before the sun sets. Rearrange your room or your art studio.
8. Listen to your favorite podcasts or watch your favorite role model’s inspiring interviews. Whatever gets your creative juices flowin’ like the rivers of Babylon! Did any of these ideas spark interest or do you have any ideas of your own that you would like to add on to the list. I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below.