I was talking with Shumaker Art on her video comments the other day, about her top tips that helped her overcome artist block. Amazing artist by the way, check her out on YouTube. All creatives experience creative blocks, not just artists. There were good tips mentioned such as going to the beach to become inspired. She also mentioned taking care of yourself with exercise and eating well etc. I messaged her with my thoughts, explaining that I saw our creativity a little like a car that needs fuel to run. If we do not have creative fuel then we will run out of ideas, until we refuel. I was very impressed she mentioned eating well within her tips. However, I also think that, without good nutrition all the other tips will not work as well as they could. I think it is a little more important than people give it credit for, therefore, my number 1 tip is eat good nutritional food. Read on if you would like to know why? Continue reading “My Number 1 tip for artist block that people rarely mention or think about.”
I was recently recommended Big Magic – Creative Living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, as a book every creative person should read. It is not a new book but I had not read it. Being a creative person I thought it would be good to nourish my creativity so bought it for my kindle. I like to read, whenever I make time to. I was not disappointed and it was very easy to make time to read this book. Here is why.
I have been asked on numerous occasions, how do you find inspiration? and the follow up question, how do you stay inspired? This is both an easy and difficult question to answer. It is easy because there are simple things that can be done to find inspiration. It is only difficult to know what will work for everyone as it is very individual. What works for me might not be your jam. Plus there are so many different ways to find inspiration I could not fit it all in one post. I myself have a variety of different things I like to do to find inspiration. Today I would like to share one of my favourite ways to be inspired. Want to know more? continue to read. A video is also available at the end of the article.