Sunday, 9 July 2017

I find that it helps to Re-Create your previous work again. If you did it once, you can do it again, right? Re-Creating old work can help stimulate your imagination again and you may think of new ideas in the processes. 

If re-creating your own work isn't something you'd be into; then try re-creating a work of an artist you admire. Re-create it in your own style or take on a challenge and try re-creating it in their style. *Remember this work is for your eyes only. Posting it as your own work is plagiarism. 

Participating in a drawing challenge such as the '7 Day Boost Creativity Challange' Or 'The Sketchbook Project'. These can help you become custom to creating something every day and intern boosts your creativity. When you get into a routine of creating daily, this can trigger ideas for new artworks. 

I find it extremely helpful to relocate myself out of my workspace and either into another room or outside - Often a change of scenery is all you need.

Stepping out for a stroll really helps the mind. When you take a little walk around this releases endorphin, dopamine, and serotonin. These chemicals located in the brain create a much more 'happier' feeling. This can help you stimulate more ideas whilst you walk and overall you'll be a lot happier and motivated when you return! I couldn't recommend this enough. 

If you're getting too stressed out over not being able to create, I suggest you relax by surrounding yourself with all the things you love and people you care about. Sometimes you need a few days off to clear your mind and become de-stressed. 

Remind yourself of all the things you've managed to achieve so far. It's easy to get stuck in a loop of only noticing the negatives and you'll need to break that habit as soon as possible. Reminding yourself you've been successful and will continue to be is a great way to celebrate your current and past achievements. Focus on your past and future successes.