Because I keep myself very busy, and other people’s demands on my time, plus my health condition, I sometimes need a quick creativity fix, some creative first aid. Especially when I lack both the time and the energy to work on a bigger project.

What I do then is one of the following:

  • Manipulate a photo (quick and doesn’t require hard work)
  • Make a square for my Tunisian crochet quilt blanket (they’re only about 2.5 x 2.5 inches)
  • Make a quick drawing
  • Write a blog post (hint)
  • Do a smaller version of what I had in mind

It’s a good idea to keep a couple of smaller things handy for those times. Like a creative band aid or creative duct tape if you will. Ready to mend your day when you need it 🙂 I talked to a woman today who suffers from Crohn’s disease and is in the middle of a flare-up. She had all these wonderful ideas of things she wants to make and has been collecting them on Pinterest. But she’s unable to actually do them. I suggested to her, that she could scale one of those projects down. Make it smaller and simpler. Then she’d at least get the creative experience, and also get a taste of what the full-size project might be like. If you need ideas for how you can be creative, despite a lack of time and/or energy, get in touch.

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  1. Sibylle

    I love the downscaling idea! Not everything has to be as big as it can be; it can be simpler and smaller and still amazing and inspired. And small steps tend to lead to bigger ones, especially in creativity 🙂

  2. Nathalie Villeneuve

    Great tips Linda! I love how you invite people to make a small version of a painting of drawing. I am starting my creativity Journal this weekend. If it can stop snowing I’ll go to the artstore! Great share! ~ Nathalie

    • Linda Ursin

      Thanks Nathalie 🙂 If you can’t get to the store, there are things you can use at home. Just ask if you need some tips on how to substitiute

  3. Marla

    Agreed. Small and simple is a great way to shift energy, build confidence and create momentum.

    • Linda Ursin

      Yes it is 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment

  4. Shannon

    I don’t consider myself creative, but little projects do sound like a fun diversion.


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