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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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 🙂
Thanks 🙂 My point exactly.
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
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
Agreed. Small and simple is a great way to shift energy, build confidence and create momentum.
Yes it is 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment
I don’t consider myself creative, but little projects do sound like a fun diversion.
We all need diversions 🙂