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Revive Your Creativity

Artisan Creative - Monday, September 19, 2011

Revive Your Creativity



If you follow Artisan Creative on Twitter or like us on Facebook (and if you don’t yet, click on the links!), you probably noticed that this week’s theme is Creativity.

I spent some time getting inspired by finding quotations about creativity and ended up thinking about the ways I get inspired--get my creative juices flowing.

Whether it’s the 4:00 Wednesday afternoon slump or you just feel stuck looking at that blank screen, there are lots of ways to inspire and enhance your creativity:

  • Learn something new.  Picking up a new skill makes you think differently about the skillsets you already have and especially ways to make them work together.
  • Get out and get moving.  Changing your environment can definitely inspire new ways of thinking about old problems, especially if you’re feeling stuck.
  • Start by fixing something small that’s broken.  You may not know how you want your entire design concept to look, but you can fix that header and maybe that will tell you what you want to do with the next element.  And the next.
  • Keep a notepad and pencil in every room.  Don’t let those fleeting moments of brilliance get away!

Me? I’m a fiber artist in my free time and I love to surround myself with color, riotous, crazy, vibrant color.  Color makes me happy, wakes me up and inspires me to make something new—create.

Recently CEO’s were asked what is the most important leadership quality they need but have trouble finding and the winner: creativity.

"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person."  Frank Barron

What inspires and enhances your creativity?  We would love to hear about it in the comments! 

Wendy Stackhouse, Consultant for Artisan Creative

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