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6 WAYS TO GET OUT OF A CREATIVE RUT


Oh, creative block! How I wish you wouldn't cloud my mind. But wait, there are so many sources of inspiration around me, I just need to know where to look. So, as a blogger and a creative I constantly hit a wall when it comes to writing or drawing but I've managed to find some ways to break through that wall. So here are my tips on fighting creating block and getting your creative juices flowing. 

  • LOOK AT OTHER BLOGS


My favourite thing to do is look at other blogs to read and gather inspiration. I follow a lot of creative blogs & travel blogs which are also topics that I write about. They may write about a certain topic that you have your own different views about or maybe you could recreate a blog post in your own style. This is also great if you are an artist or illustrator as even a simple colour palette or photograph can spark inspiration.



  • GO ON PINTEREST TO FIND INSPIRATION


This is probably the No.1 way to get your creative juices flowing. You probably already have a pinterest account so I most likely don't need to tell you this but Pinterest is a great source of inspiration. Whether you like art, baking, design, travel or fashion...it's all there! 

  • READ MAGAZINES


One of my favourite magazines to read is Oh Comely which is a new edition to my magazine stack. I also read Mollie Makes and I must take a look at Frankie magazine! Magazines are a great source of inspiration when creative block strikes and if you're not to precious about your magazines you could even cut out your favourite articles and images and make a moodboard or put them in a sketchbook for inspiration. A certain topic, illustration or photograph in a magazine make spark a new idea. 



  • ALWAYS CARRY A NOTEBOOK/SKETCHBOOK WITH YOU


Gurl, I always carry a notebook or sketchbook with me! I always find inspiration strikes when I bored on the train, or sipping coffee in a cafe or even when I'm trying to sleep! Jot down your thoughts or draw your ideas in a sketchbook and then you won't forget. Then you can come back to it anytime and use it a source of inspiration.


  • LOOK AT YOUR OLD BLOG POSTS


Old blog posts are hidden gems! For me as an artist I am always looking at my old drawings and thoughts that I put on my blog. I may like a particular new style that I tried out that I want to try again but forgot, or may have started a series but not finished blogging about it. So get a cup of coffee, flick through your old blog posts and have a look and read.


  • SURROUND YOURSELF WITH LOVELY THINGS


This could be plants, posters, flowers, cameras, books, sewing equipment, wall art...anything. You can even find inspiration from the most mundane of things. If you're an artist having plants and objects around you are not only pretty but are great for illustrating. Having a shelf of books will be handy to flick through and can help you gather inspiration and make you feel more homely. 



I hope you have liked reading this post and if you have any more tips on how to get your creative juices flowing I would love to know! 

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