Creative Challenge, Day 23

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Getting out of your comfort zone can be good artistically. It makes you think about things in a different way and see things in a different light. The challenge for tonight is to get out of your normal creative medium. If you normally paint, write instead. If you normally write, draw something! Break down some walls and explore the other creative sides of life!

Sometimes exercises like this can help you to get better at what your preferred medium is. It can help you elevate your craft and overall, it can make you better at what you do! Get out there and get a new perspective with your artistic eye!




Creativity Challenge, Day 22!

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Don’t be afraid to think like a child! Children have some of the best imaginations in the world, and between school and college and the corporate world, many of us have that beaten out of us when it comes time to utilize our imaginations as adults. To kids, everything is possible, everything is wonderful, and everything is inspiration.

Dandelions are flowers made of pure sunshine, cats can be battle mounts, dogs can talk, and a box of crayons is a gateway to…anywhere. Let that creativity (or schizophrenia) flow and see what your mind comes up with! When exercising those creative talents, no subject is too goofy, too far out, or too impossible!




Creativity Challenge Day 21!

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We’re at three weeks in! If you’ve managed mast of the days so far, you’re doing an excellent job! With record cold and record heat romping all across the United States (in the same week), let’s take a look at environmental stress in our creative endeavors. How often does it come into play? Many times we gloss over things we don’t like in our work; we like to pretend it doesn’t exist because they are usually points of stress, not points of artistic inspiration.

For today, let’s look at how environment shapes things. We use more energy and more resources combating the environment than almost any other activity other than eating. Insulation, air conditioning, furnaces…we do everything we can to stay out of the weather to be more comfortable as a species. Today, turn that on its head. Draw the heat, write about the cold, do what you do when complaining about environmental extremes, but do it creatively!