Put Yourself Through Sketchbook BootcampAug 01, 2022
If you're a creative person, you know the feeling of creative block all too well.. that feeling when you just can't seem to come up with any good ideas, no matter how hard you try. If you're experiencing creative block, not to worry - you're not alone. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the causes of creative block, and some ways to overcome it.
Too much creative freedom can causes a lack of stimulation for new ideas. This means the creative mind needs active limitations in order to operate successfully.
I'm sharing three of my favorite ways to address creative block and I suggest doing them simultaneously. The best part? They're short and sweet and can actually be this easy.
1. Ditch Your Comfort Zone
Introduce concepts that force you to create something you may have never otherwise considered. Chances are that you’ll find a new subject matter or medium that you’re drawn to so much, that you begin focusing on it as a part of your regular practice.
2. Connect with Community
As creative adults, it’s so important that we have accountability and motivation, and sometimes the very thing we need is to be pushed to go there. Think of your creative community as accountability buddies. Challenge each other and you'll make more of an effort than simply challenging yourself.
3. Set Limitations
Give yourself limitations across the board. Set a timer and don't allow yourself to continue after time runs out. Isolate your creativity to a limited number of colors. Select a specific topic or subject matter. The more specific you can be, the easier it will be to begin.
Want an all-in-one spot to get all these benefits now? I aim to please.
Sketchbook Bootcamp™ is a playful, interactive 6-week course that will break you out of creative fatigue, give you the perfect escape from burn out, and kickstart a productive art practice that is motivating, and best of all, sustainable.
We'll gather for 6 weeks of live sessions and daily prompts that will push you outside your comfort zone, help you create work that you LOVE, and most importantly, give you permission to create.
Each day, you will receive a brand new assignment that will completely unleash your creativity, including
Your goal is to develop a creative practice that doesn't make you feel stifled, all while filling up your sketchbook(s) with work that you love.
These aren't easy peasy direct assignments, either. You are going to be forced to ignite your creative brain to determine the direction you want each prompt to go.
You will be challenged to restructure the way you sit down and pick up your art supplies. And you're gonna love every dang minute of your creative process.
"The creative adult is the child who survived." - Ursula K. LeGuin