Ideas to inspire you and develop your full creative potential

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Do you have a creative block and don’t know where to start? Are you passionate about painting or designing but your mind is blank?

You are in the right place. Here are a series of ideas to overcome your blockage. Here we go!

Use a sketchbook every day

The sketchbook or drawing notebook is something used by many artists around the world to find inspiration. It is common to think that we are blocked because we have no inspiration and we sit and wait for the muses to visit us. Nothing is further from reality! In order for them to visit us, we must provoke them. And a good idea is to use the notebook, which should be the inseparable companion of all creatives. In it we can make sketches, draw ideas for future projects or simply get carried away. You will see how inspiration finds you in the blink of an eye, you just have to observe the art in the things that surround you and capture it.

There are many illustrators who have become famous precisely for publishing the drawings in their sketchbook on a daily basis. This is the case of the Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson, which is inspired by objects from everyday life, such as pencils and pens, seeing them from another point of view. The creative possibilities that a simple object such as a pencil can offer us are endless.

Mattias Adolfsson

Illustrations by Mattias Adolfsson for Domestika

In addition, another reason to carry this notebook with you is that you will acquire more fluency when drawing, practicing daily and capturing natural objects.

Visit painting exhibitions or design fairs

Jumble sale

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Move within what you are passionate about. If it’s painting, go to a museum in your city, visit new exhibitions (there are usually several exhibitions every month, even in small towns) or go to a craft market. The craft markets are excellent places to discover truly original creations. If you like design, find out about a nearby fair. You can even travel with the excuse of visiting these sites. There you will find people like you, interested in the same topics. Engage in conversations and dive into the world, inspiration is guaranteed.

Get inspired by nature

Cactus

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Hiking is a great way to summon the muses. Observe everything that surrounds you, from the smallest flower to that insect that flies on your face. If you are a photographer, don’t forget your camera. It is impossible not to be inspired by the calm that nature provides us. Show the world what few people usually see on a mountain walk. If you like to paint or design, you can use the photos as a basis for your future works. In addition, the relaxation produced by these walks will make your mind relax and get motivated, thinking about future creations in the blink of an eye.

Sign up for an art course

Surely you have ever thought about learning a new technique or perfecting the ones you already know. Take the step and look for a course. On the web we can find from face-to-face courses to online art courses at any price, even free.

Meet people who like art

Talking with friends with the same artistic interests is essential when it comes to inspiring you. You can share ideas and doubts about future projects. Even create powerful joint projects. Or just stay to paint. If you do not know anyone, in the networks there are many groups of a large number of artistic branches that make meetings and share knowledge. It is also possible that in your city there is an art association related to the subject that interests you and that has interesting events.

Spend time with children

If there are artists with overflowing creativity, those are the children. Take a good look at each invention they create and the interpretation of their surreal drawings. They are a great source of original ideas. In addition to making you smile, inspiration is guaranteed.

What are you waiting to put any of these ideas into practice and recreate?

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