While we all have the potential to make amazing things and to develop new ideas, sometimes there are problems with how one might proceed if they’re not necessarily a “creative” person. Below are some tips to help you get into the process of becoming more creative if you’re not naturally creative.
Dedicate Time to Creating
We aren’t all the next Picasso. However, setting time away to create is the first step in getting creative, even if it’s just a quick 10 minutes out of your day. A lot of times, patience is required when getting into art and creativity. If you’re at the start of this endeavor, know that it’s normal to get frustrated with ideas not flowing right away. Gradually expanding the time of your creative periods you have set aside from a small amount of time, to eventually a larger amount of time, can help your flow of creativity greatly. You will also find that the more time you give your creative spirit, the better the ideas will be that come your way.
If you aren’t sure what you want to do and need some inspiration, do a little research. That can take many forms. The internet is full of inspiring pieces of art, and it’s not stealing if you want to copy an idea that speaks to you. You just can’t claim that you came up with it. If you do not already have a Pinterest, we highly recommend it! It’s a fantastic site full of fun ideas and projects that anyone can do.
Other research can come from going out and experiencing life around you. Many art museums are free, and documentaries are a great tool when learning about renowned artists and their techniques. Remember, one key fact in being creative is being a student forever. You want to constantly learn new things that will keep your wheelhouse moving.
Perfection doesn’t exist
A lot of people get the notion that they have to produce perfection and then, get discouraged when they can’t. There is always going to be something in life that you could get better at regardless of what that may be. So, when you are trying and seem to be failing at getting something “just right”, we implore you to continue on your path. A piece of art is meant to help you let go of stress, not make more of it.
Release any ideas that are telling you “if it’s not perfect, it’s not good enough” or “perfection is key”. Those aren’t realistic thoughts, especially when you begin creating. Think about what you want to make, if it changes, that’s ok! Being creative means being open and fluid with your imagination. Thinking about perfection all the time will make it freeze up.
As we said, perfection isn’t key, but your imagination certainly is. As some get older, they give up their childlike imagination. They give up creating. Never let your mind fool you into thinking that you have never been good at making art or thinking of ideas. Because when you were younger, you created all the time! Scribbling, doodling, finger painting, singing made-up songs and playing games are all part of being creative. So, if you have let go of your former childlike self, it’s still inside you subconsciously. You can access it again.
Don’t think of your imagination as a box, think of it as a borderless entity that can reach anything; ever-expanding outward. Anything is possible with your imagination.
Stay positive in your pursuit of creation. Set aside time in your day to make whatever you want. Perfect that idea that perfection is not possible. And know that everything is possible when you believe in your abilities and allow your imagination to breathe.
If you found these tips useful, but still need some help, let Burkhart Marketing take you a step further in your creative process.