There’s a lot to be said about just sitting down and making things, without the need for perfection or a goal. But how do you trigger your creativity? Here are four tips from the book Craftfulness.
- Scroll through websites such as Etsy, Bluprint, Instagram and Pinterest – you’ll often find inspiration for new ideas here.
- Keep an ‘idea box’ in which you store things, such as pieces of fabric, discarded ribbons, jewelry and so on, until you need them. By rummaging around in it every now and then, you’ll sometimes get an idea or desire to make something.
- When you’re out and about, get into the habit of using your phone to take photos of colors, buildings, materials – anything that can later be used to inspire you in your work.
- Expand your horizons by visiting less well-known galleries and museums, in your area or further away.
* More tips on how to trigger your creativity can be found in the book book Craftfulness, by Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin.
* Our latest special, Your Flow Keep Calm Daily Craft Book, is designed especially to trigger your creativity with small, daily exercises. For instance: make your own stamp, draw your lunch, or create a poem by making blackout poetry. Including lots of paper goodies.
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