I like to have goals. Creative Critique sent me a list of 30 things to stir up my creative juices during March. March is National Craft month so what better time to be creative? Perhaps you too would like to stir up your creative self and follow as few or as many as you can or want to? There are no rules. You don’t even have to DO any of them. Just read through them and see if something doesn’t inspire you or even draw you to let that creative person out. Enjoy!Day 1: When you were a child, how did you express your creativity?
Day 2: What colors are meaningful to you and why?
Day3: What words or phrases do you find inspiring and why?
Day4: Do some doodling... share it and write about it!
Day 5: What artists do you seek out for inspiration? Create a small something based on your source.
Day 6: How does your living space reflect your creative nature? Share a picture if you can!
Day 7: Relax! Do you relax to create or create to relax?
Day 8: Create a self portrait, draw or photograph yourself. What do you see?
Day 9: Make a list of creative people you are grateful for today.
Day 10: Create something today inspired by nature!
Day 11: Stop and look around you. There is something in this room you've never noticed before. What is it?
Day 12: Look at a child. See how connected they are to their creative self? Pretend you are a child and make something.
Day 13: Try something new! Play today with a new form of art or craft!
Day 14: Make something to give away. Send a card to a friend or make a little gift for someone you care about.
Day 15: Do you like to try new things? What about trying something new do you like or dislike?
Day 16: Do you create best when your emotions are high? Do you turn to creative endeavors when you are sad, angry, or just filled with joy?
Day 17: Sing. Sing a song... make it simple to last your whole life long! How did that feel?
Day 18: Does the way you dress show your creativity? How? If not, why not?
Day 19: Do you keep a creative journal or have an inspiration board? Share!
Day 20: Read a crafty book or blog and write about it or create something inspired by it!
Day 21: Find and photograph one object in your home and create something inspired by it.
Day 22: Take time today to thank your favorite creative people for their talents. Comment on their blogs, Facebook and Twitter.
Day 23: Listen to a favorite song or artist and create something inspired by that music.
Day 24: What is your "Creative Bucket List"? List 12 creative things you want to learn more about.
Day 25: Write a simple Haiku. (5-7-5)
Day 26: Write, draw or paint something with your non-dominant hand.
Day 27: What is the usual theme of your work? If you tend to create joyful, bright and optimistic art, then try to create something somber or dark... or vice versa.
Day 28: Paint with your fingers.
Day 29: Photograph your favorite feature.
Day 30: Make a Creative Tool Kit! Compile your favorite words and phases of inspiration, swatches or fabric and color, drawings and doodles, and images into a little book you can pull out anytime you need to be inspired!