For many, creativity comes naturally, but for the rest of us it’s something that we need to work at. No matter who you are, you are completely capable of increasing your natural creativity– and it’s not as hard as you think. With all of the resources available online, there’s really no excuse for not tapping into your own unique creativity in order to make some truly amazing creations.
The secret to being creative is really a simple one: You just have to try things and try them often. But we all know how hard it is to start a project if you have no idea what to do. Missing inspiration can be so discouraging that you just want to give up.
Looking for Inspiration in All the Right Places
Inspiration for your next project is just a welcoming internet connection away. There are endless DIY craft sites and simply sites dedicated to inspiration that there’s something out there for everyone. Here are a few places to start:
Pinterest has a little bit of anything. Whether you’re looking for fashion ideas, photography tips, or step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect table centerpiece, and the recipes for a great dinner to go with it, you’ll find what you’re looking for on Pinterest. In addition to having a lot of great content, it is super easy to share your finds on Pinterest and on other social media sites.
Craft Gawker is one in a collection in “Gawker” sites– like those dedicated to food, weddings, and homes. Its layout is easy to use and the content is well organized. Although it doesn’t get updated as often as Pinterest, the content is more specific to crafts and DIY projects. Learn how to upcycle an old piece of clothing or get ideas for a cool piece of jewelry. Craft Gawker is a wonderful collection of projects and you’re bound to find something you’ll want to try.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration for a drawing, painting, or maybe photography, Piccsy is a fantastic archive of photos to look through. Search specific categories or wander through the most recent images for an array of subjects and mediums. From fine art to graffiti and typography, Piccsy is a place for anything that is visually captivating. You may get sucked into scrolling through pictures for too long, but you will find a lot of inspiration and great ideas along the way.
Remember that creation takes time and a lot of trial and error. If you get stuck, try something new– either look at your project from a different perspective or try a completely new medium. Even if you don’t like what you end up making, every project will make you a stronger artist, and every medium you experiment with will increase your talent in others. Take as much time as you need to seek out inspiration in others (in fact, never stop looking for new ideas and techniques), and eventually you will come across the tools you need to create something that will inspire others.Tips On How To Increase Your Creativity,