There could be a power cut. I might have neglected to pay my bill and been disconnected. I don’t seem to be switched on, or having any lightbulb moments. It seems I am having a barren spell. Perhaps I need to seek a different spell. Crave creativity under nature’s light… seek and spell.
to know what to do you need to know where you are and who you are
As I sit down, ready to work, the whole week ahead of me, I pause and think.
- Where am I?
- Who am I?
- Where do I want to be?
- Who do I want to be?
It’s the beginning of a new week or the start of a new day. Or perhaps you’re stumbling on this at some other time. Well, it doesn’t matter when. It’s time to think about doing something creative.
What’s the weather like? Go on, look outside if you need to, I’ll wait.
- Is the sun blazing down?
- Is the rain hammering into the puddles it has already formed?
- Is the atmosphere as grey as the mood it has just put you in?
Well, that doesn’t matter either. What does matter is that you can use the inspiration of the outside to engage your creative thoughts.
What does the weather make you think of: warmth, heat, dryness, arid landscapes, global warming, rising sea levels, end of the world, drowning, depression, moods, angst. ? The list is endless.
Use the weather as a starting point to do something creative today. But don’t just see a shining sun and paint a shining vista. Turn things around, the weather is just the starting point. Let your imagination run and develop the theme.
Go forth and create that subverted weather image, wordscape or aural texture. Of course, you could just subvert this prompt and go and interpret what you see as close as you want… being creative always takes precedent.
I am having one of those Mondays where it feels like I am swimming through concrete. Ideas are being elusive. Creativity is hiding in the corner. However…
The pen is mightier than the blank page
… time to push through the barrier
Day 6 – The Advent Creative Calendar
Write an inspirational phrase
An original by you or from someone else
Embellish it, add to a photo
It’s your own motivational poster, post-it, mantra
Let the words inspire and motivate you in your journey this Advent season
take 24 creative ideas.
spend 5 – 15 minutes each day.
make 24 pieces of art.
above all, have fun
and please share your creation, or a link to it, in the comments.