Do you find that you are staying longer on the internet than ever before? When you need a Creative boost, an idea brainstorm, inspiration injection where is the 1st place you look? Was your answer the internet.
It is understandable, the internet offers a large steady stream of creative, inspiration which may I add are created by someone more than likely, like you. More sites like Pinterest, flicker is also offering even more creative inspiration.
So why do we need to venture anywhere else for the Creative enlightenment, when you have Pinterest, your daily, weekly blog list, online stores etc..,.
Well, what happened to the world outside of the square box.
There was a time when the internet wasn't our first source.
There was a time when there was no internet at all, yet creative inspiration still flourished.
Does your creativeness become limited to what you express from yourself if your only source is based online? It's a good resource but using it as your only resource isn't that what we call being a little uncreative.
If your creative flourishes because of patterns and textures, wouldn't it be more inspiring walking through a textile/fabric department store or a small bespoke boutique? So you can see, feel and be amongst the very substance that boosts your creative mojo. Talking to the owner about their passion for texture could easily inspire you in ways you couldn't imagine.
You create with acrylics or water-color, then wouldn't your local or even out of town Art Gallery be worthy of your presence for an inspiration recharge. What about exhibitions and museums that are founded on talented creative individuals like yourself. These places can energize your creative flow as good as the internet probably even better.
I love to walk through stores that sell greeting cards to look at new designs from new artists. Going through greeting card stores that offer designs unrelated to my style is defiantly an inspiration.
When was the last time you walked through your park, & used that moment to reflect on your day or weeks events? Sitting on a bench, while watching the fast-paced world pass by could be the stillness inspiration your body and mind needs. Inspiration does not only come from visual awareness, stillness, reflection, peace, listening to the birds can also provide great reignite your creative spark. Imagine what energizing creative insight you could receive all because you watched a sunrise one morning, that's got to be better than the internet right? Let's not leave the internet out complete record your inspiration boosts via your blog, by showing what a few hours can do away from the computer screen could encourage other creative to do the same.
Our world is flourishing and providing lots of inspiration in many different ways. Therefore why come to depend only on the internet for your inspiration, when it's us who makes the internet have the inspiration in the first place.
Over to you:
When you have a break from your computer screen, what do you do to recharge your creative inspiration? Or What will you do to give your creative inspiration a boost?