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6 Ways to Get out of that Creative Rut

Here are some ideas on how I get out of a creative rut. I just thought I would share them. :)

1. Make a list. Write down ideas of things you think would make neat projects. (Even if you don't have the inspiration to make them right now. Just writing them down is good.)

2. Go Surfing. Surfing the web, that is. The internet is full of websites and blogs that share fun tutorials, here are a few of my favorite sites to go to when I need inspiration:
Craft Gossip
Craft Gawker

3. Get off the computer. (I know, I just told you to use it, but now get off.)
When I'm un-inspired, I can spend hours on the computer trying to find my creative mojo. Sometimes it works, and sometimes I just need to take a break. Go outside, Go for a walk, Take pictures of pretty things, etc.
4. Get out some sharpies and doodle. Even if you don't consider yourself a great artist, you don't think you can draw, just doodle. Doodling always makes me happy. Try Zentangling.

5. Play with chalk. It's inspiring no matter how old you are.
6. Don't be afraid to fail. Seriously. If your project doesn't work out, it's no big dealio. So just go for it!
 Now go make something. I don't care if you still don't feel like doing it, Once you get started you will feel better. Trust me. ;)

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  1. This is great. I love the images you used. It's nice to be reminded of what I really should be doing... like getting off the computer... speaking of which... ^_^

  2. Great ideas and I love the little poster! For me, I have found two other things help me a lot; going through my magazines for inspiration, or pulling out my supplies and really looking at them! Trudy

  3. Great advice. These are some of the things I do when I need inspiration. I have been going through one of those periods lately so this post is much needed. :-)


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