C is for Creativity

For the Blogging A to Z Challenge this month, I’m going to post a different letter of the alphabet every day. I’m trying to stick to the theme of “Things I Love.”

I love things that wake up the creative part of my brain.

Pinterest is strangely good for this.  I love browsing quotes, interesting places, ideas for journaling, and drawing tips.  There’s a fine balance with this though.  While it can help me get un-stuck, I can also get sucked into the black hole and end up wasting time.

Drawing and coloring also make me feel creative.  I’m not the best at drawing, but I enjoy it, and doodling does give my brain time to get into that creative space.

I used to wait around to feel creative, but it’s true that if I sit down at my computer and don’t allow myself to browse Pinterest, Facebook, email, webcomics, or the million other things that are waiting to distract me, I tend to feel more creative.  Sometimes it just takes a moment to sit, breathe, and remind myself to be where I am.

What makes you feel creative?

 

San Tan Mountains, Arizona Photo Credit: Doree Weller

San Tan Mountains, Arizona
Photo Credit: Doree Weller

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4 comments on “C is for Creativity

  1. I also draw and color when I need to give the brain a chance to decompress from the day job and move to the creative side. I don’t draw well either but it works as an outlet. Crocheting also does that for me. I’m also more productive when I stay off the internet, lol.

  2. I crochet (but not my own patterns) for relaxation. Photography with my iPhone will usually jump start creativity – perhaps that is why I enjoy blogging so much.

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