Sparking your creativity

Do you often find yourself asking the question, how can you spark your creativity into life again?

As a visual artist, workshop facilitator, podcast host. I need to be creative in what I do.

Even those people we admire as being what is termed a creative genius, have spells both long and short of not feeling creative.

What I’m going to share with you here are a few techniques that help me find that creative spark again, to create a thing we’re proud of, to bring something new into the world.

  1. Movement – Staying put in one place too long, rarely helps creativity. You end up with the same thought patterns, familiarity breeds familiarity. Introducing movement, be it a walk in the garden,  a stroll to the shops, or just a lap of your office helps break those cycles of thought.
  2. Resolve or stubbornness – When I don’t feel creative when I’m having a day when I can’t see the next shot, the next blog post, the next newsletter, the next podcast question, I push myself out there. I create just for the sake of it. Not everything you’re going to make will be good, in fact only around 6% of ideas become a commercial success. Build your resolve and be stubborn with yourself.
  3. Cut out distractions – Find a place, or places, that are distraction-free. No phone, no internet, just be. Set yourself a time, ten minutes, half an hour, whatever you feel you can spare. Take a pen and paper and write out the issue you’re trying to resolve, or the idea you have in your head. Focus solely on that one task.

Do you have a particular way to spark your creativity? I’d love to hear it. Why not comment below, or email at


Published by Shotatanangle

Helping aspiring creative amateur photographers gain confidence through simple techniques without any jargon, via one to one & group guidance online.

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