Welcome to part 1 of this 5-part series Creative Tips to Boost Your Inspiration.
Where Do You Find Creative Inspiration?
Creativity is a gift and a wonderful skill that can be improved and enhanced with some practice. Once you know what your motivators are, you are able to trigger your creative inspiration when you need an extra push. I have compiled a list of Creative Tips to Boost Your Inspiration that have worked wonders for me. Divided into five related groups, you can focus on one area at a time, while progressively increasing your inspiration. Click the link below to access to my free e-course and get started right away.
Inspire Your Personal Creativity with This Free e-Course
Creativity is a Journey
The creative side of my life has been a journey of learning and sharing. The ideas of what to create continuously fill my mind inspiring me to begin a new project. But there have been times that my creativity stalled and I was unable to come up with new ideas that excited me. Do the best designs ever elude you, seemingly just out of reach? There are a number of methods I use to inspire more creativity in my life every day. From taking a moment to enjoy a simple pleasure, to sharing my knowledge with someone, or to remembering just how fortunate I am to have a creative gift. Finding what inspires us provides an opportunity to boost our creativity when we might need a nudge…or two.
Creativity is a wonderful gift
Creativity is personal and needs nurturing. Putting yourself out there in front of others can be a bit intimidating. When you strengthen your creative inspiration, you also strengthen your ability to create more personally. Our personal style is simply that – our style, which is unique to each of us. Always stay true to what you like and what you believe. Your creativity defines you, just like other aspects of your life do. Don’t neglect who you are or who you’re meant to be. You may not know where your creative journey will lead, but your heart knows when you’re going in the right direction because it feels right. Being creative also means you’re very intuitive and more in touch with your senses. Use that to your advantage and be willing to try something new.
New concepts spring from new experiences. If you’re not seeking to expand your talents, it may become difficult to keep those creative juices flowing. Remember beauty is everywhere and adds so much to life. You are filled with beauty and radiate inspiration to those around you. Allow your spirit to brighten every place you go. Most importantly, enjoy the ‘scenic overlooks’ along your journey. Take it all in as you inspire others to let their creativity shine, exposing their inner beauty, too. Above all, seek joy in all that you do. Create for the pure pleasure it brings to you. Sharing your creativity with others will also convey your joy as well. Creating joyfully brings delightful results.
Creative Tips to Boost Your Inspiration
The first 5 Creative Action Tips to Energize Your Creativity in my e-course include key phrases that motivate me and I’d like to share them with you . This list resulted as an exercise to reinvigorate my creative spirit when I became stalled and needed to get back on my journey. It’s so easy to become distracted and lose focus. Being creative is an integral component of who I am. Without it, there’s a part of me that feels lost.
Fortunately, I realized what was missing and found my way to new levels that have totally invigorated my quilting, and more importantly my creative spirit. I’ve become much more fearless and accepting to both overcome and conquer my next challenge. Your journey may follow many paths, but you control the ultimate direction to your destination. Perhaps you’ll find some creative inspiration from e-course my list. Let me know how it works for you.
Boost Your Inspiration with these 5 Creative Action Tips
Creative Action Tips to Strengthen Your Resolve, Part 2
Creative Action tips to Revive Your Creativity, Part 3
Creative Action tips to Learn More Every Day, Part 4
Creative Action tips to Discover New Possibilities, Part 5
Jackson M. Watkins says
I have recently found your website and just signed up for your Creative Action Tips. I have been quilting since 2012.
When someone tells me that I am “so creative” my response is almost always, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body, I’m just good at following directions and reading a pattern”. After receiving and reading your “Creative Action Tip #1”, I do see colors and patterns all the time when I am out and about in a crowd of people, mostly on woman’s clothing because men’s clothing, for the most part, is pretty blah. I actually see quilt patterns and quilting patterns all the time when out in a crowd. I’m not sure what that says about me. I do know that my mindset is slowly changing from traditional to a more modern taste, but not improv quilting. What does all of that say about where I’m at?
Lea Louise says
Jackson, it’s exciting that you are letting your creativity lead your ideas. Creativity is a gift that not everyone has. Once you acknowledge that you have a special perspective and begin to use it, you’ll be amazed what you can do. Start to think about taking some action that feels right so you can share your insights with others. We’re all one piece of the whole and when we fulfill out part, it benefits everyone!
Now it’s just a matter of putting all those thoughts and ideas into action. Quilting is my primary outlet, but I’ve done it all over many years. From drawing and painting, to needlework and cross stitch to making clothes for me and my family. When I was 10 years old I won a sewing machine from a raffle. It was thrilling to set up my own machine in my mom’s sewing room. Then I took a quilting class with friends and I’ve never looked back from there.
Go out and create,
I love your site. You give me inspiration that I can’t find anywhere else.
Lea Louise says
Thank you Christie, I can’t tell you how much that means to me! Being creative is a fabulous gift but finding the inspiration isn’t always easy. Enjoy your inspired journey!
Your site is beautiful, inspirational, personal, and filled with warmth! It perfectly captures YOU! As a fellow artist, who is currently “stuck”, I am drawn to your Creative Action tips and am feeling the gentle push of encouragement. Thank you.
Now, I just want to see more of your quilting work!
Lea Louise says
Thx Leslie! I’ve sent email requests to everyone who has a quilt I made and asked for photos. I only have a few I’ve kept for myself and am working to get pics of them posted. Also means I need to make plenty more – that’s the best part!