Creativity can be evasive and hard to find at the best of times. However despite this we ALL have to ability to be creative - sometimes it just takes some coaxing out. We’ve put together our top 4 tips to releasing your creativity and improving your inspiration!
A muse can be anything you draw inspiration from. In order to be reliably creative, you need to have a clear idea of what your muse is. This can be nature, a person, music, a memory - as long as you know what it is you can draw on it on demand. Be aware of what gives you an idea or that push into being creative.
Excellence observes excellence. Many of the most celebrated artists have taken inspiration and guidance from people they would have considered to be one of the greats. For instance Claude Monet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe was heavily inspired by Édouard Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe. By surrounding yourself with amazing art, music, novels, and people, you give yourself something to aspire to and take inspiration from. Don’t be afraid to “copy” another artist's work- this is how you improve!
If you do not create, you will not create. Just be creative, whether that be writing, drawing, painting, singing, playing an instrument… the list goes on. You don’t always have to create a masterpiece or write the best story of your life. If you want to improve and gain inspiration you need to constantly create and not be afraid of deviation or “failure”.
It is natural to feel vulnerable and uneasy about showing people your creations. However, people who knock you down are only doing so in order to build themselves up. Perhaps they are jealous of your creativity, perhaps they are intimidated by the message in your art, whatever the reason it is irrelevant to you. Do not let it get to you and if anything, use it as motivation to push yourself further. There are too many encouraging and wonderful people out there to spend your energy on the nay-sayers .
We hope these tips help you to live up to your creative potential. After all, you could be the next Michelangelo!