I am starting a new feature on my blog. Every week I want to set myself a creative challenge to stay open, playful and inspired.
Creativity is not something you are born with or not. We can all choose to be creative and live creatively. However it means a way of living that requires effort, and it is not for the faint of heart. Sticking with your daily routine is a lot safer. But, also more boring.
Like most things, creativity is something you can get better at. Exercising makes your muscles grow stronger and learning to play an instrument takes a lot of practice. In the same way I believe my creative challenges will help me grow creatively.
Life is too precious to not be lived to the full, so I want to make the best out of it. And I realize my creative challenge is not THE answer to living a happy life. However I do know that creating things makes me happy. And I believe the challenge will help me see beauty in small everyday moments and help me live out my human ability to make things.
Why a week? A week is long enough to accomplish something, but short enough to keep things fresh.
Anyone who would like to join me in my journey and take up a challenge or more is welcome to do so.
I start and will blog about my first challenge tomorrow.
Challenge #1: Keep an illustration journal – The result
Challenge #2: Be an explorer – The result
Challenge #3: Visualize your dreams – The result
Challenge #4: Write a haiku every day –The result
Challenge #5: Dress pretty – The result
Challenge #6: Paint – The result
Challenge #7: Art inspired by movie or book – The result
Challenge #8: Be a spy – The result
Challenge #9: Learn something new – The result
Challenge #10: Make postcards – The result
Challenge #11: Make stain sketches – The result