For most creatives being stuck at home is a nightmare. Being outside gives us that creative drive that inspires us to make art. So, what can we do now that we’re stuck at home and we’re starting to feel that creative slump?
Work with what you have. As Orson Welles once said, “the enemy of art is the absence of limitation.”. Having limited resources such as being compelled to stay at home is the perfect time to get those creative juices running. Don’t have a model? Take photos of bread! Don’t have a studio? Transform your garage into a photo space! Cause why not right? Take this time to improve and develop your skills and challenge yourself.
Connect with creatives. This is a great time to learn and reconnect with your colleagues. Everyone is on the same boat, learning and sharing your experiences with fellow creatives can just be the inspiration you need to get through your creative block.
Find inspiration. The world is literally at our fingertips. There are hundreds and thousands of sites, artists, and resources that we can access just from our phones. Be proactive in looking for inspiration, do research, and read/listen to stories from artists all over the world that spark the creativity out of anyone.
Develop a new skill. Whether that’s something related to your field or something completely ridiculous, like juggling, learning something new can stimulate your brain. There’s just something about being a beginner again that ignites that drive to keep learning more.
We hope that these tips have helped you in someway spark your creativity back!