I talk so much about creativity and trying to find that creative spark, but how do you actually “be” creative? For me, I’m a drawing and picture-taking fiend…usually.
But being creative every day is challenging.
There are so many times when finding that “thing” to spark the creativity is hard. I know it doesn’t have to be, but I know that it is.
I know that you struggle too. So many people want to incorporate more creativity into their daily lives. They just don’t have the ideas or the time.
So I’m starting something new here on the blog and I hope it’s helpful. If not, I’ll find something else.
I’m calling it The Creative Jump Start. A series of prompts or ideas to help anyone reading this get started on their own creative journey.
You probably won’t be impressed with the ideas, they will really be simple, almost “duh” ideas. But hey, we all need a little help sometimes.
The Creative Jump
To kick things off, I wanted to start on a weekend because, hopefully, you have a little more time to get creative.
Today’s jumpstart is Breakfast.
Now don’t get carried away. Keep your creative process simple and flowing on this one. We all have to eat and breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not get your creative juices flowing?
For your breakfast, this morning, capture it creatively.
Setup your camera as if you are going on a shoot and take pictures of your breakfast. Practice with the shutter, the aperture, ISO settings. Keep it on manual and just have some fun.
Don’t forget to check your light and composition. Maybe squeeze that freshly squeezed orange juice into the frame.
Not a photographer? Grab your pencil and sketchbook and start drawing that toast! Draw it all. Everything from the butter knife and cereal bowl to scratches in the table top. You get the idea.
But keep your drawing loose. This won’t hang in the Louvre, maybe in your bedroom, but you’re just having fun.
Do you prefer words over visuals? Then write. Describe your breakfast in infinite detail. Give Dickens a run for his money with your oatmeal description.
Just create. Make a story about how you made the breakfast, why you made that breakfast and what you love about it.
Or write a poem about your yogurt and berries. You get the idea.
Ok, enough for now. Make your breakfast and get creative! Go!