Creativity is the spice of life, to the point where many people feel unfulfilled if they don’t get the chance to indulge in creative hobbies or careers. Even people who are quite successful financially might still feel empty due to a lack of creative ventures in their lives.
When it comes to wanting to paint or find creativity in your life, the best thing to do is to take it slow and make progress whenever and however you can. The trouble is that inspiration might not always be along for the ride. Here are just some ways to find inspiration with any creative venture.
Search for things that make you happy outside of work responsibilities
If you are looking to build a creative hobby from scratch, the first thing you can do is distance yourself as much as possible from your work responsibilities. It’s important to look for things that relax you and make you happy, and in many cases it can be either art or music. It could even be something like gaming, though it’s all there to help start a fire within you.
Appreciation is something that takes time to cultivate, but when it’s there, you might end up feeling inspired to give it a try yourself. It might seem intimidating at first, but there’s nothing to lose when it comes to chasing creative ventures!
Don’t worry about not getting it right the first, second, or the hundredth time
We are our own worst critics, and that can be an extremely challenging roadblock to overcome if you allow yourself to fall prey to perfectionist ways. Some of the best painters and writers out there did not start out that way. While there might have been talent thrown into the mix, success is something that comes with time.
It would be a good idea to keep in mind that experiencing success early on isn’t so much talent and hard work as it is luck. It’s all about playing the long game, as letting the creative juices flow is the point. The more you allow yourself to simply create, the easier it will be to build your masterpiece.
Don’t be afraid to experiment
Last but certainly not least, understanding, appreciating, and making art is all about experimentation. If there is another art or writing style taking your attention away from your current venture, take the time to look into other styles. It’s all about consuming as much knowledge as possible to make the most informed (and inspired) decision as possible at the end of the day. Art is supposed to be fun, and finding your place in art is more about the journey than the destination.
Struggling with art and any creative venture can be disheartening, but it wouldn’t be worth the effort without a struggle! As a matter of fact, the struggle is what makes it art. So long as you keep at it and take things one step at a time, you’ll find the inspiration for just about any creative venture.
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2nd image from https://www.inc.com/john-boitnott/25-simple-ways-for-entrepreneurs-to-find-inspiration.html