Not too long ago, I had watched a documentary on an African tribe. A bushman from the tribe, who is not familiar with American culture, had found an empty cola bottle in the desert. The object seemed very mystical to him. It had been dropped by a pilot that was flying over. He looked over the bottle not sure as to what to … [Read more...] about Unlocking Your Creativity the Bushman Way
A big, big thank you to Heather Astorga from Don't Make Me Choose for taking the time to write this post for you. Be sure to check out Heather’s blog. She’s got some great stuff you won’t want to miss out on! For those, like myself, whose passions don’t fit onto a business card, a 9-5 that doesn’t include a paintbrush, … [Read more...] about Pep Talk for Creative Souls in Uncreative Jobs
I did a little research on what message colors convey when doodling. Heavily shaded areas can mean a somber mood, light shading can convey sensitivity while bright colors are cheerful. Here is what I found! Thought I would share. Red: connected with energy and bring out strong feelings such as love or anger. Pink: … [Read more...] about Colors in Doodling!
This is a poetry activity that is sure to get your creativity flowing. Begin by making a list of your favorite colors. It can be helpful to look at a box of crayons or the following list to help you get started. Green, lime green, spring green, jade green Blue, midnight blue, royal blue, baby blue Yellow, lemon, … [Read more...] about Color a Poem
This activity is useful in getting your creativity flowing. Imagine you just won the lottery. A million dollars! What would you do with it? What will you spend it on? Would you make a difference? How? What would be the pros? The cons? This activity can really get your imagination flying. … [Read more...] about Million Dollars
Thought I would share a really fun doodling video! I’m not huge into math but this video rocks and it inspired me to doodle in that way and I found it very addicting! Enjoy! www.vihart.com/doodling I chose to write and share about doodling because it helps to bring me to a place of creativity, reduce my stress and I … [Read more...] about Video Doodling!
This post is coming through a little later than planned. The past couple of days my internet has been sketchy at best at home so when I sat down to upload this last night, after an hour of trying and getting no where, I stopped fighting with the almighty Charter beast and went to bed. I was tired and frustrated - two … [Read more...] about Creative Role Models
When you doodle do you find yourself always doodling the same thing? Little flowers and random shapes are my go to doodles when in meetings or on hold while on the phone. I have been branching out to get out of my “doodle rut” and thought I would share my ideas or “Inspiration”. Doodle objects in the room you are in at … [Read more...] about What is your favorite thing to doodle?
This exercise is from the Kick-Ass Creativity Book by Mary Beth Maziarz which is full of fun activities! Draw an outline of your body on a sheet of paper. Use whatever you would like - glitter, dirt, feathers, markers, crayons, pens, pencils, anything you want - to illustrate areas where you feel most potent and/or … [Read more...] about Opening the Flow
Today is your day to "just be". Spend 10 minutes just enjoying the space you take up in the world. Sit on the couch or in your favorite chair or out in the sun. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Take it all in. What's it like to sit for 10 minutes? Do you enjoy being with just yourself? Are you able to … [Read more...] about Just Be
What is doodling? To me doodling is many things and can be very artful. Did you ever scribble aimlessly as a child or draw randomly as an adult while in a meeting? I have! I remember taking the scribbles and coloring it in to make some sort of design. I love how anyone can take an idle moment while their focus is … [Read more...] about Basic Doodling
Awhile back I was introduced to a creative exercise that invites you to take on a different sense each day to help you become focused and more present. How it works…. During the course of five days you will take on one of your senses. For example, on day one choose to take on the sense of touch. Feel the sensation you are … [Read more...] about Inviting the Senses