Do you see people on Instagram creating breathtaking work and think that you’ll never be able to get there? Did you have an awful experience in your past that caused you to put your pencil and markers down and now you have no idea how to pick them back up? On this episode we’re here to help you climb the mental mountain of how to be creative. This is the third episode in our mental mountain series which are the excuses we tell ourselves that prevent us from answering the call to create.
For the first part of this episode we’ll dive into discussing our main topic of “I don’t know how to be creative.” We understand this is a big one to overcome, but we have to face these mountains if we want to be creative. Luckily they are all in our head, which is why they are mental mountains! We have climbed these mountains too (some are still a challenge!) so we want to provide you with some ways to overcome them too so you’ll have nothing but wide open spaces in your mind to create. We’ll discuss ways to change your mindset towards creativity as well as some tactical ways to improve and jumpstart your creative muscles. Some are warm and fuzzy and others involve Bree’s favorite beverage…BEER! Ahem, CRAFT beer.
Art Story 📖
We talk about a research study that showed that art can be more effective for combating negative emotions than venting!
Creative Workout 💪
Like a challenge, but without the challenge. Just get that creative muscle warmed up a bit & get some encouragement from your fellow Creative Bitsies! This episode’s creative workout will use blobs to help you get over being too “precious” about your practice! Download a full size sample you can use here.
👉 Check out our creative workouts and share yours on Instagram with #CBPWorkout. We love seeing your work!😍
Goodie of the Week! 🍬
This week’s goodie is the book Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk by Danielle Krysa (The Jealous Curator). Full of short great tips, can be read quickly, on a Sunday afternoon, while doing laundry or on the beach!
Soul Chai ☕️
This week’s inspirational creative quote about silencing your inner critic is from one of our all time favorite artists, Vincent van Gogh.
Let’s be Friends!