Let’s have a bit of fun. Take your birthday and write it out in numbers.
For example: November 3, 1978 would be 11-3-1978
Now add those numbers up, however you want.
or 11+3+1978=1992 1+9+9+2=21
If your two digit number is greater than 26 then you need to add those two digits together.
Take the number you get (as long as it is under 26) and match it up with it’s corresponding letter in the alphabet.
Take that letter and list ten words.
Take one, some, or all of those words and use them to inspire or be part of a piece.
Play around. Have fun!
Create a piece about having a creative block.
Take a newspaper or magazine and create something from it… or with it.
Examples: use words or headlines to title a piece or as a line in a piece, cut words and/or pictures out and make a collage, or origami…
Come up with titles. These can be titles of stories, poems, art pieces, or songs. Create titles for works you haven’t created yet. You simply like the title you come up with.
Then later you can read your list of titles and see if it sparks a creative burst.
What does happiness look like? What does it sound like? What does it taste like? What does it feel like? What does it smell like?
If writing, be as descriptive of what you think happiness is as possible. Try to make the person experience happiness from your perspective.
Paint a picture of your muse… literally or figuratively.
Step outside of your comfort zone and do something different.
If you are a writer, write from a perspective or on a topic you have never explored before.
If you are a visual artist, try a different medium or subject matter.
If you are a musician, play something new to you or something you don’t play often.
Your comfort zone is nice… but very little creativity grows there.
Taken from www.pw.org:
Take time during your lunch break to reflect on what goes on around you. Give a detailed description in what you write or create. Focus on what you see and look past the obvious.
Take fifteen minutes and create. No rules. No erasing. Just simply go with the first things that come to mind.
List your favorite words, at least five of them. Now come up with five other ways to say each word. Use those words… all of them.