Creativity is a Friendly Energy Within
Creativity doesn’t strike like lightning. It’s seems instead a bit like a friendly energy arising within. And it is possible to create the right environment for it to thrive. Creativeness is not something that can be learned, however, anyone can become skilled at arranging conditions to promote the best opportunity for creative expression. For example, practiced artists surround themselves with a variety of supplies they enjoy using – charcoal, sketchbooks, paints, clay, etc. – and dedicate a space to create whenever the urge strikes them.
For beginners, you can start by clearing out a drawer or shelf to have a place to begin collecting items to make art with. Try browsing large art supply vendors online for good pricing, and visit local arts and crafts stores just to wander around and see what there is. Creativity in drawing and painting loves to have lots of supplies, colors, paper… whatever strikes your fancy!
If you feel stuck (no ideas or don’t like what you’re making), shake up your thinking patterns. Most important is to train yourself to play, and not be attached to the outcome. What you make is not the goal; allowing yourself to enjoy your creative energy and have fun, is. It’s about new possibilities, new perspectives. So just relax, play, experiment and enjoy the materials. That’s what creativity is all about.