Everyone has moments of gray cloud wash out; those times when you just can’t seem to make your mind spark. Those are the days when it’s difficult to get out of bed, difficult to find a reason to put one foot in front of another. Your inspiration is gone, and without it colors just don’t seem quite as vivid.
However a momentary loss of soul is not the end of the world. In fact it can be a wonderful chance to get back in touch with your own creative spirit.
Nestled within the quiet abyss there is a kind of creative freedom. Without a thousand ideas clamoring for light, you can spend some time playing, exploring, and growing, through other people’s art.
This is a great time to visit a store. Even if you leave your pocket book at home, just go and wander the aisles, exploring, taking in the various beautiful and ugly home décor designs that professionals are developing. Form opinions, hate things, fall in love, swoon with desire, and have as much fun as you possibly can with the whole experience.
The internet is another great source of inspiration. Through that magic box you can touch the imagination of millions of people across the world. You can explore new forms of art, listen to thousands of opinions, and join in a hundred conversations on any wild fancy topic you can come up with.
During this time, it may be useful to keep a journal. This will act as a record of your personal journey, through the dark, and back into the light. This will not only help you to find a direction, but can lead you forward during later times of creative dryness.
Experimentation is another essential ingredient for getting your groove back. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, and never look back to old projects. Instead marc fearlessly forward. Try new colors, new textures, buy things and then return them, mix match and remake your world in whatever way your fancy takes you.
You can’t always walk around, a bubbling cauldron of creative juices, just bristling with a thousand awesome ideas. Everyone’s brain needs a chance to reset every once in a while. This is actually a good thing, as it gives you a pressure free chance to explore new concepts and ideas, and grow your own creative potential.