Look out into the world, connect, and create new ideas. Yesterday I spent time with a friend that is an artist and taught art for years. I worked for her at the University Hospital in the Art and Healthcare Department she coordinated. It was great to talk art and techniques with Sarah.
Filling our well of inspiration is a big part of the creative learning curve. Learning tips and techniques from other people is always great for your spirit. When you are filled up with ideas and positive energy it naturally bubbles out. This will give you the courage to stretch your creative wings and try something new.
I’m going to be trying an Aquaboard for watercolor painting. It is a little scary because I could make a mistake and then what if I ruin the painting? At this point, I have to remember all the inspiration, tips, techniques I’ve learned and that I can always collage watercolor paper over anything I don’t like.
Talking art, getting inspired, and remembering that a “mistake” just takes you in a different direction helps me have the courage to try this new board. The creative learning curve starts with an idea and then you go down a path stepping on one stone at a time. You never really know where this path is going to take you but it’s a great experience. Create every day and creating new ideas will get easier and easier.