Every creative person gets stale no matter how highly they are esteemed, no matter how many articles they’ve been featured in, no matter how many galleries they’ve shown in, how many interviews they’ve done, or people they’ve touched.
To avoid your art and creativity from becoming as predictable as mullets at a NASCAR convention, you must reach beyond what you know and familiar with. Experiment with something different. Play in another playground.
If you’re creative with fabric, take a pottery class. If you’re a glass maker, try weaving. If you’re a knit or crochet designer, give rug hooking a whirl. If you’re a bookmaker, try a class in watercolor. Get my drift?
When you force your creative energy to engage in a different way of looking at things, when you change-up the things that have creatively stimulated you in the past, by connecting with process and techniques that are a little uncomfortable and completely out of the ordinary, your primary art will grow by leaps and bounds. You will see old things in a new way. The creative parts of your brain that have atrophied and gone dormant will reignite with a bright passion. You will begin to create with your medium of choice with a new and expanded purpose.
Broaden your vision. Revolutionize your process. Transform your art.
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