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How Do You Express Your Creativity?

By Jun 25, 2014 July 10th, 2014 8 Comments

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There are more ways to get in touch with your inner artist than by painting gigantic murals or crafting a 2000 word opus (although those are also spiffy options). But in those rare instances where neither extended ladders nor gobs of alone time are at your disposal, here are some quick and easy ways to respect your creative side and replenish your artistic stores, so you can get those creative ideas flowing.

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Tips To Help You Express Your Creative Ideas

Journal!

Has it been way too long since you’ve physically scribbled in a notebook? Forget page views, disregard comments- put the pen to the paper and just let the words flow! No matter if it’s daily musings, nature haikus, or a really wonderfully scripted grocery list; it feels so good to fill a page with your thoughts. (Bonus if you can eventually turn it into something paid. Personally, my creativity is always stoked by the potential to get paid.)

Sing!

Now, I’m not saying you need to take center stage and karaoke some Journey (although it really wouldn’t be a terrible idea), but even loading up a playlist of belt-worthy songs can change your mood and let loose some creativity. True story: I once attended a Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong and, later that weekend, finished a script that had been bugging me. Related? Possibly. Worth every single soul-soaring second? Absolutely.

Craft!

Even if you’re (ahem) Pinterest-challenged, you can still create works of art worthy of any fridge. Haven’t you been meaning to frame that photo you adore? Wouldn’t that trio of vases look magnificent painted cerulean blue? And how fun would it be to put the kids’ handprints on something other than your stainless steel appliances? I’ve found that making things with my hands and filling my space with new, beautiful (and cheap!) art projects really refills the ol’ tank.

Dance!

You don’t have to relegate yourself to overpriced clubs and questionable music that “the kids” are listening to (and yes, I realize I sound roughly 800 years old) in order to shake your moneymaker. Many communities offer free or discounted summer dance festivals and group classes. I mean, where else are you going to get your chance to salsa with your 70 year-old neighbor and his twin granddaughters? I love events like that because, as with any mixed group event, there’s very little chance that I’ll be the clumsiest gal attempting the two-step.

Nap!

Okay, that one’s kind of a cheat. But truly, who isn’t a better writer/friend/mother/human after a bit more shuteye? Besides, a good REM cycle brings on the best kind of creativity there is: dreaming! And besides, the better rested you are, the readier you are to get back to work and rake in the big bucks.

Freeing up loads more time for napping.

How do you express your creative side?

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About Keely

Keely, a playwright and blogger in Chicago, resides with her husband and three young kiddos in a home held together primarily with duct tape. Follow her constant reality slaps at Lollygag Blog, Facebook, @LollygagBlog on Twitter and Pinterest, or at the tamale stand on the corner.

8 Comments

  • Orly says:

    totally in love with this post! you can be creative in many ways!
    tons of sit love
    xo
    Orly
    coffeebeandandhighheels.weebly.com

  • Iris says:

    Art journaling is my creative go-to when I haven’t got time for anything else and I want to escape that pressure of creating something ‘good’ or ‘worthwhile’. I really need to do the singing and dancing tips more often!

  • Laura says:

    LOVE YOU KEELY!!!
    If you don’t follow her blog you’re crazy! She’s a supermom, a DIY’er, an actress and playwright, and absolutely HILARIOUS! Plus she has quite possibly the worlds cutest kids <3

  • Wonderful post! I need to dust off that old journal 🙂

  • rea says:

    what a nice post..everytime i remember something now i usually just put it on iphone’s note, hoping to re-open it again…a journal would be nice to keep in hand♥

    thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    huggies♥
    rea

  • shaheena says:

    Nice post.I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this information .I really appreciate your work, keep it up..

  • Very nice post! I can paint and I can write poetry, but the way I like to express my creativity is with a crochet hook.

  • LeeLee says:

    Loved this post, Keely. 🙂