8 Tools for Creativity

When I can no longer create anything, I’ll be done for. – Coco Chanel

Today we’re gathering our tools for setting the stage to create. As you know, everything we do, say, or even wear is an opportunity to be creative and you are the artist of your unique design called life. No pressure! To ensure creativity on a moment’s notice, here are a few of my favorite tips:

  1. Carry a journal with you at all times to record random musings and ideas.
  2. Collect chic stationery and cards to craft thoughtful “thinking of you” notes on-the-fly.
  3. Create a creativity basket filled with glue sticks, watercolors, stickers, construction paper, ribbons, paint, remnant fabric, and markers nearby for creative playdates.
  4. Have your sewing machine (or creative accoutrement) out on a table for easy access rather than collecting dust in the closet.
  5. Keep your cupboards stocked with easy entertaining supplies such as damask-print cloth napkins, frozen hors d’oeuvres, soy candles, chocolate truffles, and organic wine to ensure a last minute gathering leaves a creative impression.
  6. Tote your digital camera around to snap inspiration when you pass it.
  7. Start a blog and share your oh-so-unique voice with the world.
  8. Use your body to express your creativity through dance.

The world is our oasis when searching for tools to assist with our creative process. Find inspiration in the world around you – notice the blooming petunias, stop to pet a puppy, enjoy the presentation of food at your favorite restaurant, bask in the sound of the symphony. Life offers one creative experience after the other. Delight in its offerings.

Omwork (homework with a yogic twist):
Set up a special space at home – a nook in your kitchen, corner of your living room, or even a shelf in your closet – to ensure you have the space you need to make your creative dreams a reality.

Related:
Chic Creativity
7 Tips for Sparking Your Creativity
10 Reasons to Write in a Journal (+ 10 DIY Journals)

67 comments

Tim C.
Tim C.3 years ago

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Ila Vazquez
Ila Vazquez3 years ago

Yes!!!!Reminds me to carry a journal with me - I always forget then get upset with myself. I keep art supplies near the bed so I can indulge in sudden artistic urges & I can add a little creative fun to my day. I like the above tips on organizing art supplies!

paul m.
paul m.3 years ago

Nice one..

JL A.
JL A.3 years ago

good ideas

Mary S.
Mary S.3 years ago

I have always carried some sort of sketch pad with me since I was about 8 years old. From jotting down notes, thoughts, sketches, phone numbers (pre-cell phone era), poems, anything. You won't always be inspired, but when that moment hits you, you need something to record it in.

Fi T.
Fi T.3 years ago

We need help on this

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

Thanks

Talya Honor
Tal H.4 years ago

Brilliant! Totally agree! I have gone out recently and bought fantastic art stuff and been working on my apartment as well as a photo journal...i enjoy it all so much! :)

Camila K.
Kamila A.4 years ago

that's inspiring, thank you!

Sai Krishna
Krish Away4 years ago

Start a blog and share your oh-so-unique voice with the world.
good one