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8 Tools for Creativity

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)

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Kimberly Wilson

Kimberly Wilson is a yogini, writer, entrepreneur, and eco-fashion designer currently obsessed with Paris, potbelly pigs, and all things sparkly. She is the Creative Director and Founder of Tranquil Space – named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure, penned Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista, and holds a Master’s in Women's Studies. Indulge in musings on tranquilology through her blog and podcast, Tranquility du Jour. Learn more at kimberlywilson.com.

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4:30PM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

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4:08PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

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!

7:56AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Nice one..

11:30AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

good ideas

7:27AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

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.

5:11AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

We need help on this

2:28AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Thanks

10:07PM PDT on Mar 11, 2012

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! :)

9:06AM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

that's inspiring, thank you!

10:32AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

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

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