As humans we are naturally creative, just take a look at everything around you. We create gardens, paintings, homes, meals, even our lives. Getting dressed is a creative process, especially when dressing for an occasion! But sometimes we suppress our innate creativity, maybe even convincing ourselves that we do not have an ounce of creativity within us. Yes, everyone can create a painting or colour-in a picture and the time spent doing it is time away from worry and concern. So finding time to be creative is both calming and healing. Doodling can be an excellent place to start, then colour in your doodle. The result will be a creation uniquely yours and far better than my ‘happy’ doodle shown here.
Or take it further – find a class or course that appeals to you and step into a different reality for a while.
|WAYS TO BE CREATIVE||HINTS|
|Carving||Spend time searching for the piece of wood, stone or chalk that 'shows' you the form it could be. It might be a perfect sculpture just as it is!|
|Cooking, baking||especially if you knead, mix or stir ingredients by hand.|
|Gardening||Grow plants in tubs or pots if outdoor space is limited.|
|Knitting||An incredibly soothing activity|
|Music||Record some random humming or sounds - they could build up to become a piece of music or song. Fun to try!|
|Painting, drawing||Stop and stare — allow yourself to REALLY look at something simple like a leaf|
|Papier-mâché||A wonderfully messy method of creating just about anything.|
|Writing||Journals are a great way to start and can also lead to self-discovery|