I have learned something over the years, I can not force creativity. Trust me, I have tried. The harder I try, nothing seems to come. I can’t force it. When I sit in front of a canvas, willing something to appear, guess what? It doesn’t. Or, if I try and push through and force it, I often end up overworking a canvas, and then, of course, I ruin what I had started. So frustrating! So how do I find inspiration?
The best way I personally find to overcome a creative block, is to get outside and get moving. So I go for a walk, do yoga in the garden, or go to the gym, I just have to get out of the house and move my body. Suddenly my mind is taken to other places, I’m distracted. The endorphins start flowing, I feel happy and relaxed.
Where ever I end up living, and those who know me well, know I’m a bit of a gypsy. Love moving to new places. I’ve lived in so many places I’ve lost count. That alone excites me, and inspiration comes from treating every new place as an adventure. New walks, new sights, new smells, new colours, new people. I will always find inspiration in my surroundings
I have recently moved to The Blue Mountains NSW. The scenery here is stunning. I’m living in a World Heritage National Park. How lucky am I? Every day I venture out to walk and explore. I am extremely lucky to have this as my new playground. I take my camera, and take a heap of snaps of all sorts of things. Whether a bird I have never seen before, colours from the changing light. Every day regardless of what the weather throws at me, the landscape is stunning. Some of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. Bush walks that are just breathtaking. No wonder tourists arrive by the bus loads, it’s spectacular. So not only am I improving my physical health, my imagination is enhanced which leads to new inspiration. Try it, they say a habit takes 21 days to build. The rewards are so worth it.