I've been trying to start creating art again. Anything. Not necessarily something spectacular. I don't expect great things. Such expectations are very inhibiting to the creative process. My objective right now is just to get my mind thinking about creativity again. To see works get completed. To fill up my visual journals. To pick up my paints and brushes again.
I miss creating. I get cranky when I'm out of the creativity loop for too long. I start to feel lost and strange.
So, the other day, I decided to pick up some materials and just put them together without any planning. I don't know if there's a proper word for such a thing, but I called it "intutive collage" just for the heck of it. I enjoyed it. And, I can't wait to keep doing more. Hopefully, the more I do this, the easier things will get.
Anyway, if you're interested in doing something like this, I documented the intuitive collage process that I did over at Chrysalis Creativity. Let me know if you try it out!
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.