Some admire creativity and acquire art as a means to enrich their lives. For me and others, it’s a passion and a way of life. Creativity is sometimes elusive. There are many times that its not easy to come up with new ideas. When this happens, I know that its time to connect with my inner river of creativity.
So you ask, what does that mean? Well, its different for everyone. For me, getting in touch with nature is one of the many ways I fuel my creativity. Sometimes, just a mere hike helps to clear my head. The beauty of the New Mexico landscape is very conducive to getting my creative juices flowing. There are times that looking at textures and colors can create a picture in my mind; be it tree bark, sand dunes, a rock formation, the color of a leaf or flower is all it takes. Sounds and smells can also help my creativity. Anything from listening to wind chimes, birds chirping, a coyote howling, listening to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or simply the smell of fresh rain can fuel my inner river of creativity. These are just a few of the ways that help me generate my artistic passion.
If one is having a “creative block” its very important to unlock the creativity. Take a walk, smell the rain, listen to music.