by Stephanie Konu
The creative process is one that can be piloted with ease by some, but prove to elude others. There are times when the end of a project cannot come fast enough, and the process drags on and on.
Here are four of my observations about the creative process that will allow you to see things in a different light, and hopefully to improve in the way that you start and finish your passion projects.
5 Observations of the Creative Process
When you watch or read something that makes you cry: use it! Don’t push the things that elicit strong emotions out of your mind. When confronted with stimuli that causes you to feel a strong emotion, harness that feeling to dive deeper into what is making you react that way. Delving to the core may be the inspiration you have been waiting for to create new work that is unlike anything you have ever done. The raw emotion exists for a reason, and by dealing with it, you may discover unimaginable benefits in your pursuit of your passions.
When you are confused about something, find out more. Use that spark of curiosity to find out more information on a subject. You are curious about it for a reason, so why not give your mind the information that it craves? Once you have taken a few moments to gain a more fulsome understanding of a topic, you will be able to incorporate what you learned into having a positive impact on your work.
Revisit your old projects. Sometimes new ideas can emerge when you look at old work. You might have a hidden idea somewhere in the fabric of an old project that opens an undiscovered realm of possibilities to you. Maybe you would like a second attempt at different colour-ways? Maybe you should really expand on that idea that started as a kernel of potential as your original project was nearing completion?
Creativity almost never happens in a vacuum. Make a positive move by trying new things. New experiences give birth to creativity and new work. Expose your brain to new concepts daily to avoid the dreaded “shrinking of ideas” that can occur around the age of 30. Try something new, and you will have more to share with the world.
As you can see, the creative process is something that can be developed. I hope that you try one of these tips today.