How to be Creative?

I’m gonna write this from my heart and own experience. What has worked for me in order to develop my creative skills. I used to think I wasn’t so creative. Now I know the reason I thought like this. It was because I hadn’t found myself. You have to discover who you truly are in order to create. This is because what you creates will reflect your personality, your values and your interests. I think it could be the opposite way too, you can keep creating and you will find who you truly are, through your creations. In my case was the first option, which I think is the best. Discover yourself first. And how you can discover who you truly are? It is not easy, it takes bravery the most of the time, and like almost everything in life it’s a process that always has to be improved.

In my case what has worked to me is: Reading self improvement books, being with people I truly enjoy being with, accepting who I truly am, what I believe in, and lots of silence and solitude. You need to find and accept what goes with your true personality in order to be yourself. You need to learn to ignore the outside noise and listen to yourself. I think that’s why creators and artists are considered as eccentric sometimes. Because they have found themselves and ignored the outside world and social parameters. I think that is worthy of admiration.

There are a lot of ways to create. You need to discover what truly full fill you. Just to name some ideas that will place you in the creative state of mind:

 

Art Journal
Be Gentle with yourself
Be Present
Beading
Combine ideas that already exist to create your own
Cook
Create new outfits that goes with your true self (more talk about this later)
Crochet
Decorate your surroundings with things that inspire you
Define your own fashion style
Do the best you can with the resources you already have
Don’t judge others
Don’t judge yourself
Don´t try to be perfect
Don’t take anything for granted
Draw
Follow your intuition and make your own conclusions
Involve yourself in the creative community like blogs and etsy.com
Learn to play an instrument
Meditate
Observe and pay attention to the color combination of designs you like
Observe your surroundings
Photography
Play like a child if you desire so
Quilting
Read creative blogs
Read things you enjoy
Sewing
Simplify

 

In my case cute things and space between things inspire me
Surround yourself with creative people
Watch inspiring pictures on Flickr, Instagram, etc.
Write
Work out
Yoga
Relax
You don’t even need to expend money taking classes of any of this. Watch youtube videos about any of the topic you are interested in to learn and get inspired.
I’d love to read your ideas of how to be creative and what is your favorite creative activity.
Please tell me in the comments section.
Original post written by the same author 1/02/2012 for Cute Fairy Dreams
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Mori Girl Interiors Japanese Magazine Scans

Mori Girl is a Japanese Fashion Style I discovered recently. Mori means forest in Japanese. 
A soon as I discovered this style I felt very identified with it. And I think it is a combination of the 3 styles I love more: Boho/Natural, Kawaii/Cute & Rommantic/Vintage. And I love not only the style but the philosophy too. A Mori Girl is sustainably, natural, creative and so much more. If you‘d like to know more about Mori Girl fashion style and you like to know if you are a Mori Girl read this.
Now, the funniest part of this post. I wanted to share with you some of the pages of a magazine I bought recently. The name of this magazine is: Mori Girl Interiors. The pages I scanned show Mori Girl stuff from A to Z. I think it is very cute and fun. Enjoy. 
 
El estilo Mori Girl es un estilo que descubrí recientemente. Mor significa bosque en Japonés. Tan pronto descubrí este estilo, me sentí muy identificada con el. Creo que es una combinación de los 3 estilos que mas me gustan: Boho/Natural, Kawaii/Cute & Romántico/Vintage. Y no sólo me encanta el estilo, sino también la filosofía. Una Mor Girl es sustentable, natural, creativa y mucho más. Si estás interesada en conocer más acerca de éste estilo y saber si eres una Mori Girl lee éste artículo.
Y ahora, la mejor parte de esta entrada. Les comparto algunas de las páginas de una revista que compré recientemente. El nombre de ésta revista es: Interiores Mori Girl. Las páginas que escané muestran cosas estilo Mori Girl de la A a la Z. De verdad que es lindísimo y divertído. Que se diviertan!
Don’t you love the style?
Apoco no te encanta? 
Original post written by the same author 20/11/2011 for Cute Fairy Dreams