How can a person unlock their creativity?

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I always feel like i have a "book" in me, but when I try to sit down and write my mind goes blank! I cant help thinking everything I write is utter crap.

Also I want to be better at needlework and stuff like that but I'm so clumsy! How do I just get better at creative/artistic stuff?

I've always believed that 'inspiration' is the key to most creativity in life. As a professional artist, I am still constantly in search of that tiny spark which, I know, will ignite my passion and energies.

You need to relax and not force yourself to create that story or piece of needlework because you may believe something inside of you says it 'has to happen' right there and then.

Which sort of writers inspire you? Would you see yourself as a future J.K. Rowling or a modern day Jane Austen? Read up on the great works of literature or, better still, browse through some of the short stories in magazines and papers; most of these have been submitted by people just like you. They can be the springboard for bigger things ahead.

Don't assume everything you write is rubbish. Even if an editor rejects it, that still doesn't mean it's no good. You really need to persist … rather like a terrier with a rag. Believe me, I ought to know!

Contemporary embroidery is also an art not to be sneezed at. Have a look at the V&A museum or, if you can't get there, go to the library and read up on their history of great art and crafts. I am sure you can find art & craft fairs locally to give you inspiration (plus a few handy tips!) especially as the festive season approaches.

If you think you 'have it in you' then, frankly, you obviously have. Sit down, take a deep breath, and tell yourself you can do it!

Good luck!

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January 14, 2013

Rayna T @ 3:36 pm #

always carry a tiny notebook with u. the sec u thimk of an idea, jot it down along with anything else. that way, when u sit down to write, you will know wat u were thinking the day u thought of it. as for the needlework problem, i dont know what to do!

if this truly helped you, plz make it best answer! i need to become lvl 3!
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Andigirl @ 4:26 pm #

I know exactly how you feel! You may have a million amazing ideas in your head for a story, but when you get the time to write, it all goes away. I guess try to go over it in your head. Think about your plot and plan it out. Then when you sit down to write just write and see what happens. Walk away, then come back later and look over it and slowly take out words and add ideas here and there and see what happens until you've got your final print.
With needlepoint and such, I would suggest maybe going to the library and checking out some books on it. I work at the library and they have ALOT of books about things like that. Or maybe rent a dvd or something or a go to a needlepoint class at Michaels if they have one. Get involved in classes like that and try and find your nitch, what your best at creatively. Everyone is different. I hope I helped some! Have fun!! ­čÖé
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Mozey @ 4:34 pm #

I've always believed that 'inspiration' is the key to most creativity in life. As a professional artist, I am still constantly in search of that tiny spark which, I know, will ignite my passion and energies.

You need to relax and not force yourself to create that story or piece of needlework because you may believe something inside of you says it 'has to happen' right there and then.

Which sort of writers inspire you? Would you see yourself as a future J.K. Rowling or a modern day Jane Austen? Read up on the great works of literature or, better still, browse through some of the short stories in magazines and papers; most of these have been submitted by people just like you. They can be the springboard for bigger things ahead.

Don't assume everything you write is rubbish. Even if an editor rejects it, that still doesn't mean it's no good. You really need to persist … rather like a terrier with a rag. Believe me, I ought to know!

Contemporary embroidery is also an art not to be sneezed at. Have a look at the V&A museum or, if you can't get there, go to the library and read up on their history of great art and crafts. I am sure you can find art & craft fairs locally to give you inspiration (plus a few handy tips!) especially as the festive season approaches.

If you think you 'have it in you' then, frankly, you obviously have. Sit down, take a deep breath, and tell yourself you can do it!

Good luck!
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Professional artist & sculptor – often rejected … but currently in possession of a major art commission … just because I persevered!!!

Afroditee @ 4:43 pm #

Get yourself in some serious drama. Or, find something/someone that inspires you everytime you see it/them. It works wonders for me when I write my poems.
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