At times we all need a little boost, a jolt to our creativity. I actually need one tonight.
The truth is, there is not a “wall” that we hit when we run out of gas, but in reality we run out of ideas and inspiration.
To often during our creative process we forget to hit the pause button. This is especially true of creative people who work in the church. Sunday always feels a day away.
So here is a quick exercise developed by the good folks over at “the world’s greatest museum of art and design:” Victoria and Albert Museum.
Turn off all distractions. You will need 30 minutes to complete this exercise without interruption.
Find an image or object that inspires you.
For 5-10 minutes just study the image.
Walk away and reflect on the image. During this time you can write word, draw pictures, etc. but it all should be based on the object or image you have just studied.
Rejoin the group (2 or more) and share what you saw and then what it made you feel.
How we engage thoughts the rest of the day will be shifted. The silence and focus will change our brain processes. And by the end, we will feel like our creativity has been re-engaged and we are “back” to being the amazing artists for which God created us to be!