Creative Activities for Creative Beings

"In order to live a fascinating life -one brimming with art, music, intrigue and romance- you must surround yourself with precisely those things." - unknown

I love that quote because it makes me want to explore more, adventure more… learn more.

I decided a few months ago to do something everyday that will expand my creativity. For example,  walking, not for exercise but more like a casual stroll. I love walking because it helps me dream, think and plan…. the oxygen to the brain helps with that too.

So I try to walk at least once a week. Something else that expands my creativity is painting. I come up with ideas when I paint and I find myself thinking in a way that I wouldn’t normally think... it's really fun too. 

I’m one of those people who love talking about doing exciting things but find it difficult to get around to doing them. Can I get a witness? I decided to stop talking so much (my husband will disagree), start doing and set myself some goals.

They went something like this:

  • 30 mins painting a week
  • 30 mins walking a week
  • Take photos of things I enjoy 
  • Write about my experiences at least once a week
  • 30 mins of reading something inspiring every 2 days 
  • Go to an exhibition, watch live music, explore a book shop once a month (things that inspire me...)

So friends, what inspires you? I would love to hear about what you enjoy doing that expands your creative mind. 

Jess x

A photo I took on a walk in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

A photo I took on a walk in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

A photo that inspires me by Michael Ramey

A photo that inspires me by Michael Ramey