Helping you with the business of being an artist

A strong and healthy creative lifestyle will help you become more successful in your creative career. In order to create this strong creative lifestyle you must keep your creative juices flowing, which means that it is extremely important to keep practicing your talent. The following tips should help you keep those juices flowing to make the most of your creative life everyday.

Make Something

Try to make something creative everyday or do something creative as often as you can. This will keep your creative juices flowing and may spark ideas for future projects.

Don’t Mistake Frustration for Interruption

You are your own worst critic, you have to understand that you may never achieve your view of perfection, and that is okay. The difficulties you face are often just part of the creative process in action! Frustration and second guessing yourself should not be considered an interruption in the process. These are natural aspects of creation and will result in the creation of much better work. By understanding that these are natural aspects of the creation process you will feel 

Know the Difference Between Authenticity and Originality

Today nothing in the world of art is completely original. Anything you create will have a connection to something, somewhere. However, this does not mean that your, or any other creators, pieces are not authentic. Authenticity comes from humility, curiosity, hard work and following your instincts. Authenticity and hard work are what make something your creation. Trusting in yourself and your abilities will create authenticity.

Let Curiosity Guide You

Creation is all about exploration and discovery. If you are able to let your imagination run wild it can lead you to success. Try anything you think of, and if it works out you have a new creative skill to put in your bag of tricks to use whenever you see fit. If it doesn’t work, lesson learned and you can move forward. 

Always Keep Learning

Exposing yourself to new experiences can lead to great ideas and inspirations. By sharing your accomplishments with others while learning about theirs, you gain knowledge that will help you grow as a creative. Trying new things with new people opens yourself up to a world of possibilities and endless creative endeavors.

 

Sources:  

http://www.melyssagriffin.com/6-daily-rules-for-a-creative-life/

http://ideas.ted.com/fear-is-boring-and-other-tips-for-living-a-creative-life/

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/you-can-have-creative-life-you-follow-these-rules.html