49 Creative Things To Do

49 Creative things You Can Do Today | iHanna’s Blog.

I stumbled upon iHanna’s blog 2 days ago. And was rather fascinated by the list. Oh well, I must say most are easy to do but I need the motivation! So I shall start with a list of “12 before 2012” so as to make it manageable.

  1. Tweet this Creativity List to your friends and spread the joy further (Done. Also “press” this post.)
  2. Make your own list of things you want to create or try next year and post your link/comment below (Done)
  3. List Projects you’ve finished in your life
  4. Buy yourself some washi tape and then put tape on everything (Done. See post “From Chocolate to Jewelry” )
  5. Create Evidence pages when you get new materials (Halfway, working on it)
  6. Alter your Moleskine cover and make it your own
  7. Write down quotes from books you are reading and save them in a notebook
  8. Make a library pocket from recycled paper
  9. Create a grid of pretty papers
  10. Start a long-term project – said to increases happiness greatly.
  11. Meditate – just sit and breath for a while and free some space inside
  12. Ponder if you are introvert and then give your self creative time alone if you need it

My list of “13 before 2013” is as follows:

  1. Keep a travel journal when you’re going some place, take notes
  2. Make your own Travel Journal for creative explorations on your next trip
  3. Write extensively about a favorite topic to investigate it further
  4. Make a pretty memory by assembling a years worth of photos into one book
  5. Create your own zine because everyone should try it at least once
  6. Make a small booklet journal to write little notes in…
  7. Use hues of ruby red on a journal page or maybe dress in that colour for work
  8. Look for special signs in your town, like pretzels (or something else that you find interesting) and bring your camera to document what you find
  9. Take a photo of a bumble bee (or another small creature)
  10. Doodle big on brown paper and colour it in with crayons or paint
  11. Fill a paper with paint just for the fun of color
  12. Cover a drawer with glitter because it makes your room sparkle
  13. Cut up a magazine and then recycle the remains

Below is the reserved list, which I’ll start after I have completed the 2 lists above.

  1. Tea dye fabrics and then brew some extra and have a cup while you wait
  2. Take an art journal class with me online & you learn new things
  3. Paint decorative papers to use in your art or journal…
  4. …then tear the papers into a quick collage
  5. Spread paint with an old credit card and create a smooth surface…
  6. …or scrape it hard to create texture and depth that is creative
  7. Try adding digital texture to one of your own photos
  8. Sign up for the Sketchbook Project and spread your art into the world
  9. Watch an inspirational movie about someone
  10. Make a batch of postcards and mail them to your friends
  11. Explore colour in a Sketchbook (I’m exploring pink because it is my favorite)
  12. Smear ink with wabi-sabi intention
  13. Get a workshop DVD that you can watch over and over and be inspired by
  14. Have an Artist Date and fill your creative well
  15. Sew tiny stitches on a tiny surface
  16. Roll your own fabric beads
  17. Sign up for my newsletter to be reminded of next years postcard swap…
  18. Download a free postcard backside that you can print and use
  19. Make an image transfer with matte medium
  20. Make your own colourful fabric by painting and writing on cloth
  21. Become apart of the Creative Revolutionaries with Diane Trout and join her newflickr group
  22. Cook dinner and take photos of your accomplishments
  23. Make your own paper cloth using fabric and tissue paper and lots of glue
  24. Crochet a pretty little bowl

2 thoughts on “49 Creative Things To Do

  1. Wishing you good luck with my list suggestions of things to do! I hope you’ve found my links inspiring, I’ve done all of the above and more! 🙂

    Take care!

  2. Thank you very much Hanna. Yes, your links are inspiring me to make more crafts and to move myself beyond the inertia. Also, I’ve linked your blog. I need to take time to do some projects because I don’t have paints (excuses!) 😛 that’s why I push it to 2013 which is less than 60 days away!

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