1. Just walk away! Go take a walk and return to your project with a fresh perspective. I use this one a lot. I love to take a walk in the evenings to wind down and listen to some music. It has never failed in getting me inspired! A bubble bath is also a great way to wind down and get some inspiration flowing.
2. Travel to the nearest scrapbook/art store in search of inspiration. I love looking at other people's art. It is so inspiring. It doesn't have to be a scrapbook store either. For example, I went to the Cincinnati Art Museum yesterday...full of inspiration!
BONUS: Try purchasing a product from an unfamiliar product line. I am really trying to get out of the habit of buying from the same product line all the time. It is fun sometimes to experiment BUT you will never get me not to buy Making Memories , Heidi Swapp, Jenni Bowlin or KI! I'm pretty loyal to them. :)
3. Scrap-lift a layout, card or project from a scrapping buddy. I love scrappin' with my friends b/c they are so talented and it is fun to bounce ideas off them. The internet is also hopping with great inspiration. I am officially a blog hopper and I just love Robyn's work. I lifted this layout from a layout she did on the Hero Arts site. Sorry, can't find the original but here is my take on hers:
And here are the quotes that always gets my creative juices flowing...
4."Perfect just the way you create" -DONNA DOWNEY
5. "Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us." -ROY ADZAK
and that concludes the Creative Block Survival Guide mini-workshop. Thanks for reading and participating. I will be back soon to post winners from the challenges.....