5 Tips on How to be CRAZY CREATIVE! | How an Artist Thinks

So here on artsy cupcake i bring you creative
inspiration twice a week on the topics of life home health and style. Today i want to give you 5 tips to help YOUR
creativity. And dont tell me you arent naturally creative. We all have creativity inside of us – sometimes
it just takes a little finessing to get it out. But first I have a little story for you on
how I came about being a creative. I really think creativity is something that
can be learned. Even though I feel I’m naturally creative,
I’ve had to improve how i approach creativity over the years to make progress in the graphic
design field that i’m in. Ever since i was little i HAVE always leaned
towards things like dance and art. So i thought ok im good at these things, i
should be an artist when i grow up. But when i went to college for design i suddenly
was surrounded by tons of really really creative people. Like really talented painters and sculptors
and fashion designers. I saw their work and felt like they could
already get paid for what they were doing as 1st year college art students. I think some of the fine artists actually
were getting commissioned for their artwork. So, all of a sudden I felt like “oh maybe
i’m not as creative as i thought” because all these other college students are really
good artists, like they dont even need to be in these classes. I had created art in my own way my whole life
and now i was suddenly being compared to other students in art school based on our grades. But that was a good shock to my system because
it gave me goals and the drive to be really good. I learned a lot over those 4 years of art
school and got better and very well trained as a graphic designer. And after years of practice, critique and
even comparisons to other artists, i feel like i’m a natural at coming up with creative
ideas, but that’s because of all the schooling and practice. Now, i know how to turn that artsy switch
on and off as i please and creativity has become more intuitive. But it was hard those first years of college,
because i didnt realize there IS an art to being creative. And there ARE a few things to help the creative
process along. The reason for that story is to show you that
even if you dont label yourself as a creative, there is always room for improvement. And for those that already label themselves
creatives, there is room for improvement as well. Being crititiqued and self critique is just
part of the creative process. And it’s a fun process. So i am hoping my 5 tips here will help you
learn a little about how you can be crazy creative, even if you dont think you’re
a naturally creative person. First of all what does being creative mean
to you? Do you want to be more creative to be able
to do artsy things like drawing or music or dancing? Or do you want to be able to think more creative
like coming up with a creative solution to a complicated problem? Or maybe you want to write a book but cant
find the inspiration or think it is a goal out of reach? 1 Dont label yourself as uncreative. This could be the first thing preventing you
from starting some new creative project. Everyone is creative in their own way. Maybe you cant draw realistic art but that
doesnt mean you arent creative in different ways. Try your hand at abstract painting or sculpture. You dont have to have a vision of where your
art will go just try creating something and see where it takes you. The act of just creating the art may inspire
you with an idea because your mind may go somewhere else. So the end result may not necessarily be the
painting, but the thoughts that flowed while you were painting. It’s almost like taking yourself into a
meditative place and good things can happen in that space. Respect your ideas and your imagination harness
your abilities. Just give yourself a chance even if you’ve
labeled yourself as a non-creative. 2 Write it down and try it out
Keep a notebook or journal just for your creative inspiration. Writing down something at least the idea in
a holding pattern, so this step is really important. Write down a description of that amazing sunset,
print out a photo of that unique flower you found at the park and if you have a brilliant
idea for a creative project, definitely write it down. Even dreams can inspire you so keeping a dream
journal could be a helpful way to get new ideas. Then after you have your ideas written down,
get the mixing bowl out and see if that recipe will work. If you just think on it and dont take the
actions to try them out youll never know where that inspiration could have taken you! And don’t hold back if you have more than
one or two ideas. Just constantly be generating ideas, put them
into that journal and then you may need to fuse some of those ideas together at a later
time. Even if they aren’t the best ideas, this
is part of the process – you sometimes have to go through tons of bad ideas before getting
to a good one. When you are creating this creative journal
and creating mood boards, you can browse websites like “thehungryjpg.com” and then use those
images for mood boards. I also like www.wordclouds.com to create word
clouds and then I will add those to my mood boards or journal if I am doing a project
that includes some writing. 3 Don’t multi-task during the creative process
Even if your full time job doesnt allow for creativity then carve out a little of your
personal time for your own creative projects. Whether it’s solving a problem, writing
a poem, knitting, creating a new recipe or even choreographing a dance, dont try to multitask
while you’re being creative. Sometimes you need to use your emotion to
really get into the creative zone, so you’re not censoring yourself when you’re trying
to be creative. Since creativity is based on emotions, you
need to block out some time to do this, where you wont have any interruptions. This is especially important if you dont consider
yourself to be a creative because it is a different mindset to get into and is almost
like a switch. So if you arent used to using those creative
muscles, then make sure you can really focus on your creative activity without any interruptions. And if you start on something and get frustrated,
try again later. Sometimes you need to sleep on it to finish
off a great idea. 4 Try new things. The next tips to be crazy creative is to find
inspiration in places you don’t normally look. To make a change in your creativity, you need
to look in new places to get inspired. As a designer i do this all the time. I go to an art museum to see how someone else
approached a sculpture. I gather ideas from the internet on how someone
designed say a magazine cover. Then i dont directly copy them, but seeing
all the ideas in one place, like on a mood board that I’ve made, can help me form my
own idea because i see things i like and dont like and this can set the tone for what I’m
trying to accomplish. So even though i use the internet to create
mood boards for creative inspiration, its also important to put your devices down and
look at the world around you to get inspiration. Go to a botanical garden, a zoo, watch the
sunset. These are the simple things that have been
inspiring humans since the beginning of time. You could also sign up for an improv class
or take a new course from master class to open your mind to new ideas and maybe spark
some creativity. Masterclass has cooking, dance, acting, music
and all kinds of other creative videos for you to choose from. Another idea to try something new is to do
a creative brainstorm with a friend and bounce ideas back and forth. Having a friend help out can double the creativity
in the room and you can come up with some really great ideas that way. 5
And the last tip I have for you is to not shut down your own ideas just because you
dont think they’re good enough. This relates to a video i did about perfectionism
where I mentioned you can hold yourself back by actually trying to get thing just right. If you dont give an idea the time of day just
because you think it isnt good enough then it may be a big loss. That idea may be good for another project
or it just hasnt been fully fleshed out yet. Write that idea down no matter if you think
it has legs or not. It may be tomorrow or it may be 5 years from
now that you come back to that idea and make it work for you. And be patient. I have a watercolor that has been sitting
unfinished for probably around 3 years. I havent decided if i like how it is or if
i want to add some sort of background or sky to it. You might think it bothers me that i have
some unfinished project sitting around but this is ok to me because i know it’s part
of the marinating process of creativity and some day i will pick that painting up and
either frame it as is or add a background to it. Creativity is a process so give your every
idea a chance to flourish into what its supposed to be. So i want to know… what do you feel like
your most creative talent is? No answers of im not creative will be allowed. It might be you come up with new recipes or
are really good at entertaining your toddler. Whatever it is let me know in the comments
section below! I will also link everything I mentioned below
in case you want to check out those resources I mentioned like master class and the hungry
jpg. Make sure to subscribe so I’ll show up in
your youtube feed. Thanks so much for watching and I hope you
have a happy day!

59 thoughts on “5 Tips on How to be CRAZY CREATIVE! | How an Artist Thinks

  1. Design (Interior Design ) is how I have always been how I express my creative side . I am certainly not a professional but I have a good eye.
    Your tips are excellent.

  2. Hello to the Artsy Cupcake Crew! Let me know in the comments below: How are you creative? 💕🍰Maria

  3. I am creative at being a mom! Cooking, crafting, decorating,and living in my kids! Thanks for sharing this it just takes believing in your to bring your true talent to the surface! This was amazing~Courtney

  4. Your story reminded me of when I was a senior in high school and ended up switching my college major from architecture to aerospace engineering because I realized in my architectural drafting class that my classmates were much more talented than I was. Many of them actually did become gifted architects and although I did work at NASA for a while, I've moved to a different kind of creativity as a change management consultant. I have to use a lot of creativity in my communications, but more importantly in how I gather information. At home I'm probably most creative with my needlework, but I also enjoy my YouTube channel and blog. Thank you for making me feel better about all those unfinished projects sitting in my needlework closet! I love your idea about vision boards and journaling your ideas – Pinterest has been really helpful with the vision board and I love using word clouds at work.

    Another great video!


    Misty Ann

  5. Excellent creative tips and presentation. Agree with them all. Loved the photos of you as a young one and nice Jeep too. I like to keep thought in notebook also and do get ideas in my dreams. Thanks for these great ideas.

  6. I completely agree with you, your such a great teacher Maria 😀 xoxo Nadia💋

  7. Creative is to bring into existence, You give a compelling argument but trust me I'm not creative and I don't think I want to be. I'm not crafty either and I'm not artistic and I'm okay with that….I do play piano though 👍🏻

  8. It was nice to learn a bit about you. The name of your channel now makes total sense. I suppose my creativity comes out in the outfits that I put together and more recently the editing of my youtube videos. Thats my favourite aspect of youtubing

  9. Great quote and story…just as well you stuck with your artistic talents. Even though I didn't do well in art at school the internet truly helped unleash
    the creativity I thought I didn't have. thx for sharing these creative ideas

  10. Love this! We're setting up bullet journals for March, this will help my pep talk!

  11. What a beautiful presentation, new subs here, and thanks for your kind comment on my non-professional video. Very kind of you.

  12. Great video !!!! Very motivational sometimes it takes a little competition to spark drive

  13. Great tips as ususal Maria I am creative in other areas other than art LOL but I do appreciate it!

  14. Great video! I'm naturally creative also. I very much enjoy cooking, baking, and crafting.

  15. As a graphic artist I'd say I'm creative, took alot of trial and error early on haha, great tips thanks for sharing! 🐺😃

  16. I definitely have a learned a lot from this video. I think my creativity is in makeup and fashion #RWOYT

  17. Enjoyed this, great tips! I’ve never considered myself creative, but I'm probably most creative when it comes to decorating, fashion, and recently editing YT videos. Congrats on 1000+ subscribers!!🎊🤗

  18. Great video! I especially love the advice to not multitask while being creative. It’s so true that not focusing can definitely distract me from accomplishing and creating amazing things!

  19. Great video on being creative thanks for the video and btw love the story keep up the great work. .

  20. I only enjoy being creative as part of a group or as a family activity. Alone I’m quite useless.

  21. This is really great advice! Though not everyone can be gifted in art, honing your creativity is important for any skills, gifts, and careers that people have 🙂 hope we can support each other 🙂

  22. It was one of the best video ever ! I used to have so many doubts about my own ideas & being perfectionist clearly wouldnT help either (lol). But by getting more confident in my abilities and practicing, i'm able to channel it through my fashion sense; though i didn't know about not multitasking & understand why now. It's really down to get in touch with your own emotions & trust them :-))

  23. This is amazing. I love how you broke down the thought process of an artist. Thanks for sharing this information.

  24. Appreciate the encouragement that we can all be creative … and can exercise our minds to be even moreso!

  25. Wonderful tips! I know I have come a long way in my creativity because I used to think I wasn't creative. I actually use an affirmation daily "I am a creative force and i'm a magnet for new ideas" Taking inspired action has been huge for my creativity in the last year too.

  26. 1040 my 🆕 friend nice share..please visit my channel and lets become friends 🌟🌟✨✨

  27. i would love to think more creatively. and i agree that labeling yourself as uncreative hinders it

  28. These are great ideas! Great ways to organize your ideas and creativity. I am terrible at multitasking! I'm working on focusing on one thing at a time.

  29. My creative talent is acting and singing. I also love to write a little, or have ideas for fun activities for my kids or families.

  30. I have always been the creative one, it is so freeing to embrace that side of my life. Good for you for sticking to your artistic side! Also congrats on 1000 subscribers

  31. Great video and great tips, Maria! Being creative (and actually using your creativity) requires some confidence. A person needs to be confident in their abilities, confident in their vision, and also not take criticism too personally. Everyone has a vision, everyone has ideas, but some people don't want to acknowledge them or are afraid to show or express them.

    Creativity can used in every part of life: house chores, cooking, exercise, washing laundry, cutting your grass, changing the oil in your car. It's a way of life, to a point, and a different way of thinking about things. And just like most things, it might seem awkward at first but the more you do it, the easier and more natural it will feel, and the more you'r confidence will grow.

    I loved hearing your thoughts in this video! #awesomeness

  32. I love your suggestion of looking in places you don't normally look to help jump start and foster your creativity. I also love that you don't narrow the fact that there is so many ways and different ways to be creative. As someone who does so many different creative outlets, and covers and supports the gambit of creatives out there, it's real important to know that there is an outlet that you can find to be creative. I like how you broke all this down too.

    To answer your last question as I mentioned above I have several creative outlets but I feel like I am at my utmost happiest creative place when I am writing. Filming is a close second.

  33. I love that expression, marinating. So true 're creativity. For me it's writing, photography, videos and fashion.

  34. I like the tip on keeping a journal. I have done some choreography in the past and really love that. I also love coming up with learning activities for kiddos!

  35. Focusing on the project by committing a certain amount of time is so important

  36. I so needed to see this video right now! Learning NOT to multi-task is huge, along with holding back because I don't think it's good enough.

  37. i consider myself creative person .. however your tips are great to apply to anyone

  38. awesome my new friend . you are creative i like your work very much so i subscribed your channel and press the bell icon . i hope you will also subscribe my channel and press the bell icon . thanks for sharing your great work with us .. (: god bless you .. greetings from India

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