Having trouble coming up with ideas?
Try a couple of these easy exercise to get into a creative mood.
Create something in your medium of choice based on your favorite children's story. My favorite is story is Green Eggs and Ham. Last time I was in a rut I created several pieces in green, a color I seldom use, they all turned out great.
Design something to your favorite song. Respond to what you hear, and how the music makes you feel. I don't listen to music but books on CD when I work, and many times I get engrossed into the story and make things that the characters I am listening to would wear.
How about designing something to advertise your shop, a t-shirt, pen, tote bag, or a hat. Make them fun. They will make great gifts and advertise for you too. I have not done this idea, but I am looking forward to creating t-shirts for me and everyone in my family.
Try one or try them all, and enjoy the process along the way. Each ideas will give you a new way to look at what you are creating and help you come up with new ideas.
Share an experience of how you get your creative juices flowing.