Awaken Your Creativity - Take a Hike

This is the best time of year. The trees change color and shed their leaves, and the air is cool and crisp.

A great way to awaken your creativity is to take a hike. It can be a in a city park, the country, or the woods, whatever works for you.

You will need a camera (don't have one try a disposable) on this journey or if you prefer a sketchbook with supplies, and a notebook or journal.

When you start your walk take your time, click pictures of plants, trees, stones, sticks, from a distance and very close up. Don't forget the birds and bugs, the colors on them can be amazing. Collect items for your visual journal or idea box, so you can refer to them in the future. And most important enjoy being outside and absorbing nature.

What nature can do to help with your creative process:

Plants can help you develop color schemes
Trees give you ideas for working texture
Stones can inspire new shapes as well as color
Birds and bugs are great for color, texture, and shape

It's nice to have time to let your mind wander and taking a hike will let you do just that. You will be surprised how the ideas start flowing while you are on your hike. Don't forget to write them down as they pop into your head, when you are on a hike there are no bad ideas.

Journal prompt - While on your hike take a few moments and describe what you see around you. How does it make you feel? What do you smell? What do you hear? Keep this info in your journal.

Where is your favorite place to awaken your creativity?

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful article. I totally agree with you that a hike can be the best way to awaken our creativity. Personally I am used to identify myself with everything I see around. That helps not only to be inspired by the awesome colors, but to hear the nature too - to grasp oneself and to become as comforted as enabled to move further.
    All your advices were very beneficial. I greatly enjoyed my visit and it was so pleasant to eye too. You have very well arranged site. Thank you for the love that radiates from each your word.

  2. Thanks Thomas for sharing, I agree that we can be inspired by everything around us as well as while we are doing our everyday activites.

    Thanks also for stopping by and your kind words about my blog.


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