Creativity can be quite intimidating. If you are wondering how creative you are. Take the 4 min verbal creativity test. Of course, it is hard to spark creative thoughts. One way to spark your creativity out is to try something new. I put together a list of projects that I would love to do (and hopefully will at some point.) So enough of the intro and let’s get to it.
In effect, Robert J. Sternberg a professor of psychology at Cornell University described creativity as comprising several different aspects:
(c) styles of thinking
(d) personality attributes
(e) motivation/ especially intrinsic motivation
1. Creativity in a Zine
They are often nonconformist, and unlike a magazine, anyone can produce and distribute a zine. So be very 70’s Punk and create your zine. The advantages are that it’s inexpensive and fun. Find something that you feel passionate about. There are no limits.
A zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation.Wikipedia
How to Make a Zine – Hookedtobooks
2. The Daily UI Challenge
A classic. To clarify the daily UI Challenge is recommended to all newbies in UX/UI town. It makes sense. It has no spam and is 100% free. The email prompts are perfect if you want creativity to come more naturally to you. So what are you waiting for?
3. Create your Music
Are you a musician? No? After all, it doesn’t matter. Try something completely new that will challenge you. I came across Landr. In essence the idea is to use samples and collaborate with other musicians. (It makes sense if you aren’t there to play around. ) You get access to royalty-free samples and brain sparkles.
There are many more companies that offer this type of service, so if you are interested, you can find one that fits your needs.
Landr – Creative Tools for Musicians
4. Generate Images Beyond your wildest Dreams
Until now creatively interacting with AI was not on my radar at all. But since the launch of Dall E 2, it has become high on my priority list of things I want to try out. What it does is it amplifies your creative potential. To this end, anything you can think of and put in writing DALL E 2 will create a picture of it.
I will come back with some generated pics of my own very soon 🙂 This is undoubtedly amazing.
5. Create with Clay
There is something almost therapeutic in creating something three-dimensional with your hands. It is true that in our digitized world making with your own hands has been consequently happening less and less.
As a result, we lose connection to nature and our surroundings. A clay project is therefore the perfect remedy to get in touch with nature and create with your hands. It can be anything it doesn’t need to serve a purpose. It’s time to go beyond your wildest artistic imagination.
Video: Cambodian ornament carving
Video: Clay home decor
6. BeReal. Try a (not so) Spontanious Creativity Project
Yes, yes. I know. Another social media app. But… hear me out. This can also be a creative outlet. For example, find a theme and be prepared to take a picture with that theme in mind everytime you are promted. It could be something as simple as alwasys stand on one foot. Or tieing your scarf differently every time.
7. Invent a Card Game
Make your own version of Cards Against Humanity. Or invent a complete new game. Let your creativity flow and surprise yourself.
8. Create your Podcast
Everybody has a podcast these days. So why not. Find a subject you are passionate about and start planing out the episodes. While it seems to be an extremely time consuming project it can be also turn out to be extremely rewarding. But you’ll only know if you give it a try. Anchor is a the free podcasting platform from Spotify.
9. Start 100 day Origami Project
The beauty lies in its simplicity. Above all it cost little and can be done anywhere. Doing origami will challenge you in unpredictable ways. Not only are your It’s a perfect antidote to the fast past digital world furthermore help you train your patience.
10. Create a blog list of 10 Creative Projects
Well, well, well. To conclude our list we come to it’s natural end. Coming up with 10 projects you would love to do and maybe inspire others to discover something they haven’t thought of.