5 Tips for Finding Inspiration This Fall

As summer begins to wind down and the bright, vibrant scenery begins to change--finding inspiration can serve to be challenging. However, here are some easy, great tips to engage in creative practices that can act as a catalyst for inspiration this upcoming fall.

1. First and foremost, keep creating. I know this is easier said than done, especially when you’re creatively blocked, but committing to at least 15 minutes a day (a simple sketch, or a quick doodle on your commute home) you’re bound to solidify a creative habit that can lead to something bigger. 

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2. Make a list or journal. Inspiration can come from anywhere and the physical act of writing down your thoughts can give a big push for ideas to flow in. 

3. De-clutter: Clearing out your workspace is a great way to feel inspired again! (Think how great a clean, organized room feels after a hectic week. Similarly, cleaning your materials for a crisp page in a brand-new sketchbook or canvas can encourage inspiration.

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4. Take a walk-in nature:  Some would argue, fall is the best season of the year for artistic inspiration due to the ambiance of overcast skies, crunchy colourful leaves and the coziness of sweater-weather. These themes are a great mood setter for your work.

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5. Visit your favorite art gallery for inspiration. There are always great, upcoming exhibitions that can provoke thought and embolden your process. Twist Gallery is a perfect location to get your creative juices flowing and it’s free to the public. Hope to see you there this fall!

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