Sometimes I don’t feel really creative. Creativity is not something you learn and then that’s it: you’re creative! You have to keep practicing it. You have to keep doing creative activities to stay in that mindset.
Sometimes I get really busy and don’t take time out for my own creativity. I like to do something just for myself that is creative every day. Sometimes one day goes by and then another. And before you know it, I don’t remember the last the I did something creative just for myself.
I talk about all kinds of ways to help your creativity here on this blog. I have found that when I realize that I’m not taking time for myself to be creative that a daily challenge helps me. It doesn’t have to be intense. It can be a small amount of daily time, such as “I will take 30 minutes to do something creative each day for a month.”
It’s great because it’s not forever. I’m not saying that I’ll be making a piece of jewelry every day for 5 years. I’m simply doing it for a month. And at the end of the month I will see how I feel. Maybe I will want to continue a daily creative practice. Maybe I’ll cut it down to weekly or something else entirely.
Sometimes I focus on a particular thing, such as earrings (like we did last September.) Or somethings I’ll just say, “For 30 minutes each day I will do a creative activity” and it’s more laid back.
I do find, however, it’s so much easier when I have everything set up and ready to go each day so when I sit down to my work table I can just start. So focusing on one specific thing a day for a month is perfect for me.
Obviously jewelry making is my favorite thing. I love designing jewelry. I love making jewelry. I love accessorizing my outfits with jewelry. And I love sharing my work with others. And lately I’ve been really into making wire wrapped rings!
Does that sound like something that can help you, too?
If so, I invite you to join in with Rings Every Day Month starting on April 1st! I’m going to guide you along, so you don’t have to remember each day. I’ll be your inspirational accountability partner, gently giving you daily reminders to make a ring!
There are 2 options you can choose from for Rings Every Day Month:
The absolutely free version where you will get daily inspirational emails from me. Once a week I’ll send you a ring tutorial.
Or the premium (paid) version. That version includes a DAILY ring tutorial, 30 in total, so you can also learn new ring designs as you go along.
The ring tutorials are all with wire and beads and other materials. You don’t need any special metalsmithing skills or tools. Just wire, a ring mandrel, beads and a basic tools. (On Tuesday I’m going to do a whole post just about the tools you need to make wire wrapped rings!)
At the end of the month you’ll have 30 new rings! You will feel more creative and you’ll have a new daily creativity practice!
To sign up for Rings Every Day Month, click here.