Workshops

Making time for creativity

It is very difficult to find the time in our very busy lives to paint, write and explore. My intention with this blog post is to give you a few tips and tricks to ease the process. 

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1. Make yourself a creative box / tote

I am sure you already have one in your space. Find a nice box or a nice tote to organize your creative tools. 

Here are a few examples; 

Painting tote:  I placed in this bag (see image below): Watercolor, a watercolor sketchbook, pencils, brushes, a container for water and a little piece of cotton. Whenever I feel like painting, I just get everything out and place everything back in when I am done. I could also leave the house with it and paint outside :)

Creative box: A pencil, a notebook, some inspiring magazines, glue and scissors. A perfect way to write more, take notes about creative ideas, glue different images and get creative!    

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2. Put your box in a space where you will be creating. 

Do not store your box or tote somewhere you will not use it. Leave it close to your favorite place to create. 

If you don’t have a space that you like, try to create one. A cozy little corner in your home where you could add a table and a chair to motivate you even more. 

Here are a few inspiring creative nooks;

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3. Add some creative time blocks to your agenda. 

Set an alarm to make sure you don't forget. I think it helps to create a block in your agenda dedicated to a creative project. Or else you might never take the time. 

I hope this is helpful !

xxxxx

Lysa

 

Letting go - with watercolor

We all have various activities that make us feel totally free. You might be aware thatI love to run and swim. Although these two are very important in my life, painting is probably the best way for me to let go and de-stress.  

When I feel anxious or lost I tend to work on paper. I guess it is because it is very easy. I grab a piece of paper, watercolor and a brush. That's it. 

If you feel like trying it too here are two simple steps to de-stress with watercolor. 

1. Have watercolor, a cup, paper and a brush handy. So that every time you need to de-stress or when you feel like painting you have these items close. 

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2. Explore, look around you... are there textures, flowers or items that you want to look at and represent in your own way on paper? A color in particular, lines, or shapes you want to paint or draw. Let your mind go. Explore, try, make mistakes...it is totally okay. Paint what feels good. 

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I hope this is helpful for someone. Watercolor has made me calmer in busy days and I find it amazing as a meditative tool. 

xxxxx

Lysa