Welcome to day 1 of 5 Days to Get Out of a Creative Rut!
Today, I ask that you make an Idea Pocket. In case you missed the description of what an Idea Pocket is, you can read it here.
Now, how do you make an Idea Pocket? It’s pretty easy.
For the simplest version, take a #10 standard business envelop and seal it. Cutting the short end, cut about 1/3 of it off. If you want to, cut a notch in it so you can open it easier.
On the outside, write a little nonsense poem or decorate it in some way that you like and will remind you that this is a tool you can use to tap into your creativity. It’s part of your creative toolbox.
This is a poem I’ve put on the outside of any that I make:
My Idea Pocket
I want to write.
I want to draw.
Try though I might,
I can’t think of anything at all!
I reach my hand in here
And find something very near.
I’ll put it back or put in something new
So I can use it another time too.
It serves to describe what an Idea Pocket is, in case you forget, and it tells you how you can use it.
You can find a picture of mine on my primary Instagram sometime later today. Remember to post pictures of your Idea Pocket on Facebook or Instagram using the tag #nocreativerut. And join the conversation in the Facebook group.
I like participating in challenges. Do you? I decided to create a challenge to introduce us to each other before the 40 Days of Creativity course starts later this month.
So what is this challenge?
It’s 5 days to get out of a creative rut. I know we all get stuck in them once in a while. It’s time we got ourselves out of it.
There’s two things I want to share with you. The first is a video I did on Facebook live yesterday.
The second is a graphic that will be posted on Instagram Stories later today. I didn’t put the start date on it because I intend to reuse it when I run this challenge again. In this case, the challenge starts Monday, November 12. You can post on Instagram, Facebook, or even in the JNO Creativity Challenges Facebook Group.