There is a reason why places like San Francisco, Soho in London and the whole of Italy attract artists from all corners of the globe – there is a specific vibe around such creative oasises that resonates with the artist’s soul. From vagabond poets to eccentric painters and the average blogger, they all come back to their favourite bohemian style cafe for a creative boost. Where do we find such places and how do we make the most of them? The following tips will come in handy for everyone that has an artistic side and wants to tap into the colourful spirit of artistic places.
Pack your paintbrushes, camera, laptop, guitar, saxophone or whatever contraption it is that you use to channel you creativity. Visit the world’s meccas of art – Venice, Rome, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Prague… Places of creativity often have a moderate climate – mellow weather soothes the soul makes man more cultured and refined. Chat with people there, visit the cafes, galleries and museums, soak yourself into the “Art”mosphere! Do not forget to drop in at a famous artist’s home that was turned into a museum, it will provoke your imagination and conjure up creative ideas. You then take all your round the world experiences and apply them to your home city, do some street art, paint your balcony in the colours of the rainbow, organize a musical flash mob in the city square, add your own piece to the colourful puzzle! The world now more than ever needs more passionate art. Be the inspiration that you want to see in the world!
When I think about creation I think about Nature itself. It is the quintessence of creativity, a perfect blend of design and engineering. It moves, rolls, thunders, blows, ebbs and flows. Nature is never still and exists through its intricate pattern of structures, veins, branches and substances and is in a perfect harmony with itself. Nature speaks to us in its quiet but profound language but we have long ago lost our ability to understand it. Get out in the open, camp, sing below the stars, paint and take pictures! Nature has a way of calming our spirit and making our mind still and it gets the creative juices flowing into us. Build a small tree house or a log cabin in the woods and turn it into your creative nook. Keep it only to yourself and your closest friends – you don’t want to disturb the creative spirits that live inside! Visit the seaside if you have the chance, water will get your emotional juices flowing and feelings are the greatest catalyst for art and creativity!
Spice Up Things At Home
Feng shui is about finding harmony in the place where you spend most of your life, your fortress and sanctuary – your home home. The interior of your bedroom or workspace may not strike you immediately as a life-changer, it influences in a more subtle way and the vibe of the place where you spend half your day there makes all the difference in the world.
Creative Feng Shui is not just about decoration, it is the art of turning the whole place into a fairy tale! Unleash your craziest fantasies upon your apartment or office – paint all the walls in different colours, install a toilet plate chandelier and grow ivy on the windows. Be bold and do not make compromises with your inner expression – make it unique! Experiment with moving around the furniture every week and take pictures of the whole place. Then compare the photos at the end of the month and decide when your room looked best… and then rearrange back to that coveted setting! Also make sure that you clear all the clutter from your desk and surroundings – to get new ideas you first have to get rid of the old stuff. Make room for the cosmic flow of energy which will rejuvenate you and charge your creative batteries!
Use Coworking Spaces
These shared offices for freelancers provide the perfect habitat for creative animals like us – they often have a hip lounge for socializing, a conference hall for sharing your ideas, a bohemian interior and relaxed feeling in the air. All that at your disposal against a monthly fee that will cost way less than renting an office of your own. Above all, open workspaces provide the perfect social environment for like-minded people who share their inspiration with each other. There you will find an astounding synergy of ideas – everyone contributes to the energetic pool of creativity and everyone is free to tap into it. Imagine a place where you leave all your trouble, negativity and inhibitions at the front door and be yourself with people like yourself! Imagine creative paradise! And if this is not enough, you will also have the chance to network and make friends, increasing your circle of influence and potential clients or business partners.
Make Your Mind An Artistic Retreat
Creativity is a delicate combination of imagination, inspiration and a tiny bit of logic and structure. Art is also about balance – to create means to dance with the rules of the Creator and be a perfect example of balance yourself, a mini version of the Universe. It is our inner space that often needs to be decluttered more than our outer world – it is the only place that we can never escape. Every artist knows that inner freedom, which is all about the free flow of energy and emotions, is the secret to success and we all carry some emotional baggage that inhibits our true expression. And by opening our hearts, we let go of what keeps us prisoners of our minds. Decorate your inner world with paintings of harmony and fill it with the song of truth, be the architect of your own mind!