Time off from work and routine this #MemorialDayWeekend means having the space to do things you’ve wanted to do, like kick-starting a creative habit. And it doesn’t have to turn into work–these 5 tips from Sketchbook Skool students make being creative as easy as eating pie after a holiday BBQ:
1. Start a pen stash. Get three of your favorite pens and keep one at home, one in your art bag, and one for your handbag or backpack. That way, you’ll always have your favorite art tool handy.
2. And a sketchbook stash. Keep a sketchbook on your night stand for late night doodles, or on your coffee table for some art before breakfast. Stashing them throughout the house means a sketchbook is always handy. Plus it’s fun to see the different sketches and styles that emerge from different parts of your day.
3. Your sketchbook is your travel buddy. Keep a small sketchbook in your handbag or backpack, and in the glove compartment of your car. That way, you can do quick sketches wherever you are.
4. Keep it simple, sweetie. Don’t take your sketchbook and sketching too seriously. Your pages are your playground! Each page is part of the process, messes and all. The only mistake is not drawing.
5. Make creativity a daily part of life. Kickstart your habit this weekend, and use these tips to keep it going afterward. And remember, creativity doesn’t end with the paint brush and pencil. If the urge strikes you to cook something new, or learn how to play the guitar, do it! All of our creative habits have the power to influence each other, so if you get an inkling to try something outside of your sketchbook, go with it. Who knows? That new recipe or song lyrics you can’t get out of your head might make a great drawing later on…