I've struggled with creativity during the pandemic, and I know I'm not alone. Many friends have admitted the same.
One author that I turn to when I'm stuck is Austin Kleon.
All of his books focus on creativity. STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST is about getting started. SHOW YOUR WORK is about sharing and being discovered. And now his latest book, KEEP GOING, provides strategies to stay creative in good times and bad.
His writing is interspersed with lists, illustrations, and quotes. This quote from Anne Lamott speaks to me:
"Almost everything will
work again if you unplug
it for a few minutes --
Unplugging by spending time in nature is always good for my creativity. Won't you join me? Step outside and perhaps you'll shake some writing loose!
|July in Northern Michigan|
Photo by author Alice McGinty