I'm in a creative rut. Help!
It's too bad you aren't in a literal rut. I could totally get you out of that. Consider giving the following a go:
Remember in Garden State whenNo one remembers Garden State, but, Natalie Portman's character has a completely original moment. It's also completely awkward. But perhaps if you have one, you'll feel creatively charged.
- Follow Austin Kleon's advice and Steal Like an Artist (book) or Steal Like a Writer (video). (Triva: I read his book, Newspaper Blackout, in an actual blackout. Whoa.)
- Rediscover childhood creativity - color, play with Play-Doh, build something with legos...
- Try something different from what you normally do creatively. For example, if you are a knitter, try
an activity not made for grandmotherspainting*.
I challenge everyone to have a completely original moment. Feel free to be weird all up in the internet and post a link to your completely original moment video!
Here's how Natalie Portman and Zach Braff did it:
Here's how I did it.
Your turn. Come on. What are you? Shy? Don't you want to be remembered as the one gal/guy who ever did this?