_____________________

Inspiration Seekers

For those who seek… will find.

_____________________

There are times when I often look back at a piece of art I’ve created or listen to a song I’ve written and wonder ‘how on earth did I create that?’ This usually happens when I’m going through a creative hiatus. In otherwords, days when inspiration just isn’t flowing.

So today I have three easy steps for you that I use religiously to find inspiration and get new and fresh ideas for my creative projects. The trick to these three steps is to use them regularly. By creating a backlog of ideas on your phone, in a note pad or just on an image board on your computer it means you’ll have plenty of material to refer to when you need it the most.

As Pat Patterson the songwriter once said; ‘Go forth and create shit. It makes excellent fertiliser for the good stuff’

Happy creating!

Nicola xx

VIDEO SUMMARY

 

STEP 1 – Go somewhere new

Taking time to move outside our daily habitual paths enables the creative brain to start working by exposing it to new stimuli that sparks off ideas. Travel inspires me, but even taking a different route to work in the morning can jump-start your creativity.[spacer height=”20px”]

STEP 2 – Find ideas from others

I never start creating with just a blank slate. I always reference other artists/ musicians etc for ideas first. I listen to a heap of new music in the style that I want to write a song in and get ideas for rhythms or lyrics or sounds I could use. Its called finding ‘influences’ in the artistic world.[spacer height=”20px”]

STEP 3 – Just start writing

Often the biggest obstacle to creating something new is just STARTING. How often have you thought about what you could create without actually putting pen to paper? I call this ‘blank page syndrome’ and its a sure fire inspiration killer. So, to bump yourself out of this rut, just start writing! Write words, feelings, thoughts, ideas… anything that comes to mind. It doesn’t have to make sense, its just one way of sparking off ideas and getting used to actually producing work. Try it and let me know how you go.

 

interesting, most likely unrelated content…

Peruse my friend so you do not lose, the chance to discover something new.

Duchess van der Park

Duchess van der Park

Discover what happened to Duchess van der Park as she performed the ‘Luscious Lucy Fan Dance’ during an unfortunate, yet rather entertaining evening…

What is Jazz? (for Singers)

What is Jazz? (for Singers)

So… what exactly is JAZZ anyway? What does it mean to ‘sound jazzy’? Apart from the songs, how does a singer get that authentic jazz style going? Well my friend, I’ll answer all of that in today’s video for you.

How To Like Being Alone

How To Like Being Alone

Being alone, doesn’t mean lonely. This inspirational video shows you how to like being alone and to feel at peace with the time you spend flying solo.

3 Songwriters Write 3 Songs Using 1 Riff

3 Songwriters Write 3 Songs Using 1 Riff

See how 3 songwriters use the same riff to come up with 3 completely different songs each, all within a mere 30 minutes in this speed songwriting challenge. Featuring Nicola Milan, Housey Maine and Minky G.

Mysterious Woman Nicola Milan
Never Miss A Video!

Get all my latest music, videos & art delivered to your inbox.

 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Follow my blog with Bloglovin