Art Techniques | 9 January 20175 Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity in a Week Share article facebook twitter google pinterest We’ve all heard it a million times before: practice makes perfect. Mica and Noah Scalin had this in mind when they created their new book, Creative Sprint. It’s an interactive workbook with 30-day challenges designed to help build your creative muscles. Each sprint has a theme designed to help you channel your creativity into new challenges. We’ve picked a few challenges from different themed sprints to help you jumpstart your creativity and get a feel for what you’ll find in the book. Check them out below! Monday: Fill a piece of paper with as many tiny things as you can think of. Tuesday: Break a rule you generally follow when you make something. Wednesday: Go somewhere where there are other people around and quietly listen to conversations around you. Document or be inspired by what you hear. Thursday: Find directions or instructions for how to do something you’ve been wanting to try and use that as your inspiration for today. Friday: Write or draw your recipe for happiness. Bonus: Follow the recipe!! Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Challenge yourself to a new type of exercise with Creative Sprint! You know that if you practice yoga, guitar, salsa dancing, tennis, or pretty much anything else, you’re going to get better at it. In fact, if you practice every day you’re going to be pretty darn good! While you might not think of your own creativity as something you can practice, it actually works the same way. In Creative Sprint you’ll find an interactive workbook with 30-day challenges designed to build your creative muscles. It’s loaded with prompts to get you drawing, journaling, taking photos, and making collages – doing anything creative that you choose to do! The sprints each have a theme, such as Think Small, Work with the Unexpected, and Embrace Limitations. Throughout the book you’ll find features focused on fellow sprinters as well as inspirational quotes, and every sprint ends with a recap that encourages reflection. How you use the book is up to you! Complete sprint after sprint, channeling your creativity into new challenges. Or pick up the book every couple of months, whenever you feel like you need a jolt of motivation! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.