How to Break Out of Your Creative Slump

break out of creative slump

Hey you! Yes you who owns a bazillion empty notebooks and has nothing to fill them with. Need some inspiration that doesn’t require much brain power? Need to have a purpose before you can put ink/paint/pencil to paper? Look no further than this lovely list I’ve made to help you break out of your creative slump!




  1. Rip up tiny pieces of junk mail and stick them down to create a word of your choice. Decorate the rest of the page to fit in with the word you chose. If you can’t even think of any words then try one of these.

    be reckless and create

  1. Cut out a magazine picture, stick it in your journal and doodle on or around the image

    giraffe rainbow art journal

  1. Find any old photograph, stick it in and draw your own version next to it

  1. Find some things that you can sprinkle. Mix them together. Glue a pattern and sprinkle the sprinkles over and shake off the excess

  2. Go outside and find some natural flat items. Use them to make a collage

  1. Take a pencil in each hand then draw and colour a beautiful mirror-image butterfly

  1. Doodle and annotate your day

    doodle journal entry
    Can we just take a moment to appreciate my outstanding drawing skills?! See – don’t let a lack of skills stop you from creating!
  1. Cover an entire page with different magazine pictures that speak to you

    magazine collage

  1. Cover an entire page with words

  1. Get your favourite book. Search for quotes and fill a page with them. Use watercolours to paint over and express the feeling that the book gives you

  1. Collect textures and stick them in




  1. Collage a picture of your home

  1. Cut two pages out of your journal, leaving a 1cm strip running parallel to the spine. Sandwich a new page of any found paper in between the strips and glue it in. Use the new page as a background for a list of things you would like to achieve in the next year

  1. Draw around your hand and fill it in with intricate doodles and glitter

    mandala hand pattern

  1. Stick an envelope in and fill it with 10 interesting facts about yourself

    I would love to know if any of you guys try any of these activities. If you do be sure to let me know in the comments!

1 thought on “How to Break Out of Your Creative Slump”

  1. I tried writing but my pen ran out of ink;
    Then I tried dreaming but my brain refused to think!
    Then I thought of some more ideas but my memory isn’t long;
    So now I can’t remember, what the heck went wrong!!

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