My Favorite Creativity Tools

 

The very first creativity tools I used were pen and paper. These two are not only my first tools, they continue to be the most important for me. There is something special about writing with a pen on paper, not only does it help me process my thoughts and feelings it also helps my brainstorming and problem solving sessions go much better.

Second on my list, although closely rivaling number one, is my beloved Tarot. If you asked me five years ago, whether I would ever find myself owning, not one, but (too many to list) tarot decks and using them regularly I would have looked at you as if you had just said the most crazy thing in the world; I really never saw this coming. I use tarot to gain insights into many different areas of my life, and especially about my creative journey. Tarot is a tool for storytelling and storytelling is one of the most creative things you can do. Tarot as a creative tool deserves its own blog post and it is on my list of topics to cover, so I will leave it there for now.

If I could only pick two creative tools ( I count pen and paper as one) to use for the rest of my life, I would choose writing and reading the tarot. But being the person I am, I do delve in other creative practices like painting, embroidery, photography, jewelry making and crafting of magical tools like wands, oracle cards, and divination sets.

I am pretty open to following whatever creative urge strikes my fancy. In the past, I felt that this was a barrier I had to overcome, but now I see it as a gift. To be aware of my changing interest and have the freedom to pursue them is the greatest gift of all. So if one day I wake up wanting to do collages, I will do them and if suddenly I grow tired of collages, I will stop doing them without regret. We have to follow inspiration wherever it leads us.

 

 

 

 

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