10DCAC,  Living a Creative Life

Lake Walk

Peaceful Lake Moment

What inspires you? What fills your creative bucket? I believe that being around nature helps fill our creative selves. Walking around the lake nearby gives me a feeling of contentment and calm when I most need it, which usually helps my creativity flow.

If you have a lake, river, or stream nearby I recommend a lake walk. Leave your headphones home and walk around to fill your senses. What do you see? What colors grab your attention? What sounds do you hear? Any birds? Any manmade sounds or only nature? How do you feel? Is it cool and crisp or hot and humid? Take a moment and take a few deep breaths. Be still for a moment. How does that feel?

If you can, take your sketchbook and sit outside long enough for a few quick sketches. If that’s not possible. Take a lake walk and then dive into a creative project back in your studio or at your house.

See what a lake walk inspires. Tami and I would love to see what you come up with.