4 ways to break through your creative rut

You know those days when you put pen to paper and nothing comes? You squeeze that brain of yours willing for some inspiration to come, but you’re at a dead end!

Design by Libby Bothway

Design by Libby Bothway

It’s a frustrating experience that ALL creative people go through and it does disappear (phew!).

Whether you’re an illustrator, surface pattern designer or typographer, we can all safely say we have struggled with some sort of ‘block’ at one point or another.

But how do you stay motivated when you’re drawing blanks? We spoke to four of our talented creators who gave us their tips on overcoming that dreaded rut.

‘Create an inspiration box or drawer and fill it with things that will inspire you when you’re having a mental block.’Katie Abey

‘Every day I create a fun, personal piece in my sketchbook just for me. Personal work always seems to lead to submissions.’ Susse Linton

‘Never discard of your scribbles and raw ideas, you may return to them later and spot hidden gems and new potential.’ Catherine Flynn

‘Researching and gathering ideas is really important, don’t worry about dedicating time to things other than ‘creating.’ Jessica Hogarth

So next time you’re stuck in a creative rut, be sure to bookmark this page for a little inspiration and check out our uplifting cards here.

Design by Leigh Hodgkinson

Design by Leigh Hodgkinson

Design by JellynBean

Design by JellynBean