Do you want to relive that experience as an adult?
Maybe you’ve been reading the new research, too, that shows how good creativity is for your health. Writing, drawing, painting, dancing, and singing have been shown to:
- Reduce the harmful effects of stress
- Help you cope with anxiety and depression
- Improve immune system function
- Reduce blood pressure
- Improve lung function
Perhaps you are already creative, but you don’t finish your projects like you want to. Or maybe you need a little help to get going—some ideas and even instructions. Maybe you have trouble making time in your hectic day. Or you get stuck.
Many adults who set out to be more creative fail. Not because they lack talent or imagination. Some of the most gifted artists, entrepreneurs, and craftspeople often struggle to overcome creative blocks.
There are techniques for adding more creativity into your life. It is a skill you can learn. You can have the methods for obtaining a thriving creativity practice others have missed.
If I Can Be Creative You Can Too
Why am I so sure anyone can learn to be more creative? I spent most of my childhood and early adulthood thinking of myself as a creative failure. Now I have a meaningful and fulfilling art practice and regularly teach creativity and art making to both artists and non-artists in classrooms and hospitals.
If you have read my blog, heard me speak, or made art with me in a hospital, you already know a little about me. If you are new to my work, my name is Dylan Klempner. I’m a journalist, artist, and Writer-in-Residence at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida.
In my decade-long career as a writer, visual artist, and arts educator, I have watched hundreds of adults uncover their innate creativity and make meaningful works of art.
In my new e-course, 31 Days to a More Creative You, you will find a simple, exciting program of activities that will get you off the couch and creating again.
Do You Know What Creative Blocks Are Like?
I have dealt with creative blocks too. Although I always wanted to be a writer and an artist, I gave up on my childhood dream and studied business instead.
One of my first memories is of standing in front of my great uncle’s oil paintings and saying, to myself, “I want to do that.” But I did not begin to unlock my own imaginative and expressive voice until I took a creative writing class during my senior year of college.
Maybe you already consider yourself a creative artist but no longer feel the drive or inspiration to continue. I have been there too. At times my inner critic has stopped me in my tracks. Although I became a writer in my early twenties, I didn’t try to make an oil painting until I was thirty.
I have worked with the best teachers of writing and art in the world. Their guidance and my own persistence have enabled me to overcome the challenge of living a creative life.
In this program, I share the lessons I have learned, provide detailed activities and resources for further practice.
Just about every day of the week, I share these lessons with artists and non-artists alike, both online and in person. I see people regain their creativity, discover new artistic media, learn to enjoy new music and artwork. These tools work—no matter how blocked or inhibited you think you are.
And don’t worry about lack of time—most activities in this exciting e-course can be done in thirty minutes or less.
Perhaps You Have Been Told You are Not a Creative Artist
Pablo Picasso famously said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Once we reach puberty, most of us are no longer encouraged to be creative. Worse, starting in early childhood well meaning, but irresponsible adults attack our poems, essays, drawings, paintings, and dance moves.
Memories of these traumatic experiences can prevent us from ever wanting to express ourselves creatively again. By the time we reach adulthood, we hide our precious talents and gifts fearing further abuse.
Ironically, creativity has never been in greater demand. In today’s fast-paced society we are forced to continually innovate and learn new material quickly. Being creative is no longer a luxury. We need to be creative just to keep our jobs and run our households.
Being Creative is Good for You
Art making has also been shown to be good for our health. Recent studies show that writing, painting, dancing, and singing reduce stress and help us recover from illness and injury.
At Shands, the University of Florida’s healthcare system where I work, the arts are now being used as companion therapies in the treatment of:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Renal failure
- Heart disease
- Sickle cell anemia
- Bed rest during pregnancy
- Post operative course
Being more creative may also help you find more energy, vitality, and a renewed sense of awareness.
How Does 31 Days to a More Creative You Work?
The month-long program in 31 Days to a More Creative You, makes you more creative by helping you:
- Access your unique and expressive voice. Each day you will experiment with a new art form, giving you will access to latent talents and skills.
- Override creative blocks. As you move through the activities detailed instructions will get you unstuck, unblocked, and moving again.
The e-course provides everything you need to get your creative life back on track whether you are a blocked writer or artist or never wrote a poem or picked up a paintbrush in your life.
I get rid of the guesswork and planning and guide you beyond the blank page or canvas into action. Simply follow my instructions—and have fun.
What does the 31 Days to a More Creative You Include?
In 31 Days to a More Creative You, you will receive a new creativity-building activity each day for a month. You will paint, write poetry, dance, sing, and more. I also show you how to enjoy the creative work of others. I help you find new music that is tailored to your individual tastes and offer tips that will make your next visit to an art gallery or museum more enjoyable.
Here are some of the exciting activities included in the e-course:
- Write a journal entry
- Play with your food
- Finger paint
- Test-drive a musical instrument
- Make a mosaic or collage
Nearly all of the activities can be done in less time than it takes to make dinner. (In fact, making dinner is actually part of one activity.) You should already own most of the materials for the e-course. The rest can be borrowed or purchased inexpensively.
You won’t find theories in this e-course about why you are not living up to your creative potential. Just inspirational activities that help you reconnect to your own vitality and resourcefulness.
Where would a more creative life take you?
You won’t find this many activities specifically designed to boost your creativity in a college course—even though you may pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for it.
My own two Masters of Fine Arts degrees—in art and creative nonfiction—cost tens of thousands of dollars, but gave me the opportunity to learn from some the best artists and writers we have. In this e-course, I’m passing what I’ve learned on to you.
What would it be worth to you to:
- Overcome your creative blocks?
- Enjoy new creative endeavors daily—with ease and a little time commitment.
- Enjoy increased well-being and vitality
People have told me that $200 for this program would be a steal, but I wanted to make sure it’s available to anyone who wants to be more creative—no matter their budget. I have priced it at $49. And for a limited time—I am offering the course for only $24.50—a 50% savings.
You won’t find this information anywhere else—I’ve acquired the knowledge and techniques through years of study and studio practice.