The Perfect Creative Freebie
A few months ago, I was helping a friend run an event for these women, and one afternoon, they all sat around a giant table and colored. For HOURS. I had never seen an adult coloring book before these geniuses opened my eyes, and now I own two, along with a selection of mediocre-but-I-still-love-them markers. Coloring is now an essential part of creating for me. It's an artistic freebie, and you need to get on board.
Here's the challenge. Once you decide to be a maker, it's a joy to create. But it's also easy to turn glassy-eyed staring at a box of popsicle sticks and washi tape, hoping a life-changing craft will appear. (Spoiler: it won't appear, and it almost definitely won't be life-changing. Crafts rarely are if we're being honest.) Despite this, it can still be fun to make stuff, and some of us need a little creative momentum to have the courage to eventually try our own thing. Coloring books are the Lazy Genius way to do just that.
When you want to create but have zero ideas (me, almost always), do yourself a favor and color. It's your gateway to believing you can come up with an idea on your own... even if you never do.
(P.S. Target carries a couple of great books right now, or you can search "adult coloring book" on Amazon and get a killer selection.)