Creativity seems to go in spurts for me. I am crazy-creative for a time period, then it seems it all drys up and I have absolutely no ideas, no ambition, no creative juices flowing at all. Dry as the Sahara Desert, I tell ya!
So I have a couple suggestions, should this happen to you.
I made some cards with ideas for things to do. I have created 200 separate and unique ideas on 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 sized cards. Each one is a technique or suggestion for a jump-off point to get me going. Just a few ideas I had, during a very creative time when ideas are tumbling out one right after the other, for those times when I cannot think of what to do.
Keep a notebook or journal with you at all times. I have one I carry with me in my purse, and it sits here with me as I work. When an idea I don’t have time for now comes to me, I write it down/sketch it out.
This particular book has plain paper, lined paper and graph paper included in it. I have the sketches with sizes, details I want to include in the project, possible materials to use, colors, anything that is important to the project that I will likely forget. So, pretty much everything is written down in detail for me. You may not need details, just a few words might work for you.
I have a Pinterest page where I have put a bunch of pictures of things I like. If I like it, I throw it in there. This is to spark my creativity when I can’t think of anything. I will look through those pictures and try to figure out exactly why that piece spoke to me. What was it about that particular artwork that drew me in? Can I create something using that technique, or color or material?
Sometimes I just clean my workroom. I re-organize, try to find additional storage, etc. In that process I usually come across a material or product I haven’t used in awhile, something I forgot I had, something that inspires me to make something. This is always my last resort, as I mentioned, I have storage issues. To clean means to make a bigger mess before it gets better. And to be perfectly honest here, I don’t think I can squeeze another inch of storage from this space.
Okay, maybe an inch or two…