My daughter asked me to draw with her before school one morning. I brought in my sketch pad and a pencil. For a moment I did not know where to begin. I stared at the blank page and it hit me: I
was thinking too much about the outcome.
I had to remind myself that I’m not creating something that will hang at a museum, I was creating as a means of being present with my daughter. So, I took a breath and started doodling different shapes, then coloring it in with colored pencil.
Sometimes all you have to do to jumpstart creativity is to just create.