Hopeless with a paintbrush? Can’t tell the difference between a Manet and a Monet? Don't let that stop you from getting creative!
The best piece of advice I can give to someone looking to expand their artistic horizons is to start a simple piece of work and FINISH IT!!! Any artist can tell you about that pile of unfinished works they have in the corner of their room. Creativity doesn't take talent - it takes commitment!
Ranked by least effort required, here are 4 super simple projects you can do that’ll get your creative juices flowing:
Create a Pinterest board
Starting a Pinterest account is like opening a can of DIY worms, and creating a new Pinterest board is like falling into a well-designed rabbit hole. Start a Winter 2018 board full of magnificent coats and majestic scarves, or an aesthetic as f*&k board of bedroom decor. It’s the perfect way to get the ball rolling on new projects!
DIY stress ball
Cheap, quick and easy, all you need is a balloon, a funnel and some rice and you're good to go!
Plan an Insta theme
Have you SEEN some of the grids out there? Whether it be something as simple as using the same filter on all your photos, planning out an Insta theme can genuinely help you find your creative groove. VSCO Cam and ColorStory are some great (FREE) apps to edit and plan out your photos.
Chicken wire sculptures
Next time you head to Bunnings for a sausage sizzle, hop inside and grab a set of pliers and a roll of chicken wire/bird netting. Making sculptures out of a material like this is as simple as letting your hands mold the picture you have in your head.
Think you're ready for more? Check out Artsweek to see how you can get involved with art on campus, or learn more crafty DIY’s on campus.