It has always been that creativity can be found if you only look for it. These days we are blessed with the fluid exchange of ideas because of the internet. There are several places online you can look to for inspiration. Some of them you may have heard of but maybe haven’t thought of as places to glean your next project idea from.
-Online Marketplaces: This is a seller’s marketplace much like Etsy or eBay. Artisans and crafters can sell their wares here. Whereas I am certainly not advocating plagiarism, I am saying that these types of sites are quite the fountain of inspiration! Whatever your creative lean is, you will find something that works for you. As I have shared before, I tend towards the mixed-media arts. I am always in awe of what other artists are doing in this field and get ideas of different techniques to use by visiting sites like Etsy.
-Online pinboards: Online pinboards are brimming with ideas. Such pinboards, like Pinterest, are for you to clip pictures and articles from websites and put them to a board that you have created for that purpose. For instance, I have a board for “Art I like” or “Things that make me laugh” so as you can see it is all about creativity, it can be about whatever you think up. Just browsing what other people are putting on their boards is exciting! You can do a search for whatever creative topic you like and see things that would take awhile to get to through a regular Google search.
-BellaOnline: Of course! BellaOnline has many subjects to cater to your interests. Look into the “Hobbies and Crafts” section for some ideas and project tutorials you haven’t seen before.
-Photography Sites: Here you will find artwork of all kinds. Some sites are Instagram or Flickr. They feature digital art, photography, flash, cartoon and comics, anime and manga, to name a few. You can simply browse and let your creative juices simmer. It is always helpful to see what other artists are doing. Intriguing and nothing you have seen before!
Sometimes we cannot make it to outside group meets with others that share our interests as much as we would like to. In fact, just finding the time to be creative can be quite the accomplishment some days! But these websites will give you the jump start that you need to get started in the right direction.