I spend almost all of my downtime reading and writing. No complaints here--I could happily spend my entire life in the "word world!" However, since I'm trying to grow and change as a writer, stretching my creative side is a big part of my day. I almost always leave my alternate creative time with new inspiration.
I'd love to say that I make regular time to actually do extra creative projects but honestly--I have deadlines to meet. Thanks to the Internet, I can easily take a few minutes to enjoy other people's artistic forays. These are five visual blogs I especially love to visit. Some are collaborative, some are quirky, and some are thought-provoking. All of them are a great way to find inspiration and take a fun, creative break!
Just like it says. Every photograph submitted to this blog is beautiful and (for you perfectionists out there) incredibly satisfying.
2. Design Cloud
This is a fun collective of designs from around the world. It's divided into plenty of subgroups, including typography, sculpture, graphic design, and illustrations. Lots of fun to peruse if you're feeling a little creative block!
This design blog is a visual treat of gorgeous, colorful images. What I really enjoy about this blog is that you can filter the images according to a color range (I usually pick "blue, turquoise, cobalt...") and enjoy!
This is a collection of visual art from around the world, from architecture to graphic design. At the top, you can filter the results by continent and country--such a cool way to get a glimpse of another culture!
I'm always incredibly curious about other people's home offices and studios. Most of us will say that we draw at the kitchen table or type on our laptops in the living room...and for most of us that might be true! I like to imagine otherwise, and for this, Where They Create is a great blog to peruse. Photographer Paul Barbera photographs artists and other creatives in their workspaces, and let me tell you, some of those spaces are pretty incredible!
What are some of your favorite creative blogs? Leave a comment and let me know!