• creativity
  • artistic inspiration
  • different disciplines
  • ideas
  • different interests

Inspiration is the basis of any creative work and beyond. A particular alteration of the mind, of the feeling that pushes an individual to give life to a work.

But regardless of what history teaches us, inspiration is unquestionably an irrational push, where we lose contact with the surrounding reality and enter a state of flow, that flow where space and time no longer have form, and the right brain hemisphere transforms perceived ideas in the form of words, images, notes, compositions.

These practices can help you in times when inspiration does not come:

- Do not remain closed in one place, go out, walk, play sports or simply breathe in the fresh air. It has been proven that the best ideas come when you are not focused on any project.

- Music, movies, books are huge sources of inspiration. It is absolutely legitimate to draw inspiration and also to cite artists or works for you that are a source of understanding and creativity.

- Hang out and interact with people who have the same interests and passions as you. Compare and discuss with them. This is always a good place to start.

- Broaden your horizons to other disciplines that can be a source of inspiration: art, music, and photography.

- Write down your ideas and thoughts, draw your sketches; do not miss the opportunity to see your dreams come true slowly, on paper.  


What is the creative process?

The creative process is the evolution of an idea into its final form through a progression of thoughts and actions, and this involves critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All creatives usually go through five steps to bring their ideas to fruition: preparation, incubation, lighting, evaluation, and verification. These stages were first articulated by Graham Wallas, a social psychologist and co-founder of the London School of Economics who outlined the primary stages of the creative process in his 1926 book on creativity called "The Art of Thought."

Start letting your ideas out

How many times have you thought about changing your life and entering the fashion industry? Using fashion as a medium of expression is a great way to be creative. Using a real physical product as a medium is much more powerful and significant for your creative mind, instead of a digital asset. Creating your own shoe line with AliveShoes is a great pathway to discover your inner creativity and push it out in the world.