As part of our quick series on kicking creative blocks, I want to explore one of my favorite breakthroughs: regression.
In true Creative Instigation spirit, I'm stealing the idea. My friend Bud is a wonderful photographer who recently started shooting portraits in a northlight studio, using only natural light.
Apply his idea to your creative block: Find your true north.
If you're a writer, step away from the computer. Grab a pen. If you're a cook, turn off the Food Network. Make your mother's favorite recipe for dinner.* If you sew, back away from the seven million stitches available on your fancy machine. Pick up a needle.
The different approach will make a difference. Step back, and you'll move forward.
*Seriously. What dish did your mom make that you really loved? And when was the last time you had it?