I have no time to be creative …or…Boredom Creativity

Something I hear often is that people say they have no time to be creative. “I wish I had as much time as you to be creative” …Really? Mhhh …ok- well…I am also doing this as my living…so I have to constantly actually make time to be creative. That is another argument though. I say there is always time for creativity if you really want to be creative.

(above: boredom time at doctor’s waiting room…view out of the window…kind of 😉 )

There is lot’s of times where I die of boredom…waiting at the doctor, waiting at the airport, waiting for the movie to continue during the advertisement block, maybe even during the movie, my traveling time, commuting time, being on hold on the phone…gosh there are so many examples…everybody has such boredom times. I figured these times are PERFECT times to be creative!  I take out my art journal or my iPad and just play drawing and painting. It is my Boredom Creativity.


(above: boredom time in plane…actually there is nothing more boring when the blue and grey lufthansa interior in the airplane…unless you start playing with it painting)

Am I good at drawing? NO I am not.

Do I care? No I am not.

Do I enjoy playing around? Yes I do.

Do I learn stuff while doing this? Yes I do.

Do I make the best out of my time to be creative? Yes I am.

How do you spent Boredom Times?

huge hugs



  1. I read my book, or draw zentangles. Makes take go by so fast!

  2. Sue Clarke says:

    I always have a book with me and a notebook and pen, The notebook and pen have saved major boredom when James and I are at appts. or having long meals in restaurants with the rest of the family.

  3. Love your “boredom art”. You got me inspired to always have a sketchbook in hand. Thanks for sharing! I also think that it´s always time to be creative. You find time if you really want to do it. It´s like breathing!

  4. Hello! I love your Lufthansa interior. I also have boredom time in waiting-rooms so, I always take an art book with me when I go to the doctor or such places. Some meetings at work are boring too and there, I doodle on whatever comes under my hand. It often draws my coworkers’ attention and it sometimes ends in me lending them books about doodling or mixed media.

  5. I really like that Lufthansa drawing especially!
    I go to youtube, to art tutorials. But I want to start picking up my sketch book instead.

  6. Lovely boredom pieces. hihihi. Sometimes there the best. Last I made some time to create and….yes no inspriration ….hello youtube. othertimes it just comes to you. I also always have a sketch book with me.

  7. Great idea! I need to be prepared for this!

  8. This is awesome Nathalie! I definitely agree that we need to make time to be creative or use our time more effectively. I will usually read a book during times like these, but I like the idea of sketching or doodling (both of which I am bad at incidentally). i think so many people would just jump on their Smart Phones and surf the web or play games, when this is a great time to play creatively!

  9. I spend my boredom times thinking out the next project/ day dreaming
    because when you craft for a living it is very difficult to turn your mojo on and off at will. The ideas always hit when you haven’t the time and when you have a deadline well…….

  10. Michelle Guest says:

    Reading (if i have a book), doodling or making lists… If im sitting in my car waiting i clean out all the junk that gets stashed or left in the car…

  11. Scrapmates says:

    Amazing,y inspiring Nat

    Sent from my iPad

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