embracing the barest minimum
Can we make a hashtag happen?
We've certainly struggled to make anything happen. But we learned from it.
#lowkeycreativity is the barest minimum. It's stripping the idea that "creativity is good for you" of all expectations and guilt. It's learning to look at what you can do in any given situation.
"Nothing" is a valid answer here. All "shoulds" are off. There is always "try again later".
- actionable prompts & ideas
- for staying sane and at least nominally creative
- in times not conducive to either.
Tip: Doodlinglow key drawing
Tip: Bitmoji / Avatarlow key self-expression
Tip: New Instagramlow key blogging
Pick something you have a lot of, like mugs, or pencils, or forks, or puzzle pieces.
Create a new Instagram account dedicated to this.
Whenever you feel like it, take a picture of one and post it. Make sure it's not a good picture.
No captions or hashtags. Maybe one hashtag (maybe #lowkeycreativity). Tag us. We will like all your posts!
Tip: Crappy Cookinglow key cuisine
Make the saddest meal you can think of with what you have at hand.
Pasta with Ketchup. Microwave potatoes. Nutella from the jar.
Now fancy it up as much as you can through spices or decoration.
Add Herbs the Provence to the pasta. Make a toothpick hedgehog out of the potato before eating it. Mix some chilli powder into the Nutella.
Tip: Plant Somethinglow key gardening
If you have access to some soil, take any pot (can be a yoghurt pot or a mug*), fill it half with soil, stick in half a tomato (or smaller, as long as there's seeds), cover it with soil. Keep moist. It will grow.
If you want to raise the ensuing plants to adulthood, YouTube has you covered.
(*drainage holes are ideal, but only needed if you can't stop yourself from overwatering)
Tip: Your Spacelow key diy
Tip: Meditate? Just Breathelow key meditation
Breathe in, two, three, four.
Hold, two, three, four.
Breathe out, two, three, four.
Hold, two, three, four.
- counts as a meditation, especially if you tune into how that feels while you do it.
Tip: FB Journallow key writing
Pick a topic and write a short Facebook post on it every day.
Give it a hashtag and sign off with the same emoji every time.
See how many days you can keep it up.
Tip: Track the Sunlow key mindfulness
Pick a spot on your wall that gets hit by the sun, and mark where the sun is at the same time each day.
Watch it move as the days go by.
Especially cool around the days of the Solstice, when it changes direction.
Tip: Bath or Showerlow key self-care
Not because you smell, not because you must: simply because it feels nice.
Bonus Nudge: Participate
Please absolutely feel free to tag anything you deem suitably low-key, and suitably creative - and watch it appear in our feed below 🦊🧡