Shake It Up
I'm getting out of my comfort zone this afternoon & teaching a new student how to use pastels. I've done them in the past but it's been awhile. While preparing for class, I got that wonderful creative feeling. You know the one where the juices were flowing & you're itching to dive in. I even pulled out my watercolors. I think it's good to step out of our comfort zones every once in awhile.
You don't have to try different mediums to shake things up. Try something you've never tackled. Anything from a subject you've never painted, or a new brush, or a different technique. Just do it for yourself. Don't do it with the idea of having to share it with the world. Rather approach it as playtime. Pushing yourself is a good thing.