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Travel is a goldmine for anyone who needs to create, be it entrepreneurs, software engineers, or artists. It spices up production, shakes up our thinking, and gives the seeds for masterpieces. Traveling doesn't have to mean going far away: any trip to a place that's unfamiliar counts, even if it's just down the road.

Let's look at some reason why an artist or anyone should travel the world!

To fill the inner well

According to Julia Cameron, the author of The Artist's Way, creative people draws upon an inner well to create. When an artist feels she has nothing more to say, it is because the well is empty. To continue to create, we must consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them. Travelling will not only help in this area, but help so much more than you know.

To find Inspiration

Inspiration hits you like a lightning bolt, often when you are at a new place or experience something new. Travelling is a great way to find inspiration!

To find new perspectives

The object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land - G.K Chesterton has said it best. Art helps us see the ordinary in an extraordinary way. Travelling helps you by providing new context to compare to your every day. It helps you see your own world with new eyes!

To Loosen up!

All of us at times get into ruts, when we continue to follow the same routine, day in and out. We need change and it is the same for an artist. Take a weekend off or better yet, a month in a new place and it is sure to give you a new perspective and an approach to your work!

When you are on the road and still need to make a living, we also looked some of the tips which help you promote your work while travelling.

  • Exhibit - Have a website and share your art online, so wherever you are in the world, you can find a suitable local setting to display your creations. Also work with an online platform so that your art is available to all.
  • Inspire others - Share your art, host workshops, be flexible and open to suggestions, collaborate with other artists and allow your travel experiences and different cultures to be integrated into what you create.
  • Document art - When travelling, use a good quality camera and a laptop so that your work can be stored. Take some hard disks to back up your work.

Stepping outdoors is always good for your physical and mental wellbeing. As artists, travel, opens doors and avenues for creativity to blossom.

Manesha Pieris