For those people who are determined to explore their creativity, there are a number of avenues that will help to nurture the process. Following these 7 tips will go a long way in helping to bring your creative side to the surface.

1. Experiment

When searching for your creative niche, never be afraid to experiment with multiple forms of expression. Even when you believe you've found your passion, there could be something else waiting around the corner. When presented with the opportunity, always take advantage of exploring the unknown.

2. Be Consistent

If you've found something that makes you happy such as painting or photography, be consistent in your pursuit of that particular interest. When you do something each day to become a better artist, you will gradually discover more creative aspects of your personality.

3. Be Active Online

The Internet is populated with resources that will help you explore your creativity. From online forums dedicated to a specific niche like sculpture or oil painting, to active groups on social media sites like Facebook, you have the ability to access thousands of creative outlets with a few clicks of the mouse.

4. Pursue Your Education

Pursuing an art education degree puts you right in the center of the creative world. Formal education exposes students to a host of creative outlets that are only made accessible to students who are actively involved in an accredited degree program.

5. Explore

As much as the Internet is able to provide access to a limitless amount of information, nothing compares to exploring your creativity in the real world. Artistic people should visit art galleries, museums, and any venue that offers exposure to the creative culture.

6. Artists Retreats and Vacations

If you have some vacation time coming, why not spend it by exploring your creativity? Whether it's a package that is dedicated to a specific niche, or you simply use your vacation time to pursue your artistic goals, focusing on your craft without interruption is a wonderful way to exercise your creative side.

7. Share Your Work

Whether you share your artwork with family or you manage to arrange a small art show, putting yourself in the public eye is a great way to gauge your progress and build your confidence in your particular field.

Exploring your creativity will allow you to gain a solid understanding about specific niches that might be of interest to you. The beauty about exploring is that it doesn't mean you have to give up your current passion.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Lizzie Weakley and I am a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. I went to college at The Ohio State University where I studied communications. I enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with my 3-year-old husky Snowball.