I find I get creative after a bout of heavy exercise...
My top 10 creative kick starters:
1 Go camping - the bank of stream is a creative haven
2 Stop, close my eyes and feel nothing but my breath
3 Go into a business I’ve never entered and use all my senses
4 Listen to Nirvana (mostly the live acoustic stuff)
5 Run - I can’t tell you how many blog posts I’ve written this way
6 Get olfactory - smells, odd and pungent stir something
7 Hang out in a public library
8 Read Emerson or Angelou
9 Watch cartoons (bonus: watch with 6 yr old)
10 Play my honey blond Guild D-35 - I don’t do that enough!