A year ago I had the opportunity to take an improv workshop from Rich Talarico, an amazing improviser from Chicago. One activity we did has really stuck with me and during my artistic plane flight back to Austin, my row-mates and I played with it. The idea is that you take turns make a small, one line contribution to a piece of paper (without discussing or planning). When someone feels it’s done, instead of drawing they say “Done” and the art is finished.
Because it almost forces you to give up control and just play, it’s a great art activity for when you’re feeling stifled.