There comes a time in every artists’ life when they become bogged down.Of course the daily strife of living does not help,especially when we are a very solitary sort of creatures,and when we get stumped as to what to do next creatively,well it can become a little depressing.
An artist friend of mine once told me that……”just put down some lines,anything……” well at this point now is when i am reflecting on those words. What a wonderful set of words they are,i am in a little slump right now,so what i did was i got out a little bit of oils,a very limited pallet of colors and i just created two small,roughly 3×5, paintings of some figures. These are very loose just practices,nothing formal.But….wow!!!!! what a boost!!!! and it was fun too!!!!
For me it is painting,for you it might be something else that you are creative at.But no matter what it is,just put down some lines. And have fun…it will do a world of good…..try it.
There is a saying i read some time ago…if you want inspiration,SURROUND yourself with something that inspires you.Almost, if you can, cover yourself in that inspiration, like a blanket.Let it comfort you,hold you and caress you. THEN…….ACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I guarantee that once you start the process of creating again,you will feel good and you won’t want to stop.
Till next time,
may your muse always be with you.