Dear Wonderful, Creative You:
One of the things that scares artists of all levels of experience is creative block. It’s something we talk about all the time in our Facebook group, Creative Self-Care, but something that even professional artists confront. You can see this encouraging Instagram post from my internet art buddy Roxanne Coble, who candidly shared just how deep and discouraging creative ruts can be.
If you are feeling uninspired, unable to begin, or just plain stuck, you aren’t alone. Creative ruts can be incredibly disheartening and make you question whether or not you should bother to make art at all. I’ve found, as Twyla Tharp suggests in The Creative Habit, that establishing my own creative routines is the key to keeping my creative juices flowing consistently. (And part of those routines is taking breaks when needed.)
Today I’m sharing a bit about my own creative routines over the last few years, and why they’ve helped me weave more art into my everyday life.
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Avoiding Creative Block
- Work small
- Work in short bursts
- Carry a portable art kit
- Cut and collage your art work to infuse new life into your work
What helps you overcome creative block? Tell us about it in the comments.
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