Creating a Fluid Art Practice

Creating a fluid art practice, overcoming creative block


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.

If this gets your beautiful, creative heart pounding, you can learn more about my new class, Fluid Art, and for a limited time, take advantage of the pre – sale price of $99 with code: FLUIDART30.

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.

Creatively Yours,






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  1. Denise L Ostler

    Doodling helps me. Also watching painting videos. Going to go doodle now!
    AND watch some video too. By the afternoon, I WILL be painting. Thank you for this site.

    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      Hi Denise!

      Doodling is such a relaxing and fun thing to do. And I agree, it can be very inspiring to watch another artist in motion. I’m so happy you found some inspiration here!



  2. Carolyn Mehlomakulu

    Thanks for the creative inspiration! I’ve enjoyed seeing all the flowing, fluid art on your different social media channels lately. And wanted to share that I was inspired by your last email to do some of my own fluid art this weekend with wet paper and liquid watercolors.

    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      Hi Carolyn:

      Ooh, I’m thrilled that my call to creativity sparked something in you! How exciting! I’m so glad that the Fluid Art is speaking to you too. I’d love to have you in class if you are looking for an extra dose of inspiration! Click here to find out more.


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