At the beginning of the new year I felt great from an artistic standpoint. I was making progress, learning new techniques, painting and drawing things I never thought I could before. All of this after several months of serious artist block. I had been stumped. I hated everything I tried to do. I couldn’t get anything to turn out right. I had no inspiration. So on and so forth. With the new year it had been like an explosion of creativity! I was making art I loved and was proud of it.
Now, after nearly a month of progress and inspiration and moving forward, I’ve hit it again. No inspiration. Nilch. Notta. Zero. None. When I sit and try to draw it just ends in frustration. I have no ideas, and when the glimmer of one does appear I have no idea how to get it from my head to paper or canvas. Effectively snuffing it out. On top of this I’ve had a serious case of insomnia. Laying awake until 4, 5, or 6am not even the slightest bit tired. Normally, I would get up and paint or draw, and it would help relax me and I would be able to sleep, but having no inspiration has made this a problem.
In an attempt to help get the creativity flowing again I have decided to dedicate at least 1 to 2 posts a week simply to art. Each week I will draw, paint, destroy, cry over, etc. Something and then make a post about it until I can find my way out of this dimly lighted pit of no creativity. The only cure for artist block is to keep creating. Even if you hate your work and feel like your getting no where. Keep pushing. So that is what I’ll do, and I’ll make posts here to keep myself accountable.
To start it off with a bang I figure I’d post some of the work I’ve done this month that I’m most proud of.
As you can see I’ve done a broad spectrum of works. From landscape to still life to sci-fi characters and a cat. I’m hoping to continue making progress and to finally find my groove in all of this. I’ve thought about maybe putting down the paintbrush for a little while and going back to making jewelry or crocheting. Some other craft to give my mind a break from art, but art is my therapy. It gets me through the rough days. So who knows.
I look forward to the challenge of creating something new for each post. So until then!