Monday, January 4, 2010

Waiting for Inspiration............

I've been so artistically blocked over the past few weeks (eight weeks to be exact) and it has been extremely frustrating. I couldn't make myself pull things out to make art! (another good reason for my husband to build me a studio) I felt particularly bad because I'm in a monthly ATC exchange with my friend Veronica. Guilt led to blockage which led to more guilt which led to frustration!

I was finally able to make myself sit at the art table (otherwise known as my kitchen table) right after Christmas. I pulled everything out and then sat to wait for inspiration. And sat, and sat...

Then I remembered something that had helped me in the past. I have found that the trick to eliminating roadblocks, whether it be artistic blocks, problem solving blocks or anything else life may throw at you is to go back to what is familiar and comfortable.

I began my artistic journey drawing silly little cartoon-like characters (mostly males). I eventually moved away from that avenue and pursued other types of mediums. Last week, I started to fool around with one of my little characters named Stanley. I had so much fun revisiting him that it served to break my block, inspire my muse, and bring a smile back to my face! Thank you Stanley, thanks for the inspiration.......

1 comment:

Veronica said...

okay you have to see stanley now... got him on the blog amazing

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