It’s been a while.
A long time since I posted. But after a flurry of creativity that lasted several months, I’ve been totally and utterly blocked. I HATED everything that I did, from sketches to paintings to, well, just about everything else.
All my usual go-to creative jumpstarts failed me and I found myself listless, unable to sleep or to concentrate or relax. I don’t think I realised how much of a safety valve my art has been for me until it just wasn’t there anymore.
I spent a lot of time in my garden. I’m redesigning part of it, and, as my husband pointed out, that’s quite creative. But it’s not the same.
I did a lot of the usual stuff to try and reconnect, try and get back into the studio, but I just ended up watching endless videos on YouTube and dusting shelves and washing brushes.
Finally I found the website of Roisin O’Farrell and, so far at least, watching her videos, which offer advice to the artist on everything from creativity to pricing and her warmth and creativity are working for me. I’ve actually started sketching again and working on some bigger pieces, so thanks Roisin
Meanwhile, here’s a question for anyone who cares to comment, how do you deal with creative block? What helped you? How did you deal with that feeling that you hate everything you make or paint? Any advice is appreciated.
Meanwhile I have a small exhibition coming up soon, more about that in the next week or so, as long as I keep painting that is!