Via Textile Artist.org, I discovered this interesting post on: Diagnosis: Artistic Paralysis. Although the article is targeted to textile artists, the ideas can apply to mixed media artists as well. Here are a few of the points that caught my interest:
- "Make Art Daily: Every day you don’t make your textile art (or any art) a priority is a day further away from ownership of your techniques. A day further away from developing an artistic voice that is clear, strong and original. A day further away from adding beauty, creativity and connection in the world."
- "Waiting for Inspiration: Have you ever told yourself you can’t work because you don’t feel inspired? You’ll start to make when the muse appears. That’s when you know what you’re going to create will be truly meaningful and unique. Maybe it’s time to take a leaf out of the late author Octavia Butler’s book: Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not."
- "Make it Manageable: Set yourself small creative tasks that can be carried out in a short amount of time. Find quick ways of exploring an idea or simple exercises to get going with a design. And even if you only complete that one small task, it’s been a good day. You started!"
Check out the complete article for more ideas. And then get to work, art work, that is.