All posts tagged: creative slump

Let’s call this one: How’s your art going?

Me: “I should write.” Me: “No, I really don’t want to.” Me: “Okay, but you should.” Me: “I’ve literally got nothing to write about.” Me: “Not true, you just had the most incredible adventure, just did something super exciting for the first time and you’ve had so many thoughts recently (just check the notes app in your phone)…you’ve got plenty of content to pull from…” Me: “Okay, you’re right.” -A conversation with myself that I had three seconds before pulling out my laptop. ______________________________________________________ Creatives. Why do we do this? I’ve been pondering it for quite a while. Actually for the entire what, month, that I have not been writing. I’ve literally had nights where I sit in my bed before falling asleep and ask myself why I’m not writing right now, think about writing and instead turn the lights off and go to bed. It’s actually so annoying. I had a conversation with a friend of mine recently, another creative. One who writes music and designs things that are pretty incredible. He asked me …

5 Tips for Getting Out of That Creative Slump

I’m a creative, or so I call myself. This means that I enjoy creative pursuits. Whether that involves finding inspiration in a museum, flipping through a design magazine or getting a scene out of my head and in watercolor. I enjoy things that inspire me to create. But, as much as I enjoy these things, life has a way of…well…getting in the way. I work six days a week. I get Fridays off but spend most of that day doing my laundry, cleaning my home and planning for the girls meeting that I lead later that evening. Every once in a while I get that creative bug and take off on one of my ventures. But, about halfway through (or…less than half) I hit a wall. I became frustrated with this pattern of ‘non creativity’ and decided I would combat it with everything I’ve got. Which at that moment was nothing. Now, months later, I feel that I have a couple of things that have proven themselves to be effective ways of getting those creative …