We've all been there as artists, right? All of a sudden, the well runs dry and our creativity hits a wall. In the literary world, it is known as writer's block. But we get it too. . . I know I have. Fortunately, I have discovered some tricks that help me to get out of a slump and maybe they will work for you:
1. Take an art class in something outside of your normal way of creating. Seven years ago I found myself unable to paint at all. Nothing. . . nada . . .a great big ZERO. Then I looked at a community art program brochure and found a beginning ceramics class. I found I loved it and spent a full year at it - 2 classes a week plus 4 days a week in the community studio. Working with glazes brought back my love of color and abstract forms and eventually I found myself painting again with renewed energy.
Next time I will share another medium that has totally made the creative juices flow freely again!