At this very moment I feel really uninspired…. Do you have moments like that? Are you in one of those funks presently? When do the winter blahs get to you? Or you can’t remember the last time you got sunlight and you feel unmotivated or just too busy to actually focus on something properly?
Picasso is quoted as saying:
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait
around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you
are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they
come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a
great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to
work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else
that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and
somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work,
and I find that's almost never the case.”
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1. What are some ways that you can motivate yourself as an artist and refocus?
2. What are some struggles that you are currently having with your art?
3. What is one way you can be more of a risk taker in your work?
4. Try a few suggestions that each of you have and comment on how they it went...
Ps. One goal I am setting for myself is finally start working and screen printing in my studio, I just got it unpacked and set up so thats a start.
This artist when he is feeling creative block starts sketching bears…