Hello. I'm afraid its happened. I've become stuck. Damn it. One moment I'm a wellspring of creativity and the next I'm dry as a desert. Is it the weather? No. Maybe I'm not sleeping enough? Hmm.
You know what it is?
Lack of confidence.
Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and runs me over like a hijacked bus. Bad part is...I'm the driver.
I know it is normal. It's human. But it's so frustrating. It makes my heart feel heavy.
A friend recently questioned me, wondering what I would do after I finished painting pretty faces. She didn't mean anything by it...just curious about my artistic path but now I can't get it out of my head. Is my art phony? Shallow? Is it inauthentic? Maybe I've been influenced by too many people. Maybe it is coming across as forced. Maybe I should just stop doing it.
My creative spirit comes to screeching halt. Stuck on the side of a busy street with negativity whizzing by. Unable to cross. To progress.
I need to find inspiration. I need to get off my butt and get with the program and beat these thoughts. So I spent some time (while devouring a bar of chocolate) gathering some links that offer great ideas to do just that!
* Check out these great lists that prompt ideas, spark thoughts and get your out of the rut.
* A practical and simplistic guide to inspiration.
* A wonderland of inspiring Pinterest quotes
* Check out this fabulous site dedicated to inspiration!
Ok, wish me luck! If you are dealing with your own creative slump I hope this helps! Also, I would love to hear how you seek inspiration.