Thankyou so much for your amazing reponse to my last post! It's so lovely to share my passion for colour with others that understand what I'm gushing about!
You'd have thought that after that I'd be all fired up and filled with inspiration, getting my paints out and splashing the colour around but instead of this I've found myself stuck.
Advice from the past tells me to 'fill the well' and 'go on a creative date'. Is this familiar to anyone? Julia Cameron's book The Artists Way is one I've read so many times I think I know it off by heart. I love it and it's filled with advice about staying creative but I did 'fill the well' and it doesn't seem to have worked. I've been out on lots of walks in nature, visited an aMAZing exhibition that I wrote about in my last post but now that I'm back to the usual routine I'm finding that I don't know which way to turn. I've tried to paint but it doesn't come out as I wish it to and lacks that sponteneity I love about painting. What's going on??
I considered giving up painting for a couple of weeks and thought that maybe also a break from social media might help. I look at other people's Facebook pages and blogs and they're filled with activity and achievements that make me feel that I can't do it any more. I don't know what direction to take.
In the past I've seen other artists say similar things to this and I've written 'helpful' comments in reply, suggesting they play and to not worry about the outcome,
so that's just what I did.
I played with inks in my sketchbook and these words came into my head, so I wrote them down: 'Whispers of the heart' and
'The garden of possibility.'
It's a start but I don't know where this is going and maybe I shouldn't worry about that but to just 'turn up at the page' and to trust the process.
Sorry for this melancholic post. I do like my blog to be a happy place and in a way it has a sort of happy ending doesn't it?
Another thought is that I had might have had inspiration overload and there needs to be more of a balance with the filling of the well and the creative output.
What do you think?