Just an abstract doodle.
Not for sale.
I woke up this morning and just didn't feel my usual self. I wasn't motivated to work on my newsletter, didn't feel much like painting and didn't want to record more webinARTs videos.
Should I be worried? Nope.
It's ok to be un-motivated. Usually there is something else going on in your life that is blocking the creative process. As artists our job is to create something from nothing. Add paint to a blank canvas. Sculpt a bowl from clay. What we do is way different than sitting at a desk. I have always felt it is harder to paint than do most other jobs. But then again, that's just my humble opinion.
The most important thing about not being motivated is that you don't beat yourself up. Don't worry about it. Don't force yourself to be creative. Instead, head out to do something inspiring. Go to a museum or art exhibit. Head out to your favorite scene (the beach, a landscape or wherever) and take tons of photos. Pull out your art books or magazines and start browsing. Just spend a few hours doing something fun that you love and there is a good chance you will feel a lot better.
It's okay to be unmotivated. And ... I am actually motivated now to write a few more blog posts.
See, it works. Cool.
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