Art is a lot like exercise. So many people think that you have to wait for inspiration or motivation to strike. Or that you have to somehow be a natural or a prodigy. It’s just not true.
The one thing you need to be a better artist and to feel more creative? Be consistent.
Think about your creativity like a muscle. You wouldn’t expect to walk into a gym and be able to lift 300 pounds right away. So you shouldn’t expect yourself to be on the level of Van Gogh the first time you pick up a brush. You also can’t expect creative lightning to strike every damn day.
If you want to improve your skills as an artist and feel more creative, it might sound counterintuitive but… you need to be consistent. Even when you don’t feel like it. You have to make an effort to push past those creative blocks that will inevitably arise.
There’s always going to be something that holds you back from creating art. The cobwebs in the corner, the dishwasher that needs to be unloaded, the closet that needs to be reorganized.
But I’ve realized over the years that our creative delays or blocks are rarely ever about having “so many things to do.” There’s almost always a deeper issue, and they can be found at the root of the challenges we face as artists. Challenges that can keep us from showing up and creating honest art.
That’s what I want to help you avoid because I’ve seen how creative challenges like these can hold great artists back.
In this episode, I’ll be digging into:
Ready to remove those creative blocks and get back to your art? Let’s do this.
Until next time, y’all!
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