Mythical and magical journey’s to enchantment, isn’t that the road artists of fairy, mermaids, goddesses, unicorns, dragons and and other enchanted creatures seek out? Abstract, pop
Do you struggle with how to motivate yourself towards creativity, because at times it does feel flat right? I believe there are things we can do, as artists, to stimulate the process. Sometimes those things might be more simple than you might think.
Some of my ideas might work for you and some may not, but you will not know until you try. Goddess art, unicorns, dragons, grim reaper drawings and and other enchanted creatures might just be around the corner.
Some ideas might spin you into another idea, one I had never even dreamed of like
I have always been an artist, seeking mythical and magical journey’s to enchantment ever since I was a little girl I knew mermaids and fantasy fairies, unicorns lived in my head. Art is all I think about so being creative is just kind of a a force that I can’t help. I am not saying that I don’t sometimes go short though. I do, but I can usually pull myself out of it by doing simple things.
Watching a DVD on art or artists like Camile Claudel or Basquait… those movies make me feel passionate again.
Books! I have an art library that I constantly add to.. all those art books on sale at Borders and stuff ya know? Who can resist?
I write a lot. I write poetry or stories or articles and post them on ezines. I also post articles ‘about art’ … getting out there, how to deal with not being accepted in juried show and things like that. I feed the process.
I keep things around me that make me happy. Sometimes those things are kind of dumb.. I like dolls and tea sets and things that make no sense but who cares I like them.
I join artists groups and enter shows. I volunteered for ‘everything’! I was shy at first but I knew that if I volunteered in art clubs, to do anything at all, I would get busy and come out of it. I have.
I go online a lot and look at what other people are creating. I have a MySpace and that is the place that continually surprises and makes me happy because of all the amazing work people do.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!! Keep doing what you love.! You can only get better.. I do.. I get better every time I go to my canvas or put my hands in clay.
DON’T decide you stink based on one thing or one effort. I do that sometimes. If I am shut down somewhere I decide I stink about everything. Stupid but you know how your mind can get going right?
DO ART.. I saw a blog today where an artist posts one new work a day. What a great thing to do! I am thinking about it too.
Lastly, if you are an artist in your heart.. be sure an say so. If people ask you what you do… tell them, “I AM AN ARTIST” … because you are! Mythical and magical journey’s to enchantment are right there within your reach, how cool! Slay the dragon and don’t limit yourself, stay inspired by the mermaids and fantasy fairies of youth.