Are you feeling stuck? Lacking creative inspiration? If so, then this article is for you. It is normal to hit a dry spell in your artistic life. There are ways to help yourself bounce back. Sometimes it can take longer. Other times you get your creative mojo back easier. In this article you will learn about eight great ways to get your creative drive back again. Let us get started.
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The number one problem painters face today is finding time to paint. Second problem? Keeping up with their painting once they begin. Can you relate?
I have the solution that may be right for you. I call it The Artist's Live Channel. Read on to find out more about this opportunity.
Article first appeared in Porch.com
by Teresa Siqueira
A gallery wall at home filled with beautiful artwork can make an empty room have warmth, color, and personality. There are many ways you can prepare your home art gallery to create a beautiful space you, your family, and guests will love. This guide from experts will show you some helpful tips on designing and preparing the best gallery at home. Read on to discover how to prepare your space and fill it with a range of artwork that is meaningful to you.
Will 2021 be the year that you decide to start your own profitable side hustle? Perhaps you intend to develop a side hustle into a full-time creative business one day? After a stressful and unprecedented 2020 many artists have found themselves questioning the way forward. This may be the catalyst to creating a sustainable small business that you enjoy in the future. One which brings in extra income and may even turn into your primary income one day.
This was the mindset that I adopted 10 years ago and fortunately it was the best decision I made. With the experience that I've had over the past decade I put together a bundle of courses and training that may be useful to you.
Find out more about the Creative Side Hustle Bundle below.
Do you want to improve your painting quickly? You can with plein air painting. Even if you are unsure about plein air you will learn so much from this approach. To make your outdoor painting easier I am going to give you top painting tips. There is a fun video showing you around the Karoo area where I painted recently painted plein air.
Plus a link to my Free Plein Air Painting Guide. Let's dive in!
What do you need to setup your plein air painting adventure? Glad you asked because in this three part series of videos I am going to show you exactly how. First we look at the materials you need to make a go of your plein air painting. Then we take a little trip to the beach to paint a study in oils. Then back to the studio to consider the painting. All in all plein air painting is a delight when you have the basics in place. So let's dive into the world of plein air.
If the seventies and eighties were formative years in your life then you will be heading off to the movies. Perhaps for a second or third time? I am of course referring to the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, that is currently on circuit. I also went to see it recently. The experience (because it is) rekindled intense memories. Personally I loved the movie. My wife and I have chatted about it a lot these past few days. It has given us a little shake up.
With hindsight comes perfect clarity they say. Well, somewhat clearer anyway. After spending a few days mulling over this movie, the old times and what the heck it all means anyway, I have an answer. It is so painfully simple.
How do you respond to setbacks or frustration with your work? For artists this question is especially important. Most artists work alone and must keep creating new work. This can create pressure especially when this involves personal expectations.
For example, which of these people remind you of someone?
They say that there are three chronic types of fear: the fear of failure, fear of success and fear of change. Which one do you relate to?
Studies suggest that the greatest fear out of these three is the fear of change. I have to agree based on my limited experience. But I believe that this fear also has the greatest potential for helping us grow. There is no better time to start than right now. Ready?
Be careful what you wish for. It may come true, but not quite as you hoped for. This ancient moral is explored in the spooky story, The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs. Even if Halloween is not your thing you may enjoy this fun, but chilling tale. I certainly had fun putting a reading together for my Artist's Journey Podcast. So turn the lights down and listen to this classic story.