Art Woes

DSC02322Is this all that I can manage? I am meant to be using my blog as an art blog as well as writing about all other sorts of things. But lately, I don’t feel like I have had any time to create anything.

I feel mostly uninspired and no matter how much art I go looking at to inspire me, I just feel utterly cynical and mostly irate about art.

I had a day in Manchester – which was a great day out – but stumbled into Fred Aldous and left feeling somewhat down about everything. I’ve not been feeling the spark lately and I don’t know if it is something that I can force myself to do anymore. No amount of reading books or trying new things makes me feel fulfilled any more. I just feel really stale – I keep trying new things, but never really feel like I have found myself when it comes to artistic expression. Just drifting. Forever drifting.

I know I just need to soldier on with some things and keep at it. I think a part of me feels down about it all because I’ve not really been managing my time well enough to wedge in much more than an hour at a time to get anything done. I feel like my creative soul isn’t being fed enough anymore and that’s what keeping me from feeling any level of joy.

Like being in Fred Aldous – so many wonderful things to look at and feel inspired by, but all my thoughts drifted towards the, “I’ll never have the time to do this,” which is a horribly negative way to think about everything, but there we are.

I’ll get back onto the art and creative front, because I always do, but right now I am feeling somewhat disheartened about it all.

3 responses to “Art Woes”

  1. Sometimes it’s just about not putting too much pressure on yourself to create something wonderful and just start throwing paint around (or whatever media you prefer) to see where it takes you. Art is in the process. Hope you get back to it soon!

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    • Thanks for your input. I think I am finding it difficult to approach my art in a relaxed manner and maybe overthinking it all rather than just letting go and enjoying it.
      Thanks again for your comment. I appreciate it a lot.

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      • Overthinking can be a real barrier to creative flow, that’s for sure. I find the inner dialogue soon slows down once I start painting, it’s just making that first move…


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