Creativity sometimes dries up

Dear Fellow Crafters,

There are many reasons why artwork and/or writing blocks occur. You could just be bored with what you’re doing or you could be suffering from a lack of focus. It’s hard to create or write when you don’t have a clear vision of what you’re trying to accomplish Imagine for  moment that you’ve decided to go away for the weekend. You have to know what the weather is going to be like and the activities you’re going to be participating in Before you pack. In a similar way, if you don’t know what your creative vision is, it’s hard to pick up the pen or marker.

In your journal, I would suggest you write about why you want to be creative. Do our have  goal? What would your world look like, if money or time was not an issue? How does your creativity make you feel?  Once you have  goal you become focused again.

Another reason for blocks can be that the process  has become overwhelming. You’re looking at the big picture instead of the steps you need to take to get started. Remember that make believe trip? You had to write down what clothing to bring,what sport equipment, which books to read on the plane, all the things you needed  to do before you left, find someone to water your plant, walk the dog or get get your mail.

The best way to overcome the feeling of “this is all too much”is to bread down the process into steps and take one thing at a time.

One final thought, you can change up your creative time. Organize or clean up your space, flip through magazines, try a different medium, turn on some music, or dance!

In short, jump start the process all over gain.

‘Til next time,