As I sit in my comfy computer chair with pajamas, socks and slippers, and a sweater, I know the time has come. It’s, of course, that impossible time of year when the freezing cold seeps into everyone’s arms, legs, hands and feet and then proceeds to cover our faces and heads. Most adults go to work and then rush home to get comfy once more — which is why I am dressed so unfashionably, but warm as toast.
While thinking of art, sometimes an artist’s head can swirl with the many ideas we imagine and the art projects we genuinely long to do. Before we go one step more, get a cup of tea to warm yourself, sit back and take it easy.
Has anyone in this reading audience ever been creatively blocked? Whether you’re a writer, artist, music director, musician, drama coach or dance instructor, you more than likely have and it can get pretty ugly. Try as you might, you cannot create, design nor imagine anything you would care to do. New ideas will not show their lovely heads.
There are remedies for such an unfortunate malady.
1. Get out of bed … that in itself has to be the first step in pushing yourself in a creative direction. If you work, go to work. Allow yourself time to think about your art.
2. Go to your studio or wherever you go to create. Bring your tea. It will comfort you. Don’t expect too much out of yourself at first. Just let your imagination guide you.
3. Get out your art materials that are your favorite to work with.
4. Now, with a completely goofy smile on your face, sit and stare at your paper, canvas, or whatever you are thinking about working on.
5. Pick up a pencil or paintbrush, with every intention of using one or the other.