Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Help - Creative Slump

The thing you most need to know about me, is that I go in phases.  I get bored easily, and have to move on, so a rotation of projects is absolutely necessary.  I am approaching the end of my most recent sewing phase.  I can feel that.  But it is a terrible time for the onset of what I'm suffering from: creative block.

The wallpaper world project has left me feeling uninspired, unenthusiastic, and unsure where to go next.  There is a possible portrait commission in the works, so I really need to paint.  I WANT to paint.  But what?  I think I need to go back to the fantastic, illustrative version of the concept.

So tell me, folks, what do you do to overcome this block?  What really gets you inspired?  Help!

It's been a while since you've heard anything from Rachel and her crazy way with words.  So I give you this gem:

While fixing dinner:
"Cheese me, queen bee!"


  1. Try practising your Plein Air talents! Go somewhere random and simply paint it. Bring a picnic, maybe a nice bit of Wensleydale.

  2. That is not a bad idea. I certainly need to work on my landscape abilities! Turns out that a trip to the NY Comic Con can bring you out of the doldrums!!