My husband is a mechanic, and in our garage he has no less than three vehicle projects at a complete stand-still. The other day I asked why he didn’t spend more time working on them and he replied, “Probably for the same reason you don’t make much art: I do it for a living. Sometimes the last thing I want to do when I come home is work more.” No wonder I married this guy! He was completely right. I make art all day long; it’s my dream job! But, after a day of paint and glue and clay, the last thing I want when I get home is more paint and glue and clay. So, how to get out of this funk? I have some ideas…
Try something new: Ignite that creative passion with a new medium or technique. You might be more inclined to do a little art making if it something that challenges you in a new way. Take a class, maybe even get some credits. Break out of your comfort zone and broaden your artistic horizons!
Use the buddy system: What a great way to spend a little more time with a dear friend or two. Set up a Pinterest project night. Get some snacks and a beverage or two. Focus on being together and don’t worry about how your art turns out. Enjoy the old feeling of community that comes with being creative as a group.
Go see some stuff: Check out a student show at your local college, head to the nearest gallery or museum. Spending a little time immersing yourself in art done by anyone old enough to at least vote can do the soul some good. Heck, it might even get your own creative juices flowing again.
No matter how you get back to your artistic roots, spending personal creative time is important. Make the time and reap the benefits!
What are ways that you keep yourself engaged in your own artistic endeavors?
Any plans to dive into some creative projects this summer?