Sometimes it’s not the lack of motivation, but the lack of inspiration that stands in the way of our creating something. It happens to all of us. The difference is what we do when we find ourselves blocked.
For me, I have found several things work. Sometimes it’s just a walk in nature.There are a lot of studies that validate the need for nature in our lives. It can inspire us, but more than that, it can recharge our battery, empty the clutter in our mind, and help us get to a place of peace and serenity; and that puts us in a better position to create. Though not necessary, it’s always a good idea to have your camera. I have found my phone is quite capable of capturing the images well enough to take back to the studio for inspiration.
Sometimes just looking at things with fresh eyes is all it takes; whether it’s really SEEING something that you pass everyday, or finding a new perspective; or maybe you just need to get up close and personal.
Architecture is always available and always inspirational…even the most modest element can get those creative juices going. Take a walk and look up; you may be surprised to find elements you never noticed before.
Though this painting looks like an abstract, a style that seems impossible for me, it was actually a study of a piece of hand blown glass. Inspiration is everywhere.
That mental block for a creative person can be so frustrating. Letting that frustration build will only increase the “stuck”. Take some time, focus on something else, be good to yourself, explore the wonder of the world around you and you just may go back to the studio and find yourself overwhelmed by the possibilities and excited to get to that next masterpiece that has been laying dormant within you all along.
Have fun, and keep creating!