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I Am In Artist's Block

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    Maybe Banging My Head Against the Computer Will Give Me Inspiration! *bang!*

    I'm an artist that has had a block for about a year now.  I think I may have fallen into a rut and gotten bored with what I was doing, or maybe it's just a lack of caring.   I'm going to college to be an art teacher, and I need to be creative and what not, but the...
    Roscosan Roscosan 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    Here It Is

    Illusive muse and all that bull sh ite .  I wish I could write three hundred pages about how I can't write one!  What do you want for nothing?????????  A show or something?????
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    >.< Yeah.

    I am a perfectionist. I just cannot make or do something that is not absolutely awesome to me. I hate wasting time, energy, paint, paper, pencil, or any of that other stuff. I don't settle for mediocre, I can't stand to make something average, and look at it knowing that I could...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F Oct 31, 2011

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    Artist Block

    I am an artist, I used to live near Amsterdam and would paint through out the winters and sale my work in the cities center along side with other artist. I made a good bit of money. Since my return to the USA, my creative self has taken a back burner........it feels as if I may...
    Candyapple1234 Candyapple1234 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    I Hate Artist's Block!!!

    Aaarrrghh!  I just HATE it when this happens!  As I sit here ranting away on EP, I can see my studio outside the window, my pretty little  House of Fantasy  (though some folk would crudely call it a garage!).  There it is, window boxes, arty, pretty...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    Paranoid? Nope - Just....

    I was a very hot property, and doing work I was proud of! I still stand behind it completely. Great stuff. Then, I got into a mood. I get them, they happen, but can be managed, mostly. My gallery dealer screwed me out of a radio gig in a very big market - he saw I was...
    hayman hayman 46-50 1 Response May 29, 2008

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    Great Book For Blocked/depressed Artists

    Someone has gifted me with the greatest book, dealing with depression and blocking as it applies to artists.  I found it really informative, and I begin to understand my creative cycle much better.  It's called "Van Gogh Blues."  Great stuff, in my...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 3 Responses May 7, 2008

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    If you message me with nonsense about diapers, spanking you, pics of your naked body, etc...blocked. If you say nasty things to me in Q&A...blocked If you are a spam artist...
    shineon09 shineon09 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Since I'm back in a great studio/gallery I've been the favorite of the master artist there, who is a really old man who I've known for about 12 years or so. He's the most famous...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    My new project: portrait sketches of everyone at the studio! Commissioned by the master artist. That's 20-30 sketches. And they will all be printed in a book, a catalogue for...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F Aug 16

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    I'm an artist. In love with digital art. This is one of my pieces (a work in progress, or WIP). A lot of people don't like it because it's different. Can't help I'm creative and I...
    SPIDERLIMBS SPIDERLIMBS 16-17, F Aug 7

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    I never felt comfortable sharing my drawings with just everybody. Only very few people are allowed to see my drawings. To be more umm exact in explaining the situation i'll put an...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 1 Response Jul 27

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    I drew this for my mother on her birthday. It is her father(my grandfather). He passed away many years ago, and she's in a foreign country now, so I thought it'd make her feel more...
    EvelynElf EvelynElf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    i missed my colored pencils. lol but here's alex vause
    grottymuffin grottymuffin 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I painted this and it took me 2 weeks. It's a bird of paradise flower.
    Nior18 Nior18 18-21, M 7 Responses Aug 16

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    Honestly it's always been a part of who I am and what I want to do with my life.
    JustAnotherReflection JustAnotherReflection 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I should properly say that I was an art figure model, because it has been over 20 years since I last modeled. However, I couldn't find an experience called "I Was An Art Figure...
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    I miss our artist's work I can't wait to get more from him on my back!! 👍😊💉
    LittleMiss80 LittleMiss80 31-35, F Jul 28

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    Lots of girls and guys think that am attractive, I want to know what's your answer? This pic I took with a friend of mine, she is an artist, my best friend.
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    I know what I want out of life, but I'm too lazy to get there. I want to be a full time artist and travel the world, but somehow I've lost the joy I used to have every time I'm...
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