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I Am In Artist's Block

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    >.< 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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    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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    I used to draw/sketch/paint everyday.

    Now I haven't even picked up a pencil. I feel so empty because art is life to me. I haven't even been in my art studio. And I get so upset when my fiancé says that, the art studio should be used for something else since I never paint anymore. I just don't see pictures in my...
    DrewXLove DrewXLove 22-25, F Feb 10

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    PBWeatherpro PBWeatherpro 18-21, M Mar 2

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    Here's another photo I used the sketch app with to see what an artist might do. Although, I may want to pose laying back on a couch or something so I don't have too much...
    DesiredEmily DesiredEmily 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    StuPooh StuPooh 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    My apologies to those of you with color blindness. Just wanted to share the happiness and joy each time I see reds, greens, blues, purples, pinks, browns, blacks, and creams, all...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F Mar 3

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    It's my mums birthday today and I forgot so I managed to paint this of her dog in an hour... Opinions? Is it present worthy? (I know, I'm a bad daughter and I know it's pretty...
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    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I birthed from the Womb, with paintbrush in hand and pencil in the other. Picasso? He's my far distant brother. ') Give me any blank space, and it became my Canvas. Filled with...
    H4IZURU H4IZURU 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    This doesn't surprise me. You Are Art. You are a vibrant person who can't help but leave a mark on the world. You want to create something amazing. Your dreams (and daydreams...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am now a NEET. Who would have thought. All of those countless hours browsing and being addicted to 4chan. Going on Gaia Online. All of those times playing video games or being...
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I Love Sacramento (place I live) Because every thing to us is a So close and a Short Drive.. with the Beach, and San Fran, 2 hour dive west of us. and the Mountains, Snow, Reno...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M Mar 18

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    Almost two weeks ago on a friday I had this weird dream. It made me almost wanting to change my plans for that weekend but I decided to stick with my made plans. It was not really...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    maya102 maya102 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    There's a painter who used to be famous for making these dull portraits of sand, dirt, gravel, whatever. People would look at them and just see stupid, senseless, dirt. And the...
    maya102 maya102 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    After seeing one of these posted: “Using only song names from ONE ARTIST/BAND cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Aphex Twin - Ziggomatic 17A lot of Afx's music is out there and experimental, I think in part because he was a pioneer to the IEDM genre and EDM as a whole. People have outright...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M Mar 14

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    My favorite artist is Ayumi Kasai: tonight I was looking up some images of one of my favorite anime's, Gankasuou and I thought i saw one that looked just like Ayumi's work, I click...
    JamieMostra JamieMostra 26-30, T 1 Response a week ago

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    I am an avid collector of Bay City Roller memorabilia. They were a huge pop phenomenon in the 70's, sold hundreds of millions of records, and produced an enormous amount of...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    One time my friend and I went shopping for fabric to make cloaks out of for some Renaissance outfits we were making. We happened upon a cool shop located in downtown Flagstaff that...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    aaaaargh!!! roller coaster of emotions again. probably my 'daddy issues' rearing their ugly heads. long story short: I'm happy being alone. i love being single. And Yes, I'd...
    peepsqueek peepsqueek 31-35, F Mar 8

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    Dad... I love you, but I can't trust you as much as I did before. And here are my reasons why: You made so many promises you could not keep. When I was young and afraid of my...
    biggerbro biggerbro 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    God has to be searched through engagement within our life, not withdrawal or separation from our jobs or duties designed by him. This is a message from Guru Nanak Dev that as a...
    davidrichardno davidrichardno 26-30, M Mar 8

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    (it's really everywhere...)MIAMI (AP) — Talk show host Rodner Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of "Planet...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm South American background, born in Australia but grew up and was raised in South America most of my life and came back to Australia when I was 21 but with the years I still...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 14

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    1. I live video games and anime and they are always part of my life in one way or another :3 2. I'm essentially the class clown kinda girl and will do whatever I can to make you...
    NapalmNinja NapalmNinja 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've seen Morrissey twice in concert and he's the only Artist I'd pay good money to see and have him be miserable to have to perform for us.....he's just that good. He such A...
    sirJ71 sirJ71 41-45, M Mar 6

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    The world’s smallest human figure, by artist Jonty Hurwitz, is only as tall as a sheet of paper is thick--just 100 microns. To "sculpt" it, he had nanoscientist Stefan...
    Calif42 Calif42 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I draw, that is my talent. I draw whenever I have free time. I learned how to multitask so that I could just draw anytime. I also bring my Sketchpad anywhere we go, It calms me...
    ZairinChan ZairinChan 13-15 Mar 7

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    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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