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I Am In Artist's Block

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    >.< 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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    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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    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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    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Bold artist Jane Jensen is remaking Buy FIFA 16 Coins Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers with a 20th Anniversary FIFA 16 XBOX ONE Coins Copy appointed for absolution in mid-2014...
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    I like men, period. But I have to say I've always liked white guys and for 4 going on 5 months I've been dating my boyfriend. He's the most amazing , interesting and kind hearted...
    soulpool20 soulpool20 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Perry Como - It's Impossible(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing with us.)Perry Como was a prolific recording artist for the RCA Victor label between 1943 and 1987, and...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing the memories with me.)When Billboard celebrated their 40 years charting from 1958 to 1998, the song...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    she is an artist. that's how i met her. she is the coolest girl i have ever known. she had posted some of her art on her profile. her art is amazing, but weird, she likes weird...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love music that can paint s picture in an unconventional and abstract way, lyrically or instrumentally...and I tend to really love abstract art as well. I guess they both seem to...
    Mr1470 Mr1470 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    When i was 13...i don't know if anyone will read this i just feel i need to get this in writing because i have told only my therapist and my dad. My therapist didn't help much, and...
    Sawke Sawke 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This guy that works down the street from me asked me out. He always made me smile after many conversations, I decided to take up his offer. He was a half an hour late picking me...
    ladya333 ladya333 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    so I had a very bad break up with my ex recently. To be precise, it is already been two week that we both got separate without able to communicate. I still like this person. but...
    earlyday19 earlyday19 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes whenever bad things happen to me, I go into my room, or find another quiet place and I listen to my music. It takes me away from everything bad that is happening and for...
    Iamafrog1997 Iamafrog1997 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    This artist's most recent release has me intoxicated and rendered helpless to stop playing this beautiful production over and over. What a magical ethereal concoction of soulful...
    RobertaS RobertaS 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    From noon till the hour of my witching.I work twelve hours a day times five, so long of one hundred and sixty eight hours consecutively stacked hours times two, exactly one half...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I was diagnosed with DM in 2009 along with Celiac's disease, I guess I didn't realize what this disease was or how serious it was, at the time the Celiac's was my bigger concern...
    Jill2006 Jill2006 51-55, F Aug 21

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    I certainly hope you find this to be a helpful tip. There is no reason why anyone should be saying, "I love to travel but I can't afford it, unless they want to pay full price for...
    Evabeth Evabeth 26-30, F Aug 21

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    The artist -Sam Smith is a wealth of great piano pieces and meaningful lyrics. "Lay Me Down" is one of those magnificent works of artistry that touches deep deep down-but- it also...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    i write music.I have been trying to get better.It's really hard when you have to work all the time and you have terrible events in your life,etc,etc,etc.For quite a few years me...
    grandaddypurple grandaddypurple 51-55, M Aug 18

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    “Donald Trump tells it like it is!” How many times have we heard that from people who support Trump as a candidate for the presidency? I’m sure we’ve all heard it QUITE...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm 21 and I'm told by various people to enjoy my life. It makes me frustrated when I see people who are my same age with good friends, and nice boyfriends, or they're traveling...
    crystalechoes crystalechoes 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Paid a lot of money to be trained as a makeup artist and one of my friends has took it upon herself to try manipulate out of me what products we use and what techniques. Does she...
    Issima Issima 31-35, F Aug 16

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    She was looking for this man, she has not seen yet. By a force that was attracting her to know more about him. They said, she can meet him in town, he will be lighting Christmas...
    majula majula 36-40, F Aug 16

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    Lately I have been feeling at such disconnect from those closest to me. It is to the point where I feel like nobody will ever appreciate me, I am always going to feel judged and...
    glassvision glassvision 18-21, M Aug 15

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    "I Need to Find Someone Like Me", that's quite a dream isn't it? When I turned 20 I had a life altering revelation. I finally knew who I was and what I wanted in life. And now...
    elsamuel elsamuel 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    There's a viral YouTube video about a makeup artist hurting herself severely. I had to stop the video in the midst of her taking on the act. She hit her head into something...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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