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I Am In Artist's Block

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    >.< 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 kinda bothers me that when I draw, people always interrupt to ask what I'm doing and what I'm drawing. And I hate it when I draw people they ask if it's me...it's getting hard to...
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    My thoughts are the paint brush my emotions the canvas, I rarely shed a tear but when I do each one tells it's own story
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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    i finally see why i loved you so why our searing connection was visceral, despite having never touched here is the secret, my darling- you had an artist's mind that reflected my...
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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 Mar 26

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    There was a restricted access area in the office of American company in Tokyo. I had to input my identification card at the entrance to get in. The room seemed to be an artist's...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I've had bad depression since high school. I love drawing and always wanted to be an artist since I was in kindergarten, until my junior year when my art teacher made me redo...
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    maya102 maya102 18-21, F Mar 25

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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...
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    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    On my own usually, thru the aleatoric use of what's avaliable and not too often, it can't become routine. Then when found the artist, for it is usually an artist of a medium one...
    Demosteen Demosteen 36-40, M Apr 5

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    I AM AN ARTIST There's a hole in my heart darkness in my eyes soul, so true but life full of lies I hide under, covered in shame and say to myself I've got no one else to blame No...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M Mar 31

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