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I Am In Artist's Block

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 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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    >.< 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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    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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    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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    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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    I have been posing for artists since I was 19 and I am now 42. Quite often people tell me they would like to do it, but often it is a fantasy, not something they would do. Others...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 7 Responses Jan 2

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    Part III. I am a CELEBRITY PORTRAIT ARTIST   Jared Leto LOKI or Tom or whoever you want to call him.Milla Jovovich. My favorite actress.I forget this cat's name. But he's...
    delilah5 delilah5 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 5

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     I'm a celebrity portrait artist. Yep. That's right.Adam Levine and Phillipe LeBlond. And their tattoos. The guy on top is some model. Some very hot model. LOL. Now the one on...
    delilah5 delilah5 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I began drawing at about the age of five. My father, also an artist, worked with me often, helping me improve my skills. Until recently, I have focused my artistic skills primarily...
    GoodNightOwl GoodNightOwl 26-30, M Jan 17

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    How can i know i'm an artist? I love to paint and draw and have been a drawer my whole life. I have always heard i am good at it and am creative and have a big imagination. Recent...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    ATTENTION! I am looking for a very talented artist to either paint or sketch a portrait for me! My boyfriend's mom is currently battling cancer! Although we like to think...
    saraah16 saraah16 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I joined this experience, in hopes that one day I will be an artist. calling myself one is something I, at the moment feel very uncomfortable with. My confidence isn't that great...
    MissWaddles MissWaddles 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have numerous old and good friends. I will be posting little by little about each one of them as a tribute to our friendship.Today I want to share with all of you how special she...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Old man has 8 hair on his head. He went to Barber shop. Barber in anger asked: shall i cut or count ? Old man smiled and said: "Colour it!" LIFE is to enjoy with...
    gau22 gau22 22-25, M Jan 10

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    i would love it if people look at my Facebook art page! i'm trying to build likes up. There's some exciting stuff i'm in production off you may like to see! i'm an animator...
    ArtistDwayne ArtistDwayne 22-25, M Jan 20

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    I playfully painted this last weekend. That's what happens when one is cocooned inside the house. Inspiration: I was actually dreaming of a summer place! 20"x20" Medium: Acrylic
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I've been working on a chalk pastel portrait for the last two weeks, and I'm about to lose my mind looking at this thing day in and day out, I can't get it exactly perfect and it's...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have posed many times for the local colleges here. It's very fun I really enjoy it!
    Crdrinker Crdrinker 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

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    I have been for many years... Never had the best equipment...but always managed to make it do what I need to... Reminds me of a story.... A friend was looking at my photos....and...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Jan 23

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    I can get lost in the pages of an artist's imagination. Yes, writers are artists too, but of a different element. They have an understanding of words and how to pair them together...
    kgyrl kgyrl 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    To be an artist's model out of curiosity to see their interpretation of me :)
    danglybits danglybits 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I have faced my Truths and found my value. I now know the who, what, where & how. I even know the Why! I'm The Only Woman that My Husband has ever been in love with.! Here's my...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    On & On by joeybada$$ (Ft. Maverick Sabre & Dymeond Lewis) This song defines me right now. In every way. I feel as if I'm going to loose my **** at this moment and I am really...
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I am extroverted. I get my energy from being around people. I feel dim and frustrated when alone, which is most of the time. I am sociable. I never had any trouble making friends...
    ModernAesthetisist1811 ModernAesthetisist1811 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Well, I mostly complain with my experiences, so I wanted to put up something that was upbeat. Last year, I saved up and bought a rig from a famous glass artist. A rig, for those...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 13

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    Now that I think about it... I really don't. I have no remarkable talents. Hell, I don't even think I have any talents... I mean really, what the fuckk am I good at, that could be...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I watched the sunrise this morning, how very breathtaking and beautiful...The myriad of colors that spread in flamboyant splendor across the sky. I almost held my breath in awe of...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    I always thought I'd be an artist growing up. At a young age, I was told by teachers and counselors that I showed immense potential. But I've come to learn that that's not enough...
    SMArchangel SMArchangel 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel like people shouldn't be judged for the music they listen to. Music is music. The artist put released the song for a reason. So people listen and hopefully like it. Like...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    'WWII Publications have been all about supporting military morale and had no nudity, but after the war the Publications highlighted strippers and naughtier women,' mentioned Ms...
    Daniel6814zmz2 Daniel6814zmz2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Everyone in my family has owned a business either currently or previously. Ever since I was a teen, and my dream of being an artist was smashed to pieces and died, I've wanted to...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I love art I can look at it all day .I just love the way it makes me feel.I wonder sometimes about the artist most time when I see paintings I think I wonder how he felt when he...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F a week ago

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    I have been wanting some tattoo's for a long time, I just hate the time it takes to find a great artist. I finally found a outstanding artist who I would trust to tattoo me in...
    Sandstorm32 Sandstorm32 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    My Top 100 Songs in 2014 After much pairing down and then further pairing down, here is a top 100 list. Some songs are from the Fall of 2013, but included because I didn't hear...
    S74rxed S74rxed 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    As I discussed in my very first impressions on the Nikon D800, I now have ready use of a large studio. I've obtained several lighting gear over time, but recently procured the...
    Joshua604a3xn8 Joshua604a3xn8 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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     UlorinR17;s up coming outfit demonstrated in this post, was much more revealing as opposed to preceding outfits during the photo session. (Just a heads-up to the Tangents readers...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    What superior gift for your man who has anything than pretty intimate portraits of his wife? The ultimate way to showcase your shots is by using a custom folio box or album which...
    William7035cob3 William7035cob3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Thank you all for your support. Your comments make my day, and I try to reply to each and every one of them. Thank you for the kind inbox messages and great feedback! I think I...
    Artistecorner Artistecorner 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    My wife wants me to sleep with other women. I'm 34, she's 34, we have a daughter, and I think we fight too much. She is very touchy about any time I even bring up our lack of...
    RealColonelMustard RealColonelMustard 31-35, M Jan 8

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    1. I am devastatingly attracted to boys with shaggy or long red hair. 2. I, myself am a ginger. thick and frizzy copper penny colored hair that is too lazy to be curly but not...
    JamieWalks JamieWalks 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    when i met my ex last March, i honestly thought we were everything we both were looking for. now all my friends tell me the things that were red flags to them. to this day, he's...
    burntoutstars burntoutstars 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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