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I Am In Artist's Block

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 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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    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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    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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    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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    So here's a really long, f*cked up experience for whoever to read. So about a year ago I was at a point in my life I was really struggling with bullying and realizing my self-worth...
    SlookerBurger SlookerBurger 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I am 42 year old married (for 20 years) woman. My parents arranged my marriage with a man (a nerd, geek and whiny) who had/has nothing common with me. He always had / have...
    Rosegardner Rosegardner 36-40 1 day ago

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    Hey I'm new here and I want to share why I joined this. I'm a 3D character artist who recently graduated from college this year and right now I'm making some character for my...
    BRICH1790 BRICH1790 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    So back in 2011 one of my childhood friends moved back to the area after being in the midwest for over a decade. He and I bonded when we were kids over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    "Stick n' poke" tattoos are home-made tattoos. They're also known as "prison tatts" because of their popularity in prisons.Creating them involves a needle of some sort and ink...
    EarthLust EarthLust 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep. Going through an old photo album and suddenly I see you in the background of the picture... It throws me right back in time. I stood in the courtyard with a soccer...
    GiiGi GiiGi 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My second experience took place when I drove the same friend's sister and her three children back to Maine the next summer. The setting was very laid back and rustic bordering on a...
    daddy2cats daddy2cats 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Photography is still one of the best ways to capture the moment of some of our most cherished memories and scenes. It can create truly magical moments and one of my favorite genres...
    eddymorgan eddymorgan 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Spring Breakers - Review from IMBD I love this film. It is a great film. "I don't even know where to begin... Harmony Korine is a true artist. That might be where to start...
    Ad8m Ad8m 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Actually, with all of my smoking exploits, this is the one thing I have never, ever done. In my life. So, now it is a mission. Not only will I do it, they will be a inhaling and...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hey so I am an artist, welp at least I think so and I can make u a Neko or chibi to your liking! All for free! This one is just a random I made comment gender, hair type and color...
    saraluvdom saraluvdom 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I think the human body is a piece of art, and men's bodies can be very good looking..........but what divine inspiration did with just that one little rib is beyond words to...
    OakleysWorld OakleysWorld 18-21, F 15 Responses Jul 22

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    I have posed many times for college art classes and others! It's so much fun! Here is a long pose I did.
    Crdrinker Crdrinker 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My favourite female artist is Halsey. Her voice is lovely and her music is relatable but tells a story also. Her passion is deep and she's an old soul. She's absolutely beautiful...
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx 16-17, F Jul 21

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    My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection...
    MentalDarkness MentalDarkness 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I see things differently from the technical world. They look for straight answers, and I don't. I am most comfortable when I am inside my own head discovering new ideas of...
    Shaneless Shaneless 16-17 1 Response Jul 20

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    I love fashion and makeup love it all but more and more they get expensive I hate that like the naked palette cost like 50 I mean for just a eyeshadow palette I know it has nice...
    menesha menesha 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    This is the story behind my EP username. It is very precious to me. Let not the darkness blind me, let not my constant heart ache for Your Love. Let there be a sign of Peace...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jul 19

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    My brother and i plan to draw the whole of Manhattan because it's just so beautiful. First we'll probably draw our hometown first.
    smilo343 smilo343 16-17, M Jul 18

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    If youare a beginner inside the hosting earth there are simply two solutions to you personally. Now starting your own hosting organization is merely easy as pie, we know that we...
    hwakne59 hwakne59 26-30, T 1 Response Jul 17

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    This was a unique music artist, it sounds a lot like Smashing Pumpkins, but it was made in the 1950's!!! That alone makes it incredible. Thanks to Puce Moment, a short film Jon's...
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M Jul 17

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    I love art. One thing we do in art that is wrong, is ask if people like it . I believe a true artist doesn't ask for the opinions of others because the artist does the art because...
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F Jul 17

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           I'm excited about meeting people who might be interested in commissioning some of my work. A custom made work of art makes a fabulous, one of a...
    HaidaStyleCarver HaidaStyleCarver 18-21, M Jul 15

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    I don't see my excessive daydreaming as an issue. I've read that many people who experience maladaptive daydreaming consider it to be a bad or a difficult thing, but personally I...
    NadaCei NadaCei 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I just keep ******* screaming and screaming at him and I know he's just seething waiting for the perfect opportunity to get away from me. he just doesn't want me to hurt myself and...
    justtellinthetruth justtellinthetruth 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Hmmmmm just got a call from an acquaintance that is interested in having me work for an artist promoting his work. He's telling me there will be a great opportunity for me to make...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    If you guys wouldn't mind, could you visit my website http://www.aureliaknight.weebly.com ? There's links to my profiles on writing sites and I would really appreciate it if you...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    1. I am such a subtle prankster that when I do indeed prank someone, it is very surprising. I don't do outlandish pranks. I do small pranks such as touching the back of someone's...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Jul 12

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    Fortunately, this group is called " I admire wit and intelligence" instead of " I am witty and intelligent ". I don't believe that the majority of people admire intelligence...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 15 Responses Jul 12

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    A few days ago I listened to "rock you like a hurricane". It's pretty much been in my head ever sense then. Personally I've nvr been a fan of the song but I still appreciate the...
    Foxyvan Foxyvan 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    Untitled, 3rd Installment~ |The Second Year|part one| I am now a sophomore in highschool. I've managed to officially cut ties with most of the group I had been spending time with...
    hallowedground hallowedground 16-17, F Jul 11

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    How could they not be? I know ALOT of people doubt this, but assuming everybody is a real human our age, Going through similar circumstances and trying to make it, wouldn't you...
    Ilovegirls9696 Ilovegirls9696 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I just found out that a colleague of mine is a great artist. He was kind enough to show his drawings and I could see he really loved making them. It turns out he is also a tattoo...
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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     I think it's absolutely gorgeous, the ominus tumult lingering in the air of them,. Mysterious...Not to mention quite beautiful...There's an accepted sorrows that seems to...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 70+, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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