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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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    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 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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    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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    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Here's a piece I did tonight ^^ 
    Echothedemon Echothedemon 18-21, M Feb 4

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    It's one of the only hobbies I love everything about
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    I love drawing so much, it's my passion
    OmgItsAGayBoy OmgItsAGayBoy 13-15, M Feb 13

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    I love drawing and painting.Unfortunately,I'm not very good at it.I study some other speciality and also try to attend drawing classes.It's difficult I'm sad that I can't spend...
    darkblue0909 darkblue0909 18-21, F Feb 15

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    I express myself through words and writing . I highly doubt that's widely considered art but eh
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    http://youtu.be/hBdIViCSVQA It's a bit longish, but for those interested. It's the process of a chalk portrait. Look at how minutely she examines color and light. It's like...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Feb 15

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    Disney, the wonderful escape from the outside! Even the music of Disney films is incredible, so intelligently composed and intricately designed. A musician's music, and an artist's...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    We need some more perspective on life. Look at things from an artist's view: pay attention to detail and focus on everything. I find it helpful when looking at another person's...
    AscherLukasValentine AscherLukasValentine 16-17 Feb 16

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    Innovator You're the type of person who is always a step ahead of everyone else. You thrive when you're experimenting with new designs, ideas, and attitudes. You are a creative...
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    Following is a link to a short video of a recording artist's experience with his Chromo-synesthesia. vimeo.com/118631899 However, I think an early friend of mine here on EP...
    Michaelated Michaelated 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I want to see tycho in concert so bad!! No artist's music has hit me on the levels that tycho does.
    daggrz108 daggrz108 22-25, M a week ago

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    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M 48 mins ago

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    Tekken 2 had a few hyped soundtracks. Listening to them brings back memories. Reason Tekken is better than MK is as it provides different move styles for each character. *Block...
    Sazzio Sazzio 26-30, M Feb 15

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    As far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to paint. But it’s just never been my gift. My dad was a talented artist. He used to sketch and paint, mostly water color. At...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 20 Responses Feb 1

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    There have been a rash of suicide attempts lately. One of then succeeded. Its a small school so I've basically grown up with these kids. And about a month before prom a really...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    bf got defensive because I disliked one of his music choices. My anger was mainly for the artist himself. He stands for everything horrible and I'm usually passionate when it...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What I'm about to tell you is the experience of love I felt for the first time, the story is very long but I'am very thankful to those who reads this to the very end...Introduction...
    ThatOneGuyInCSK ThatOneGuyInCSK 16-17, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm in love with my Law Enforcecment Instructor. He's 38, I'm 17. He's been my instructor since last year, and will be until I graduate next year. And it's so hard to resist him...
    TheEnigmaLEIT TheEnigmaLEIT 16-17 Feb 1

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    1 i am a little girl submissive in a dd/lg relationship 2 i find bondage more beautiful.than it is kinky 3i am an empath so i absorb alot of emotions from others that are not mine...
    melbug melbug 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I fell in love with a friend (we'll call him 'Zach') 6 years ago. We met through a mutual best friend (we'll call her 'Lily'). Shortly before finding out this other chick (call her...
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F Feb 3

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    Acquaint Thu 12th Jun 2014 1100 by Sammy Barker Top draw Place your holder Sony was sitting about a roulette wheel, it would accept placed all of its chips on Activision’s first...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F Feb 5

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    So we've been heating up water on the stove to take showers because he hadn't bought us propane in months. The other day he surprised me with a full tank of propane and I was...
    marinadelmonroe marinadelmonroe 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I have read a lot of great stories here on EP, so I decided to write my own. These stories will be about a group of siblings. Their parents are divorced. They live with their dad...
    experiences101 experiences101 18-21 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I took my son to see an art exhibition. It was called "Tree and Lights". It's an artist that painted lots of artwork about trees and the forest. I like all the paintings a lot...
    kekehuang kekehuang 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    hello, i am an introverted artist who just wants to be alone most of the time and work in a field where there is minimal social interaction. i easily get anxious when i am...
    bijouxnoir bijouxnoir 22-25, F Feb 11

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    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F Feb 16

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    Why I Admire Eminem... Let me tell you a story in retrospect to who I truly am. Let me explain the simplicity of myself to you. Just give me a minimum of five minutes to tell you...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M Feb 16

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    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F Feb 18

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