I Am In Artist's Block

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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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    >.< 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

    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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