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I Am In Artist's Block

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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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    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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    >.< 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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    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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    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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    Years, Months, Days, & Hours on end. I live to draw / sketch, but I'm way to critical of My skills / works. I heard / know an Artist is Their Own worst enemy. But I'm pretty bad...
    Ronin1369 Ronin1369 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I made an appointment with a makeup artist this week. I'm so excited, it's something I've always wanted to do. I finally found the courage. It took me long enough but better late...
    Shannongirlyboy Shannongirlyboy 46-50, T 1 Response Jun 26

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    Theres nothing better than the feeling of creating something, anything at all. Whether it 's painting, writing, sculpting, or even building. I love it when I walk into the studio...
    SavageRomance SavageRomance 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I practice martial arts for combat and damn it in not gonna apologize because it's a huge part of who I am
    chowgarartist chowgarartist 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I have found myself almost in a daze ...where my creative inspiration feels like it's vanished from me...
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Commission me to draw (almost) anything, I'm not very good but hey, it's free
    Stuffedbelly Stuffedbelly 13-15, M Jul 4

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    So sick of seeing all the inexperienced crappy artists out there. Someone needs to tell them how much they suck! if people say their art is good, it's a lie! I mean seriously.
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I have enought plastalina clay to complete a life sized bust, or a small figurine. right now only a face is partially complete and I'm not using a model so it's like shaping a...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hello everyone! Okay so i need some help. This is the cover picture of the story I'm currently in the process of writing. It will be up on an app called Pixotale (It's a really...
    MysteriousAddiction MysteriousAddiction 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Exciting news for loyal fans!BOOKS | FEATURESThe Strange and Wonderful Return of Bill WattersonHow the Reclusive Creator of Calvin and Hobbes Rejoined the Cartooning CommunityBy...
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I would love to capture a moment in time and frame it...sometimes the beauty of what we see cannot be described...even a photograph wouldn't do it justice...my artist's perspective...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Just some artistic quotes i liked, hope you enjoy them x “Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream...
    LucemSpiritus LucemSpiritus 18-21, M Jul 3

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    One Of The Finest Glimpse.Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli aka Nida Fazli (12 Oct 1938 - till date) is an Indian Urdu poet. NIDA FAZLI Saahib : Poetry is an expression of an...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    You Are the Innovator!!! YES!!! 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...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I feel you creepin' I can see you from my shadow.. Wanna jump up in my Lamborghini ____ Maybe go to my place and just kick it like Taebo. And possibly bend you oveeer. Name the...
    CutsAndScars CutsAndScars 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I consider myself a lover of music and this leads to an element of snobbery on my part, although others are just as guilty as I. As with many aspects of my life, I don't like the...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    First things first: I will block anyone who talks to me in a sexual way!! I have already blocked 24 people this morning and I honestly see no place for it Now for the rest :) I...
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Last year, I started an affair with a married man at my work. At the time, I was his boss. It was his first time cheating on his wife of 20+ years and my third time with a...
    GumboGirl GumboGirl 36-40, F 15 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm trying to overcome this artist block and just draw something! I have all these great ideas in my head but to get them on paper is a struggle. I used to be so good at doodling...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Even though Im 19, most of my friends are either my age or much younger than me. In addition to that, most of my friends are female, even though I am male. after that quick set up...
    ThunderST0RM1N ThunderST0RM1N 18-21, M Jul 7

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    I love to draw, play with photoshop, take pictures. But I can't be put on the spot I have to have something inspire me , or I have artist block maybe? That's what I'm gonna call it...
    lucidity91 lucidity91 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I was just sitting here listening to some music my husband was playing when something occurred to me. I was listening to the lyrics of a black artist and it was a positive upbeat...
    Tory1979 Tory1979 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    What do I do? I struggle as an artist to be an artist I once heard the quote "if you want to be an artist, don't go to art school." This statement becomes more true...
    NeedyArtist NeedyArtist 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have two dreams right now. I want to be an artist. Not just the regular drawing artist, but I also want to be a musical artist. I love both music and art. My second dream is to...
    BluePaws55 BluePaws55 13-15, M Jun 26

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    Hi everyone. I'm not completely new. Been here a couple of times, but never had the time to be on. I'm here so that I can make friends and just talk to some good people. I'm an...
    stina01 stina01 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love doing it especially when people know that I'm someone who is real quiet and reserved because they don't know what to expect from you. I remember in high school, I would do...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    FOR THE GUYS....My son and I used to get a lot of laughs over that horrible and funny show, "The Pick Up Artist."Now I present to you the PUAs female counterpart,who is usually...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have OCD and GAD and I have seen a total of 2 legit psychiatrists and one other one who was the wife of the main one. I find that they are all condescending in my experience (I...
    highwhensober highwhensober 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Heartbreaking Tribute To Four Boys Killed On Gaza Beach Created By Israeli Artist Amir SchibyThey will never play on the beach again.As the Gaza conflict escalates, the world was...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    A woman goes into a tattoo parlour and tells the tattoo artist that she wants a tattoo of a turkey on her right thigh just below her bikini line. She also wants him to put "Happy...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    TERRORIST MEDIA : IS FOX NEWS MORE DANGEROUS AND VOLATILE THAN ISIS ? ...IN YOUR FACEPSYCHOPATHIC MEDIA CORPORATIONSINCITING TERRORRUSSELL BRANDBritish comedian Russell Brand...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M Jun 27

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    I'm trying to found an on-line community. My initial idea was to create it around the arts and nature, because i adore all type of arts from paintings to acting, writing, fashion...
    Charmopolis Charmopolis 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I am insignificant to the most important person in my life. We've been "friends" for 5 years. The reason I put quotations is because I don't feel like he's my friend.. I love him...
    BelleNoire BelleNoire 18-21, F Jun 28

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    I'm very well aware about society's "guidelines" in terms of what so and so should do and whatnot. I feel that most people are just sheep and do not think freely for themselves. Oh...
    Discordiant Discordiant 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I'm starting to listen to Dylan Gardner. He is 18 year old artist. I think in my opinion he looks like Paul McCartney from the Beatles. His music is like the Beatles. I LoVe let's...
    manotham manotham 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I have had two dreams thus far involving a corpulent queen and the realm she is in. I will start with the first, as it made the second much more alarming to me. I constantly have...
    ZachariasM ZachariasM 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart Without saying a word you can light up the dark Try as I may I could never explain What I hear when you don't say a thing The...
    HarmonyEvers HarmonyEvers 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Artist: Sampha Track: Happens Why: It's just a beautiful song and I think to some degree, everybody can relate to it. I know I do. I was going to post the lyrics but I decided...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M Jul 12

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    So It was during my Junior year that I discovered I had a huge crush on my teacher... It was after we where reading a play (He read the part of the man my character was in love...
    Dpreukssiya Dpreukssiya 18-21, F Jul 12

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    So It was during my Junior year that I discovered I had a huge crush on my teacher... It was after we where reading a play (He read the part of the man my character was in love...
    Dpreukssiya Dpreukssiya 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    When do you throw in the towel? I love my husband as a person; a friend for 20 years of my life. We have so many experiences together, including two amazing young children (4 and 7...