Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Last night I applied a drawing to a canvas will full intentions of painting it. However, I ended up going for a walk with my dog instead. It's hard to pinpoint what part of my brain is in control of this lack of motivations/procrastination.

I feel I've gone as far as I want to right now with the Chubby series. Unless I find an amazing vintage photo that blows my mind, the only remaining one left to do is this gigantic one I had a 30 by 40 canvas reserved for. I hope that one won't take me 2 years like the last large painting!

Is it lack of inspiration? Stress from the moving? Pure laziness? All of these are probably part of the culprit. How do I get past those road blocks?

Maybe if I go make some tea I'll get more inspired...


Erin said...

I say the best thing to do is to not worry about it. I've had moments where I think, "will I ever have another creative idea again?" Sometimes it's helped me to look at other artists' work that I admire. Sometimes I work on another project for a while. I bet that you'll be so refreshed when the moving stress is over, too. That is probably contributing a ton to the lack of inspiration! Sometimes it's hard to start something when you've already got so many loose ends to finish up! Good luck, we all can't wait to see what you come up with!

Jennifer Bates said...

I've found that I'll come up with ideas when I focus my attention on something completely different. Sometimes a break can be a good refresher.

I am still working through my own "lack of inspiration" road block, and am blogging my progress - neglectedcanvas.blogspot.com

Your work inspires me and I look forward to seeing your upcoming pieces!

connie said...

I just found your blog and I love your paintings!! I think a walk with the dog is a great way to handle a block. Nature has a way to relieve things... Also Calvin and Hobbs is always perfect.