If you have a creative brain you’ll know the feeling when you just can’t get into a project and your head isn’t in the right place to make all those marvellous ideas that usually come so naturally.
This was me for the last couple of weeks.
It even crossed my mind to take a big step back from art altogether (shock horror!) which is quite a dramatic turn of events. At the same time as thinking all of this I was having a couple of home improvements done and decided to sort out and reorganise my mezzanine studio (a job I’d been putting off since I moved in over a year ago!).
This is where the clothes airer comes in….as part of the sort out I had a rearrange of things and put up an old school hand pulled clothes airer in the roof space which completely transformed the area, giving me tons more space and light. The sort out subsequently got me restarted on a couple of half finished pieces.
So I could go into a whole metaphor about how washing clothes relates to reinvigorating your work but when you just don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere with your art the real answer is to have a bit of a reorganisation and you’ll realise things aren’t as bad as you thought! If you plough on regardless you run the risk of losing any sort of enthusiasm or creativity for whatever you’re working on.
So go on take a break and get your creative juices flowing again!