8.04.2009

Creativity, inspiration, and where to get it

Summer does this to me every year - makes me feel uninspired. Maybe not so much uninspired as lazy. I don't want to do anything productive. I just want to soak up the sun, go to the beach and work on my garden. Okay, that last one is a stretch since it involves actual work! Come to think of it, my "garden" looks like a jungle right now.

I think I'm at a transitioning point right now with my artwork. It feels like something is going to change soon, but I'm not sure what or how. I've been sketching for a few months, but I don't know what to do with those sketches. For now I've been turning them into patterns, which I then turn into paper to use in my clocks, cards, and wall squares. But I think I should do something MORE with the drawings. I want it to be real art, if that makes any sense. Right now I'm creating usable art, but sometimes I want it to be art that's made for no other purpose than to fill my need to create.

I remember feeling this way before Malayna was born. Taking a class would get that creative spirit moving again.

What do you do when you feel stuck creatively?

3 comments:

Diana said...

Great food for thought, Lisa.
How I get inspiration: 1 - Relax,
2 - Walk, see shows, journal, look through mags.

Brie said...

I am in full lazy mode... in a weird way, trying to reorganize my work space usually gets me thinking about projects! Unfortunately I'm too lazy to try even that. Fingers crossed for tomorrow :)

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