A week in Art- When Life Happens and Art Doesn’t

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This week, well this week didn’t go according to plan creativity wise.

Life took an unexpected turn and creating things took a back seat. This is not a bad thing; life does happen, and this week was fun, so there are no complaints from me. This week has been a bit of an unplanned holiday for me, and I think I needed it.

Still, I didn’t get nothing done.

I have written a two and a half thousand word halloween story that has been submitted to an anthology.  I don’t know if it’s been accepted yet, but if it does get rejected I’ll publish as part of a book of short stories.

Society6 have had a revamp of their website, so a lot of my free time was spent rejigging, repricing, and reorganising existing art work. Unfortunately now their graphics are glitching, so I have to wait for them to finish troubleshooting before I feel safe touching anything else.

A lot of people say you need to create something every day, write every day, draw every day, but it’s not a luxury that many people can adhere to, life just happens.

In fact it’s not really all that good for you to never take a break. Even if it’s something you love to do, if you need to take a break from it, do.
There’s nothing that can kill a passion for something quicker than forcing yourself to work on something when you’re not in the mood.

Yes, it  feels good to break through writer’s block, and you’ll feel impatient to do it, but if you’re blocked, take a break, come back to it refreshed, and then try again.

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4 thoughts on “A week in Art- When Life Happens and Art Doesn’t

  1. I agree, breaks are needed. They help the brain to rejuvenate and maintain the love for the projects. I remember that once, when I had a case of The Block, Inq had told me “Ok. You’re not allowed to write for a month. Go read, do art, play video games, but no writing for a month. Nothing.” Worked like a charm. Once the month was up, I really wanted to go back to writing. 🙂

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  2. Yeah, I think it’s healthy to take breaks. I don’t think it’s something to be ashamed of. I believe it’s important to do creative stuff on a regular basis … but not necessarily every day. I have to shift gears and have little rest periods — otherwise, I’ll lose my mind.

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