Hey everyone. I am new to this group and wanted to say hello and also ask what you do about really bad block. I am a fiber and mixed media artist and an instructor. I am blocked so badly that I have stoped scheduling classes. I can't seem to make anything, or want to make anything. Usually when I become blocked, I jump into another medium for a bit and it helps get my creativity going. This time however, I'm just stuck. Thanks, and nice to meet you all!
Some times I just force myself to work and have a an "argument" with whatever medium I am working with. It usually doesn't turn out to be anything I would consider good, but I learn how to communicate with the medium again and that seems to break whatever seems to be holding me back and causing the block...just my two cents...I hope you can find your way back!
I am also a mixed media artist...I find that if I go through a creative magazine (my favorite is Upper Case), it inspires me to play and that leads to ideas that then start flowing to the point that I have to choose what I want to do...sometimes I will just rummage through some of my supplies, organizing them...something will stop me in my tracks and I have to make something with it (last night, I got an idea from a little figure from my parents old cuckoo clock!)...just start with no end planned...welcome and good luck...share some of your past work...this group is kind and supportive and might inspire you to do more to show!
for me.....drawing...more like doodling... simple. just an HB pencil...maybe an eraser. it seems to me like drawing uses a different set of wheels. and I'm talking about drawing from my imagination not trying to draw a picture of something. my 2 cents. good luck and welcome!