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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lost Your Creative Motivation? Let's find it!

Have you lost your Creative Motivation? Let's find it!
Here is another great article that I discovered from Renee Phillips, the art coach.
Signs That You’ve Lost Your Creative Motivation

It’s only natural to periodically experience a loss of energy, knowing there is something more rewarding in store for you, but it’s outside your grasp. Here are some signs that you’ve lost your creative motivation.

    Do you feel envy toward artists who express their creative passion and wish you were more like them?

    Do you have recurring thoughts of doing something exciting outside your comfort zone but fear stops you?

    Do you feel lethargic and uninspired when you’re in your studio?

    Are you complaining often and having negative thoughts about your art career?

    Do you find yourself discouraged and resentful about the art world in general?

    Are you spending more time trying to please others instead of doing things to please yourself?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you’re not alone. Losing your creative motivation can be a painful situation. However, it is only temporary. You may soon find yourself on the threshold of a new powerful direction. It could be just the catalyst you need for growth and transformation.

How To Restore Creative Energy, Motivation and Passion. Try these 15 ideas to ignite your potential for joyful self-expression

    1. Create a Vision Board and post pictures of items that get your heart pumping and your imagination soaring.
    2. Make a list of every single thing you love, are grateful for, and inspired by.
    3. Visualize yourself on the cover of a leading art magazine. What wonderful achievements does the headline say you’ve accomplished?
    4. Take a workshop in a new medium, for pure enjoyment, without any expectations.
   5. Go to a museum or gallery that you have never visited.
    6. Create some artwork using only your non-dominant hand.
    7. Surround yourself with people who exude enthusiasm for life.
    8. Do something that takes you outside your comfort zone.
    9. Commune with nature while in a state of mindlessness.
    10. Start a journal.
    11. Give yourself permission to please yourself and have your needs met.
    12.  Read about powerful creative people, past and present. 
13.   Binge on positive Youtube videos and documentaries for a week.
 14.  Collect inspirational quotations and read them daily.
    15.  Give yourself time and space during this process without self-judgment, force, or the need to fix yourself.
I hope this blog article has helped you. I have used several of these suggestions with varying degrees of success. All have been helpful.
 Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

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