I was talking to one of my friends this morning about how to get back into the swing of things. She asked me how I got my groove back after I escaped Rock Bottom.
And it took a while, but, in the end what has helped me is blogging and abstract art.
Quite often when we create art we put so much focus on things and it is that focus which we lack when we become blocked.
Blocked = no focus.
No focus = no art/no words.
No art/no words =sad artist.
Well, actually, sadder artist because normally we become blocked because we are sad (or sick or anxious or tired etc)
Abstract art allows you a kind of freedom to be creative without actually having to create something specific. Especially with art forms like acrylic pouring, drip painting, drawing fractals, ink blots and other such “chaos” art.
I call it “chaos” art because it is less about talent and more about luck and outside influence. I’m not saying that it doesn’t take talent or that those who use these forms are talentless, it is simply not as reliant on talent as trying to do sketch wirh charcoal or do an oil painting of your great aunt Petunia.
But it is a way of creating and expressing and getting almost instant results.
Same sort of thing for the blogging. Sometimes, I have no idea wtf I am gonna write about. I haven’t been able to put pen to paper at all. So I just pick a thought floating around in my bubbly grey matter and start madly thumb-typing away.
It is about getting synapses firing.
Creative juices bubbling and boiling until they simply spill out of your noggin.
Now I will leave you with a few pickies of the pours I (and by I, I actually mean me and the roomy) finished today.