There’s a deep message in it to resolve those problems things you can’t explain, accept or change. It might not be consciously in there but try this, as a kind of game.
If you get really stuck, imagine it’s your right brain trying to speak to your left….or a message from a long lost civilisation (Atlantis!)…aliens…or an Angel channeling divine wisdom. Whatever floats your boat, just try….
My life could be contained in this doodle:
I’m a father of two small boys, they’re awesome but my life is pure chaos and it feels like they’re holding my art career back sometimes. I have to wait on some of my plans. When I look at this drawing I relax…I never know how they will turn out, but the best drawings come when I don’t force them too much. This style of drawing takes a lot of time and I never know how they’ll turn out but the result is always better when I let the drawing (not my wishes) dictate the pace..
And when I push or rush?
Sometimes art feels like something you have fight to uncover.
But what if the real battle is to be vulnerable and speak your truth?
The costume’s not right, sound level’s wonky and the choreography’s not perfect. Just get on that stage and play it like you mean it…
(Watching an amateur play, two figures talk while another two are in the background fighting…one with a wooden pole, the other was just holding air. It seemed really deep but I was curious…I asked the performer later and he admitted, “No symbolism, I couldn’t find my pole, so I winged it.”)
Making a great performance is like chasing air. You know it’s there, (you can’t exist without it,) but you can’t hold onto it either. Give shape to it through metaphor. The best way, (ok…the way I’ve been doing it,) is to create a regular practice out of something you did as a kid or teenager.
DON’T think of art. The world doesn’t need it…there’s enough already to cram your eyeballs, (and ears!) for a lifetime.
But you need this.
I don’t care how wise your teachers are, somethins going to whack you over the head one day and all that good advice will be useless…all those books and years of experience you’ve accumulated…junk.
And this dead spot is where you’ll find your new source of creativity….