There are a million-and-one suggestions as to how one can overcome these crippling symptoms, not least of all the much-lauded "The Artists Way" by Julia Cameron - an exhaustive and sometimes exhaustING 12-week programme that brings about real change in a person's life.
Perhaps there are easier ways to bring some changes, though? Here are some of my suggestions.
- A Change of Scene - get out of your usual office, workshop, studio; go somewhere physically different. Meet some new people. See some different things. Be somewhere where all the usual distractions and interruptions simply do not impose on you.
- A Change of Direction - start a brand new project and work on that for a set period of time. I know, I know; it;s perfectly possible to never do anything else. So set yourself a time limit and promise you'll return to the original project once you've had a bit of a break from it.
- A Change of Equipment - normally paint in oils? Go back to coloured pencils. Normally write at the piano? Try an accordion or a bamboo flute. Normally use a camera? Try taking audio recordings. In some cases you're not only changing the technical equipment you use, but also the sense you are using primarily to interpret your surroundings.
- Change of Inspiration - new books, new galleries, new views, new sounds, new conversations ... this can come as a natural consequence of everything suggested above.
|Life Drawing tutor, Trish Jubb.|
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