I have been battling with artists block for quite a while now. When I say quite a while, its been 3 years of not being able to either start or complete something.
From a very early age I had always enjoyed painting. I originally started off on natural work and mainly painted and drew flowers but it progressed more on a natural yet totally unnatural setting. A lot of my work I based it on death.
I suppose that now I am starting to work through recovery from all of my demons (though still highly unwell at times) it has been difficult to do this. And what time I could find, I have spent now writing a blog.
I think its about time now that I went back to the drawing board. I just want to grab a large canvas and see where it takes me. I don’t know where my brain will, and I think that is possibly the reason why I struggling to start a piece now.
So I have decided that next year I want to start painting again, properly. Get some work out there, aim to get at least 3 pieces out there that I am happy with and possibly one sold. I know it seems like a lot of work, but I’m hoping that it will pay off for me. Not as in a monetary way, but more of an emotional one. And maybe not destroy my work after a period of time either. Because that’s a really bad habit of mine.