Ask the Art Professor: How do I Get Started Making My Art Again?

August 14, 2014 9:06 PM

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Ask the Art Professor: How do I Get Started Making My Art Again?

"For the last two years I have not been practicing my art. Two years ago I commenced a new job in the corporate world. Due to the demands of the job I was basically unable to focus on my art. I was tired every night coming home from work, and getting used to new systems, colleagues, etc. really took its toll. There was no energy left for my art. Due to the job, I felt as if my head and imagination was not free; I was totally conditioned to think on a practical level. Basically this very fundamental side of me has been neglected for a very long time. However, now that I am au fait with the job, I find that I am less tired and am ready to make a commitment again to creating. The thing is, I just do not know where to start. I feel impotent. I feel weak. I have no structure or strategy, let alone ideas. I am living in a small town and there is no one among the artistic community here that I feel I can ask. How do I get started again?"

The most important priority at this stage for you is to simply get started with the actual hands-on process of making artwork. Getting started can actually be the most difficult part of the creative process if you haven't been working for a long period of time.

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