Art Dana Sibilsky

The Greatest Nightmare for Artists

There are a few nightmares artists have to deal with on a regular basis. Broken tools, critics, financial issues and such. However, no matter what the dilemma may be, the greatest fear to an artist is the block. No matter if you’re a writer, a musician, an artist—if you use creativity in anyway, you can fall victim to the block.

When faced with a block, being creative and buckling down on a project can be a project itself. It’s almost as if you have lost all motivation, all inspiration, all reason and desire to create and no matter how bad you want to, you just can’t think of what to do next.

So how does one go about defeating this horrible artistic curse?  The first thing you should do is determine what kind of block you have. What is it that is causing you to be unproductive? The block could be all mental, it could be emotional or it could even be just because you’re hungry.

Once you have determined your block, it’s time to get moving. Moving around a little and exercising can help smash those mental blocks simply by pumping some blood to the brain. Also, drinking coffee is sure to fire up your brainpower since coffee is a stimulant.

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