Has it already been two years? I can't believe that I have been completely blocked for that long. I have been trying to figure out the why of it, but have decided that why isn't important, moving on is. So how do I get out of it?
There is one thing I have learned during this sabbatical: the more I learn the less I know. When I first decided to pursue my art, it was easy. I knew nothing. When I wanted to give a certain look, or feel to a piece I just did it. Period. Nothing special, no fancy techniques, just me and my stuff. Then
I immersed myself into courses given by artists, much like me. I pondered their success and thought that their methods were all that separated me from these acclaimed women (sorry guys, but women seem to be at the forefront here). And so I set out to learn what they knew. The more I learned, the more I saw that I was doing EVERYTHING WRONG! And voila BLOCKAGE!
How crazy is that? Just because I was using my own methods before hand, that didn't make them the wrong methods, it made them MY methods.
And so, I have concluded, that I have to stay away from courses and the sites that give "inspiration", tutorials and oh my goodness, I definitely must stay away from the rabbit hole that is Pinterest.
Okay, so here goes. Back into the light.
Bye for now.