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How I'm Re-Igniting My Creative Spark

To say that I've been feeling a little down in the past couple of months would be an understatement. I've just been going through the motions and spending a lot of very blah days in dreary "uninspired mode."

Today I've decided that I've had enough of feeling that way. I'm over it.

I've realized that somewhere along the way, I lost a bit of my quirky creative self amidst the realities of deadlines, schedules, and other personal responsibilities. I had always used my art as an escape from all of those things. But now art IS my job.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy about that. Illustrating children's books has been the most rewarding experience of my professional life.

But, a job can be draining, no matter what kind of work you do. Our passions will inevitably need to be nurtured at various points in our lives Here's how I'm planning on re-igniting mine.

  • Getting really clear on who I am at this stage of my life and what I want from my career:

    • This means more meditation, morning journaling, creative daydreaming, and listening to my intuition.

  • Experimenting with different art styles, techniques, and materials:

    • I love my art style but sometimes I feel a bit restricted by it when I want to try new techniques. So I'm going to set aside some time to experiment with at least one piece per month where I just break out of my comfort zone.

  • Trying new hobbies:

    • Art has been my main creative outlet since I was a kid. But I think it's time to explore some new non-art-related hobbies. Maybe gardening?

  • Going outside and touching grass!:

    • Don't judge me but I work from home and I'm almost always indoors. I know that it isn't great for my mental and physical health so touching grass more often is definitely on the agenda.

I'm hoping that each of these steps will help me get out of this "blah" mood. Will keep you posted on how it goes.



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