I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately, but it has pushed my creative energy right out the window. I haven’t actually finished anything in about a month (honestly I haven’t even started anything worth finishing) and I just don’t really have the motivation to do anything right now. This happens to me occasionally but this time I just feel completely drained. I want to work but for some reason I just can’t bring myself to actually do so, and it’s just left me feeling useless. I believe it has everything to do with the stress being thrown at me from every direction, so hopefully once I graduate and have some more free time I’ll be able to get my creative flow back in working order.
Sorry for the lack of stuff n things lately, I’ll be back at it soon, hopefully.
How do you deal with being uninspired? I get these points where I really want to create something but I can't think of an original idea. I look at other people's work and think I have something, but realize it is just a form of their work. Any tips?
This happens to me so often, it’s incredibly frustrating. When you’re looking at other people’s work for inspiration, instead of trying to mimic their style, try to pick one element you like and experiment with it until you’ve turned it into something that’s yours. Also, I also have a folder of images I’ve collected from the internet that I draw from when I’m uninspired, so I have something to work on even when I can’t come up with anything. If all else fails, take a break from it for a few days and just observe the world around you. Think about people and nature and listen to music and let yourself feel. You’ll be surprised where inspiration can come from!
Okay update hi so I’ve been feeling not great lately (mentally and physically, bleh) and my work flow has been suffering the consequences, but I am still planning on doing that video I mentioned before (like a month ago wow, I suck). Anyways I haven’t forgotten about it and this post is mainly serving as a reminder to myself to get some damn work done once in a while. That’s all. This has been a post.
Guys I got into MECA today and they gave me their presidential scholarship, I’m like so happy I can’t even formulate a proper sentence oh my god like there is a damn good chance that Portland will be my new home in 8 months and literally it’s the only place I’ve ever been where I’ve felt a sense of belonging, I cannot express how unbelievably excited I am right now 🎉😊🎊
I’ve done some in the past! But I’ve been thinking about doing another one, since the last one I did was over a year ago. I guess if anyone is actually interested I can do a new one over christmas break. I dunno, guys send me your thoughts on this!