From time to time my creativity arrives at a fence, I say fence not wall because I can see where I want to be but can’t find the gap to fit through.
I was describing how “paralysed” I felt about my inability to find that gap to hubby, and he responded with “paralysed?! that’s quite severe!” But that’s how I felt. I wanted to get creative but yet I wasn’t .
I struggled with getting all my art supplies right, and what else I may need, and having the right chair, table, light, am I comfortable? And on and on it goes.
The Epiphany of an Event
What I’ve came to realise on this particular day that from time to time I create an “event” in my mind.
When things are an event, psychologically there’s a bit of preparation involved. And I tend to be the type of person who has to get it “right” and not have anything forgotten about.
So knowing this, and having just listened to Michael Nobb’s podcast. I set aside 20 mins on my timer (that I picked up at the post office when I went to check the mail), letting go of the notion of my creative moment being an event.
I thought to myself what am I going to draw in my 20 mins? Here’s another fleeting ‘getting in my head”thought that I quickly erased.
So I looked up and saw my Japanese alarm clock that my old Japanese flat mate bought for me from Japan (advice from Danny Gregory and Michael Nobbs to draw what’s in front of you).
Starting off with a contour then filling in the inside of my drawing I became lost in my creative mind.
I allowed myself to draw bad, as Michael Nobb’s has recommended and the permission to make mistakes as Tommy Kane has mentioned in Sketchbook Skool.
Now, it’s a matter of developing my 20mins into a habit.