Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Creativity

This month I finally had some time to do some personal projects, which was a great release. Here are some characters from a story I'm working on....most likely they will change once I get to know them more in my mind.

I've been reading The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel (reccommended to me by Amazon). There are exercises for a year (sort of like The Artist's Way) but since I dont have the patience, I just read it like its a regular book, picking up little inspirations here and there. One of the exercises was to list 5 obstacles to my creativity. Mine are:

1. Procrastination
2. Not getting out enough to see art, to be inspired
3. Too busy sometimes, no time to even breathe
4. Feel like I have no voice, a phoney baloney
5. Jealousy/envy of others sometimes stops me cold

So many things are swirling in my head regarding my art and creativity these days.


6 comments:

Chris Forrest said...
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Chris Forrest said...

I think that sounds like a good book. I too have little time and take out of them what I can. I found the book with your link. Not too bad on price either. Have you worked on the story line yet? Will you post it as you go? It would be neat to show your steps as you go. :) What a great start.

wynlen said...

This sounds like a fun book, I'll check it out. And your characters are really cute!

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Anja said...

Thanks for that post. I often feel having ants in my head. Sometimes it drives me crazy and I wish I would have another profession. But you don´t have a choice. If you give it up you will become unhappy and depressed.
See you, Annie.

Dee C.K. said...

That is sooo true. I often have trouble concentrating due to all the thoughts swirling in my head. It's tough to keep it straight! I guess we all have to deal with that on a daily basis. ;)
BTW - cute drawings!
cya!
dee

Weather Man said...

You know, creative writing helps... you could join one of those yahoo groups or blogs that writes creative stories and bada-bing - YOU'RE THERE (I'm talking about the inspiration part). But I know what you're talking... so much stuff can get in the way of the art stuff that you want to do. But I find that if you are in a yahoo group that does nothing but write stories all day long, you feed of that. If you want, I can set you up with one that my sister's apart of... I'm apart of it, too, but I haven't done much these days due to school.