It's not just writers that suffer from writer's block. Artists fall victim to a similar condition.
You're sitting alone in your workspace looking around and...nothing. You've lost the ability to produce a new idea, much less a new work of art. Sometimes the "absence" is temporary - just a moment or two. Other times you mull around for weeks feeling lost.
What do you do to get your creative juices flowing again? We asked our Facebook fans to share their ideas. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Play loud music. Cut and break glass. - Amy M.
- Step away. Look for inspiration elsewhere. Go to a museum, watch a program about something unusual. Just do something new. - Jacque D.
- Pinterest! - Dawn M.
- Go for a walk. Look for nature to inspire you. -Shirley J.
- Clean your workspace. Then get out and explore somwhere - even if it's only the mall or a local park. - Deanna A.
- Look through a Delphi Catalog. - Marjie B.
- Go to an art show or gallery. - Deborah S.
- Color in a kid's coloring book. - Jude W.
- Take a walk in the woods, sit and listen to the birds, walk down to the water and watch a sunset. - Debbie M.
- Look at other people's work (Etsy is a great resource) - not to copy it, but to figure it out, and put your own spin on it. - Beth W.
- Just work. Even if it's not particularly good work. It will eventually lead to something. - Jacquie M.
- Ask your family or friends if you can make them something. - Sherry H.
- Check the glass websites and go to art festivals. Put jazz on Pandora, breathe and maybe just sleep on it. - Robert F.