Going Through the Motions

Sometimes you show up to do your art and you’re just not into it. Your heart doesn’t sing while you create and you don’t particularly like the results you produce.  Is it worth going through the motions?

I think it is.  I think that the mere act of creating takes you closer to the joy of creation, even if you’re not feeling it, for whatever reason, right now.  Keeping your hand in is valuable to maintain your skills and abilities.  Letting it slide just makes it that much harder to restart later.

Work through the pain.  Eventually, there may be comfort in the work.  Whatever it is that troubles you, interfering with your enjoyment in making art, make art anyway.  There is no better way to bear your troubles.  It’s also a way for you to show others how you feel; through your art.

Plod if you must, but keep putting one foot in front of the other, taking one more, small step.  You don’t even have to have a direction.  Direction can come later.  Just keep moving.

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About tropicaltheartist

You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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