Artists get hung up on the quality and quantity of their creative output. I suppose that’s only to be expected. Artists spend a lot of time on their creative outpourings.
Occasionally, though, that output needs to stop, while you recharge your creative batteries. Instead of creativity pouring out, like an incessant torrent, sometimes you need to pour some inspiration, rest and new influences back in. You need to stimulate your creative powers anew.
Creative rejuvenation is a necessary phase. Without it, you get stale and your ideas can begin to dry up, or worse, you can become a self-referential pastiche of yourself. You might even find it hard to take your own creative strengths seriously.
Stop. Step away from your work space. Go and live a little. See new things. Have new experiences. Go on some kind of adventure. Fall back in love with the world and with your art. Give yourself the space to take stock and breathe. Your work will still be there, waiting for you to do it. Only, with recharged, rejuvenated creative powers, you just might approach it from a new angle and with renewed enthusiasm.
I’m recharging myself right now. The quality and quantity of my posts might reduce, for a while. Think of this time as my crysalis period. It’s long overdue.
I will be back soon, but for now, it’s time to feed my mind, my heart and my soul.