It is super important to continue to make art if it is something that you love and are passionate about. Do not let years go by where you haven’t created anything. Make time in your busy schedule to do an hour here and an hour there. I’m definitely not saying that it’s easy, because it’s not. At all. It is so much easier to spend your free time chilling and relaxing.
What makes matters worse is that making art is like a U. You start off with a really cool idea that you really want to creat and you start working and everything is great. This is the top of the U. Then as time goes on and you are still working away at this piece, you start to fall into a slump. You have the basics down but it gets harder to continue and you go longer periods of time between work days. This is the bottom of the U. Finally, you start to see real progress in your work and gain more motivation that helps you push through until your piece is done. This is the second top of the U. Some take longer to do the whole process than others but it’s always the same.
I am currently working on a series of two paintings and I am definitely in the slump of the U. It’s getting harder to paint each day and I just want to get to that motivated state and then be done with it.
The important thing is that I am still making time to do it. Granted, not as much as I would like, but I’m still going. Here is my progress right now in my project.
Has anyone else struggled with this in art or other areas of their life?