For years, when I believed I couldn’t make a living as an artist, I stopped creating.
I hid all of my artwork and supplies in the basement. It was too painful to create.
Now that I paint for a living, I’m constantly observing and documenting my creative process. I’ve learned to take a step back and recognize my patterns to make it easier for me to create.
I’ve seen that I always hit an “ugly stage.”
That’s a point in my process when I feel like I will never be able to paint something unique again or pull my painting together This usually happens when I’m pushing myself to try something new.
To get back into my creative flow, I usually start a new painting.
Creating a new background is always the best place for me to re-begin.
Whenever I splatter inks and fingerpaint, it helps me to take myself less seriously, so I can stumble onto beautiful mistakes again.
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