Do you all have tips for how to deal with artist burnout or a creative 'lull'??
I've been steadily making art (like a machine it seems at times) for 7 years and most recently I felt a bit dried up and stale, so I took a break.
I decided NOT to try to create anything because whenever I did make an attempt my work looked uninspired. Actually it was a bit scary. It was very odd to see how bad my art was turning out, even on pieces I obviously knew how to make like clockwork!
Can anyone relate? If so, how do you deal with your uninspired times?
By the way, I have an art gallery/studio in a tourist town. Ive been fortunate enough to make a living here (for almost 5 years) after many years on the art show circuit.
Lately however the customers have been few and far between and because it has been so slow business wise I wasnt as inspired to create my work as fast and furious as I had in the past. That could explain part of my lackluster creativity? Not sure..Also because I have such a large inventory i suppose I didnt feel the necessity to create as much work.
Id love to hear how you all deal with times like these and also if there are any online sites that deal with creativity issues, burnout etc.