Sometimes art-type people get a spell of insecurity, inadequacy, ineptness. At least I do. There are days when I feel like I can’t draw or paint at all, just a stifling sort of mood that totally squelches creativity. Any of you ever have that?
On the flip side, there are days when the productivity bursts and you are full of artistic energy and vitality. Nothing is beyond your control or approach.
What is the balance of these days? Do we have them that extreme every day? No, probably not. Most days we do our jobs, or artwork and don’t even think about that. There are a lot of middle, non-threatening days with those two extremes on either end. Thank God, huh?
Which of these do you think is the most productive? The extremely productive, I can do anything I want days? Or the middle, average work days. Probably not the other set where everything is an interruption, you can’t get anything done.
I’m sure the famous artists had periods like this too. Maybe Van Gogh was having one of those days when he cut his ear off, as he was saying “darn brush won’t do anything I want it to!” We all have these, not as severe as that, I was just making a little funny.
Guess we can’t be on top of the creative hump all the time!