All committed artists in every form work their fingers to the bone to keep making their art better and better, always striving. Some of us even have second jobs that take our time, especially our “mental” time away from our artwork. Sometimes just living fills up all the free spaces in our creativity and it is impossible to be creative if you are stressed with family issues, making a living, and simply keeping your head above water. We all have this, it isn’t unique.
The joy of making art is why we all do this wonderful thing. It is amazing! So fulfilling and satisfying to look at something after it is created, or even while you are creating it. There is nothing like this. People who indulge in the scrumptious pleasure of art making understand this and eat it up.
One of the greatest things about making art is being around people who do understand the excitement and joy. It goes without saying when we share time and work with another of like mind. Having someone you can call friend and collaborate this joy with is at times what keeps us going. Being immersed in art is contagious. If you are feeling alone, left out and uncreative, visit your friend especially while working and soak up the process. You will soon be back on track.
Usually as we work things do get better. Not just attitude, but work. As they always say and brain science proves it, the more you practice the better and easier it becomes. This goes across the board for ALL the arts. The more you do the better your work will be. You will see growth in yourself by looking back at work of the past and comparing, critically looking at your older stuff. You will see change, improvement. Sometimes we can even see something that was done well and you haven’t thought about it for a while. You can take that something that worked well and change it, make it better yet. Add it to your repertoire of new ideas and re-create the one thing that worked well. Always, always keep some of your older best work just for this very reason. Don’t let go of all your best work.
No matter what your goals are for yourself and your work, keep your eye to the future and improvement. Always strive to make your work excel and even change is good for that. Slight variations on technique, color palette, or style may be just the ticket for fresh new ideas. There is nothing like success, even if it is inside, you for yourself. You deserve this!