I have creative block. Seriously, I’m backed up like an old outback dunny.
I have this project, the Garden Doors, that I mentioned some months ago with much excitement. I had a bit of an idea in my head about what I’d paint on it and was mulling things over in my head.
Since then I’ve sanded the door back, and I love the texture so much I want to preserve it as part of the design. It’s just too good to hide.
I want to compliment the texture with whatever I do and I think I have it in my head yet seem to be unable to get it out and onto paper, let alone the door.
The clock is ticking and I’m really no closer to finishing than I was 2 months ago.
The Franklin Hotel has enquired (as they should) with regard to my progress and I got more stuck.
The more the clock ticks the more stuck I become.
The more I see other artists versions of project the more stuck I become.
I’ve tried all the suggestions my Facebook friends offered – walking barefoot on the grass to ground myself, taking a nap to come up with fresh ideas. I took myself off to the art gallery (albeit briefly, but that’s another story) for some inspiration.
My friend sent me this, via Facebook, from StumbleUpon (click the picture to take you to the page).
I’m struggling with the last two items, clearly.
I am pretty sure it’s fear.
This is supposed to be what I enjoy doing. Instead, I feel like a rabbit caught in the headlights of a semi trailer truck bearing down on it at 120km per hour – I’m paralysed, unable to help myself.
I’m not sure when I became such a wimp.
HELP!! How do you tackle situations where fear or uncertainty hamper your way forward?