I'd like to be able to write that the new year is starting off well and alive but to be honest I feel a bit sluggish. I have a lot to look forward to and I have a few projects I should be relishing but I am only able to do this in my mind. I have the ideas and the materials to create what I plan but I don't seem to have the energy or motivation to actually get in the studio and produce. I hate when this happens. Artists talk about having "blocks" mostly you hear the term "writers' block" but it applies to all artists I believe, whether in music, art, or writing. I don't have a lack of ideas, in fact I often have too many. But I do find at times I can't seem to urge myself on. I feel the need for the muse to kick in or some kind of encouragement from an outside source, but I know deep down it is really up to me to create the will. Do you ever feel like this? What do you do to get over the "blahs"? Is your creativity affected if you force yourself to do a project rather than joyously attack one?
I know the gathering storm outside affects me. When the storms hit in California it can be days of constant wind and gray skies and rain. We're suppose to get lots of rain. One would think that this weather would drive me into my cozy studio to immerse myself but instead I've just been reading book after book.
I'm on my way to the dentist now to have an implant repaired. I guess that might be giving me the blahs huh?
Next post I hope to have photos of my new projects that I finally complete.
Happy New Year to all and would love to hear about your remedies for times of melancholia.