Step Away from the Canvas

It has been one of those weeks, I sit and stare at my work and I stare some more. Where is my desire to paint, where is my desire to create. It is not here this week. Then as I look at my painting I think… ICK! What is going on here, what can I do to fix it, what can I do to move it along. I don’t know. I leave it be for a few hours, a few days, I come back to it and ICK, the same thing. What do we do when we feel like nothing is working, like we have used up all of our talent, that maybe we have been fooling everyone and now the truth is going to come out, that we are not creative, not an artist. When I really think about it, it’s a silly thing to think but I think it. I think we all do at one point in our creative lives, and probably more than once. So what do I do when this happens?? Well I will tell you what I need to do. I need to get out, to step away from my canvas and go on a creative outing or just a regular outing, something to get my mind going. I did vent to my tribe of creative’s and as I was reminded that this happens to all of us and that I need to get out I realized how important it is to have that tribe and how important it is to get out and refill your bucket. So this Saturday I have planned to go to some galleries, fill my soul with art and beauty. Get out and have some fun, get away from the day to day. I would love to hear what you do to get out of a creative funk. How do you refill your soul?


Here is the piece that I have been struggling with, I look at it and see all that I hate and I am trying to find what I like but wow, what I don’t like really pops out to me. I am stopping myself from ranting and raging on about what is not working. 🙂


This piece I called done… but I am still not sure about it.


2 thoughts on “Step Away from the Canvas

  1. Beth Figiel

    Walks and looking at your art work and others in my ART tribe. Also on Instagram, I have started following some artist in different countries and younger generations. I feel so blessed to be living in an era of all this connection & free art lessons.


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