I keep pretty busy and I look busier than I am. It’s a few years since I had to earn a living from drawing related activity. So the temptation these days is to create my own self imposed work load and recently that has been light. Every now and again I get enthusiastic about an idea. I had one about haircuts of all things and did loads of drawings of the male haircut. I’m not sure quite why now, but it was fun to do. Names was another ‘thing’ and I have quite a lot of drawings in the desk, you can find them on-line too right here, in fact you can find loads of stuff there. I’ve done the odd political cartoon here and there. Interesting that this cartoon done all those months ago might still be able to be used again now.
I suppose the one consistent thing that runs through all of my work is that there’s something truly British about it. I suppose that’s inevitable: its part of my DNA.
I’ve reinvented myself and done some so-called proper drawings as well as shown my collections of photographs.
Well to get to the creative point here. I am at present wallowing around trying to find my navigator again. I’m looking for my next project and something to get enthusiastic about again. It really should not be that difficult to find it, especially with the rain we’ve been having which is the best sort of weather for me to be drawing. Speaking of weather, I’ve even done a series on that.
Intelligent suggestions are always welcome, but for the time being, and so that I can buy some thinking time on this, I will be publishing seven days of photos over the next week. Starting tomorrow. These will hopefully fill a creative gap and as they are from my archive, requiring next to no effort. Bone idle.
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3 thoughts on “Am I in a creative rut or just bone idle?”
I’ve been in an art rut myself. I find I keep doing the same things using the same tools time and again. I’ve debated trying new materials but my budget conscious self seems to put those on hold. I’ve also thought about a little photography storytelling, but I’ve yet to get that going. Maybe this weekend I’ll breakdown and buy some gouache or casein, or I’ll just do a few more pen and watercolor sketches. Ruts, what can you do?
Look back has been my usual way to dig myself out, or choose day when you will not prevaricate to just draw ANYTHING. Just a matter of choosing the day now.