Friday, June 24, 2016

Overcoming Creative Obstacles


In the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, my column The Creative Pulse is all about dealing with creative obstacles. I describe in detail the following five approaches to pushing through when life gets in the way:

1. Be creative in order to be creative. In other words, take out your supplies and start.

2. Instead of focusing on the effort that art can sometimes become, think of the playfulness that underlies it.

3. Take a break from social media and spend time with your art. Seeking out inspiration online is only helpful if it doesn't make us feel less than.

4. Focus on the process. Think of your creations as works in progress so they don't disappoint.

5. Break out your journal (or start one) but keep it for your eyes only.

9 comments:

john said...

I just love this piece. It could fit right into my shabby chic journal easily. Love it!

Win Dinn said...

Mouth-wateringly gorgeous piece.

Jo Murray said...

Great surface Setho !

Carole M. said...

Right "out of the park" AGAIN!! Great, great piece, Seth......and terrific "points" to put into practice!! Thanks again and again!!

Irene Rafael said...

Such an original piece... so Seth! And love the helpful list.

Cheri said...

Love your work!

Gina Pisello said...

#3 is my big problem these days. Thanks for the on point ideas and advice. I will try to take it.

Pamela Gerard said...

Right on! Just do it. The work I create the more ideas I have....it just goes on and on......

CraftyHope said...

Wise words and fabulous reminder. Thank you!