Monday, January 12, 2009

Art-making Flow

I am having a hard time getting a schedule going for art-making.  I find that I have spurts of creating some days, and other spurts of researching artist opportunities, reading about art marketing, looking up galleries, etc. on other days.  I think lately I have been doing more research and reading than actually creating!  I think the reason for that is because I don't really have a set schedule for art-making.  There is plenty of inspiration, ideas, motivation, and time at the moment for me, just not a lot of focus and organization.  I haven't really established a flow yet.  Also, I think starting out as an artist has been a little overwhelming as I'm trying to establish my artist identity, what I want to do, how, and when.  There are so many opportunities out there, that it's hard to decide which ones to go for.  I have ideas for 3 different series of artwork, that I can work on at the same time, little by little.  I think I have to develop a process for myself, and a purpose.  Once I do that, my "flow" will hopefully become more natural and it will be smooth sailing.  Are there any artists who have thoughts on this?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christine--I think these are common struggles. Although I am less committed to a particular routine with visual art, I find that with writing simply having a set time and place each day helps a lot. Some days there's good flow--other days not--but if you don't have to question that you're going to do it, it helps. Artists of all types speak about this need for routine.