Last week I spent most of the week getting to the studio early and working for the better part of the day. Although I feel like I have been working hard, I felt like the work was not exactly going where I wanted it to be. I am not sure if I am sort of stuck mentally or maybe just not sure about my direction and where I am going, you know, the typical everyday struggles of an artist. At least mine anyway.
I seem to be wanting to go into another direction and explore those other possibilities. But I question wether that won’t that take away from the work I am doing presently. Won’t leaving this work to explore other areas effect this work when or if I eventually return to it. Is it because this work might just be done and can not go any further.
It seems important to me to want to go in another direction and explore. I think I need to because my creative juices are running low and I need rejuvenation.
I think it is important to keep searching for that little spark, that little something that might just set you off on a whole new path of exploration. Giving yourself the chance for new creative discovery is essential and important to the over all creative process. It is what keeps us doing what we do.
Going through the motions, in art as in life, surely leads to resentment, which leads to us doing things we don’t really want to do. I don’t ever want my work to start feeling and looking the same. That is a scary thought. That is why I feel it is important to spend a lot of time searching for something different that either enhances my work or changes it.
Art has to evolve and change and grow as does the artist. It is never a sure thing that a new direction will be successful but it will definetely give us new hope, a fresh approach to our work and fire in our bellies which is sometimes missing.