I've been trying to get back in the vortex of my art - I am a parttime makeup artist and there's a lot of competition around. I do believe that the universe has more than enough for all of us but somehow lately I just don't seem to even have ideas in my head. Doing makeup makes me feel great and I like helping clients to bring our their natural beauty... any ideas????
How to Beat Artist's Block
Tips for regaining your inspiration when you're suffering from artist's block.
answered 15 Oct '11, 17:33
Rik go in the nature meditate and you will find inspiration. look at the clouds, sun rainbow, storm , snow the water from lake streams the vegetation and animal. look at what happens and the harmony in it. experience and enjoy.
answered 15 Oct '11, 19:50
Hello MoonWillow, i feel sure that this will get your energy flowing ...
there's a series of 64 graphics that were established, tried and tested by the Servranx Laboratories between 1946 and 1967 ... this graphic was approprately named the "vortex" ... it's based on the vortex ring and creates a powerful tourbillon of energy using the ambient force that is always available in our environment and can be adapted to any specific purpose of your choice ...
have a great day
MoonWillow, here is an article I wrote for HubPages about Writer's Block. I will copy it here- hopefully, it will help you get things going again, even though it is about writing. I should mention that doing the writing exercises will help your block with your art! I know, I know, it's crazy- but try it! You'll see!
It's All About "Flow"
What does a writer do when he or she faces a writing assignment, and nothing comes to mind except a feeling that the well of words has suddenly run bone dry? How do you unblock that block, and return to your writing, ready to conquer all?
I have faced this problem innumerable times, and have finally figured out some tricks to get that writing part of me going again.
So what do you do when these sorts of things happen to you? How do you overcome how you feel, and knuckle down to work?
I do not want to write. No, I don't. I want to sleep. I think this writing assignment is dumb. Why do I have to do it? The fridge needs cleaning out. Now, why did I think of that? I don't know what to say here. I can't think of anything to say, but I am supposed to write my thoughts down, so I just am going to do it. I just remembered that I was supposed to call my friend Sandy. Boy, that would be more fun than this. I wonder if it is going to rain....and so on. Try to get three pages of flow-of-thought writing down.Then, I take a break, and I try to find something physical to do for a while. Often, when I return to the keyboard, I can begin that assignment.
What you are trying to do is to find what the experts call "flow". Maybe you've experienced flow before. It is a term that refers to a state of mind where you lose all track of your surroundings, and are totally immersed in what you are doing. Musicians experience flow when they are playing their music and it becomes almost effortless. Engineers feel flow when they are designing something, and get lost in the act of creation. The key to unblocking writer's block is to find your "flow" again. If you are one of those multi-talented people who do more than one creative art, often switching from one art to another will unblock the flow for the first.
Flow is what is missing when you face writer's block. Picture a surfer, looking for the perfect wave to ride. It's the same thing. Getting through the block in and of itself will teach you what to do the next time you get clogged up and go dry.
I hope this little treatise helps you find your flow, and gets you back to your writing.
Blessings-and good writing to you (and makeup art!!),
answered 08 Dec '11, 12:14
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