Help me open myself to the Muse
May 3, 2011 7:28 PM Subscribe
How do I recapture the type of inspiration and creative energy I had when I was younger? And how do I balance paid creative work with personal?
posted by hamandcheese to media & arts (13 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I currently do paid creative work (quite happily) and get to do fun, creative stuff all the time. I have no real complaints or issues with that side of things, but I've got a block on my personal artistic side.
Somewhere along the line it's gotten harder and harder for me to access and experience the kinds of creative inspirations that seemed to be happening to me (or occurring to me) all the time when I was younger (I just turned 31 if that matters). I didn't always take advantage of them then, but I'm trying to now.
What are some specific strategies I can use to better balance personal artwork and commercial work, and how can I recapture some of my youthful inspirations? How did you?