February 19, 2012 4:52 PM Subscribe
How do I get my artistic inspiration/mojo back? I have 3 primary artistic outlets: pottery, photography/videography and writing (primarily about my travels and linked to the photography. I seem to be crap at all of them and can't get back in the zone.
posted by YukonQuirm to media & arts (12 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I am employed full time so I have always had to fit in my artistic endeavours around my work. It has never been a problem until now. I always loved turning to my artistic side to help relieve stress and secretly fantasize that one day I'd make enough at my artistic work that I could quit my day job (pipe dream - remember I did use the word fantasize). Anyway, I was finding that my wrists were suffering as the wedging and keyboarding were leading to repetitive strain. I took a bit of a break from pottery and turned more to photography but even my pictures just weren't that great anymore - they were ok but they just didn't have the sparkle that they used to. It's now been about 6 months since I've produced anything that I've liked and I haven't been able to even work at the wheel since July. Should I try a new medium?? Sketching and painting are out of the question - I do like to create with my hands in a more tactile way.