I don't know. I'm not sure. But I think I have fallen to the depths of no fuel of creativity. My yearning for waking up to the fresh aroma of oils waiting to be thoughtfully placed on the new canvas, has fizzled. I don't hate what I do. I love it! But somewhere between trying to make the next dollar, and putting new ideas down on canvas, I have lost the urge to want to do anything. Partly I think it's because I have not had many sales, the lack of art shows, nor the prospects of new commissions. I do have work that I am struggling to get out now and it's been gruesome. And for those to whom I am doing work for, have noticed a bit of a time lag. My deepest apologies to anyone who is waiting for work from me. I am truly working on each commission that is on the table... but I'm not happy with how things are going. It has been terrible. And on the heels of a somewhat enjoyable Christmas Holiday, I should have things to cheer about. But inside, I don't.
So, how do you do it? How do YOU do it? Cope, or go on, or even make the next day a profitable one? I really want to know.
Oh, and for those of you whom I consider great friends... please contact me. You know who you are. Some of you have fallen off the Facebook site, and even your phone numbers are not getting through, so PM me and let me know that you're alive, and how I may get back in touch with you. My art friends mean a lot to me. (Personally, I think if I lived in an art community, I would do better. I could share and learn, and probably feel the need to jump to my canvas with more enthusiasm.
That is my hope anyway.
Hugs to all