Saturday, July 31, 2010

Artistic Depression and Creativity

Do you, as an artist, sometimes suffer from periods of depression and non-productivity in your creative life? Well, I do, and it's not fun. I have been doing some research on the subject, and it seems that artists are more prone to these depressions, because of the very fact that they are so creative! There seems to be a link between the two. Anyway, it is also related to being a perfectionist. This explained me perfectly. I will obsess over making a background for atc's, because I don't want to waste paper, markers, paint, etc. Sounds really silly, but I have to force myself to overcome this fear of "wasting" art supplies before I start a project! This is beginning to happen more and more often...Now that I have recognized this neurotic behavior, I am hoping I will be able to deal with it more effectively.

Now, if you have these same types of thoughts or problems with your creativity and starting projects, please contact me with your story! I would love to hear from you!

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