It doesn’t matter what kind of artist you are, if you create, you have a process. Writers, actors, dancers all start and end their journey with a project with a process that helps them get creative and helps them perform at their full potential. It is a pathway that has been built for them that is foolproof for all that they set out to do. If you’re an artist who is still finding the process that works best for them, here are a few ways you can start building your artistic process.
Many artists will go to a place of inspiration to get their emotional juices flowing. Artists like Michael Treco will go into nature to feel connected to the world that he is about to create. Other artists do something similar, which is finding their source. Take the time to figure out what your source energy is and tap into it as soon as possible. Whenever you are ready to create or you are up against a blockage you can go to that energy and you will thrive artistically. Inspiration is what every artist needs to feel alive, find yours.
Build Your Creative Space
Once you have been inspired, you are going to need to go to your creative space where you feel at your best to create. Whether it’s an entire room of your home, or it’s a small part of your home, if it brings you joy, it will bring you the mindset you need to create.
Make sure the area is well lit and comfortable. Next, make the space as tidy and organized as possible. Researchers state that when your work space is neat and tidy so is your mind. Also, put up some inspiration on the walls in the form of your favorite art, your favorite artists, and your greatest inspirations. Lastly, let this be the place where you keep all of your materials. If your tools are only located in one set area, that means you always have to return to this sacred space whenever you want to start or finish something new.
Structure Your Time
No one wants to create under pressure, but once your inspiration is at full steam and your space is ready for you to settle in and create, structure your time accordingly so that you don’t get burnt out on your project. If you are the kind of artist that can work all through the night, then set time aside the next day to rest your mind and talents. If you are more of a daytime worker, then make sure you get a good night’s rest for the next day. What’s more important is to make sure you don’t neglect your other life responsibilities like paying bills, keeping your house clean, and having food in the house. It is exhilarating to be inspired so much that your work is all you can think about, but be kind to yourself and your mental health at the same time.
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