"Gazing at beautiful things acts on my soul." Michelangelo.
Since our return from Spain, I have been in a bit of a slump. I have many projects waiting to be completed. I should try to finish what I started but I begin new projects, never satisfied with anything that I make.
It’s at times like this that I think of the determination to succeed, the dedication to art, and yes, the talent of other artists. I think also of the art that I admired in a little shop in Málaga, just around the corner from the Picasso Museum. Of course, no one was allowed to take photos in the museums we visited.
I asked the shop owner if I could photograph the pieces for sale on the shelves. I explained that it was for publishing on my blog. She graciously allowed me to wander around the shop and take all the photographs below (and more).
I have emailed another artist whose work I loved because it gave me ideas for my papier mâché creations. I have not yet received a reply. Without his permission, I do not feel comfortable posting the photos I took even though I was allowed to photograph in the shop.
I am not too concerned just yet that I don’t feel the urge to paint.
Just “gazing” at other people’s work, whether it be the paintings of my Facebook or Instagram friends, will eventually get me in the right mood to start painting again soon.
What do you do to start creating again? How do you move out of a creative slump?