Friday, March 26, 2010
In lately it's been very hard for me to find motivation to draw (at least when it comes to my personal art). I don't lack in ideas but it's becoming very hard for me to put energy into sketching. As soon as I pick up a pen I start thinking what's the point, why sketch when I can listen to the radio/read blogs/ stare at the blank wall/drink tea/frolic on a flowery meadow along with pink Easter bunnies/etc (okay, I don't actually frolic on a meadow with pink bunnies but you get the point).
So I decided I need to set a goal, to start a new personal art project that would be challenging enough to keep me motivated. Having a decent challenge makes me very eager to produce.
My first though was: I'll start an art journal! But that immediately made me remember dozens and dozens of journals (both art and written ones) that I started during my life and quit after three days or so. I could literally fill an entire room with dismissed notebooks and aspiring art journals. So, no, I know myself too well to start a journal just to quit the next week.
My second idea was to start a graphic novel! That would certainly be challenging enough especially since I'm quite inexperienced in storytelling. But I asked myself do I seriously want to commit my time and lots of energy intro writing and illustrating a graphic novel? No, not really, such ambitious project would most probably take all of my free time and leave me very frustrated yet too stubborn to abandon it until it's finished.
Then I thought I should perhaps create an e-zine or a new blog or re-launch my website or open an online art gallery or go back to school or move to Japan or become an astronaut or a circus acrobat maybe...my imagination has gone wild after that :)
Anyway, my new goal for the next few days will be to find a new goal that will satisfy me, challenge me and motivate me to draw again :) Wish me luck :)