How Do I Keep Motivated?

So you have done the course, met lots of like-minded others, got all the materials but now the course is over, how will you keep motivated?  It is easy to be motivated when you are surrounded by others creating artworks as you get to see new ways of doing things, ideas are shared and often we are motivated.  There often comes a time when the motivation dries up for most of us, then what?  I explain a few ways of keeping motivated…

Keeping In Touch 

If you can try and keep in touch with those that you learnt with once the course is over it is easier to be motivated.  A small group of learners from one of my courses have a ‘drawing meet up’ once a month to continue to inspire and encourge them.

If you don’t have a group of people from a course, try joining a forum or online group where others post imagery of their work.  It is inspiring to see work and you often can ask questions of the members. If none of the above is possible, do a course, I think taking courses with like-minded individuals is not only the quickest way to learn but also the most motivating.

Doing art courses is a great way to stay motivated

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Is it Time for A Fresh Start In Your Art?

It’s the new year! The time when some of us evaluate our lives and decide on new intentions.  Art is no exception to this rule, we need to evaluate sometimes and consider where we are going with it.  Being creative all the time is a challenge because it requires a fresh approach and new ideas.

If you have been creating art for a while it is all too easy to fall into ‘art ruts’.  There is also the issue of the past influencing our thoughts about creating art. I explore the topic of how we can keep our art fresh and exciting…

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