Wednesday, February 02, 2011

how to get over that block?


For almost three weeks I've been trying to make some new paintings. I wanted to renew myself. But I haven't made any masterpiece - "au contriare". I've tried working in a different way with watercolour (spraypaint and sponge), pored black ink hoping for happy accidents - and topped it by making the worst kitsch painting ever (no, I won't show it).

Frustration.
Crisis.

Took some time to think today. Realized I've been forgetting that the concept actually is vital for me in my working process - and has always been. Why did I focus on the material? (Important, but not my starting point). Now I'm hoping for a turning point in the studio tomorrow. Cross your fingers.

8 comments:

We Blog Artists said...

Don't try too hard...your work is AWESOME!!!
hugs
Char.x

heather noye said...

When I feel blocked I use a change of venue for inspiration; a drive in the country, a hike in the mountains... But, Fingers crossed!!! Not that you need them to be. You'll work thru it. Your work is just amazing!

dessa said...

that is uber fantastic.really.

Ana Gonzalez said...

No te preocupes Alexandra, eres una artista con talento, encontraras de nuevo tu camino con el que te sentiras comoda. Hace poco escribi en mi blog sobre las crisis de los artistas y las posibles soluciones, ya que es algo que nos ocurre a todos.

gracia said...

I have my fingers crossed for you.

(For me, a long shower or reading can sometimes help. And lots of ugly experiments.)

Esti said...

I've had one of those days today... Too many ideas and my hand didn't want to follow my brain's orders. I felt so clumsy... I hope you have a better day tomorrow; I'm sure you'll get through this block fine.

aimee said...

aw, i want to see the kitsch painting.

turn your mind to something else for a while, and your brilliance will shine again!

Fruenswerk said...

Sommetider er det bare sådan...frustrerende...kender det...Alt er en overgang!
Knus
Just go girl...