I've been giving a lot of thought to creative resistance lately...maybe it's because I keep adding layers to these canvases without having any idea as to what I want to do with them, or maybe because of my shoulder injury which makes creating more challenging...or maybe because that's what artist's do, resist taking the next step. This seems to fall under several titles including artist's block or laziness but I think it has more to do with fear, Fear of making a mistake, fear of failure, fear of wasting time and money and materials. And though I know that the only way out is through and even though I have done this thousands of times, I still struggle. So, what I try to do is to keep working, even if it's on something else entirely. Whether it means working on other canvases or drawing or reading about art and artists or going for walks with a notebook, it seems to help. I'd love to hear how you deal with resistance.
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