What do you do to feel inspired?

stacey maree art studio


So you may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on here recently. The last few weeks I have felt really uninspired and unmotivated. Which has been hard for me to pin point, as I’ve never experienced this before in all my years creating. To be perfectly honest it’s a bit of a shock because I’m usually so easily inspired.

I think it’s definitely something that’s important to recognise and talk about, as I’m sure I’m neither the first nor the last artist to experience this lack of motivation at some stage in their art career. After all, a lot of us are a one girl band, doing everything ourselves from sending off orders, packaging, accounting, showcasing, promoting. Then finding time to create amongst all the craziness, that it’s no wonder we sometimes run out of juice. Especially when life catches up with us.

For me, I think it’s a number of things, that got me asking a few questions. Perhaps I’m not spending enough time creating? Am I feeling overwhelmed? Do I need to branch out with a new medium? Or maybe it’s more personal? The complications with my physical health and the grief of loosing a loved one have caught up with me. Regardless of the cause, I believe the most important step for anyone else out there experiencing this also, is to take this time to work on some self-care. Which is exactly what I’ve been doing the last few weeks. By taking some time out, working on some self-love and finding activities that inspire me.

That is what has inspired this piece. To create something for myself, for no particular reason or goal, just because. To have some me time, to reflect and remember why I love doing what I do. It has certainly helped me reading and listening to other artists experiencing this themselves and understanding that it’s okay. That it happens to the best of us. So I ask you, if you’ve experienced this too, to please share and add your experiences. I’d love to hear what you do to feel inspired?