An art blockage is just as tough to deal with for artists as writers’ block is to writers. We all get those occasions where an artwork just doesn’t look or feel right and you just have no idea on how to fix the problem and all artists sometimes end up staring at a blank canvas with absolutely no inspiration for a brand new work of art. Perhaps you have so many ideas and things you want to try that you just cannot seem to decide on the right artwork to create. Art blockages are tough to deal with but hopefully, these tips will help you get rid of your blockage quickly so you can meet those deadlines or just finish what you started.
Take a Long Hot Shower
Some of the best ideas are born in the shower. It is no secret that many brilliant inventors and entrepreneurs get their needed inspiration while taking a hot shower. The warmth of the water helps your body and mind relax and gets rid of stress. With reduced stress levels you can think much clearer and everything gets back into perspective. Big issues suddenly look much smaller and your mind can finally focus. With a clear mind, you can get to work much easier and your blockage is likely solved well before you exit your shower. Walk-in showers are the best type of showers for anyone and especially for artists with mobility issues. You can get in and out with ease and these types of showers are generally much bigger and cozier to spend time in. But you cannot simply convert any shower into a walk-in shower. You need a walk in shower drain or you will easily end up flooding your entire home.
Go For a Walk
Fresh air also does wonders for your mind and is great for reducing stress. On your walk, you will get plenty of opportunities to marvel at nature and beautiful scenes which might just help you solve your art issue.
Artists just don’t get enough exercise. The only reason so many artists are skinny is that they get so caught up in their work, they forget to eat. But a skinny body isn’t always a healthy body. You need to start working out on a daily basis to promote your health. A daily 30-minute workout session will also improve blood circulation which boosts the amount of oxygen in your brain. This in return, also fuels plenty of new creative thoughts.
Eat Brainy Foods
Eating foods and taking supplements that boost brain health can do wonders for your creativity and might just keep you from having to deal with an artist’s blockage ever again. Here are a few brainy foods to start eating for a healthier mind;
- Omega 3 supplements
- Fatty fish
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate
Coffee with caffeine boosts your adrenaline levels. This sudden boost of adrenaline will help you feel much more awake and might just get those creative thoughts running.
Listen To Music
By listening to the right type of music while you create art you can work a lot quicker and your mind gets the needed distraction so your hands can focus on the task at hand. Does that make any sense at all? If you are an artist then this will make plenty of sense to you. It can get pretty boring to fill in the blanks of your canvas when everything is already planned out. Your hands are doing the work but your mind is left to wonder. With music, your mind will also have something to do while your hands are working.