Embracing the Rollercoaster Ride of Creativity: A Message for Artists

By Sergio Gomez

Pull up a chair, grab your favorite sketchbook, and let's have a heart-to-heart conversation about something we all know too well: the ups and downs of being a creative soul. If I had a dollar for every bad studio day, I would be rich. I know, right? It's like we're all part of this secret club where creativity can sometimes be a wild rollercoaster ride.

When Inspiration Takes a Rain Check

We've all experienced it. That moment when we eagerly step into our sacred creative spaces, ready to dive into our art, only to find our minds drawing a complete blank. It's frustrating and disheartening, especially after completing a new series or a commissioned project, or returning from a rejuvenating vacation. And sometimes, it strikes when our thoughts are scattered all over the place. It's as if the creative "magic" has vanished, leaving us questioning our abilities.

The Comparison Trap

To make matters more challenging, we live in a world where social media bombards us with images of artists seemingly "killing it" and achieving phenomenal success. We can't help but wonder, "When will it be my turn?" It's a natural feeling, my friends. But let me share a little secret with you: comparison is the thief of joy. Instead of measuring our worth against the highlights of others, let's focus on our own journey.

The Mystery of Creativity

Here's the thing about creativity—it's a mysterious force. It ebbs and flows, dances and teases us. It doesn't adhere to a set schedule or follow a predictable pattern. Sometimes, it takes a hiatus, leaving us feeling lost. But remember, it's in those moments that our commitment to our craft truly shines.

The Promise of Another Day

If you find yourself in the midst of a bad studio day, feeling discouraged or uninspired, I urge you to keep going. Keep working, keep creating, but do it for yourself. Pour your heart and soul into your art because it brings you joy, not for the validation of others. And remember this: beyond every creative drought lies the promise of another day. A fresh opportunity to awaken the spark within, to discover new inspirations, and to grow as an artist.

Embrace the Journey, Trust the Process

So, my fellow artists, let's embrace this rollercoaster ride of creativity. Let's relish the highs and learn from the lows. Remember, it's not about the destination—it's about the beautiful, messy, and transformative journey we're on. Keep honing your craft, exploring new techniques, and pushing the boundaries of your imagination. Trust the process, trust yourself.


Sergio Gomez, MFA
Artist | Curator | Author | Art Biz Coach 

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