I don’t know about you other artists, but I have this artist block where I think that conditions have to be perfect in order to make art. The lack of perfect art-making conditions is one thing that honestly, often keeps me from making.
Perfect art-making conditions include: I have to be alone. I need a lot of space. I need at least 3 hours of uninterrupted time. I need every material available that I may ever use. Well, these circumstances will never all happen at once. And few of them will ever occur, letalone living the artist vanlife with a baby.
Living on the road has been challenging this artist block. I’m barely ever alone, I usually have about a meter of space, my baby breastfeeds every 2ish hours, and I have only brought a few art supplies because space is limited. But I do have other ideal art making circumstances. I’m surrounded by inspiring things, I have a husband that shares baby time, I can take time for art, if it’s only an hour here or there. And at times it’s good to have limitations when making art. Limiting my materials can be a good challenge in art-making, it is influencing my process and artwork too.
What’s keeping you from taking time to make? What are your excuses?
Thanks for reading lovelies,