I once had an art teacher who told us that we can't be the artsy fartsy artist stereotype that just draws or paints when we feel like it. When we don't feel like drawing or painting or whatever your medium is, that is when you have to get in there and work on something until you do.
These last few weeks have been from you know where, I had some minor health issues, my computer monitor broke down, one of the glasses from my eyeglasses popped out when I wasn't noticing and I couldn't find it, and worst of all some guy leaving the spanish market pulled out in front of me before I could break fast enough and then took off when I was starting to pull into a parking lot and I didn't think fast enough to get his license plate number.
And I have to say that last week because of usual late nights working on projects mixed with the new found stress I broke down and cried a little. But I decided that I was going to allow myself that one cry and then keep going to try and fix it all. When my monitor broke I decided that I was going to pull out my pencil and paper and work on another project that I had pushed off and I actually felt better for having been creative and productive.
As Artists we go through a lot of obstacles in life and we always have the choice, are we going to sit there and cry all day over slights and wrongs done to us or are we going to roll up our sleeves and create art, it just feels better to keep creating. As a side note I was blessed because my son found my lense in the back car seat, someone in our group was nice enough to give me their old monitor and we got a fairly new used car with the payout from our insurance and a family loan. So no matter what you’re going through keep creating and eventually you'll get out of it!