It may seem from the lack of consistent posts and new artwork, that i’ve been lacking inspiration lately.
This is true to a certain extent, let me explain a little more..
Jordan and I met up with some friends this afternoon, visiting London from our hometown. We got to talking about our creative projects and finding the time to work on them, alongside working full time and just living/sleeping in general. This got me thinking, as much as I spend the majority of my free time being creative, I definitely don’t spend as much time as i’d like doing so.
During my time at University, more so whilst studying for my MA there literally wasn’t a day that passed when my sketchbook wasn’t in hand, working on numerous new ideas I had imagined up. So much so I developed a repetitive strain injury in my right wrist and couldn’t even pick a pen up, my doctor banned me from drawing for 6 weeks, unless I fancied facing surgery.
It was really hard for me to stop drawing, whilst constantly being creative, i was constantly inspired. Once I had to chill out for a while it sort of dried up and it was harder to get those light bulb moments.
The same is true now, in August Jordan and I returned from LA after which my brain was buzzing with fresh ideas and inspiration.
Within 5 days of returning, i found out I had a second interview with a company in London, I was there having the interview, then the same day I was offered the job. I then had one day to accept or reject the offer then two days after that a final decision had to be made as to where we would live and sign a tenancy agreement.
A few weeks later we were living here, all of that time had passed inbetween and I hadn’t had a single chance to put pen to paper.
Soo it’s been pretty full on. Moving to London and being immersed in such a cultured, diverse and none stop city has definitely got the inspiration flowing. I just have not found a way to put those ideas to paper yet.
I have been doing a lot of things to get my brain into gear, to find a way to turn those ideas into artwork. My daily tube commutes are coming in handy as a block of set time to do so. I’ve been using them to read more, listen to new music and I have even been teaching myself Spanish again.
I have also been trying to visit somewhere new at least once a week or to see a new show or film, which is pretty easy to do in London as theres so much going on and so many places to explore.
Eventually, that lightbulb moment hit me at around 10pm this (Saturday) evening and my creative self is finally back in action!