The first thing that got me thinking about all of this and feeling more motivated is talking to friends. I have recently been spending time with Ella (check out her blog) and she has given me so much support with my work. She is a fantastic person and artist and I owe her so much for the kindness she’s given. After talking with her I decided only I can start doing it again. That’s why sometimes just talking to friends about it can really help believe it yourself. We all need a bit of encouragement and I guess it took this to help me.
I was so excited to get started so I went and brought some re-fills for my Daler Rowney paint set. There is no better feeling then using new paints, sketch books and stationary! Especially when getting back into things, I definitely suggest treating yourself and fuelling your excitement for it again.
Comparing myself to others is my worst trait. I wish I didn’t do it so often but it’s one of the main reasons why I stopped creating. I can’t really say that comparing myself wont stop, because it’s natural! The way I am trying to look at it now is to compare myself positively and know that it doesn’t effect my talent.
So lastly, JUST DO IT! I kept making excuses and the truth is only you can change things. Take the steps that will build your confidence and get you on the right track to feeling good about you and your work. Try reading magazines or drawing from the images in them, it really helps practise again! Good luck and I hope this blog post helps you get your creative mojo back!