Being an artist is pretty dope. I get to tap into the creative side of my brain, and pour my heart and soul into my art. I’ve expressed myself through my artwork my entire life.
But sometimes, despite how much I hate it, I get hella creatively blocked. It’s the absolute worst.
As an artist, being creatively blocked is a nightmare. Whenever it happens, I try my best to get inspired and find my way back to my creative groove.
But here’s the thing: when I’m creating, I’m usually in the same studio. Every. Single. Day. I see the same laptop, the same coffee mug, the same four walls and a door. It can be a really stifling environment when I’m trying to get those creative juices flowin’.
So this last time I found myself blocked, I knew I had to change my environment. Because if I’m not creating, I’m not happy. My life is so busy with traffic, phone calls and internet distractions, that I knew I needed to get away somewhere quiet and peaceful. I needed to head to the great outdoors, and figured a fishing trip might be just the thing. After all, it’s one of my dad’s favorite past-times so I finally decided to take him up on the offer of a weekend fishing trip.
I know, you’re probably all like “Whaaaat?”, but it was the best decision I could have ever made! Trust me. Being totally immersed in nature was so peaceful and special.
Plus, I got to spend time with my familia, free of distractions. And my dad was super excited that I’d finally decided to join him and my mom. It was just what I needed to feel centered.
The crazy part about it all was that I didn’t think about my work once. I could completely clear my mind and enjoy fishing and boating, the fresh air, and being away from the hustle and grind of everyday life.
I focused all of my energy into learning how to fish, not even thinking about my creative block. But then the craziest thing happened – I came back from the fishing and boating trip and BAM! Inspiration overload!
I could face my artistic projects with a new vigor. I was refreshed, inspired, ready to create and best of all: unblocked AF! Going fishing was the best decision I could have made as an artist.
It was totally worth it. If you’ve ever experienced a creative block like me, don’t stress. This video has helped me just like fishing has. Also, knowing you’re not the only one out there who’s experienced a creative block helps too. We’re all in this together.