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Creativity Renewed – The Journey Continues

Creativity is a fickle thing; it comes and goes.You can yearn for it, but you can’t force it. You can cry because you don’t have it and you can beg for it. No amount of wishful thinking will make creativity appear. If you’re a creative (of any sort) you know exactly what I mean. Creativity strikes on it’s own schedule and it doesn’t care if you have a deadline to meet.

Through much of 2016, I struggled with making art – more specifically, digital products. Inspiration just wouldn’t come and the harder I tried, the more frustrated I became. At the beginning of this year, I closed my digi shop because I had to face the fact that my artistic mojo was completely zapped. My digi career was over, right along with my mojo. Gone with the wind. Nowhere to be found. I managed to choose a “word” for the year – “renew” – in hopes that would spark something. Nada. Zippo.

What I DID do, though, was take classes. Lots and LOTs of art classes. I spent hours marveling at the creativity of people on Pinterest, I spent more hours reading blogs of creatives. I got out my paints and stencils and gesso and made a mess. Drips everywhere and newly (permanently) stained clothing. Sometimes I painted what the instructor did. Sometimes I just painted marks. I tried hand lettering (not for me); I painted color wheels; I tried gauche (boy that will take some learning! I doodled and I drew faces. I just DID it. Sometimes I just shook my head in disgust. Other times I allowed myself to be pleased. Guess what I found? I found that that creativity begets creativity!  Who knew?

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve opened a new digi shop at Oscraps! I hope you’ll join us there – the team and community are tons of fun and tremendously supportive!

So, once again, I’m on an unexpected journey! Stay tuned!

 

 

Creativity - Vicki Robinson Designs at Oscraps

 

 

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  1. radha iyengar

    Vicky, I see you have written how even though you came to a dead stop regarding creativity but you are so lucky the art has put u in a direction where u survive life’s ups and downs. I don’t know whether u noticed when u r using a little of some body’s Pinterest to begin to kick start. Your creativity starts. I love art but not creative myself. Once I start with looking art somebody’s which sometimes overwhelming joy then I start with theirs then immediately starts my own ideas starts pouring in.
    I am glad now you have started your own shop and good luck with it.
    radha

  2. Catherine

    Glad you’ve found your mojo. 🙂 You’re new work is gorgeous – enjoy the new lease of artistic life! x

  3. SharonB

    This collection is awesome. I can’t wait to see what else is in store!

    1. Vicki Robinson

      Thanks so much, Sharon! I”m so happy to be back at the O!

  4. Sandy

    I’m glad you got your mojo back! You are too talented to just quit. And I know how you LOVE the classes! Change can be good too… Congrats on your new store and your new journey!

    1. Vicki Robinson

      Sandy, my friend! You know me so well! My time off served me well and I feel the creative juices flowing!

  5. Su Hall

    Well, my friend! You did it! You got your creativity back! I am so happy for you! You are in good company at the “O”, too.
    One of Sebastian’s courses is ’21 Days to Creative Abundance’. It taught me a lot! I put my creativity as priority now. First thing every morning, I get on Photoshop. THAT really helped me!
    I certainly wish you all the success possible and, of course, immeasurable happiness. You and Courtney will ride together, once again! Hi-Ho! LOL

    Su

    1. Vicki Robinson

      Hi Su! Thanks so much for your nice words! I’m been meaning to start Creative Abundance – one of these day! I’m so glad its helping you along! Hugs!

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