As well all know 2020 and now 2021 have been life changing years. The world as we knew it has changed and I’m not sure whether we will see the return of life as we knew it before.
Throughout all of this stormy weather for many one thing has been a constant. And this has been our creativity. For many lockdown and furlough meant more time finding their creative passion again. Having more time to paint, draw and revisit old musical passions. For some it has been finding the joy of exercise, allotmenting and generally taking time to stop and stand still.
But for many the arts have become a difficult area. Uncertainty, home schooling, worry for family, grief for the loss of friends, family, work or even grief for our lives changing has had a detrimental effect on our creative output. And for many we need this creativity to help express who we are and what we feel.
If you’re struggling to get back into the rhythm of creating, then How To Be A Resilient Artist is for you. You may be looking to boost your creativity in some way, to find a new way of working or regain some areas of your art that have fallen apart. You’re not alone, many people go through a “wilderness” period with their creativity. It’s all part of the artistic journey. Life is full of difficult twists and turns; recession, divorce, death, illness, failed businesses and of course, the unforeseen pandemic. All of these situations are tough for anyone working in business, however the unpredictable nature of the creative industries can make this a lot tougher. For others it could be that boredom and lack of direction has brought you to a halt and you’re now not sure how to kick start your enjoyment of playing your instrument or picking up your paintbrushes. These “wilderness” periods can be confusing, disorientating and draining. They also give us the opportunity to assess where we’re going and what we want out of life and ultimately, our music. The trick is not to let the “wilderness” journey overwhelm you but redirect you.
This book is designed to give you some hope that your setback is only a season and not a life sentence! Better times will come and eventually you will feel stronger from what you have learnt through this experience. There are plenty of ideas to get the creative juices going, and stories of how we overcame obstacles and found a new way to make things work. It’s always possible to recover from the pressure and regain a rhythm of working and performing.
Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, this book has insights and tips on how to reinvigorate your creativity and regain your focus. Whatever season you are in, you can make a fresh start and discover the creativity within you.
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