where oh where has my imagination gone!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

i have always been able to draw and paint, ever since i was a little girl. at the time i did not appreciate how easy it came to me. i used to put my studies in front, i had to study to get good grades and go to a good college.

well i studied like a good little girl. got my A's and went to medical school. i never had time for hobbies. six years later i graduated and then finished my internship. after that i worked for 8 months as a resident before i got married. all that time and i never drew or painted a thing, never had time.

well when i got married and then got pregnant a few monthes later, i decided to stay home and take care of my baby. at the begining i was busy with the baby, but when he grew up a bit i started to have more free time on my hands. i thought why don't i go back to painting, i used to love to do it. it used to come so easily to me.

well guess what, it isn't that easy. i painted a picture of sea side cliffs with a small sea side town in the distance. it was nice, i got it from a picture in a magazine. but that wasn't my problem.... my imagination seems to have run dry! i used to be able to draw things easily, have good ideas . now i just sit and stare at that blank peace of paper for hours. it's depressing!

where oh where has my imagination gone.....
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    Hello Mimi,

    The way to unblock your creativity is called "Morning Pages" . These pages are only for you to see , so don't leave your note book where hubby can peep at it. LOL

    Find a nice comfy place to set....put a pen and note book by the chair and first thing when you get up in the morning , every morning, write 3 pages of whatever pops in your mind. Worries, hopes , dreams, a poem maybe what you dreamed about last night. This gets everything out of your head and frees your mind for creativity. Before long you will be thinking of all kinds of things to draw and paint.

    Now for your rusty skills....that takes practice and time. It would be a good idea to buy some drawing and painting books or magazines to help you brush up on your skills. Hope my suggestions help you.

    Something that you have enjoyed ,is something you are meant to be doing , so get back into it! I think painting is a great stress relief too.
    3244 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/3/2009 9:18:30 PM
  • F8CONE8
    This happens to all of us it is like our creative muscles atrophy from non use. So some physical therapy is in your future. Work the muscle slowly stretching it. Try painting nothing. Yes, nothing... just put some color on the paper. Try crayons or watercolors. After awhile it will start coming back. Really, it never really is gone just needs some use.

    3244 days ago
  • PARFB6
    Mimi, i feel so close to this blog... I studied fashion, i was good a drawing, the other day i try to do a sketch & i couldn't, it was horrible.
    Give yourself some time, after all is long that you are not drawing anything, you need to every day seat in front of the paper & even is you need copie, is better that doing nothing. Keep everyday doing, check from the window people, cars, houses, trees anything that catchs your eye, books of famous portraits or painters, copy is not that bad...
    I imagine when you start your imagination will start open up.
    Don't give up emoticon
    3244 days ago
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