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When Creative Block Hits

The events in Ukraine have paused me. I find myself angry, sorrowful, and in a frozen fog. All while I watch my 5 and 8 year olds play, laugh, and explore. While my husband and I, under the stress of parenting, try to find the blessings in the chaos.

As an empath, highly sensitive (sounds, lights, etc), depressive, and an all has created a haze over my thought processes. While trying to write, record, and assemble this week's post I am forgetting what I know. I keep getting stumped, having to redo everything over and over again. After two days it has become extremely frustrating.

There are different triggers, in my opinion, of creative blocks.

  • Outside influences

  • Internal thoughts

  • Unexpected events

  • Illness

  • Diet

Of these, this week it has been outside influences, unexpected events, and illness. Unfortunately I believe we have all gone through this, creative or not, several times in the last two years.

I want to say I will have the post ready by tomorrow, but I know my reality. After two days of making little progress out of the hours I have put in, I believe I am fighting a wall. I will continue throughout the weekend to make progress towards finishing the skin tones post. It was my goal when starting this blog to have something up every week. I will continue to aim for that goal. Yet in reality, there will be many times I'll get 2-3 posts done a month.

I'd really like to hear your thoughts on this and also how this blog is helping you learn. Or is it presenting more questions that need answers? Let's dialogue and discuss as a 'classroom' here on this post. We are a community and my voice doesn't need to be the only one. :)

I'll save you the color wheels, diagrams, and notes made this week that aren't useful in achieving skin tones. But I have practiced, trying to get that fog to lift. I am still very excited to share this with you because I always learn more too! May this small snippet excite you too.

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Unknown member
Mar 19, 2022

Life gets challenging! It’s part of being human. Take care of yourself and do what you need to do. The world events absolutely affect us empaths. Do you meditate? Ground yourself? Pull all your energy back into your body? There are many tools available for empaths to manage their energy. If you’d like to know more, please reach out! In the meantime, you are perfect right where you are.❤️


Unknown member
Mar 11, 2022

Also, what colors will we need for the skintones post?


Unknown member
Mar 11, 2022

I definitely have times where the creativity doesn't flow. It can be really hard to feel inspired at times. All we can do is just keep going, little by little each day and before you know it your painting again!

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