Many creatives experience the common ‘block.’ Whether you are an artist or a writer, or any of the professions in between, you must have experienced not being able to put anything out there at one point. The most common culprit is the absence of inspiration. Sometimes there are other reasons, like worrying about whether or not it’s good enough or that little fear of doing something that’s already been done. But don’t fret, dear creative, here are some bits of helpful tips and uplifting takeaways from creatives for you and others.
Make good art. Whatever it is, no matter how people may perceive it, make good art.
From Art Matters by Neil Gaiman
You don’t have to be the best at everything. And going back to Art Matters above, you only have to do what you do best.
From Things are What You Make of Them by Adam J. Kurtz
Side kick your fears. Front kick your distractions. Sometimes trying is better than not having done it at all. Put it out there.
From Gmorning, Gnight! By Lin Manuel-Miranda and Jonny Sun
Take it one day at a time. Everyone has their own pace. Recognize and follow yours.
From Keep Going by Austin Kleon
We are human. We are imperfect beings. Nothing is truly perfect, and so we don’t have to be either. Being our true selves is enough. You must be kinder to yourself.
From Love For Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim
These are only a few things that you can read if you need a little push to create. Each one of these tips are just small previews for a lot more of what each read can tell you and help you with. We hope, dear creative, that you found these helpful.
Adam J. Kurtz
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A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman illustrated with the striking four-color artwork of Chris Riddell.
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”—Neil Gaiman
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Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.
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In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Zen Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom to the art of self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself--and the flaws that make you who you are--can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, your family, and your friends.
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