As you may know by now, I have always had a love and still have a love for fashion. It is a joy to start a piece with a couple of pencil strokes and by the end of it, look at an ensemble completed on a white background. After which, you go in to make a few adjustments in shadows and lines here and there, to add a more professional and realistic touch.
However, although I love this thing, some days can be a real pain! Sometimes there is just no inspiration but a matter of pushing myself to sketch regardless. In some cases, this has worked – where there is no inspiration, yet the ability to create something weird but pleasing to the heart comes alive in that sketch pad with that one pencil, eraser and an artsy leftie. LOL >.<
Most times when I feel like this but want to sketch regardless, I would go on my Pinterest account and just start browsing through. Colours, patterns, sketches, ensembles, anything! Other times I just go to my sketch pad and start making those pencil strokes until something happens – the cliche “one thing led to another” yea? LOL. However, there are just times where I may not sketch at all. This never helps though, as it just means an entire day/s has/ have gone by without practicing what I enjoy and desire to get better at. This often does more harm than good because it may become demotivating.
The best feeling I have had since returning to my passion is seeing my sketches come to life. I have sketched designs, specified by my sisters, who would then get them made for an event or whatever else. The first time this happened, I was a bit blown away. Little things like this, push me in the uninspired periods of life to sketch regardless. It is also perhaps that unconscious, frightening desire to thrive for improvement in something I genuinely enjoy doing. That feeling of accomplishment and the knowledge of realizing that anything is possible and that any form of success is right in the palm of my hands; contingent on how hard I work at it and how strong my faith is.
The reality is, we cannot wait to be inspired to do something. Sometimes you just have to get up and take action regardless.
What helps you get through your uninspired times? I hope this entry helped to motivate you through your lack of inspiration!
As always, to God’s blessings, prosperity, faith, happiness and love!