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Ever been in a rut? Most of us have been in a rut at some point in our life. Whether it be daily routine activities, work or depression, itâ€™s all still a rut.
Yep, Iâ€™m in a rut. One that I canâ€™t seem to jump from and stay out of.
My daily routine isnâ€™t my rut, itâ€™s more of an artistâ€™s block rut. I so badly want to draw, paint, sculpt, build, anything art. But, I have a blockage. Although visually I can see what I want, my hands are bonded and are unable to work with my brain to produce the image I so badly want to see in real life.
I sit at home in the evening thinking to myself, â€śI really should be drawing,â€ť â€¦â€ťmaybe tomorrow,â€ť myself says back. And it never gets drawn.
This problem is partly to blame on social media. Growing up I didnâ€™t have a lot of friends who hung out together so having all those school friends and new friends on social media makes me feel like someone.
My friend, Sharon, loaned me a book she checked out at the library about drawing horses, mind you they are my favorite subject to draw. And, yes, I have drawn and painted many horses in the past, but it never hurts to see what someone has to say about producing art.
I have decided that for two nights out of the week, to start, I will put down social media, my computer and all other forms of Internet. My husband is an avid Craigâ€™s List surfer, so heâ€™ll be putting down that, too. Iâ€™m hoping that this will help give me the push I need to get out of the rut, and not fall back in.
Itâ€™ll be hard but I think we can do it.