Thursday, February 11, 2010

Resources for getting past a creative block

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
– Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip Dilbert

Allowing yourself to make mistakes will help you keep the creativity flowing. There are times, though, when everyone hears the voice of the inner critic more loudly than at other times.

Here are some great articles with tips for handling your inner critic and getting past a creative block:

Inner Critic Got You Down?, by Chris Zydel (how to create a critic-free zone)

From painter Robert Genn, "Crisis of confidence," his thoughtful article, followed by comments, reflections, and discussions of the issue by other painters

And here are tips from many artists about how they can overcome creative blocks.

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