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5 Best Tips To Overcome Artist's Block - My Experience

Updated: Dec 24, 2023

"What can't be done today, can always be done tomorrow!" ~ 2 min read


Instagram: @getngivecrafts

Author: A. Grandbois

An acrylic painting of a fox standing in the clearing of a forest fire. There are flames behind the fox and the tree and brush are on fire. The flowers below are still safe and the fox stands as if protecting the remaining.
"FireFox" Painting

Whether it's art or another discipline, we all face creative blocks. It can be frustrating, especially if you're a creature of routine like myself. It's akin to burning out. When I'm in one of these moods, I have a few tricks to get out of my "funk.". Here are my 5 Best Tips To Overcome Artist's Block.

First and foremost, take a deep breath, hold it for 10 seconds, and breathe out. Take a few stretches! Then, keep going!

Here's a list of tricks that can help you overcome your artist's block. Feel free to comment below and share your tricks; I'm always open to learning something new!

  1. Work on something else - Sometimes, stepping away from a project and focusing on something different can provide a fresh perspective to resolve issues.

  2. Listen to uplifting music - Music is powerful and can inspire. Find your favorite tunes, sit back, close your eyes, and let the music free your mind.

  3. Go for a walk or drive - Stepping away from your routine and exploring the world around you can be inspiring.

  4. Take a nap - Don't hesitate to admit when you're tired. A short nap can recharge your energy and help you approach tasks with renewed vigor.

  5. Leave it for the next day - Remember, what can't be done today can always be done tomorrow. Delaying a bit can provide a clearer perspective.

At the end of the day, whatever it is you decide to do, please don't be so critical or hard on yourself! There's strength in acknowledging you're only one person and can't work any faster than you already are, or are faced with a challenge that needs time. I wish you the best of luck in your artistic endeavors and hope that my tricks help you with your own artist's block!

With artistic fervor,

A. Grandbois

(Artist and Co-owner of GetnGiveCrafts)

P.S. If you would like to follow my artwork or communicate with me, please feel free to send us a message or email me at We post to our @getngivecrafts Instagram and Facebook accounts and can be reached from there as well. Thank you for your time and I just want to say that you are special, important, and that you matter!

Some of my upcoming work and projects are to launch our YouTube channel and routinely post videos, in addition to blog postings. I am going to start working on a self-portrait too to showcase my ability to paint realism. I'm looking forward to sharing my experience with you all!

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