Day-to-day stuff can totally get in the way of my ability to create. Something I used to do in college was to sit down with a couple of friends and pass a pad of paper back and forth – we’d draw for a while, then hand it to the next person. Not a particularly original idea, but it was always fun, and it would take the pressure off of feeling like we had to make a PERFECT PAINTING…. Ughhh. Nothing that nips my creativity in the bud faster than thinking about a frame size while I’m still trying to compose an image.
Would anyone consider coming in and sitting round a table with artists you may not even know? Draw for 5 minutes, then pass to the left?! Maybe with just graphite, or markers… nothing too intimidating. Does that idea appeal to you?
I’m trying to think of different ways to help spark creativity, but also help some artistic hermits get out of their studios, and laugh and play with other artists – if the desire to do so is there.
The only requirement? You must leave ALL judgment – of yourself and of others – at the door.