Monday, February 22, 2010

What do you do to beat creative block?

Alex of ISO50 asked some of today’s most exciting artists and creators what they do when the ideas aren’t flowing. He left the question fairly open ended and asked, What do you do to inspire your creativity when you find yourself in a rut? As expected, he was presented with an array of strategies, ranging from listening to Boards of Canada in a forest alone, to cooking up a storm (recipe provided) and waiting for the mind to clear: Overcoming Creative Block


Anonymous said...

this is a HUGE post. im looking forward to reading all of these. my own personal techinique for breaking block is: 3 cups coffee, 1 short but powerful cigar, try to get vulnerable, bruce nauman david mamet, just say it

Anonymous said...

I hate to admit it but anger is always a good breaking block for me, or sadness, these usually are an aftermath of block, which in turn works itself out naturally!

emma rowe said...

yes fran I'd agree for my drawing rants a good dose of rage helps, just as well I have years of retail to draw from, but very often a sentence from a book will begin a whole tangent, serendipitously sometimes, as if I was to read that one sentence at that precise moment, it has happened many times