I’ve been teaching and working in art groups quite a lot over the last few months, and it always bothers me how people stop themselves from making art, telling themselves they’re rubbish or repeating things they were told by teachers years ago.

What is stopping you from making the art you’d like to make? Here are some blog posts I’ve written to hopefully help you take the plunge and get drawing and painting again:

  • I don’t have a style
    If you’re frustrated because your art isn’t consistent and you can’t stick to one subject, here’s some advice on finding your art style
  • I’ve lost my confidence
    Sometimes it feels overwhelming when you look at what others are doing and it seems so much better than your work, or you just can’t paint your work in the way you want to. You need to look at things from a different perspective. Here are some tips on confidence
  • I don’t know where to start
    Art is good for you, and a great escape from the stresses of everyday life. It’s worth making an effort to prepare a space and set aside some time to do it. It’s also worth trying to join in with other people. Here are some tips to get you drawing and painting
  • I’ve got creative block
    If you’re at a standstill with knowing what to draw or paint next, here are some ideas for triggering your creativity

I hope some of these ideas help, if you have any other thoughts on getting over losing your mojo, or starting painting and drawing after a break, then please post them in the comments. And if you’re thinking about painting or drawing and haven’t plucked up courage yet, or you’re stuck, just pick up a pencil and get started, you won’t regret it.

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