As an artist and a writer it is important to keep practicing, so when the lack of inspiration or vital energy slams the creativity well, one has to do something to perk themselves up. Don’t stay in the dark hole of despair, well, unless you are goth group song writer. And for some reason this past Winter holiday season was extra energy sapping and lacked the feeling of joy despite the fact that I felt very fortunate to have such good family and friends. Perhaps it was the universal mindset of planetary woes that led me down such a gloomy uninspired path. I’m sure I could come up with many reasons, which were all irrelevant unless they were were the actual cause. So what was important was doing something about it.
I decided to attempt an almost daily posting of my Star Wars figures placed in fun or interesting places and situations. I was going to force myself – no pun intended – to come up with something everyday no matter how stupid or lame it may be. I would do it, not just try, or worry about it being perfect.
So I am sharing my effort to push aside those uninspiring days that strangle the life out of every kind of artist. Here are some of my better efforts to cheer myself up as well as anyone else who loves Star Wars, toys, science fiction, or digital photography. When dealing with the moments dull energy levels and no creative thoughts, try something different. Do something different. Experience something different.
And here is what I came up with.
There are several more days left in January that I will be sharing these on social media. I hope this #actionfigurefun project will make your day just a little less dull.
Thanks for visiting.
Gretchen Winkler © 2015