Finding Inner Motivation
I knew from an early age that I wanted to be an artist; I believe this was due to a natural born gift & inner ambition. Sometimes the only thing that makes me happy is when I am painting and creating art, as I feel as if it’s my life’s purpose and that it is what I was born to do. I do believe a purpose is one of the most important things in this world, and as I believe we only have one life that is excluding past lives lol so we need to live this life with a solid purpose.
Before the brush hits the canvas, the most important thing is to have a plan. Planning takes form in the sketching, colour schemes, testing of colours, shopping for the tools required, deciding on a theme, the artworks name.
One thing that drives me to paint besides a deep love for what I do is the motivation and inspiration. It is really hard to start a piece of art without these two elements.
Here are some suggestions to motivate you.
1. Clear and clean the area you are going to use to create your art.
2. Have all sketches and ideas along with all colour schemes in a folder or plastic pocket ready to go.
3. Cleanse the area either with white sage or place Himalayan Salt in large rocks or small rocks around your space. Even clean your window sills and place Himalayan Salt on the ledge as it will bring in an abundance of motivation.
4. Look at your past work, paintings, sketches, art you may have done years ago, this can also sometimes motivate you.
5. Going on Instagram and Pinterest, looking up interiors that you find appealing can trigger motivation.
6. Doing a light meditation to cleanse your Solar Plexus Chakra, Sacral Chakra and Root Chakra.
These chakras control your motivation and are connected to your creativity. (Google Chakra meditations on You Tube there are so many mini ones. I find the guided ones the best.)
7. Make a small collection of crystals and place them around the area that you paint or create art. Here are some crystals that will help with motivation: -
Almandine Garnet, Carnelian, Siberian Gold Quartz, Tangerine Quartz
8. Clean out all you drawers and where you store your paint and brushes.
9. Set a date you will start to paint or create your art, & do not put it off.
10. Post a few previous art works up on social media, particularly ones that you enjoyed painting.
12. One of my favourites visit a gallery.
11. Visualise your painting finished and hanging up on a wall.
Cleansing and cleaning my art space always works for me such a simple thing that has a great effect.
Written by Ani Ipradjian.
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