A big part of my creative block is dealing with health issues. Sometimes when you feel like crap, creating something is the last thing you feel like doing. I have Ménière’s Disease. I’ve had symptoms of this disease for quite a few years, but in the past two, they have become worse. When I have an attack, I really can’t do much but lie down. The Meclizine also knocks me out. I also have fibromyalgia. I have my good and bad days with that. I have degenerative disc disease in my C5, C6 and C7 vertebrae from a roller coaster accident. On top of that, a shoddy chiropractor almost paralyzed me. Some friends recommended another chiropractor to fix me up, but I was really hesitant. Luckily Dr. Goebel saved me from having surgery! It took weeks of his work and physical therapy to get good control of my right hand.
I had been neglecting my visual art for quite a few years before the injury. I pretty much have to start from scratch because I have to regain my hand-eye coordination. I may post some of the art that I’ve done to mark any progress I’ve made. I would appreciate feedback from this. I don’t mean the “YOU SUCK,” with no instruction type of feedback. I want to know how to get better. What did I miss? What do I need to observe?
I also have been neglecting my writing. I had a really shitty experience in graduate school that pretty much killed my muse. =( I find myself looking at a blank screen and this internal editor from hell screaming at me. I wish that I had that free spirit in me, but that seems to be imprisoned somewhere.
If anybody who reads this has any tips on how to get rid of creative blocks, I’m all ears.