11 Perceptual Cramps
Perceptual cramps can be very hard to overcome, but if you never stop creating, then they will be less likely to occur. The best comparison that I can think of is going to the gym; it’s easy to do a good workout every day and stay in the routine, but if you stop working out for a month and try getting back into it, it will take a very long time to get to where you were before. This is similar to art because if you paint, write, view creative pictures, or think up ideas for a craft in your head, you wont get out of shape creatively speaking.
How I stay creatively fit is I read articles whether it be on fashion or science, to get the gears turning, I like to think of this as a warm up. The next think I like to do is write and draw in my sketchbook at least one idea or something I see everyday. Prevention is the best protection, which to me means keeping your mind creating will prevent it from getting artist’s block. And if you still run into an issue and cannot seem to think of something to create, put down the pencil and paper and go for a walk, looking for inspiration. And if that fails, learn a new medium or art skill, for example if you paint, try charcoal, or even carving wood or photography, just try a different art form. Capturing creativity in a different form can sometimes be the key to getting back the creativity.