How to Overcome Artist's Block


Artist's block happens to the best of us. It's normal to have a day where you feel like you’ve hit a wall with your creativity, motivation or inspiration. It’s common to feel stuck in your work which is why the following article will give you some key tips to help you overcome your artist’s block.




The main cause of an artist's block is physical and mental exhaustion. You may be juggling too much at once with your personal and work life, as well as finding time to express your creativity. So the first step you should be taking to overcome this block is simply to take a break from art. If the activity isn’t fuelling you in any way, it's time to shift your focus on something different, only for a short period of time. This way when you come back to your artistic hobby, you have a shift in mindset and more imaginative ideas.


The first step you should be taking to overcome this block is simply to take a break from art.

Another way which may sound simple but is effective is to just put pen to paper and put something onto your canvas. Once you have something, it is easy to build on this and the colours and textures act as inspiration for you to work on your new project.



Inspiration acts as the biggest motivation. Taking a trip to an art museum can do the trick as you are surrounded by different styles and concepts within art. This will feed your imagination with brand new ideas and give you a new perspective, one which can be applied to your work and help overcome your artist’s block.


Inspiration acts as the biggest motivation.

Did you know being active provides sharper memory and thinking? Simply going out for a walk, run or playing your favourite sport can help you feel better as well as helping you concentrate and feel mentally sharp for tasks such as your creative expression.


Finally, a creative tactic to fight an artist's block which may seriously work is simply putting a song on and playing it on a loop. Whilst doing this, give your hands the control and draw/paint an abstract from the thoughts or feelings you experience and you may surprise yourself with what you come up with.


a creative tactic to fight an artist's block which may seriously work is simply putting a song on and playing it on a loop

We hope you takeaway a lot of tips from this article next time you feel stuck in your work. If you are an emerging artist looking for support, look no further than CISTA ARTS. We will provide you with services such as a platform for you to market your work, exhibition space, presenting your work at art festivals and much more. Please follow the link https://www.cistaarts.com/what-we-offer for more information you can also email info@cistaarts.com if you have any questions.