Overcoming Creative Block

I have been going through a rough patch of drawing block and self-doubt lately. Every time I sat down to draw I would end up staring at the paper, uninspired and worrying about what else I should be doing instead, then feeling sad because drawing is supposed to be my happy place.

Here is my entry for this weeks 52 week challenge theme: Intricate

Here is my entry for this weeks 52 week challenge theme: Intricate

This doesn't happen often, but when it does it's usually related to me having too much going on. It's a good reminder to myself that I need to take a step back and not take on more than I can handle.

Can you tell I was just a wee bit excited?!

Can you tell I was just a wee bit excited?!

Over the weekendI was lucky enough to volunteer as an assistant at the Storylines Festival (Giving children around NZ the chance to connect with their favourite authors and illustrators.)  and was hugely inspired by the talented people I met. After a day of helping kids create storybook themed crafts and listening to established illustrators talk I returned home so inspired to continue on this path I'm on :) I'm feeling so much more relaxed and inspired.

How do you get over a creative block?