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The Intimidating White

You wake up in the morning with a great idea for an artwork, totally motivated. In your mind it’s working out great, it’s going to be great, it’s already finished. You planned it all. You pick your materials and your paper, canvas, drawing tablet or whatever. You’re ready to go.

Suddenly you find yourself staring at a blank piece of paper. The white of the paper, or whatever color your paper or screen is, suddenly becomes very intimidating; the intimidating white. For some reason you can’t get going at all, your mind has become as blank as the paper.

Sounds too familiar, doesn’t it? You can stare at a blank paper or canvas all day, but that doesn’t make the emptiness go away. How in the world do you get yourself from that state of emptiness to a state of creativity and fullness again? Good question.

The question is simple, the answer is complex, too complex to just solve in a few words. Nevertheless, in the coming weeks I’m going to share a few tips that will help you to conquer the Intimidating White.