No matter what kind of artist you are, it’s bound to happen… you lose your motivation to pursue your art. You are uninspired, burnt out, ready to pack everything into a box in the closet and move on. For me, it happens every few months and is usually a sign that I am working too much and not making enough time for my personal art projects. One way I’ve found to remedy these doldrums is to engage in something completely different. Something that will push me outside of my comfort zone and teach me something new. It’s surprising how a little exposure to a new activity renews my artist soul.
A few years ago I took an amazing ceramics class at a local art studio in Balboa Park with two of my girlfriends. The teacher, Doug Snider, is a talented artist, but a laid-back teacher… a great combination for letting students learn at their own pace and for fueling a creative spirit. Over the years, I’ve kept in touch with Doug and his latest projects that take him all over the world. Besides having some really cool things to take home from the class, it’s also a lot of fun. If this sounds interesting to you (or your kids), go check it out!