I am in desperate need of advice. My art drive comes and goes whenever it feels like it, which makes it hard to stick to projects. Especially because during those times, even when I force myself, quality is gone. And that is really frustrating. I think a major contributing factor is my depression, which likes to show up frequently no matter how much I tell it to fuck off. I honestly don't know what to do anymore, because this is getting exhausting. I want to create art, because it is my passion and my purpose. But lately I feel like I hate art and considered burning all my paintings and sculptures. >>;;
Taking a break from it doesn't work either. I stay away from my home as much as possible and drive around. I also walk my dogs daily. I should have been out of this art slump by now, because it has been several months of no inspiration, save for vent art. Not trying to complain or anything, by the way. I just don't know what to do.... so, well, I figured I would ask fellow artists on here.
What do you guys do to cope with such matters? I am aware that most artists have mental issues and barriers to overcome so they can create. But how do you guys go about this?
Listening to: Coming Down by Sirenia