Don't you just hate it when you feel inspired to draw and paint, but have tons of chores and (life things) to do first? I feel like I'm a kid at school all over again watching the clock inch it's way to 3 o' clock. I'm especially excited about this new creative upswing because my usual inspiration has been wavering a bit - something that never fails to worry me, although I know it shouldn't because it always comes back.
I of course couldn't be more excited about my current projects, but part of being an artist is weathering dips in crativity. It's easy to forget that part of your duty (yes duty) as an artist it to keep igniting that flame. It doesn't always happen on its own. I have my list of things I do when I don't feel excited about drawing for several days (or even weeks at times if I'm stressed or something). First I look back at artist's work that has inspired me. Then I search libraries, book stores, Lookybook.com, Amazon.com etc for new artists - and there are always new artists that I haven't discovered yet. The latter idea usually works the best. I also have this scrapbook published about William Joyce that's a sure fire choice. It has all sorts of his early sketches that quickly remind me why I began this wonderful career in the first place.
Well I'm off to do my 'have-tos' such as picking up my newly fixed, once water damaged laptop - argh. Don't ever leave any water/liquid near your laptop! It's a fast way for your 3 dollar Aqua Fina bottle to suddenly cost you 1,200 bucks.