Feel Blocked…Don’t Write, Create

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher

One of the biggest lessons I learned my first semester is that by using other mediums to create I would often open up my writing blocks, for example when I was doing collage the words came easier. Recently I tried my hand at making artist trading cards with a group of friends. The small scale of the card took away a lot of the fear of the “big blank canvas”. There are only two rules for this medium.

1. The size 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
2. Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) should only be traded never sold.

More info and an ATC gallery.

Today, consider making your own ATC’s, use them as business cards for your blog or website. Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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3 Replies to “Feel Blocked…Don’t Write, Create”

  1. omgosh. I never thought of it this way. the creative things we make would probably open up our senses so we can put words down on paper. wow. nice. hey, thx tons for visiting me. i love it when writers stop by and the cartoon – what a hoot, huh! i am usually the only one who remembers it. still, to this day, that little man is in my head, driving in that car and is almost home. have a gr8 weekend, miss nag *giggling*

  2. Wow – thanks for this post (and your earlier one on the kitchen collage). I’ve really gotten into a dither over ATCs because, get this, I didn’t really know much about them.

    I guess any creative work counts, of course – for me, I’ll knit or make greeting/christmas cards. But with this post, I’m going to try my hand at ATCs.

    I enjoy your blog loads, Ms. Nag.

    Have a great (or gr8) weekend.



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