When I retire I’d like to go back to college, not for another degree, but so I can audit classes in Art History (or maybe I’ll just hang around a museum and crash the tours that are given.) The reason…I love history and I love art, but I also want to know which kinds of creative types go through a period of drowning in ideas and then a period in which there is a struggle for ideas. I’m this type. (And I’m almost afraid to find out what the psychological profile is for these artists — self-mutilation?family abandonment? self-imposed exile? I think I know…)
Right now, I have so many ideas, I can’t sketch, swatch or knit fast enough (and I don’t have much time to do any of these).
But sometimes, I can’t seem to focus on even getting one single idea down. I’ll sketch and sketch, but nothing seems to come easily.
What does this mean? Or should I not worry since there’s a burst right now?