• Using Music to Fuel Your Creativity | Break Your Block
    General Art,  Inspiration for all creators!,  Writing

    Using Music to Fuel Your Creativity

    I have a secret tool for working creatively. Music. It’s called music. I know, it’s a CRAZY newfangled thing, this music. (The sarcasm is so thick you could cut it with a knife there.) Did you know you can use music to fuel your creativity? I am a firm believer that music is one of the best things out there to get you out of a funk – in almost any aspect of your life, really. It’s a really great fuel to help trigger emotions and story ideas, which help you set the scene for whatever project you are working on. There are plenty of ways in which it could…

  • Drawing Supplies To Get You Started | Break Your Block
    Acrylic Painting,  General Art,  Inspiration for all creators!,  Oil Painting,  Pencils and Coloured Pencils,  Watercolour Painting

    Drawing Supplies to Get You Started

    Did you find your way here because you want to try something new, but you’re completely unsure of exactly how to start, or what supplies you may need for your new adventure? Are you trying to figure out which drawing supplies you need to get started? Whatever brought you here, welcome! This post is for you: the beginners, who really don’t have any idea what they’re doing, but want to try anyway. Takes a lot of guts to try something new! So where do you start when you don’t have a clue? Right here. I’ve broken down the very basic supplies needed for getting into the art of drawing. My…

  • Brainstorming the Funk Away | Break Your Block
    General Art,  Inspiration for all creators!,  Writing

    Brainstorming the Funk Away

    Have you ever been so drained that no matter how hard you try to summon it, the muse just refuses to show up? It’s like you no longer have the bug anymore. There’s nothing inside your brain to do the thing, whatever that thing may be. You’re not alone. Every single artist I know, no matter what their craft, has had this problem at one point or another. Sometimes is stress related, sometimes it’s boredom, and sometimes it’s just a weird funk. Whatever your reason for the lack of creativity you’re feeling, I have some ideas to help you get through it. Today I want to talk about brainstorming the…

  • What is Break Your Block? It's an adventure in helping creators overcome whatever is stopping them from creating amazing things!

    What is Break Your Block?

    Have you ever had a to do list for your art that never seems to get checked off? Maybe you are at a complete loss for what to create? Or maybe you are just looking to open up your creativity and delve into some new hobbies? Break Your Block is dedicated to breaking through whatever barrier is stopping you from your creative goals, whether wanting to learn how to paint, or finding the motivation to keep pushing when nothing seems to be working. Everyone has heard of writer’s block, but did you know that the same type of block happens to other types of artists and creators? Every artist or…

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