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Musings on Art and Life

Balancing your Art with your Day Job

Posted by Heidi Monsant on

Do you struggle with balancing your day job and your creative practice? Most people do. If you look at full time artists and envy the time they have to create art, there is one important thing to remember. Unless they were born rich, at some point every single artist has had to balance working and making money with being creative. The full time artists are those who were able to sustain their practise and grow it at the same time, all while working to pay the bills.  So here are my tips on how to manage working a day job...

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Where did my Inspiration go?

Posted by Heidi Monsant on

Notes on Art Block and the cycle of the Creative Mind


Creativity is a pool of water, and you draw inspiration when you create. 
But it is not bottomless or infinite.

 There is a view that artists must always be inspired, and artists experiencing art block tend to stress over their lack of inspiration. 

But here’s the thing: Inspiration comes in waves.

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