ABE #16: Out of the Box

August 30, 2013 in Art Block Execution


Art Block Execution #16: Out of the Box

Okay so, for this one, we want you to learn a new skill. Whatever it is you normally do- writing, sculpting, music, painting- drop it. (just for now of course.)

Pick a different kind of art- as far removed from your usual medium as interests you. It should require mostly skills that you don’t have, but if you have a particular kind of art you’ve been MEANING to do and haven’t gotten around to yet, do that!

Make something. It does not have to be perfect- in fact, it probably shouldn’t be. You don’t even need to finish it- just start a small project and learn something new!

Difficulty: 5/5 The difficulty depends almost entirely on what new medium you pick and how hard it is to wrap your brain around it.

How Does This Kill Art Block: This is another one of those “lets you think about something else for awhile” kinds of art block killers, and a big part of this ABE is remembering that the result does NOT have to be perfect- and perfectionism can ruin an otherwise productive artist. (plus, it’s a good brain exercise.)

Bonus Points: Finish it!

We love to see your completed ABEs! You can email them to us at abe@tiix-n-roo.com, or post a reply to this topic! If you have a tumblr, you can post your ABE there (or Submit it to our blog!) and be sure to use our tags, #ABE, #TixNRoo, and #ArtBlockExecution. We’ll post some favorites more or less monthly!