Artistic Block Remedies
Artist's block is a very real thing and can come in many different forms. I have been blocked before in my songwriting, not able to find the right words to write down in my notebook. I have also been blocked in my opera singing, unable to sing certain passages or hit certain high notes. What I have learned is that these moments usually set in when I am tired, hungry, sad, or even just not in the right headspace. The best thing that I have learned to do when I feel artistically blocked is to stay calm, take my time, and write down as many random thoughts as I possibly can. If I can't think of a thought, I'll write about the fact that I am blocked and will let the words flow as if I am writing to a best friend. (Sometimes I'll even call my mom or my best friend to rant out loud).
In order to find better ways to unblock an artistic block, I went around Juilliard and asked some of my lovely schoolmates how they unblock themselves. Here are some of the things they said:
Till Next time!