The creation of art is closely connected to your state of mind. Emotions not only dictate the content of your work, but they affect the quality of the work, as well as the amount of work completed. Happiness may skew your palette towards brighter colors while sorrow and sadness may invite the hues of a stormy sky. Your work may become rushed during agitation or polished when fueled by a new love. An onslaught of creativity may result in high hopes and eagerness while a studio may remain dark and cold during heartache. The content, quality and quantity of work is a window into the mind of the creator.
A positive state of mind sends you on a productive and rewarding ride, but when you are down, you work slides. The job of an artist is not only to create, but is to counsel one’s own thoughts and emotions. An analysis results in a plan to get back on track. If successful, these emotions will trigger an onslaught of creativity!
How do your emotions affect your work? When up, does your work excel? When down, how do you lure yourself out of the dark?