“I started seeing it as a rest instead of a slump,” said a podcast guest on the Get Paid Podcast (which you should totally listen to). She added that that idea made it finite and also made it seem more positive.

I loved that so much I stopped whatever I was doing and wrote it down in my phone. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been in a phase of, ahem, rest, after an incredibly productive few years of making art and showing art.

What people might do during these creative rests is addressed in this lovely post by the prolific writer, blogger and artist Luann Udell.

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Artists

And that’s Creativity Tip #24!

Update: 7/7/19 There’s a really terrific piece in the New York Times on this theme, about “fallow times,” a must read if you’re in this kind of time.