By Katie Lee

These photos are “brainfart” pages in my sketchbook:)

We all have those days, or weeks, or months, or years, or milleniums….that’s beside the point. If you’re an artist, you’ll have times where you REALLY want to make some cool art, but you end up sitting in front of a blank piece of paper. It you’re a writer, you’ll have times where you REALLY want to spit some rad lines, but you end up writing nothing. Anyway, you get the point. Below are a couplet of things that you can do when you’re stuck. Over many years of procrastinating by doodling, I think I have good experience with this.

When you have a ride:

  1. Find some cool exhibits to visit like at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, First Fridays, Manayunk Arts Festival, etc.

  2. Take an art class! I know you’re probably thinking “I already have all the tools and knowledge on how to draw; it’s not that hard to use a pencil”, but taking classes gives you the opportunity and focus that you need to create some really cool stuff!

When you don’t have a ride:

  1. Try drawing or painting on something that isn’t paper or what you normally draw on

  2. Take all your brushes, pencils, or markers and just go completely rabid on a piece of paper (really good for getting your frustrations out)

  3. And lastly, google is really your best friend here. Look up different artists on instagram, facebook, behance, etsy, or craftgawker, and I promise that you’ll be on your computer for hours just soaking in all the inspiration.