Staring at a blank canvas

Staring at a blank canvas

I recently bought painting supplies. The whole works; Brushes, Canvases, Paints. I even bought a new easel. I managed to paint one painting using the intuitive painting technique. However, I keep finding myself staring at a blank canvas, not knowing what to put on it. I have no idea what to paint now that I have the supplies.

It's almost like the 3D printer that I recently bought. Once I had it assembled and working properly, I had nothing to print with it.

I'll bet if I broke out some paper and pencil, I'd get instant writer's block, too.

I can't seem to shake this dilemma of having the resources, but not the drive to do something artistic.

I used to have a blog post on here that described a recent job interview that I attended where I told them that I made order out of chaos and that I veiwed programming as an artistic endeavor. I then called BS on myself and countered that statement with what I now believe was more BS.

After further thought, I am back to believing that programming is an artistic endeavor. At least I have that. Maybe that's why I have so much trouble with other forms of art, because I've worn myself out during my day job. My brain really is tired after a long day of writing code and building software architectures for large systems.

Order from chaos. Isn't that what art and programming is?

Michael Earls

Michael Earls

Montgomery, AL, USA
Michael has been a computer nerd since he was ten years old and he begged his parents to buy him a computer for Christmas. In 1982, he was the proud owner of a TI-99/4A. He's been coding since.