There is no substitute for "doing the work"...
A great grand giveaway...

Trying new things...

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As an artist I tend to get into a "groove" where it is comfortable and where I know I can achieve something I am pleased with.  I chug along at a good pace for awhile and then it feels stale and tired.  I'm getting bored with my work.  This is partly because I've "mastered" a certain technique or skill and have exercised it to its "n"th degree .  It is also partly because I crave the novelty and excitement of experimentation.  Experimenting with techniques and materials, products and ideas has allowed me to grow so much as an artist.  We all need to be brave and bold enough to leave our comfort zones and hang out on the edge.  This is the area where real and solid growth occurs.  The learning that occurs when we have that tension present in the process sticks really well in our brains and helps us to fire up new and better ideas.  Tell me what happens when you get bored. How do you change things up??  
Artfully yours, Chris

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