Read about how I use novelty and excitement to wake up my brain!
Art is stimulating and healthy; I need it all year round. Especially during the depressive Winter season.
But this year I started to think of depression as something to conquer. It made me think about how I defeat creative burnout: Novelty!
The winter has become my season for artistic experimentation. Keep the dust off, and stay sane. That's how creatives beat burnout.
I try new things when I'm feeling down. It works! It also expanded my creativity and artistic skills.
Since starting that I've gained an interest in still life drawing and I've created a couple stop-motion animations (Seen here.)
The frames were painted with water using an "Enso" buddha board.
A Positive Side
Being bipolar still stinks. Depression stinks. The psychiatric treatments are pretty awful and ineffective.
But there's a positive side: I stay ahead of the depression by being more creative!
Does depression make you more creative?
Talk about it in the comments!