The next time you think you’re stricken with artistic blockage or trapped with only snobby teacher voices to keep you company, dig just a wee bit deeper. Do just one subtle thing at a time. Become aware: notice the space and time in which you are situated plus identify thoughts, feelings and sensations. Swallow water and take a few deep breaths, then choose what inspires you to create in this moment. Connect with your tools. Apply yourself and the tools to something purposeful. Let go. Move along. Show back up. Repeat. It is now safe to unlock the limbic seatbelt, roam around uncharted neuropathways, and accidentally bump into new artistic approaches.