While I am sadly without an art space (I can only do so much at the kitchen table), I've been seeking creative ways to put out some work and still feel productive (instead of just depressed that my paints and brushes are literally in a crate marked "ART: IMPORTANT STUFF" in the garage).
This time with no studio space has been equally just as terrible as I thought it would be and not nearly as terrible as I expected. It's so frustrating to be hit with a sudden inspiration for a creation only to write it down as one more concept on my long "to make in the future" list, knowing that as the list grows, the probability of ideas coming to actuality dwindles. I am actively creating an archive of IDEAS NEVER REALIZED, and that is depressing.
Without my usual mediums, I'm turning more to my computer and fleshing things out more as "brands" than art pieces--my semi-recent creation of Ironic Baby is a good example of this, where I had this idea spark and was able to bring it to the world with nothing more than my laptop. I had to get creative and think of ways to continue towards my artistic goals without actually creating any new art, so I've been using some old pieces of mine with new methods of promotion by sharing it on Instagram and/or Etsy under different "brands," like Scratch Encaustics and 300 Drawings.
It has been a good stretching of the ol' creative muscle to work on these projects that are more related to branding than anything else (and I've had a schedule packed with all kinds of graphics work in a wide spectrum of fascinations), and while I have no interest in being some sort of social media wizard, I've learned a lot about how to successfully promote my work to these online communities.