the reason you've stopped creating art is not because you're suddenly no longer an artist, it's not because you've lost your touch, it's not because you were never meant to be an artist in the first place. usually, it's because you've stagnated in some way. you've started making art that is more habit-driven than it is inspiration-driven. you've been creating just for the sake of creating, rather than using the process to explore, experiment, speculate, conceptualize, express, question, play...

when this happens, return to the state of a beginner, a state that is tied to no style, no habit, no familiarity; a state that is full of curiosity and lacking in certainty. return to a state of emptiness, so that art may have room to flow again.