It happens to many of us, a slow–or sudden–inability to face a blank canvas, page, lump of clay, etc.
“[C]reative folks need to make a leap of faith and begin to feel that nothing but the successful execution of their chosen art can deliver true happiness. Seeing our art as “important” can both stymie and empower us. If day-to-day happiness is important to you, the theory goes, not conquering these stupid blocks invites a perennial state of misery.” Harry Bruce
That’s one view. Read others in this post from Painter’s Keys (with permission) and find ways to deal with this troubling reality of the creative life.