More and more lately I get the feeling that I've lost something in my art. I can't pin point exactly what it is, but I'm starting to feel almost disconnected to it. It's like working on auto-pilot, the technique is there and I know I've probably improved in the past year, but I've lost something that I feel is more important. Unfortunately that's all it is, a feeling. I'm not sure how to recover it either. I don't doubt it has to do with the fact that I barely have time to do my own thing and be creative anymore (the calendar project, while started, has taken a back seat already due to the workload I have), but at times that only feels like an excuse as well. I get plenty of creative freedom at work and even still I can't seem to recapture that.. "thing", that one magical thing that was almost as if I was putting a little bit of myself into my work and sharing it with others, and those others could feel it as well.
Perhaps that's what passion is and I'm losing it somehow. I don't know, but it's worrying me a bit. Any of you had or having similar experiences?