Work with a creative partner
It can be productive to work alone, but sometimes you need that extra boost that working with someone else provides. Its nice to have someone to talk to about art, to help keep you motivated, and to brainstorm new ideas.
I have a couple of creative partners, my sister who helps me with marketing and promotions, and a friend who is a clothing designer. We talk about fashion, trends, and keep each other motivated to take our designs to the next level. They both live in different states, but with online chats and skype its not that hard to connect.
Your creative partner can be anyone you feel will keep you motivated. They don't have to be an artist or create the same type of art you do, you just want someone you can share ideas with and that will give you a boost when you need one.
Do you have someone to keep you motivated?