For those of you who read my blog , you must have wondered why I have been quiet and not really blogging in the last month or so. Truth time... I am uninspired , and listless, and struggling to even create a small ATC! Why? I don't know. Is it because I have been in this business so long, is it time to move direction, change jobs, travel (ooh that would be nice!) or is it because I am bored? I am surrounded by so much "stuff", stamps, things to alter, inks and paints galore. You would think they would help . Nope! What has happened to my creativity? I guess all of us get time out, have holidays, deal with family, work, businesses, and more. This year has been hard for me, my Mum who had a major operation in December is on the mend, my children are safe, but my creativity has stopped..gone with the wind! I start something, and I cannot finish it, or I redo it, tear it up, bin it! How do I restart it? Yesterday I got the full set of new stamps from Dina Wakley
from Pickleberry Papercrafts
, and they are gorgeous, and I looked at them, and thought come on Dina, restart my mojo, my artyness, and so this morning I stamped and I added a little white pen to an alcohol inked tag I already had floating around my desk... not perfect, but a start!
Strangely enough, just writing about how I feel has helped, time to get out my journal, and write complete and utter rubbish that no-one else can see!!! lol
So tell me am I alone? How long does the wilderness last? I am not talking about designing stamps or such like, but the actual motivation to put ink to paper, and create something that you like or love. I actually booked myself into a workshop today with Jane Dean at Pickleberry called "all sewn up" in the hope that as someone else has done all the work, I can sit back and enjoy being taught... lol
I have rambled enough, and if I get to finish the project today, I may be back tomorrow with pictures... see my motivation has perked up just talking to you!
Have a much more creative day than me....