I am so frustrated. I want to create, but it just isn't working. In the mood to knit, I took my plastic bins of yarn out of the closet and picked through my stash, hoping for inspiration. Nothing. I spent an hour on Ravelry looking at patterns. Nothing. So I got out my paints and embellishments, intending to collage. That started out well, but it didn't take long before I abandoned it, muttering, "My art sucks." Grrrr. I feel like a flower that wants to bloom but can't quite get enough sunshine.
So instead of showing you my latest works-in-progress, I'm going to share some of the artist trading cards I received recently from my swap group. (They are all photographed at an angle so that Blogger doesn't turn them sideways when I upload them.)
The one on the left is from Rachel at Not-So-Plain Jane. The one on the right is from Deb at Garage Sale Gal. They both have such an eye for color and design. You probably guessed the theme was butterflies.
From Cory at Pink Dogwood Blossom. She made it with her own handmade paper.
From Jill. I love the way she combined the butterfly stickers with the painted tree. The photo doesn't do it justice.
This one is from Cheryl for our Under the Sea theme. I love it!
I'm going to drag myself to the Farmer's Market and then go off in search of a chocolate eclair. It's shaping up to be a lazy Sunday. Maybe a day spent laying around doing nothing will prove to be restorative.
Do you ever get the creative doldrums? How do you snap out of it?