Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grumble, grumble. Sigh.

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?


Dogwood said...

Just let the day happen! Be lazy and don't fret about not feeling creative today. It will return. It is NOT lost...

Love your honesty. Hugs, Dogwood

Theresa said...

Just take a break is what I do, read a book or watch a movie! It will come back and you will be a creating fool:) Big hugs to you my friend! Sometimes we just need a HUG! Enjoy your Sunday whatever you do!

Rachel said...

Oh, it looks like all the fancy glitter came off the card I made :(

I get the creative doldrums too and it's so frustrating. Sometimes you just have to let it be, knowing you'll be back to your creative self in no time.


Hi Stacy,
I can relate...I did receive yours on Saturday..Thank you!! All had drawn!
I think your plan sounds great and I hope you found a huge eclair!
deb :)

Maiden Jane said...

Oh I can feel your pain. But I suppose you can't force creativity. You were right to go in search of chocolate!

Suz said...

must be one of those days like when no matter how hard you try your handwriting sucks
tomorrow is a new day....
as Anne with an E says
with no mistakes

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

just take a break. Your creative mojo will be back.

Thimbleanna said...

I think we all have the doldrums at sometime don't we? I usually pick up lots of books or read blogs -- that seems to help me. I hope you had a nice relaxing day yesterday!

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

Ahh...I know how these feelings very well, my friend. Maybe it's time for a nap? I did try it the other day and although I didn't actually sleep, it was helpful.