Just stuck... I don't feel like making anything. I've got the same vases on my work table that are already painted and ready to go for a while. The same flowers already cut into squares that just need to be folded, done up and listed, new contacts to promote GCD with - I just don't feel like it.... Should I even be admitting this? I'm hoping that in outing myself it will lead to the creative juices flowing again.
2011 was the most hectic, crazy, fun year for me with GCD - From October and the Heartsy feature onward it was just pandemonium... Order after order, show after show... I don't want to complain because it was amazing, but I think it's what attributed to my burn out. Maybe I'm just being too hard on myself?
I know sometimes in life you just go back and forth between your creative and intellectual side (hmph hmph!) - But it's hard when you make art for a living - you're supposed to be ON all the time right? Right now I'm only in the mood to read, and go and see and do. With all the amazing artwork I've been surrounding myself with it's still not kicking in. I'm reading 4 books at the same time... (like, what?! really?!) Dining out, going out and overall just working on me and the loving relationships I have with my friends and family... Everyone needs that too in life, so it's got to be normal right?
Through this rut some positive things have come of it... I've cleaned up my work space, thrown out any extra crapola that was laying around, organized myself AND I'm finally keeping my social media outlets up to date (this blog included, yay!). I'm now also addicted to Pinterest - Pinning away on my boards in hopes that inspiration will come.
If you haven't already heard of or requested in invite to Pinterest, prepare for the obsession. Think virtual bulletin board... You can create a board with any topic and collect images, products or whatever else floats your little boat. You can follow your friends or just awesome pinners, re-pin cool pins, like pins... All very addicting!
|My Pinterest Boards|
Right now my obsession is with the Home Stuff and Vintage Photos... Who wouldn't get inspired by old pics of Twiggy and houses with massive book collections? ;)
You can see or follow my Pinterest boards by clicking here.
So hopefully this will pass... Some picture will come along and bring me back into the flow. It's crazy... I get like this and then usually snap out of it and put out like 10 pieces in one day... Cheers to hoping it will happen soon!
I'll leave you with my favorite creativity quote EVER -
"People might think you can turn creativity on and off, but it's not like that. It just kind of comes out. A mash up of all these things you collect in your mind. You never know when it's gonna happen, but when it does ... it's like magic. It's just that simple and it's just that hard." - Gwen Stefani