Friday, January 21, 2011


It seems that I am falling into a rather bad habit of taking off "creative time" after a surge in the brain waves required of me to create for a blog hop.

Or maybe I just get lazy. 

When I create, I tend to do a lot of "What  would happen if I try this?" or "Oh wait!! What about this?!"  This last creative binge (can one participate in a creative binge like a 20 something year old goes on a drinking binge? Heaven knows my creative space looks like I went on a month long binge after I'm done!) was no different.  I have so many ideas running through my noggin' just waiting for the chance to be brought to life. 

So, where are they?

Well, first excuse would be I have recently found that I have to have my area cleaned up between projects.  Which I have NO idea where it stems from.  I have never had a problem creating in a mess before.  But, my area is clean, so that is not the problem.

Maybe that is the  problem.  It's clean.  And I'm feeling too lazy to mess it up again.

Second excuse would be that I totally immerse myself into bigger projects.  I will literally dream about what I want to try on a  project or how come up with another idea/angle that I think might be better.  Needless to say, I then tend to push  all that other REAL life stuff  to the side. You know, like cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping.  And, luckily for me, the Toad puts up with it.  But, there comes a time when I start to feel guilty about ignoring my mother/wife duties for my creativity.  Mind you, not guilty enough that I tear into getting all those jobs done. Just guilty enough to pretend that I'm getting them done. 

Third excuse.  Work.  Ok.  Not really an excuse.  I know that there are those of you who work 10 hour days and still manage to crank out the creativity.  But, I'll just stick with the disillusion that I use up some of my creativity coming up with exercise programs for patients all day long.

Yeah. I don't buy it either. 

But during my "recharging" days I've spent  watching video tutorials on photo editing and on how to do digi scrapbooking with Photoshop elements (for those of you, who may be like me and have NO idea about this stuff, may I highly recommend Jessica Sprague's online workshops?!  Step by step VIDEO instruction, that you can watch at your own pace.  And practice again.  And again.  And if you are me, again.).  I tell myself that I am being creative.  I'm exploring something new.  I'd like to think that these newly creative outlets will find their way into a project soon. 

'Cause I have a bunch of ideas just waiting for the chance to be made. 

Till then................



I'm having this down time thing going on here too! I just feel drained and lots of ideas, but no drive to do them...I'm hoping it's the weather. I look out my window and all I see is brown and mud and I'm needing some sunshine to recharge these old batteries. Now don't give me that stuff about Sunny California......You've rubbed that in enough! Step back and take a breath....that is what I'm doing. No large projects for me just now!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well, get crackin'! we want to see something! no excuses!

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

That toad guy sounds like a saint

Louisiana Belle said...

Hang in there. Sometimes our lulls are necessary to get recharged and going again. All artists, writers, etc. go through dry spells. You will create a masterpiece soon!

Sylvia said...

Starla, I think from time to time we realize we are worn out from all the hustle and bustle of everything around us! doesn't hurt to take time off! Hugs to you my friend!