Saturday, August 04, 2007

Creative Slump

I've been in a somewhat of a creative slump lately. I guess those couple of days I was scrapping 5 layouts a day has really drained my creative pool! Also, my studio has been delayed a bit (Wade doesn't want to move the piano out of the room until all the construction is completed in the house) and I have been very reluctant to straighten up my existing office. I really connected with Ali's post , especially the part about being in a "gathering phase".

But not all is lost - I finally organized my acrylic stamps in empty jewel cases:



And I've been taking my felt collection...:



and making some fun felt embellies. Here are just a few:



And here are some random photos from this past week:

Bailey taking a ride in the car on the way to the Basset Hound Rescue Breakfast:



Me in front of the enormous table I have set up in the living room covered in paperwork I have been consumed with... this is what happens when I procrastinate all semester and rely on the summer to do all my work!



And finally a picture of Wade and I making good use of the time we spent waiting at a red light:



What do YOU do when you are in a creative "slump"? Do you just wait it out, or what?

Have a good weekend!

4 comments:

quietly going mad... said...

I love the felties your stuff is soo cute you should open an etsy shop I would sooo buy some of them and your clay ones too! I hate when I am in a creative slump sometimes I wait, sometimes I try to force myself to do something easy or read something creative or watch a movie that is inspiring. I figure after a while something has got to give!! Good luck.

Jen said...

how cute are you with all of your felt and clay embellies you have been making!!!! a creative slump...hmmm...sometimes you do have to walk away or find your inspo in unexpected places...mags, store fronts, etc. but there is nothin' wrong with a little break. 5 LOs crankin' out a day! whew! you'll get it or maybe it is time to do some more calculus!

Kat said...

Work on my book! Your least creative layouts are better than my most creative ones!

:)

scrappermimi said...

I think your felt embellies are adorable and I would definitly buy a few!

Bailey is the cutest thing, one of these days I am gonna send you a pic of my basset lucy!