Friday, May 29, 2009

Oh Where Oh Where...

has my desire to create gone? Oh where, oh where can it be? I'm not sure why, but I can't seem to summon anything creative from my brain. I tried this afternoon while Michael was sleeping off the anesthesia from his oral surgery, but I don't like what I came up with, so you're not gonna see it.

You see, there's some pressure that comes with having a blog. I feel the need to post regularly, and that means I need to create something regularly. When that doesn't happen, I feel as though I'm disappointing you, my readers. I would be disappointed if I were you, since I subscribe to about 20 blogs and look forward daily to clicking on my Google Reader link to see what everyone's posted.

This round of creative block started last week. I was minding my own business, happily perusing House Beautiful magazine while at the hair salon. I came across some cool pictures and jotted down the color combinations I liked. Trouble is, I want to make something using those colors, and it's just not happening!

Today should've been such a great day for crafting. I was housebound, due to aforementioned boy's need for a nursemaid. That meant I had time abundant. Perhaps I didn't try hard enough, but I'm easily dissuaded (and discouraged?).

I think part of it has to do with the fact that I don't like the process of trial and error. I've long held that I'm not an artist for this very reason. I have an aversion to messes of all kinds, even creative ones. I like things to work out the first time. Life just isn't that way, is it?

So, now you know why there haven't been many posts here recently. There's a Stamp-A-Stack coming up in a few weeks, though, so something'll have to give. For now, I'm going to try not to think about it too much. Just thought you should know.

3 comments:

sandra said...

your desire to create is just taking a little vacation...nothing weird with that!! and I don't think that having a blog should put that much pressure on you about writing something very often....

paperpotter said...

I totally understand. I only post about once a week and feel guilt about it, but I've come up with some simple cards straight outta the catalog for Stampin' Up! and I end up embellishing them differently because the pressure to create out of the blue is gone. You're creative enough that something like that will spark the "OH, I can do this better!" in you!

Lydia said...

There is no need for guilt about not posting. Art should come from inspiration, not duty.

I subscribe to like 500 blogs, and while I miss my faves, I have plenty to look at and am just happy when they return!

Don't overthink creativity! See my blog post today - Tolstoy nailed it!!

Hugs to the boy!

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