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.


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!

Weird - my WV is a real word - "parents"