Have you found that you’ve lost interest in your art? Staring into a hole in your creativity is certainly scary, but if you open yourself up to possibilities, you may be surprised at what the tide washes in!
I just had to take a walk on the beach last Friday, as the weather was unseasonably warm (18C), and totally delightful! What better time to blow out the cobwebs, and gather some natural elements for future projects? Camera in hand, I set out to see what I could see.
Art is apparently everywhere!!! I wonder who took the time to build this little stack? How long do you suppose that it will it remain intact? Does it matter? I think not!
I’m rarely stuck for inspiration, but sometimes the ideas come so fast and furious, that capturing them is almost impossible, and I end up with absolutely nothing! Has that ever happened to you? If so, what do you do about it? For me, I know that it’s time to step back, relax, re-evaluate, do something completely different, and empty any angst that I may be having. Sometimes that’s all it takes! Does it make sense, to say that you need to stare into the abyss, before new ideas start rushing in?
Granted, not all paths lead you in the right direction, but sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Opening yourself up to new creative opportunities, is probably one of the healthier things you could do for yourself. Downplay the disappointments, focus on new experiences, believe in yourself, and your future wins! You’ll be far happier with the results, and might even be pleasantly surprised, by a burst of creativity!
In the spirit of sharing, I thought that I would show you a couple of my UFO’s (unfinished objects). Many of you are familiar with my purple problem child. I’d like to say that I’ve solved all her problems, but in reality, there are many more opportunities still to be had, with this little miss! Did I tell you that I’ve decided to use a large amount of size 15 seed beads on this project? Sheesh! Yes, there has been progress, but it’s slow going, and at times, quite frustrating!
This little brooch was started in my Wire Garden workshop, a few months back, and hasn’t been touched since. Perhaps its time that I set the doll aside, and finished this project, as the colours are perfect for winter! But then again, I’d like to start working with my beach finds, and I also have some fibre ideas that I’d like to explore. Focus, Anne Marie, focus!
I’ve been flooded with new ideas, since my walk on the beach, and they seem to be sticking! Isn’t it amazing what a couple of hours, water, sand, sticks, stones, and a camera, can do for your creativity? Try it, or try some other magical formula, but do yourself a favor, and just do it! You won’t be sorry!