Elisabeth (Beads for Busy Gals) and Patty (My Life Under the Bus) seem to be in the same boat that I am....I seem to have lost my inspiration, which led me to think "did I ever really have any inspiration in the first place?: Scary thoughts...
So, I joined their group aptly entitled Crafter's Devotional (click on Elisabeth's link above to read about it). I bought the book from Amazon.com, because I am the laziest person in the world and HATE driving anywhere in Northern Virginia. Those who live in this area feel my pain. I received the book the other day. While I have not had a ton of time to read it, I have paged through it. The book tells me to "Write a Journal". Hello? Do you know how long it took me to just start this blog????
But, I actually got in my car, went to Staples, and bought a Journal today. It's plain - not decorative by any means, and it may even stay that way. But it's a start. I even have thoughts of what my Journal posts will include. Of course, until I actually sit down and write in it, they are just thoughts.
But, I am proud of myself nonetheless...'cause I bought a Journal.
I think plain journals are actually the best kind. I receive lots of fancy journals as gifts and I'm always a little afraid to "ruin" them by writing inside. I have no fears about writing in a cheap journal!ReplyDelete
Is the first tip how to get 30 hours of activity into a 24 hour day by any chance...? I'm dreadful at journals - I have all the best intentions but I never manage to last more than a couple of weeks. I wish you the best of luck although your work still seems pretty inspired to me...I bet your up-coming classes at Art Bliss will help too - something new to try and you know what they say about a change is as good as a rest. I've been pretty productive lately but I am beginning to feel a little jaded at times - maybe we just expect too much of ourselves - we're not robots after all. Good luck Patti, let me know how it goes...ReplyDelete
YAY! It is a big start just getting the book and the journal on hand :-) . I haven't done the Crafter's Devotional but I have done the Artists Way. It took me 9 months to do a 3 month course. Just take from it what you need. I chalk summer's lack of inspiration up to the heat and the loose schedule. It'll certainly come back to you. And your 75 bracelets are bound to spark your inspiration!ReplyDelete
Oohhh. I think we all go through this. I'm trying to learn to trust the lack of inspiration as part of the "process." It's not a fun part for me, though. All that self-doubt. A journal sounds like a good idea, but if you don't keep up with it, don't beat yourself up over it!ReplyDelete