Have you heard creative types talk about "their muse"? Sometimes their muse is an actual person, like Georgia O'Keefe was Alfred Stieglitz muse.
Some people think of a muse as being a part of their personality, and I think some people think of a muse as an actual being or spirit, separate from themselves.
But that's all really too much heavy thinking for what I was going to post about: If I have a muse, I think she's on vacation.
I just can't seem to get anything DONE. I craft everyday, sometimes before I go to work, sometimes in the evening to wind down. But not creative crafting- like knitting a baby blanket. Knit 10, purl 10, repeat; and when you've done about 6 rows, Purl 10 and then knit 10. That's more like doing accounting than doing something creative.
Much time has been spent coloring. It really is fun- but once you've picked out your colors, well...you're just staying in between the lines.
These are some bits of old velvet that I've salvaged from crazy quilts. A couple years ago, I would have been all over this kind of project -stitching, embellishing, embroidering. I would have had so many plans and ideas, I'd fall asleep dreaming about what I would work on the next day.
I did make one collage (with paper) on July 4. I made it because I couldn't stand to throw away this old piece of cardboard with the tiny red Dennison labels in the corners, and I couldn't justify keeping ANOTHER piece of old cardboard.
Creativity, I guess, like everything else in life, has its share of peaks and valleys, and you kind of just have to ride them out. Or should I be chasing my muse, yelling at it to get back here?
In the meantime, I'm lucky that I've got my knitting needles, I can count to ten, and my coloring book and crayons are near by.
(And I have listed a lot of new things in Etsy Shop, because that doesn't seem to require creativity, just a camera.)