Friday, February 17, 2012

lacking and looking for inspiration

My inspiration left me this week. All of a sudden. I'm not sure it had ever happened to this degree before, ever. I did not want to make anything. I couldn't think of anything I wanted to make. I just sat on the couch, looking into space, not interested in making at all. I was even thinking that I would stop making all together, forever. Just be done. Well, that was all ridiculous, really. Who was I kidding. I need to make. I just had to look back over my life to see how much making was a part of it.

It started coming back to me. Slowly, and in small amounts. I made a baby hat. Not my regular, tried and true baby hat. Something completely new and different. I just made it up as I went. I needed freedom.



 
Then I dug up the wooden hangars I had buried somewhere. I put some yarn on one. I liked it.



It's all baby steps. Next, I want to make a new beach blanket. Something simple. Something for me. Maybe even some new pajama pants out of my big stash of vintage sheets. For me.
Baby steps.

6 comments:

Sarah Beals said...

Every creative person has that feeling from time to time. I find that when I'm just not inspired I work in the yard...pull weeds, right know get the branches cut up and out of the yard. It's a scary feeling though, especially looking a a blank sheet and knowing the deadlne is nearing and having not one idea to put on it.

blue corduroy said...

thanks auntie sarah! it's nice to know i'm not alone. and yes, it is a bit scary. a bit of "who am i?". working in the yard is a good idea. i've been doing more cleaning than normal. ha!

mimiess said...

This is indeed a good week to take good care of yourself, to let the freedom of newness break through, to let the Spirit carry you along! Already, in the beautiful baby hat, the hangers and the photos I can see the new emerging. xxxooo

Toni said...

Em, That Baby hat is *adorable*!!! Giving yourself some freedom was just what you needed--a new line of Blue Corduroy baby hats has be born!! (no pun intended, but that's a good one eh? :)

hsiaolei and scott said...

L.O.V.E. that new baby hat Em! It is SO cute. You know we are having a girl right? ;) Will you be making those for Blue Corduroy?

--ginger. said...

Yes: for you. I think this is almost always the road back for me. Love the yarn hanger.

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