Some days, I just feel craftier than others.
I have another set of stuffed Easter eggs that I am wanting to list in my shop. They have been pieced together and stuffed. The only thing that remains to finish them is to sew them closed. I have been carrying them around with me for about a week now, planning on finishing them, but so far, nothing.
Why? It really won’t take that long to just sew them up. It’s not a strenuous activity.
I just don’t feel like it.
I have only recently begun to pay attention to where my inspiration comes from and what things put me in the crafty mood. One thing I know for sure: I craft better if I have my morning coffee. I can focus better on what I am doing, and I can get more done. I’m not going to make excuses for it, or apologize for it. That’s just the way it is. I went off of coffee completely for about three weeks, and it totally interrupted my rhythm.
I also craft better if I don’t feel like there are other things that I need to get done first. A sink full of dirty dishes? Those need to get done. Dirty laundry? Those need to get done – although I will admit I have forgone many a load of laundry in the pursuit of more creative activities if I felt like I was on a roll. You have to ride the wave of inspiration when it hits, or you just might miss what it’s bringing!
Alas, at the present time, I can neither diagnose the cause of my slump, nor prescribe a remedy. I’m just waiting for it to pass. In the mean time, I would love to hear any suggestions that you may have for getting out of this slump. Is there something that you do to inspire a creative mindset? Leave me a comment