Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Still stuck!

I wish I could get out of this pit/ mental block/ arggggggg!!!!! I am finding the less I do the less I want to do. I haven't even done any drawing o late - shocking. I wish I knew what was wrong. I have a lot on my mind and a fair bit on my plate too, but usually that is the very time when I get masses done, as I can hide in my art. But not so at the mo. I did this sketch book spread for my new armour project a fortnight ago and have done NOTHING since. What am I to do? My course doesn't have all the funding it needs and we have to raise £2600 this year and next. This is supposedly being done by selling our art work, now I can't see this being achieved, that is contributing to my lack of drive I think, maybe!

I vow to sew tonight, and try to get a grip! Of my commitments if nothing else! Hope everyone else is having a better time of it. Thanks for all your comments, they really lift me. I am ridiculously down, not my usual form at all, hopefully I will sort my head soon, I think Lynda and carol's new course will be a good thing for that.

12 comments:

Jan said...

mojo's still there and hasn't abandoned you at all. These are super Carol and a good spring board so take a deep breath give yourself permission to have a break and i'm sure it will all come good.
love Jan x

Paula Hewitt said...

I hope you get back to speed soon. i hate feeling this this...im in a bit of a slump myself at the mo. still what you are producing looks pretty good to me!

Sandy said...

Lovely pieces. Stress can freeze you up but just doing something/anything can break through it. I usually just slash and rejoin fabric.

Angelcat said...

I think we all have times when the creative juices trickle rather than flow, but your armour pages are wonderful. I'm sure if you start by just doing a little something everyday the passion will be reignited.

Julie said...

There seems to be a lot of this horrible feeling about Carol. It sounds as though you have a lot of pressure at the minute so it's not surprising that you feel low. How about a complete change of scene for a day? Something just for you, no pressure to produce anything, just a "me" day or even half day. Squeeze in some switched off time.

ANNA said...

Carol - join the club!!!! I sooooo understand where you are at right now - I have been there since July - finishing the HH course and then losing my job sent me into the same state. I have been struggling ever since. ANyway your armour piece looks great so do keep going - it can only get better!!

arlee said...

I feel for you, my dear. I'd say you were in a brown mood, 'cept you're not :} Keep plugging---inspiration may hit when you least expect it---i'm in the same muddy boat myself....

hippopip said...

Sorry to hear you have the blues, maybe due to post flu? great to hear that vyou are on the fibre inform workshop we must compare notes, all that texturing will get you going!

Summerset said...

Oh dear. I do know how that feels. Creativity does go in cycles, so it will return. Hopefully soon! I do love that red and the heraldric imagery, though, you've got a good start!

Cathy W said...

Hang in there my friend -- maybe play with some simple postcards or ATCs or even smaller, Inchies. I'll vow to do the same -- we'll challenge each other back into a more productive place (maybe?)...BTW your armour piece look great!

I'm curious -- what is Lynda & carol's new course? or is it 2 different courses?

Jackie said...

I've been looking atthis name for a bitwondering where I got you from and all is now clear!
Just do a bit of mindless stitching...some cnavas work is quite good o get you going again..or make a little piece on the sewing machine..or better still watch a DVD such as one of the Odessey series with Jan Beaney or Jean Littlejohn.

Carol said...

I love your pieces Carol. I have been feeling the same as you lately. The other day I decided to do a bit of traditional piecing and it has certainly helped. I just find other things to do in the meantime and try not to force myself to be creative - it never works for me.