Scan the internet or books for ideas. Just so that your brain can suck up some inspiration.
Take a class.
Go out of your box and try something different. Something maybe easier that doesn't take as much time. Sometimes we need some instant gratification. If you are a quilter make a small postcard out of fabric. This just keeps you in the loop.
I started running before my traumatic experience and boy if I didn't have my running I don't know what would have happened to me.. I ran my crazies right out of me most of the time. Not to say I didn't think about what I was going through 24/7 but it made me feel a bit free of it even for the 45 mins it took to run that 5K.
Life is never easy and every once in awhile we need to step back and take a break.. And tell yourself you will be back to whatever soon. I sat on the couch for months watching the Boob Tube but, it was what I had to do at that time. I stayed in the house. I still do... probably more than I should. But, I have come to realize that I have to take One Day at a Time. I know that is Cliche to say but for me that is how I live everyday.
I wanted to write about this briefly today because I am spending the day in my studio having a total blast and thanking God for getting me through my tough period in my life. (not to say there won't be more, because I just went through another one) But, I have my creativity back and am enjoying it so much.. Listening to music, making prayer flags today. I will post them when I am done.
I'll leave you with a few photos to help you get out of your creative slump.
|A Challenge using vintage wedding ring block pieces. I turned mine|
into hexies and made the center of the flowers.
|Rosie, My Blue Heeler. The Blues challenge.|
|Having fun dancing between seams!! Happy I have my creativity back!!|