Since way back before the holidays, I have been creatively dry. There, I said it. I hear others speak of it. I know it happens. But truly, creative dryness isn't something that has ever really plagued me before. Until now. So my etsy shop has sat empty, my Flickr albums are the same old photos they've been for a very long while, my studio door gets passed by a lot.
Seems I had forgotten about the absorption process . . . you know, that state where you are completely immersed and absorbed in your creativity and do not allow yourself to be waylaid by distractions and interruptions. I had just been doing that for way too long . . . putting all those distractions first, not realizing how fatal they were to my creativity and the getting lost in process.
BUT . . . no more!
For the past two days I have become absorbed in my art. And it is a healing balm to my soul, really. I've been stockpiling pieces for my Etsy shop (which I will list soon...and some great new/old supplies), coming up with ideas for workshops I will be teaching in France later in the year, pulling together items for Somerset . . . I'm going a little crazy here, to be honest.
And it feels so good! Here's one piece to share with you . . .
Remember, one of my 2008 goals is to create artwork and craft pieces that are more than just putting more art and craft pieces out there . . . so when I ran across this little line in one of my vintage poetry books, it came off the page and into this piece. Contentment is a decision. And what if we made a purposeful decision every morning before we got out of bed to be content, no matter what? Wouldn't the people who have to live with us rush to give us big bear hugs for that?