I lost my creative juice, it up and left for awhile, thankfully I have found it again.
It all started when we left the warm, sunny, secluded, beautiful, quite spot we stayed at in Arizona. While we were camped out in the middle of nowhere, I enjoyed a beautiful sunrise and sunset, just about everyday. I was able to bead outside in the warm sun, or just lay and soak up the rays. And, the surroundings were serene and inspiring. Then we left.
We had to go to St.George because Al had two sculptures in the Sears Dixie invitational, and they requested that artists be there for the opening night. A few days after that, we had to head north to Utah County. Al had scheduled a wood carving class, and also needed to do the patina on the new sculpture,”Weathering the storm.” The sculpture was sold, and going to Arizona. When we left St. George, the plan was we would be gone a week or two and then go back to St. George where it’s warmer. Well, that didn’t happen. We ended up staying in Utah county, in Benjamin to be exact, where Al’s shop is. I was thrown into a deep depressive funk like I’ve never been in before. I do not like cold, snow, or ice. And I’m not a very big fan of this area either. So as a result, I had ZERO creative juice.
I was able to keep writing Roxy the traveling dog, that’s pretty easy for me. Dogs are happy and carefree no matter what, and that blog is “written” buy Roxy and Torrey. So that was easy.
I did manage to get some beading done on my moccasins, mostly because I have one done, and was just making the other to match. Not a lot of creativity needed for that.
I finally pulled myself out of the mire and funk of the depression, put my big girl panties on, and got over myself.
Then I found the creative juice again.
I will post pictures tomorrow of the new things I started over the weekend. They are pretty cool, I think anyway.
I’m still not thrilled we are here, but I’m focused on getting things done for the summer art shows and rendezvous season. And the sun has been out a little more lately. (I think I’m part lizard or something) We are planning on leaving here in a month, I can live with that…..I suppose.
Have you ever had to pull yourself out of the muck and mire, and put your big girl panties on?