Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Crafters' Block

I am trying to use my evening time as crafting and creative time. I went down to the "slipcover workroom" last night and just sat there. I'm blocked! It could be this low lying bug I seem to have with slight aches in the body and head, but nevertheless it was a bad feeling to have time to do something and feel frozen.

I looked into why people get writers' block and a couple of the suggested reasons hit home. One was the fear of falling short. Hmmm. I think that I am so worried about making something that EVERYONE will love, that I make nothing at all. I guess we've all been there. I don't think of myself as a perfectionist because I never do anything that's perfect.

Some of the suggestions were helpful, like just write something (or make something) quickly before you have time to over think it. Another idea: have a friend give you 3 words and write a vignette using those words. That could work for crafting as well.
I think the main idea is to just get moving and then the creative flow will follow.

I have been looking at this pile of stuff for a few days now. The elephants were recycled from a big ladies shirt with elephants all over it. My plan is to make a tote bag because I love tote bags. Colleen gave me the trim the other day. Thanks, Colleen.

Maybe there will be something crafted to post later this week.


Vallen said...

The photo styling, in and of itself, is a crafty bit of art. Yes, a tote would be lovely.

faithsalutes said...

I cannot ever imagine you making something that everyone didn't are a crafting genius.