Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Lapse In Creativity

Where do you begin when you've been away for such a long time?!? The hot and extremely dry summer stirred little creativity within me. My brain often felt as dusty as our parched ground. (I'm talking now as if summer is completely over which I know is NOT the case, but it helps put a little spring in my step to think of autumn just around the bend.)

Months ago I began considering changing my bedroom into my sewing room and vice versa. My bedroom was larger and had brighter lighting due to the sun, windows, etc. I needed more space for fabric and tables and sewing than I needed for sleeping, so the first summer Saturday I was available to change out furniture and belongings was marked on the calendar. I anxiously awaited this adventure because I expected this move would stir some creativity back into me. Well....I guess it WOULD have, had I not totally exhausted myself for 3 weekends trying to change those blasted rooms!!!! Have you EVER thought about doing something like that? Well think again dear friends! I haven't worn myself out like that in so long. I only THOUGHT my sewing room was unorganized. After moving it across the hall I found out what true chaos is. What a job! Maybe I just have too much furniture. Too much stuff. I don't know. I didn't ask anybody to spend the day with me to help and by the time I realized I was in-over-my-head it was too late. The following (2) Saturdays were spent trying to organize it all back to some kind of order so that I could sew, JUST in case something sparked creativity again. I'm trying to get back into it now but it's harder than I expected to become accustomed to my new area. (I so badly want to call it my "studio" - but for now I just crack myself up each time I say it.)

So....I don't have much to show for the last several months other than these little curtain thingys I made for an old cabinet we use in the bathroom. I do like them though, and they were the first thing I created in my new new area.

By the way, thank you for the emails and comments prodding me on.


Christy said...

So glad to see you back Dinah! Find a small, satisfying project and just make yourself do it. I'm sure you'll get more comfortable in your studio. :)

LeeAnn said...

Glad to see you update! Moving entire rooms is like moving an entire household. No fun at all. Get some new decorations on the walls. That is always inspiring for me!

iSew said...

Well, your curtains look lovely. Just give it some time, you'll feel creative again.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Hi Dinah!!!!!!

Love your studio--that is a huge move--and so much work! But just think of how great it will be in the end!

I just recently re-organized my studio too--took a ton of time and effort, but I'm so glad I did it! Now I can concentrate on getting ready for Christmas!

So nice to hear from you !

Hugs, Karen

Queenly Things said...

I love your ideas - the curtains are just perfect. Oh, this is creativity at it's best - beautiful and functional.

Vedrana M. said...

it must have been lot of work...i now how it is when i try to change something but it looks good :) xoxo

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Jenn Maruska said...

Hey - I've wondered what's been going on with you! : )

Blog posts don't have to be long, you know. Just drop us a note and a quick photo to keep us up to date!

: D Hope you're doing well.