I was looking at this blog today and….good gravy, it's been boring lately! I'm having my own version of "writer's block," but with me it's a Creativity Block. I think I know where it's coming from…it's school's fault.
Shopping for new pencils, deciding what classes we want to put the kids in, finding those classes, writing out lesson plans, buying more chalk, figuring out a schedule….I've spent so much energy on the "shoulds" that I'm plumb empty.
Saturday, I realized just how empty. Our gals and I went to a card-making day at a home with a few other ladies, and you know what? I could not design even. one. card. My mind was just ….flat. Do you ever get like that?
The gal sitting next to me is a mother of 5, so she totally understood my predicament. She asked, "How do you usually get creativity back?" I had to think for a minute – I'm that empty – and finally said, "I go outside, look at favorite creativity blogs, read a book, finger fabric, listen to music, take pictures even when I don't want to, thumb through cardstock…"
And so, for about 6 hours on Saturday, I thumbed through cardstock.
Still, I'm empty. I got nothin'.