The creative process really sucks sometimes. I was so pumped to get going on my mermaid mosaic. I have literally been jabbering about it for a year to anyone who would listen. I had found a piece of coral that inspired me. It literally screamed "Mermaid!" (or Dolly Parton but worm shell hair would not work for Dolly) Nine months later after gathering all the shells I needed I found the perfect frame at a thrift store. I was gaining creative momentum. I primed the frame and was just pondering my adhesive choices when bam.... life happened. The Hubbs went into the hospital for 10 days & he has been my focus ever since.
As a blogger there are
many lots of times that I stare blankly at the screen trying to dredge up some clever witty idea from deep within my right brain to post about. You know the feeling - My last post was 5 days ago - What can I write about? Today I stared at that blank canvas for hours hoping something - anything would magically appear. But it didn't. The day wasn't a total creative loss. I made a new pasta recipe with that flavored cream cheese with garlic & Italian herbs. It was fantastic. So, how do you get the creative juices flowing? I'm thinking tomorrow I will go buy my adhesive grout & Mod Podge & threaten the empty canvas with a few shells. (Prime the pump, so to speak) If that doesn't do it - I will take a step back, punt, & head to the beach.
|Starting & finishing are easy - it's the part in the middle that is the challenge.|