First, I'd like to announce the winner of the little creativity contest: Debby! I can't decide whether to make something creative for her or to give her the supplies so she can make her own creative thing. But Debby loves pink, so I know her prize will at least have some pink in it. I'll be sure to show you what I finally figure out. And thank you all for giving me your ideas for inspiration!
Okay, my mind has been racing ever since you all started to respond to my plea for creativity enhancing ideas. There have been many good ideas and I want to explore them here. I've been trying out all the ideas at once:
I've been buying magazines.
I've been buying yarn.
Frankly, there has probably been a bit too much buying. I'll have some talking to do when we go over this month's receipts. :) And at some point I need to stop looking and start doing.
And I keep sitting down to write. But doing all this creative buying and looking created too many ideas swirling in my head. Things were coming out in a jumble. And when I thought about it, I realized that the jumble of life is part of what keeps me from being more creative.
Several of you mentioned that you need time and space to create. This is so true! If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may remember that I've talked before about how much junk I've accumulated and how I move it from room to room. Today, friends, I have some progress to show you. Warning: These photos are not for the faint of heart.
I can actually use my sewing room now! (This name has stuck even though there is a lot more than sewing stuff in there. I tried to call it my studio, but that name never "took." Any ideas of what I should call it?) I am so thrilled to not feel ashamed and guilty when I walk into that room. There is still room for improvement, but as I use up supplies I will be able to reorganize things. This room was my daughter's room until we switched last year. I'd like to get some of the things away from the walls so the mural can show through.
Now that I've worked on the space part of the equation, I need to figure out the time part of it...
On Monday, tune in to see the lovely yarn that Rachel sent me as a contest prize. I'll also be showing you the terrific package that Carole gave me as part of the Special Swap. (I'd post about all this over the weekend, but my blog statistics indicate that not as many people visit on the weekend. I want to make sure everyone has a chance to see these fun things.) Be sure to read Carole's post from yesterday because it's all about how she was inspired by nature and what the beautiful result was.
Then on Tuesday, I'll have a creativity interview with a secret blogger about creating something from nothing. Have a great weekend, everyone!