Ted calls it "Post-Party Depression."
He may be onto something.
After spending months working on the Old-Fashioned Carnival, I'm now completely devoid of creative energy. No matter how hard I try, I just can't bring myself to create and this makes me so sad and lethargic.
I try to boost my mood trying other things, like getting back into cooking. For a while, I was experimenting with Chinese cooking and was doing really well. It's not the same.
I try learning to sew.
I bring a brand new sewing machine to my mom's house - it doesn't work.
Mom tries teaching me on her machine - it breaks while we're using it.
My friend gives me a mini machine she just got for Christmas - it doesn't work.
Maybe I should just learn to stitch by hand.
Oh well, there's plenty of washing.....
and organizing to do!
Cleaning, organizing, and destashing. I really love it. I'm one of those types who likes to clean, sort, and keep a tidy house. The focus here was my art stash!
Have you ever been shocked by how many supplies you have?
So many fabrics, so little time.
Do you see why I really want to learn how to sew?
I sorted and sorted through fabrics, laces, ticking, trims, and ribbons of all shapes, styles, colors, and textures.
Some old, some new, some borrowed, and yes, some blue.
This old metal cabinet's looking much better these days.
Meanwhile, all of my hatboxes are now sorted and organized.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
Even my old cards now have a pretty box to call home.
Until my creative mojo returns, I'll be browsing all the rest of YOUR blogs in hopes of evoking inspiration and ideas. For now, it's back to scrubbing, ironing, and purging.
And maybe figuring out a new or recipe or two.