Friday, January 23, 2009
one: Nigella twill clutch from lkestaedt
two: Vert neckwarmer from Urbanknit
three: Striped socks by jenoaks
four: Slanted bowl set by lurearts
I'm ready for more sunshine. I want to say that's the reason for the doldrums lately. There's so much going on in our country (via Mint) and even in our blog world to be excited about (Simply Lovely's challenge, Nichole's adventure, and Krissy's new addition), but I feel like I'm dragging this week, both emotionally and creatively. Maybe a weekend with friends and a trip to Milwaukee (to get me out of the apartment) will be good. Rev things up a bit.
I think there's something to be said for creative fallow periods. They help nurture us, quietly behind the scenes. They're a time for rest and recouping. And nothing makes me feel more unproductive *grins* I come from a family where down time usually involved a book, a craft, or a walk. "Lazy" was a bad word. Sometimes these uncreative times feel "lazy." Or maybe it has more to do with the fact that I so desperately want to be productive creatively, but when I'm feeling in the doldrums I just can't create and thus feel "lazy." Oi.
How do you handle the creative fallow periods?