Thursday, March 4, 2010

Four in the morning



The clock in the corner of my screen tells me that it's nearly 4 in the morning. I should be in bed, cuddled up with my maternity pillow and having weird pregnancy dreams. But, I'm not. After an hour of tossing and turning, which, by the way, happens in slow motion and looks more like a beached whale doing barrel rolls, I decided to get up. Part of this is normal pregnancy--the sleeplessness--but the other part is fidgety creativity. It's been months since I was able to sink my teeth into a project. And now that life seems mostly even keel, god bless Zantac, I feel like I finally have the energy to take something on. Of course, with months of letting my creativity simmer under the surface and reading new, beautiful blogs, I'm confronted with not just one, but at least four or five new, fun, exciting, thrilling, keep-me-up-at-night projects--none of them brilliant, mind you--but the desire to start something is there. And it's fierce! Here's what I've been following lately:

Anna Maria Horner
with TWO cats
Attic 24

Image from Debi Treloar

20 comments:

beth said...

Brilliant I am sure....you are too modest. You know, an early morning merits a nice afternoon nap.

Debra said...

I do some of my best brain storming in the wee hours of the morning. I must check out these other two blogs...you know how I feel about Attic 24! Off for another lesson today~ wish me luck!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh I remember those sleeplessness nights... glad your creativity is blooming strong! xo

Emily said...

These are some great finds, Jewels! I hope your sleeplessness gets better! I have been wanting to flex my creative muscles too! Can't wait to hear more about your projects! xo

paula said...

oh my, I forgot all about the not sleeping part. Oh, and zantac was my best friend for 9mths.

Krissy said...

oh girl, can't wait to see your new projects! I'm off to check out your new bloggy reads :)

Hello Lindello said...

"and looks more like a beached whale doing barrel rolls......."

lol. your silly.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Loving that you are taking the bull by its horns, way to go!

cindy said...

here's to igniting your creative spark even if it entails waking in the wee hours of the morning once in a while. that's what naps are for. looking forward to your new projects. xo, c

ps lovely blogs!

Waterrose said...

Isn't it amazing at what time the creativity bug hits? I was awake until 2am the other night with exciting creative thoughts.

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous dress. And stunning floorboards.

I hope you feel sleepy soon xx

Joyce said...

I have had those late nights and I have no reason! Thank you for sharing the blogs. xo

性感 said...

我對自己的信心已超越別人對我的評價........................................

Lauren @ withTWOcats said...

I feel your pain - four in the morning has been seen by me much more frequently than I like lately. And the beached whale concept has crossed my mind quite a bit as well...

Vintage Simple said...

Oh, so glad you got up, then..! And I am so glad that you are feeling better, your energy is back, and you are feeling the giddiness and business of creativity..! Can't wait to see what you come up with, dear.

Have a wonderful weekend, Jewels!

xoxo,
-maria

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

That's fantastic! I can't wait to see what you've been up to!! Oh, and I too and in love with Anna Maria! I just ordered some of her yummy fabric to play around with for some projects of my own. :) Have a beautiful weekend Jewels!

Down and Out Chic said...

i'm sorry you had a rough night. sometimes i feel the creativity restlessness coming on and i have to do something or i'll jump out of my skin. even if it's a small sketch, it helps.

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Camila F. said...

You have a lovely blog, congratulations!

Laura B said...

Hope you got a bit of sleep this weekend :) I love it when my head is buzzing with projects, could do witha bit of that just now.