07 November 2007

I've stalled...

This about sums up what's going on with me art-wise lately.

I go into my almost-done studio and admire it. I look at the fabric and the yarn and the sketches I have. I study the started projects and get ideas on what I want to do next. I even go so far as to pull out that bead or the odd trinket I've been hoarding for a year....and then do
a b s o l u t e l y n o t h i n g.

It would seem that I've stalled. Its definetly not a block because the ideas keep coming. But I find myself wanting to stew over things rather then actually do them. This has happened before and I remember thinking the same thing as I am now, "I wish someone would just kick me in the butt so I could get going again." (And don't all volunteer at once.)

I've come to the conclusion that our minds and bodies are often smarter then we think. And its probably a good thing that they come equipped with an automatic QUIT button. We spend our lives running in circles all day - going to work, chasing the kids, cleaning off gooey stoves (that one's for you, Leann) and at the end of it all we aren't always intelligent enough to stop and take a break. I'm no exception, I run until I crash and apparently I've crashed.

So I've decided to just hang out until my butt gets that kick (and again, let me remind you that I'm speaking metaphorically, not literally so put your foot back down on the ground). I did go to Office Max today and found some quite cool bulletin boards to put up on my wall in my almost-done studio. That should finish it off and then maybe I'll get motivated to move.

On the other hand, my brother has an exhibit opening in Royal Oak this friday and Jackie and I are going to go tromping through an old cemetery to take pictures and then there are the holiday cookies.....


Joan said...

You are truly scaring me with these "holiday cookie" references! I hope you are referring to Veteran's Day, or may the opening of hunting season, but not, please, NOT, Thanksgiving or Christmas! I do not need to panic!

Fibra Artysta said...

Why would you panic? This is what I like to do each year. I start early and freeze the cookies so when Christmas comes and we have parties, I don't need to do any panicking. Its just planning ahead. Besides, I like to bake so this is the one time of the year I really go at it.

Kim Hambric said...

How could we be in the same boat together when we don't even know each other? I'll give you a boot in the tush if you'll give me a boot. My fabrics are somehow forming groups (nicely colorful and organized groups), but my scissors and sewing machine are silent. Sigh.

Fibra Artysta said...

Hi Kim!

Maybe its the time of the year? The year is almost over so maybe we feel like its time to slow down a little bit? Let's wait a little while longer before we start kicking each other! LOL! :)