Monday, December 18, 2006

Blogging Rut

I'm stuck in a rut. I'm a bad blogger. I was being so good and consistent with this blog and suddenly this last month I feel like I've run out of steam. I feel tired and uncreative. Every time I sit down to start an illustration or photograph a little project, I suddenly hit this mental wall. What happened? ...I'm not really sure.
I do know that the shorter days are exhausting and that after work I can hardly do more than get up from the couch and go to bed. Perhaps the problem is that work has been creatively draining for the last while and now it has sucked any energy left for my personal projects. Yes, shocking; I know. After all the complaints I had about work being boring and pointless and suddenly it is flipped completely; now I complain that I don't have any creative energy to work on personal things. Honestly, I'm impossible to please (hubby, don't say a word!)
At this point I really want to say to you all, please don't give up on my little blog! I will be back, I promise. I plan to recharge over the holidays and buckle down with new personal projects in the new year. Embroidery, book ideas, illustrations, these are all hovering in my mind. I just need a little more time to reflect. I hope you will come visit when I am myself again!
Until then, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and all that other jazz. I'll be seeing you soon!


cruststation said...

Sally I know how you feel, the shorter days really have a way of draining energies. I am keeping my eye on this blog, looking forward to seeing more of your creative talents in the new year. Have a fantastic holiday, hope you get a good rest and a wonderful time with your friends and family.

Kempton said...

I know how you feel. Mental wall is a magical thing. The harder you think, it is like adding cement to the wall and the stronger it becomes. The more relax you are, it is like adding water to the walls of a sand castle, and they will crumble soon enough. Sorry for this lame little example, but I hope it puts up a nice images of the crumbling mental walls in your mind. (smile)

Have a wonderful holiday.

P.S. By chance, I just recently finished a little book call Feynman's rainbow, and it talks about how a young physicist managed to break through his own mental wall. Quite a coincident.

julie said...

Hope you top up those creative batteries over the Christmas break. This time of year is draining on all levels - maybe we should all just hibernate under the duvet until spring comes! Hope you and yours have a great Christmas xxx