13th Mar 2008
I have to be honest. I haven’t made, or even worked on, any of my original projects in more than two weeks. I’ve done some cross-stitching on a kit that I do in the evenings in front of the television, but that doesn’t count.
It’s not that I don’t have anything to work on — I have “The Road Ahead” to finish, now that it’s mounted on canvas, and a smocking sampler to start as I look towards making a flower-girl dress for my daughter for her uncle’s wedding in June, and March’s “Take it Further” project, and February’s, for that matter, and a Fast Friday Quilt from two weeks ago, and an installation stole, and ….
But I find myself in a frozen state, and I’m not sure why. I’m tired, and ill at the moment with the throat-bug that has been going around, but usually I find art-making more energizing than not. Perhaps it’s the getting-started part — my art-making space is less than ideal and requires clearing off before anything can really be done. Perhaps it’s the mid-winter, pre-spring doldrums. Perhaps those are just excuses.
What gets you going when you’ve stopped?