There’s nothing quite so annoying as when creativity leaves you. Creativity is not a finite commodity — it cannot be used up. But sometimes it just flies the coop.
Yesterday I finished my first scrapbook layout in over a month. The previous one I barely eeked out after sitting with it for a few weeks. In sum, no meaningful scrapbook work since about the end of March. I always have several layouts that I haven’t posted, so you the audience don’t really see my ebbs and flows. But trust me, they’re there. This last bout was so bad I didn’t even want to write about scrabpooking.
I know exactly how it happened. From the end of March until mid-May, school and work zapped me. So much going on that I felt like I didn’t have room in my brain for anything else. I finished school for the semester and decided to take a couple weeks off before starting my thesis work. Not so fast. Work still zapped me. I wanted to work on my projects. I had time to work on my projects. My creative brain was having none of it.
I know what to do when that happens. Don’t stress, work on something else. Enjoy something else. It will come back eventually. It’s hard not to get frustrated when I have precious little time to work on my own projects and can’t. Instead, I’ve been reading, watching movies, fixing the collage frame, and more.
Finally a new page finished. Here’s hoping it’s on its way back!