Thursday, April 17, 2014

{juicy}

@loudoch came home with gifts from her parent's house. Nice one.

Juicy is:
eating a mango pip over the sink with the juice running down my face
being consumed by a great book
gossiping with girlfriends
heart-to-heart conversations
sharing truths
lying in the sun on a warm day dreaming big dreams

Responding to day 2 of April Moon. All the deets here

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{courage}

That's my plan.

The lovely Kat McNally is hosting a reflective writing challenge called April Moon over the next fortnight, in honour of this glorious blood moon. As well as needing something to get the creative juices flowing I've had this really strong sense of April being the start of something for me. I feel an ending and a beginning taking place.

Here's a few things that came to mind when I considered the word courage today:
  • Loving {peeps and fur peeps} in spite of the risks, the loss and the grief.
  • Standing up to bullies and fighting an unfair dismissal from my former employer. Leaving a legacy for the treatment of other staff.
  • Revisiting the past.
  • Forgiving, myself and others.
  • Stopping smoking for the umpteenth time {2 days free today}.
  • Deciding to be ambitious this year.
  • Getting up, and up again, no matter how many times I get knocked down.
  • Choosing happy, choosing dreams, choosing to follow my bliss.

You can grab all the details on how to join in, and the gorgeous blog button, over here. Hope to see you there.

Monday, April 14, 2014

{all talk, no action}

I has me a studio!

That's about how I'm feeling. Here on the blog and with any other creative pursuits. I want to get things happening but I don't seem to be able to move from intention to action. I want to get my book-making tools out, I want to get back to painting, I want to be blogging more regularly, I want to bring {sunday snippets} back to life, I want to get my knitting project started, I want to work on a couple of other creative projects.

BUT I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CREATIVE MOJO WHAT-SO-EVER!

It's driving me crazy. I don't know whether to push myself or whether to just trust that it will happen when it happens. I'm worried that if I just leave it, it might never happen. Is it possible for creative mojo to disappear and never, ever return again????

I'm trying to be kind to myself. I'm trying to remember that I'm in the process of recovering from a really traumatic year and that some of what's happening now probably has a lot to do with things that happened then. I don't want to push myself only to realise that it actually made things worse. But I don't want to do nothing and one day realise that I could have changed things if I'd just pushed myself a little.

So tell me peeps, do you get like this? How do I work out if this is recovery or a creative block? Do I push or do I wait? What do you recommend?