Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Uninspired

Man, I have been feeling so uninspired yet at the same timing I am craving to be creative. It's a really weird feeling. I have always loved arts and crafts, if I could go back I probably would have studied art more in college. I love painting, sewing and taking old things and turning them into something new. I lay in bed and think of all the different things I want to try and create. Lately I have really been feeling the need to create but when I sit down to do it I just sit. I have a tendency to be a copycat artist. I try to re-make what other people do, which is fine since I am only making it for myself. I would never want to copy someone else's work and try to make money on it. But I would like to do some original things, I just can't seem to get the inspiration. Thats part of the downside of having a hubby that is gone alot. After a few weeks of having to do all the meals, all the diaper changes, all the baths, all the trips to the grocery (with the 3 birds), all the bedtimes, all the middle of the night wakings and feedings (and they happen every night), after being the main sol parent for awhile it gets exhausting! I have a new found appreciation for single parents, you guys amaze me. Anyway, when I finally get a few moments to myself (usually late at night) I seem to only be able to muster up enough energy to have a short conversation with my hubby and then just read other people's blogs and wish I was doing the creative things they are. So for now I will continue to copy others work so I can at least be doing something creative until I am hit with inspiration of my own. And if I copy your work I hope you take it as a compliment:) How do you get inspired?

2 comments:

  1. I get inspired by researching others' work as well! By the time I'm done working with the idea, it tends to take on a new form and become my own when I'm done with it anyway, so while I'm in research mode, it really doesn't bother me that I take ideas or parts of ideas from others.

    I like to remember this quote: "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

    :•)

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  2. oooo I like that quote I will have to remember that

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