Sunday, September 2, 2012
Finding My Muse
I wish I knew what it is that triggers inspiration and creativity. Sometimes, the last thing I want to do is look at a bead or a piece of metal. Other times, I can work all day long and not run out of ideas. There really is no rhyme or reason to it, so I figure I better enjoy my creative muse when she graces me with her presence. Yes, this picture represents my muse. I don't know why because I'm not into fairies or frilly things, but she is what I envision when I picture her in my mind.
Today was one of those insanely creative days. I finished up two pendants, a necklace, and a pair of earrings. I worked happily all day in my studio and finished up a couple of projects that were started awhile ago and then set aside for lack of inspiration. It sure feels good to be productive, especially when I like the pieces I end up with. If you are a crafter of any sort, you know what I mean. You can work all day on a piece and then hate it when it’s finished.
Do you struggle with creativity and inspiration? How do you handle it? How do you rekindle the creative flame?