>Busy. Not Beading.

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Okay. I have not been feeling like myself lately. Work has been quite busy the last couple of days and I haven’t had time to work on finishing my blue British beaded bus. Not to mention, I haven’t done any beadwork in several days, either. I think I’ll consider this a break while I’m thinking about what to bead next… Wait ’til you see what it is… 🙂

In the meantime, here are just a few questions in regards to any of the visual, performing, or literary arts:

Do you ever feel out of sorts when you do not have time to write, play music, or create art?

What is the longest period of time that you have gone without creating art, and why??

Who or what inspired you to overcome your creative dry-spell?

And, if you’re in this state right now, stop it. It’s not good for you.

15 thoughts on “>Busy. Not Beading.

  1. >Yes, i feel way out of sorts when i can’t write and my artsy friends feel the same thing… i don’t know if it’s loneliness, a feeling of incompleteness, or what exactly it is… but i can understand entirely.DOING it is the only answer, gently forcing yourself to do your art (but in a be-nice-to-yourself way) until the rhythm takes you over and you are just living your art… it’s part of you again.

  2. >I find finishing a project with a deadline leaves me burnt out. The last 3 weeks with 4 projects, deadlines to meet I can’t pick a bead or needle yet. It won’t last, another deadline is creeping up.

  3. >I *do* get cranky when I don’t take or make time to create. Even my kids would tell me, “Mom, you need to go sew something.”I don’t know how long I’ve ever gone without being creative in some way. I suspect my limit is 10 days or so. At that point I’m so miserable I’ll cut and paste pictures from magazines just to get the juices flowing again.Since I’ve discovered the world of blogs and blogging I’m finding that reading what others are doing and accounting for my own activities has kept me moving in a positive direction. If I’m not feeling well enough to actually make something of my own I can at least enjoy the creativity of others and that sustains me.

  4. >you are right…I better stop it…I need to get back and start a new canvas right away…my attention has not been in painting since I started my blog end of May…I do not really feel bad about not painting..but i do feel guilty…well after close to 2 months it is time to feel guiltyIt is not good for me..I know

  5. >I hate not being able to write, whetehr it’s diary, poem, letter to the newspaper, emails to friends or the occasional thing for publishing. It’s my therapy. i don’t worry about the dry times, it always comes back. I’m sure you will come up with a wonderful dea for a new project – each one must be like giving birth and it’s natural to have a period of low after such a momentous effort to complete it.

  6. >I did not make art for close to 8 months in 2005-06 when I went to grad school. I mean, I guess you could call school an art, but it wiped everything out.Sometimes I need a break and am always refreshed and energized after I do. We’re going camping on Sunday for a week, and I know I will think about my art work while I’m out there. I plan on bringing my journal so that will help and know when I get home I’ll be raring to go again.

  7. >Do you ever feel out of sorts when you do not have time to write, play music, or create art? What is the longest period of time that you have gone without creating art, and why??Who or what inspired you to overcome your creative dry-spell?I forgot to add the questions and seeing as how I can’t edit it…here they are…*HUGS*

  8. >I feel out of sorts when I have an idea and don’t go for it. That could be singing a song, painting, writing, anything to do with creating. Let’s see…my longest period of time…hmmm..a couple of Months. My father originally inspired me because I often saw him on-stage and I wanted to be like him. Although he went for music and I am want to try my hand at painting. Now I am inspired by fellow bloggers..etc. Seeing others going for their dreams in art makes me want to keep trying. 🙂 Wonderful questions. 🙂 I can’t wait to see your new works when you feel better. :)*HUGS*

  9. >Now Beadie…to answer your questions….Do you ever feel out of sorts when you do not have time to write, play music, or create art? (always. that and when I sit too long and don’t exercise)What is the longest period of time that you have gone without creating art, and why??(hmm…well I have a theory that the difference between genius and insanity is just an audience…so…I think I create something at least once a month – sometimes my blog posts are good writing. mostly its shite.)Who or what inspired you to overcome your creative dry-spell?(I can’t remember who said it – but the phrase is – write it badly. If I aim to write badly, I know I can accomplish that…and most of writing is re-writing anyway.)And, if you’re in this state right now, stop it. It’s not good for you.(ok)xxpinks

  10. >Believe it or not, the other day I came home from the hospital, took a shower, drank a cup of coffee and wrote a blog post, and I felt more refreshed than I had in two weeks.

  11. >I have been downright cranky when I don’t get to do art. Some would say bitchy, but let’s not go there. I think when my children were little I knit because it was the only thing I could do short term. I gave up even reading for 9 years! Now, if I go a week, I tend to get cranky, but I’m also energized as I wasn’t before. Mostly I couldn’t stand it any longer is why I got over the dry spell. But as I said before, I had a new zest that had been missing for awhile. Not to say I don’t sometimes think that what I think is totally ordinary and not very interesting. Comments from people like you on my blog blow me away! Totally! So, thank you and you are so capable you could do it in a minute. I just change an idea from B & B a wee little bit.

  12. >Usually just reading everybody else’s blog inspires me to come up with something to write. Actually, I always volunteer to do the 5 questions meme where someone asks me 5 questions and I answer them. Gives me something to write about. I do much better if somebody tosses me a topic rather than sit there and stare at the computer and try to think of something.I don’t have any artistic ability so I don’t know about that part.

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