I created my “C-R-E-A-T-E” banner, now I need to get back in my studio and actually create something!  Blasted creativity block!  I’m at a standstill and finding it difficult to break out of it.  I’m surrounded by boxes of beautiful beads and trinkets; ephemera and paint; paper and glitter–it’s everywhere, but I can’t seem to get past the distractions and let the magic happen.  I sit and push the colors around on my palette.  I sort papers and ribbons and line up bottles of ink . . . still nothing!  I decided to google “artist’s block.”  I actually came across several websites with ideas on how to ignite your inspiration! It didn’t help much with my problem, but I did get a few laughs.
Here is a good one: “Tip #6  Remember that everyone has fallow periods.  I don’t consider them fallow, just the subconscious taking a breather and getting ready to take a different direction.”
What the heck is fallow?  I looked it up and here is what I found:
fallow 1 |ˈfalō|adjective(of farmland) plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production incentives for farmers to let the land lie fallow in order to reduce grain surpluses.• figurative inactive long fallow periods when nothing seems to happen.• (of a sow) not pregnant.
Hmmm.  Okay, that sort of makes sense . . .  except that last part about the SOW!
I am hoping that my problem is just my subconscious taking a little break and is about to shift into massive creativity overload!!
Oh well – the drought has to end soon . . . bring on tomorrow!

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