Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Finding The Creative Muse
No pictures today. I'm feeling a little blah. I'm off from the day job this week and had all the intentions in the world to create, create, create and yet I don't really feel like it. I'm having some success with my buttons and I really appreciate it but for some reason I'm just not in the mood to make buttons these days. At least not my resin buttons. I think it's a combination of having a couple of packages go missing and some technical difficulties. These are all part and parcel of business and of creating but for some reason it's really having an impact on my wanting to create. I'm pushing through and continuing on but I'm also turning this into a positive and using this as a reason to rethink my direction. I have been making some ceramic buttons and jewellery pieces this week though. With ceramics there is no immediate gratification but I am looking forward to firing up the kiln maybe tomorrow to see how they turn out. I've got lots of ideas and am learning as I go. I've never taken a ceramics class but have read lots of books, completed lots of Internet research and watched lots of videos. The problem with ceramics is that when things don't turn out it is extra disappointing because there is so much time invested in it. Well wish me luck as I sit back and work on some fun projects and wait for my creative muse to reappear.