Thursday, November 3, 2011

In a Funk

I'm in one of those funks, where I make a card and hate it. Then I try to make another one and hate it. It happens to me every once in awhile. I know it'll pass, just hope it passes soon! It's a rotten feeling when you want so bad to create, but everything you try just doesn't work.

One good thing though, it's the perfect time to get some things done around the house. One of those things is to clean and rearrange my craft space. (It needs it sooo bad!) So, I'll be taking a couple of days away from the computer, away from blogland and yes, even away from Flickr - yikes! Did I just type that?! Seriously, I don't think any of you realize how difficult that's going to be for me. I truly love commenting on blogs and cards in Flickr! (I know it will only last a couple of days.)

Starting on Saturday, I will have 10 days off from work too, so I'm really looking forward to that, and hoping the mojo has returned by then - we'll see. . . .

Happy creating everyone, and thanks for poppin' in! :)

22 comments:

Brenda said...

It happens to all of us Barb, so don't worry too much! And I always find a rearranged craft space to be the perfect motivator! But don't be gone too long now!!!

Tiffany said...

Best wishes to you, Barb! No worries, your mojo will come back quicker than you know! In the mean time, enjoy the time away and rejuvenate! Big hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

Argh...poor Barb!
I know what you mean!
I'm sending you good vibes....


xox

Nancy said...

Sweet Barb, enjoy some time to re-charge your mojo. Stepping away and focusing on something else is a sure way to get some new creative insight. Have fun working on your craft space and know we will all be looking forward to a full report complete with photos!
love, hugs and blessings!

Jacqueline said...

Can't imagine blogland or Flickr without you!
I know you will be back!

Lisa said...

Oh Barb- enjoy your time off!! it will feel so good to refresh and get rearranged in your craft space. It's really the perfect cure for a downed mojo :)
Looking forward to your return :)
My mom heads home on Sat. so hopefully I can get back into my room!! I have missed it!

paula said...

Hi Barb, It happens to the best of us. I'm just hoping your Mojo comes home a lot quicker than mine did ;) xoxoxoxo

Donna Bowman said...

You'll feel much better after some time off Barb - I'm sure of it. I always feel much better when I get my crafty room straighten up - which I need to do soon!!! Can't wait for you to come back and wow us with your creations again!!

Sue said...

Hello Barb
It's the changing of the seasons, my Grannie always said when one was feeling gloomy, but then she said many things; like flying into Space affected the weather patterns!!!!!. She was very superstitious.
So once your cold weather starts happening for you Barb,(I know you don't want to think about this) but
all that inspiration will come flooding back. The reason we demur, psychologically, is that self-control does not give us enough sustained motivation to achieve what we want to do.
At about this very moment you are thinking 'what an earth is this girl talking about!' Apologies, I tend to drivel in the mornings, Rob says it is because I have not spoken for eight hours (asleep) that I get excited when I wake up!
I think you will have better luck returning to card making by sorting out your craft room Barb than by reading this bit of nonsense.
Have a most enjoyable day and hoping this despondency lifts soon.
Smiles:)

pcm said...

in a funk? oh no! Right after your lovely win! HOpe you get your mojo back soon!

Dawn said...

Know how it is Barb... but tidying up will be a tonic, you'll be surprised with what you find in your craft space.... stuff you've forgotten you had and the Mojo will flow again.

Maureen Morton said...

WE are going to miss you - you mean so much to so many of us, girlfriend! But, sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and shift some priorities around for awhile. When you are done with your craft space, I'd love to see a pic so I can better imagine you in your "glory". Take care and get it together - we'll all be right here. Love ya!

Tina said...

I will miss you! But you pulled the best decision. Enjoy.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, I know what you mean when creating a card and not liking it once I am finished; that happens to me all the time. I am sad that that is happening to you but, I am sure that your mojo will return. I hope you have a wonderful 10 days off from work. I will miss you and looking forward to your return. Hugs to you

Suzanne C said...

Hope you are enjoying your time off and that your inspiration is coming back!

m said...

Hello, Sweet Barb! Please know you are not alone. I think we all experience this at one time or another. Take all the time you need. I look forward to seeing you around when you are rested and ready. Enjoy your cleaning and rearranging of your craft space. (OH...I should probably do the same.)
BIG Hugs to you!
-Martha

sheila said...

a little cleaning and straightening always start up the old mojo....you'll find some long lost treasures in your stash and before you know it you will be back to creating your usual fabulous cards!

Michelle said...

You will certainly be missed at the HA Flickr site.. So used to see you there and you always seem to beat me at commenting on the pretty cards! how do you do it? :-) Anyways, cheers to your 'funk' to disappear!! Hugs:-)

Debbie said...

enjoy your time and I'm sure you will be out of your funk in no time. Wow! just love your photo of the beautiful trees, what magnificent colors :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Good luck with your craft space clean-up, Barb. I have found my most crafty moments come during this time. I start putting stuff away and the next thing you know, I'm working away on a project! With 10 days off you'll have plenty of time to re-organize and get cooking again. Take care!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Barb! Sometimes it's good to step away from the computer and blogging and recharge and refresh! You are the most gracious commenter and I don't know how you do it! I don't blame you for the "burnout".

I'm looking forward to your next post where I caught a glimpse of your awesome craft space and organization!

CanadianScraps43 said...

You will be missed I am sure, it is folks like you that keep people coming back to our HA Flicker group.Hugs. Have a good rest.