Thoughts on Creativity


Hope everyone had a great Easter and I pray that we don’t just think about God and Jesus on Easter and Christmas only.

I feel like I have been a little MIA lately.  Sometimes I get in a creative funk. I do that with my sewing projects and my paintings pretty much anything I get excited about. Example: I wanted to learn how to take better pictures so I bought a pretty nice camera – I only used it for about a month or two and now it’s been about 6 months since I have touched it.

I come up with this great ideas and then I put all my focus and attention for the next however many hours it take me to finish it and sometimes I can spin multiple ideas off one but then I burn out. I get bored with it and I won’t touch my camera,  sewing machine or a paint brush for weeks. It’s not that I don’t think about it.

I should go get my camera out and practice or learn something new. I should go paint a picture or I should go sew something, I should go write on my blog… etc.

I am going to try to be better. I would like to combine all the things I like to do into one. It’s hard though. Someday, I feel like when I get married and have kids, I won’t have the kind of time I have now and I need to start getting better at using the time I have now, so one day I won’t look back and think… ” I should have (sewn/taken pictures/painted/journaled…) more.”

What I need to do –  is not put so much pressure on myself to come with the BEST idea or project and just do it because I like to and do it for the sake of doing it.

Sometimes, the best ideas come from starting something and rearranging it and just making it as you go.

In fact, I think I will sew or paint tonight – maybe I will bust out the camera I paid a lot of money for too!!

Does anyone else ever feel like this??

Side note:

This looks like a movie I would love…

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3 thoughts on “Thoughts on Creativity

  1. Amanda,

    This is something we are all guilty of. We all have our own projects that we start and don’t finish. With some people these unfinished projects are more and more. But the important thing is to remember those projects and to finish them. Whether it takes 2 weeks or 2 years, it’s worth it. I myself have 3 projects that have been sitting on my desk for 3 years now. But I leave them there as a reminder.

    Just like you said, don’t pressure yourself. The projects that you take your time on are the ones that you enjoy the most. I am a busy body and so I always feel like I need something going and I don’t want to miss out on a opportunity. I say this only to let you know I understand were you’re coming from. It’s a crazy and fun adventure. Here’s to more projects. ; )

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