Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Creative Block or - Woe is me...

The folks at Forbes Farm have been in a horrible creative block lately. Wish I could find someone to share the blame, but I am the only "folks at Forbes Farm". DH never was very creative, so no one notices if he's in a creative block. I can't seem to come up with anything new that is worth making. There's such a backlog of stuff not sold I certainly don't need to work on making any more of what I already have. Whatever I start doesn't work out. I've started the same choker twice and both times it looked terrible so I tore it out. What's a girl to do?

Kind folks have given me all sorts of suggestions from take a vacation to take a long walk. I can only afford the long walk since I can't even pay the bills, let alone take a vacation. I tried the long walk, but you know what? The bills were still sitting here when I got back. I'm in a catch 22. When I'm working I don't get anything accomplised and when I'm not working I keep thinking I should be.

I heard on the news last evening that the reason the recession is stalled is because the consumers aren't spending. I only wish I had something to spend and I'm willing to bet a lot of folks are in the same boat. I suppose it would be very tacky to get on Twitter and shout out to all the rich people and tell them to spend some of that money they're hoarding. Yeah, it would be. The thought has crossed my mind though.

Well, I'm off to the studio to sit and stare at the beads and pray for inspiration I guess. Not much else I can do but hope and pray for better days. Wish me luck. I sure hope yourday is going better!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh you poor thing. i so can relate. i am looking for a place to sell my cards - here, locally because etsy is definitely not cutting it. however, the one place i do have them in is doing ok but.... so i'd like another place and nobody is biting!!! none of the craft stores, antique stores, gas stations, any place where people would "run in for a card" - not happening. so i feel your pain. trouble is i don't have a solution! but i do have a shoulder to cry on!

hang in there, girlfriend!


Anonymous said...

I can relate as well! I feel why should I make anymore jewelry when I already have so much sitting around, waiting to be bought?

But still hang in there. There needs be a light at the end of this tunnel! It is just a matter of how long it'll take to get there. :)

Sandy said...

Just hope I don't crash inside the tunnel!

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how you feel. I got very excited about my Joyful Negative Earrings (made with film negatives) and made oh 50 or 60 pairs. They're all in bright colors like lime green, yellow, hot pink, etc. Now summer is beginning to fade and I'm worried they'll be lying around 'til next summer. And you're right, it is hard to start new things, but hang in there. We're all hanging in there with ya ;)