Monday, March 22, 2010

Funk punk me

Well, lately I've been in a bit of a funk. It's been harder and harder for me over the last few days to sit myself down and do anything creative. I'm kind of listless. I have the desire to create, but nothing satisfies the urge. I start something, then stop, throw away, recycle, rip out, or store whatever I just started on because it doesn't seem to be the right thing.

So, whatever the heck this is about, I don't know. I mean, the feeling isn't spilling over into the rest of my life. I'm not really depressed or anything. I'm just in a creating funk.

I reorganized my craft area today and I hate it. I hated it before. I can't decide which was worse--before or after. So I'm keeping the after for a while to see if I can stand it. Why does everything feel wrong?

I have been noticing a lack of satisfaction building in me over the last little while with my crafting situation. I'm fortunate enough to have my own space, but it's a multi-purpose space and it's in our living room. This means, really, that I've got to pack up and clean every single time I finish making anything. Out of protection for my younguns sometimes (especially with those 6" razor blades you use with the polymer clay, or sewing scissors, and the like), but also out of respect for my family. I mean, even I feel like it's a real eyesore when I leave all of my crap out. I like for everything to be neat. I just wish I had enough room for everything to be neat in its own spot. Like, a polymer clay station, a sewing station, a jewelry station, a scrapping station, etc.

Oh, well. I'm not complaining, really. Just sort of trying to get to the root of my current issues with making things. I was thinking about trying to do something more expressive. Something more reflective of the inner struggle. Something actually artist-y. But I just don't really feel like it. Maybe I'll just yank something out that I haven't done in a really long time and try it out. Maybe I'll clean more of my stuff out. Ugh, who knows?

Has anyone else ever been in a creative funk? What did you do to get out of it? I'm interested to know.

1 comment:

  1. I have been in a creative funk dozens of times. Sometimes, you just have to take a break and browse the internet to get ideas about color, texture, etc. That is what I do. First I clean up my place so that everything is back in its place and I have enough room to play around. I look through books, magazine and I go shopping and looking for different types of beads. That is what usually gets me out of my funk. Checking books and DVD's from the guild library is a big help. Well, I hope you get out of your funk soon.