lately, i've really been struggling to work on art... i'm looking at blogs for inspiration, emailing people, sleeping, drinking coffee- and it's still been hard... i've been unable to blog about anything exciting because there really isn't much exciting going on... you guys don't want to hear about my sleep patterns, do ya?!
over the course of the week, i've been trying hard to get this project underway... i spent two days cutting out parts from thick illustration board for mimi's book (right now, i am keeping her idea secret)... i have a callous on my finger from all the intense cutting..however, today i finally got out of my inartistic funk and was able to create away with paper while isabella slept [for a whopping one hour].... diego was napping away after going to the zoo that morning with his daycare class... i was cutting the paper pieces and gluing a bit here and there... but in the middle of it all, guess what happens?? i run out of glue!!!!
i'm afraid that if i go to michael's to buy glue tonight, i will come home too worn out to work on art... but if i work on art after diego goes to bed, all i can do is cut out the pieces... and you know, that isn't much fun if you can't glue!!!! i'd think a sewing fanatic would feel the same... what's the point of cutting out all the pieces to make a doll if you have no thread to sew it together?!
so now i'm stuck like chuck... there are invitations to work on (with the paper shown above), illustrations to complete, and a paperbag book in dire need of completing...
in the meantime, i would love to know what YOU do when you get in an unartistic funk... aside from the blogs, how do you obtain inspiration and motivation [and a newfound surge of creativity] to create???