March 20th, 2012 § § permalink
It’s been really hard for me the past few months. 2012 has started off on a difficult foot health-wise and I’m coping with it ever since. My Graves disease has re-emerged after years of being in remission. My emotional state is frazzled. I digress. This post is about how I need to get back on track.
I haven’t done embroidery in a long time. I’ve only been engaged in making plushies and cooking recently- baking macarons to be more specific. I yearn to go back and sew and to return to illustration as well. I also want to finish my manuscript. Right now though, I’m not ready yet. I’m not in the right state of mind to return to creative pursuits. Be patient with me.
I have a plan to get out of this dry period. I will start by doing things that make me happy. It will be baby steps and I’ll go from there. I’m going to continue making my plushie army and slowly creep my back into the other projects. I also want to make more macarons. Lots more.
I hope you are all well!
March 5th, 2012 § § permalink
He is my first plushie. I’ll be making more soon. I hope to have a bunch for sale at Anime North. He fits in the palm of your hand and makes a perfect doll companion. I’ll be busy making a few more of these because I need to just get my creative feet up and running. I’m planning a pirate one soon and a few more after that.
What are you doing to get your creative juices flowing?
March 4th, 2012 § § permalink
I’m still recovering from the surgery and my birthday is around the corner. I always get the blues near by birthday. It intensified when I turned 29. I think it comes from a deep dissatisfaction that I haven’t reached the bar I set for myself. I will always be my worst critic. It will pass as soon as I see my birthday in the rearview mirror.
In the meantime I’ve been cooking/baking up a storm recently. I haven’t been doing any sewing/embroidery but I’ve been busy in the kitchen. Last night I baked a matcha roll cake with pistachio buttercream.
Matcha Roll Cake with Pistachio Buttercream
Even though I’ve been busy in the kitchen, I am still unsatisfied. I know I need to get back to my art. It’s pretty hard to do when I’m feeling the blues. I’m forcing myself to get back into it tonight. Only after I’ve made a practice batch of birthday macarons for a friend.
How do you cope with lack of motivation in your projects?