Creative Pursuits

May 1st, 2012 § 1 comment

Yvaine

2012 is underway. I find myself floundering. By this time last year, I have been extremely bitten and consumed by the embroidery bug. It was all I did in 2011.  Health issues have stalled/stopped my creative engine. Snow White and Hansel & Gretel have been stalled indefinitely on my embroidery shelf. I still have the giveaway in progress as well. Taking care of my two year old has also consumed much of my time. She is much more mobile now. With my projects stalled, I began to pursue cooking/baking and it became my outlet for much of this year.

At the moment, I find myself needing to focus and narrow down what I want to do. Doing embroidery full time is no longer doable. I just don’t have the time and the dexterity. My hands are starting to get tired. I want to limit myself to three works a year tops. I’m not abandoning it but I am going to be more choosy about what I’ll be working on.

I want to finish writing my novel. I’m stalled at 45000 words. I’m halfway done. I need to finish. I’ve set a personal deadline of August.

I want to pursue art again and this time in digital form. I want to create digital art. I have a tablet but I never felt comfortable with it. My husband recently got an Ipad and I really enjoyed making art with it. I like seeing where my fingers go. It’s the closest to traditional art I’ve ever experienced. Using the tablet forced me to divide my attention between the blank slate and the screen. With the Ipad, I just need to look in one place. I want to produce enough art again to restart my etsy shop.

I want to sew doll clothes again just for myself. I have a stack of books I want to explore and there are designs/patterns in my sketchbook unfulfilled.

On a personal note, I also have my road test coming up soon. I need to pass that first. This is the week after Anime North for which I need to finish 21 octopi, a cosplay entry, and a cosplay. Yes, I’ve been really busy. I hope to surface for air when I pass my road test.

I hope you all are well! Have you also somehow lost focus in your creative pursuits? I’d love to read about it.

— Rosey

 

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§ One Response to Creative Pursuits

  • Melissa says:

    Sorry to hear you’re having a hard time keeping up with everything you want to do. It’s good that you’re working on a plan to get back into the things that are important to you though. I’m looking forward to seeing whatever comes out of it. 🙂

    As for myself, I’ve definitely lost my focus as well. Health issues, family issues, financial issues and trying to get everything sorted for my term abroad has just left me completely drained and exhausted. Family stuff at least seems to be clearing up, so hopefully that will help my motivation a little… but I’m fairly certain I’ll need to find something to jumpstart my creativity again in order to get back on track.

    I hope you do well on your road test! <3

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