We’ve all been there- I’ve got a clog in the creative process. A lump ‘o gunk at the opening of the glue bottle. A backed up sink. The ideas are there, but they can’t get out. Very frustrating indeed!
I think it’s probably time to heed my own advice and work on something else, but I can’t quite bring myself to put this away.
It’s been on the desk 2 days now and I have spent an insane amount of time just getting it here. I want this page finished (I have the journaling in my head…) but I can’t take the next step.
I’m slow like molasses on a cold day.
What’s a girl to do? I have a couple creativity un-blocker ideas that I’ll share with you later today (after I try them)…
8 thoughts on “stuck”
These photos are gorgeous! When I have a creative block I just walk away. I like to look at sketch layouts in magazines or just walk around outside and let nature inspire me. A funk is hard to get rid of, but it’s better then throwing the page together and always wishing you had done something else each time you look at it.
I love those photos!
Here’s to hoping the dam breaks wide open for you!
With ADORABLE photos like that and MARVELOUS BG PP I know you will be inspired before the day is over!
Oh…those are precious pictures!
I did a big space-filler layout like this just last week. You can see it on my blog. It’s the “poke” layout.
Did your ideas work? Were you able to “unclog” your ideas? I hate when that happens, too. Seems to happen to me too much! 🙂 I love the pics tho. She is just adorable. I love the BG paper!
Overlay with some flourishes? Flowers/snowflakes in the same colors? I’m not sure this needs much more…the pictures are so vibrant!
When I’m stuck on a layout I think about it as I go to bed at night. I am forced to ‘see’ it differently because it’s not there in front of my eyes – and for reasons I can’t even begin to fathom often come up with an idea that is completely not the direction I was headed in (and blocked by). It might hit me as I go to sleep, or it might come to me in the morning as I wake up. (Usually I don’t dream about it – at least, not that I’m aware of.)
The thing I find most surprising about this is I am not a night scrapper. After the sun goes down I am useless at my scrap table (or pretty much anywhere else). But I embrace these creative ideas that come to me in bed – the trick is to remember them in the morning!
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