I have been so not into creating for over a month...since before Christmas, really. I have been kind of in the doldrums, maybe mildly depressed for a while now...wondering what the heck I was doing, wasting my time and money on jewelry supplies and tools...worrying about finances, my family, my jobs, etc, that the creative inspiration or muse as some call it, just seemed to have evaporated. All the little coiling/woven wires I would see in my mind's eye before falling asleep, or doodled on my notepad at work, could just never make it out through my hands and to fruition.
Fortunately, this weekend, I woke up, messed around the house for a bit, and decided of all things to go work out. After I came home, I heard the doorbell ring...there it was...my muse! Carrying a suitcase full of dirty laundry and a sheepish grin, it waived it's magic wand over my head and said "get the lead out!"
Since then, I have cranked out several new things (sorry, no photos yet...), started others, sketched even more. I fired up my new little Ronson butane torch (yay, me!) and played with making balled headpins. What a relief! I think the work out had something to do with it, as well as making a pact with myself to take better care of me...exercising more, trying to eat better and drink more water, etc. I'm still worried about all those other things, but I guess I'll won't sell all my jewelry supplies and tools this week! :)