Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Pulling Teeth!

............that's what crafting seems like at the moment.
It's been a real struggle to get motivated, this weeks Gothic Arches challenge is crowns, a subject that would usually take me 5 minutes to come up with an idea.......this has taken since Sunday! I'm not happy but at least it is a finished challenge!


Only another dozen or so projects to do!..... hope the motivation and inspiration find their way home soon!
What do you do when you have a creative block?

18 comments:

Toni said...

I think your arch is wonderful... loving all the colors you chose, but I know what you mean. I believe we all get creative block. Music plays a huge part in my creativity and sometimes I have to change it up to move me. Go get a pedicure or pamper yourself while your sitting there getting your feet rubbed you can let your mind wander on what you want to create when you get home. Enjoy !!!

Darcy said...

What do you do when you have a creative block?

I usually make something of yours lol...so hurry up, you are not allowed to have lack-of-motivationess!

My crafty dog and I said...

Oh I love it, there's alot to see and I just love the sassafrass borders!

When I have a creative block I just have to walk out of my craft room or I end up making something 'orrible that makes me think I can't make anything nice...usually a cuppa helps, but my creative juices dried up for nearly a month once I nearly sold all my stamps would you believe?

Just think happy thoughts :o)

Lulabelle said...

Your gothic arch is great! Love the colours.
When I have a creative block I tidy up my studio, I can guarantee I will think of something I want to make when I have made an even bigger mess trying to sort out the mess! Always works for me!!!

Tinkertaylor said...

Cake or chocolate and flicking through a craft mag does it for me. Nice crown love the little pearls.

Elegia said...

I love the dream-like spirit in your arch, very beautiful piece of art!

Paula said...

wonderful arch.....as for creative blocks,I just keep going but maybe use only one ink colour and one stamp and just see what happens...if its a real bad block, then I take a break and maybe do something completely different till the urge to craft comes back.

Angelnorth said...

Fab arch, I love the crowning glory sentiment with her flowing locks! Shame it's feeling like hard work rather than fun on the crafting front. I usually switch crafts for a bit if I get a block, often seems to work!

Netty said...

This is gorgeous, love it. Annette x

Martina2801 said...

Just fabulous you have outdone yourself! I LOVE IT!

Yvonne said...

Worth the wait, it's gorgeous, Effie!

Gina said...

Stunning work Effie, thanks for the compliment on mine, but it's not digi. I am sad enough to sit and cut out all the bit's :D XXX

thekathrynwheel said...

Well I think this is wonderful and the colours rock (as always!) But I know what you mean, sometimes art feels like hard work!Just relax, your mojo will return, it always does :-)

craftytrog said...

gorgeous artyness!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Well you certainly could not tell by looking that you were suffering from artist block... the arch is just wonderful!
Inka

Debi said...

Love the colours and images- great arch.

Sid said...

Your crowning arch is great !! Just wait and it will return !

Deborah said...

When my craft mojo deserts me I either look through a lot of art and craft books (with no project in mind, just browsing) or I just pick a couple of things at random and just play, again with no particular project or challenge in mind. Or I watch Midsomer Murders :-)