“Elvis has left the building”… that about sums it up for me. I’m not an Elvis fan, but substitute the words “my muse” for “Elvis” in the preceding sentence and you may get a sense of how I’m feeling…. No? Still not making sense? Perhaps a visual will help. This is how I feel:
That is actually a picture of me, on an airplane, but it demonstrates my level of productivity. I’m totally uninspired, creatively bereft, stagnant, cocooned. Could it be this relentless winter?
Yep, that’s a building in the above photo. It’s one of the local high schools. We have a tiny bit of snow. Just a wee bit.
…she’s nearly 6 feet tall.
Depending on which source I reference, we’ve had somewhere in the neighborhood of 130″ ~ 150″ of snow, so far…. SO FAR! and it’s STILL snowing!
Don’t misunderstand me, I LIKE winter, it’s Lovely! but I think it’s affecting my brain. I have all sorts of fun projects I could be working on….
This little sheep is waiting patiently for her future to be Now. Can I muster up the energy to fill her with fluff and mount her on a pull toy? no.
How much fun could I be having putting the above giraffe together with one, almost twice as big, that I have punched, stained, stitched and ready to stuff? Sooo much fun! Am I having fun?? no.
I could be choosing colors for “E is for Elephant”, but am I?
I’m sure I’m not alone. Not only are some of you in the same predicament, ~ in fact, you may have even More Snow ~ but my companions are also “taking advantage” of the UNbelievable amount of outside fluff and catching up on their nap time.
As I sit quietly in my chair, awaiting the return of inspiration, all I can hear (aside from the howling wind) is a soft snoring. It’s all most soporific and I feel myself nodding off. Ah well, tomorrow is another day, perhaps THE day when a hint of Spring will waft its way into our lives…. Not according to the weatherman, however.
Until the time when I’m feeling up to doing more than pecking out a sentence or two with one finger, I leave you with a fabulous antique rug ~ look at those colors! Wouldn’t it make a fun and relatively simple punch needle?
Feel free to grab the above picture, trace it and punch or hook it! Oh, and be sure to send me a photo of your finish….. maybe I’ll be able to ride on the coattails of your creativity!
may you be warm and merry!