I guess I should be used to these by now. But it always takes me by surprise when I feel "stuck." I think this most recent creative dearth was prompted by the realization that I have too much "stuff!" I go through periods when I can't STOP making things, and consequently, I have a lot of "stuff!" I am not at all displeased with my sales, but really, I'd have to sell five things a day to deplete my inventory. So it just makes sense to slow down.
Slowing down is difficult for me, because once I slow down and push my mind into other things, I have a hard time getting back to my fiber art. Why is this so? It seems to be all or nothing for me. Do others share this phenomenon?
If I were to make all the designs in my head at any given time, I'd never sleep. So sometimes it behooves me to take a break and try not to stress about it. But obviously I AM stressing about it. Pinterest can become a problem. On the one hand it can be a powerful source of inspiration for me; on the other hand, it overwhelms me with ideas. Which idea to try next? That kind of indecision leads me to immobility. (I'm not a good decision-maker in any aspect!) So here I sit!
Lots of people have offered suggestions for overcoming creative block. And I've written about it before - several times. The best thing, I've discovered - for me at least - is to just ignore it, move on to other things in my life, and realize that it WILL pass. Patience is not a huge part of my modus operandi, so this is sometimes quite frustrating.
I DO have a new idea for felting, but I need a whole day to devote to it - and that is not going to be possible for a week or so.....I think I'll read my books!