Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rest and Inspiration

Some days, a creative soul just needs some rest; today mine did, and that's what I gave it. When my world just seems a little overwhelming, I love to do a little self pampering - I find that at times, being quiet and resting offers me space to recharge, and when I am recharged, creative thoughts start flowing again.

Knowing that the holidays are upon us, I sometimes wish that I could spend a little more time doing what I want to, rather than what needs to be done in order to fulfill my self imposed deadlines. However, it really does no good to offer half completed gifts, so I keep working to achieve my goals. Lately, though, I have so many ideas floating around in my head that once my gifts are made, I will be spending a bunch of time with the things that I really, really want to create, and I know it will be some time before I feel stalled in my creativity.

If you are feeling a bit stalled in your creativity these days, perhaps these photos will bring some inspiration. Or, perhaps they will bring to you a sense of calm, so that your own creative soul can rest and recharge, so that it can lead you towards the next step in your creative journey....





All of these photos were taken during our vacation to Long Beach, Washington this summer. We had a fantastic time there, and plan on returning again...

What do you do, to recharge your creative soul?

2 comments:

Penny said...

Lovely posting! I share your feelings at this time. Having completed what I need for an upcoming show I am getting back into the mode of creating for creating sake - no deadlines. Its delicious. My 'tools' for inspiration are: going to a gallery to see what other brave souls are doing; taking a lovely long walk (or several of them *smile*); sorting through my threads and fibers and of course there is always a chocolate break in there somewhere! *smile*

Loralei said...

Oh, who can resist a good dose of chocolate? Surely not me!! I love your tools for inspiration - thanks for sharing!

Oh, and I also love your posting today as well... beautiful photos!