Friday, May 8, 2009

Missing mini muse

I really can't decide what it is. I have struggled with finding my miniature muse the past year, maybe even can say two years. I won't say it has been missing completely, I just feel it has come and gone more than in the past. I know that my interest in scrapbooking certainly pulls the energy from one to the other, but I just look at my desk (in the bedroom) and whatever project is there and I walk away. Even when I have tried putting away that languishing project to start on something fresh, it works only for a short time. I know that is okay that I am not so into minis right now. I am not totally out of it. I still am very interested in my mini clubs (groups) online. I still enjoy reading the posts. Some days I have a lot more interest than others, but I would say that is normal. Not everyone wants to hear about the ______ email after email. In those cases, I just skip over it. No big deal. on the other hand, when I walk by my scrapbook area ( it is in the living room and is temporary) I want to sit down and do somethings. Maybe not every single day, but more often of late. Certainly my desire to scrapbook the photos I have printed is a good thing. Why let them sit for years as printed photos when I could have just have easily left them on my computer? So yes it is good I am working on those. I really shouldn't let it bother me. I guess it;s just that I want to do minis and the inspiration just isn't there. i know better than to force it. That takes the fun out of it. It makes it stressful and I don't want minis to be stressful. Avoiding stress in minis is one major reason I am not trying to make things to sell. I really love the things I make and I want to keep them for my enjoyment. Sure I love to share the photos and show them off, but not often i make and give away. The things I have sold that were once my darlings, the darling-ness wore off and i could part with them. Seriously, I can't say that money has been an issue relating to this. Sure this year already I have spent money on minis, but in other ways I was glad I didn't have the extra to spend when the opportunities came because I am just collecting right now. I don't want to be collecting... I want to be making. That's why I miss my mini muse. I wonder what her name would be....

2 comments:

Pam said...

We've all been through the mini doldrums at one time or another, Preble. Don't feel guilty about not wanting to work on anything. The urge will come back when you least expect it and you'll be delighting us all with photos of your latest clever creations.

Pam said...

Preble, I have a Kreativ Blogger award on my web site for you, if you would like to collect it. :-)