Lately, I have found myself avoiding anything creative. I tell myself to go out there, to even just straighten out my art space, to do SOMETHING. Then, I divert into a magazine, reading blogs, or even just watching TV (horror!).
I was inspired at church a couple of weeks ago... a vision of something I wanted to create came into my head as I listened to our pastor preaching... I quickly sketched it out, then when I got home, I got out a canvas and transposed that sketch onto the canvas. AND...there it has stayed. Just a pencil drawing on a gessoed canvas. At first, I blamed not knowing what color(s) to use on the background. Then I would find another excuse. One after another.
This week, our LSS's are having a "shop hop" where if you have a tote bag and passport, you can go in and purchase (almost) anything for 20% off. I (of course) went and bought many beautiful papers and inks (ALL of Tim Holtz's new ink pad colors!). I brought them home...and their they sat...for days, in their bags by the table.
Today, I went out and was forced to empty some of the bags, so that I could use the tote bag (at another LSS). As I pulled out the many papers, ribbons, inks and other ephemera, I found myself wanting to sit and create...to use them! Unfortunately, I had to go vote, tote my boys to their homeschool Karate class, and other various errands (hence why I was swinging by Scrapbook Junkie to check out the latest arrivals...and get them at a discount!).
I am hoping tonight, or tomorrow, to get out there and at least organize all my new treasures. Maybe lay some paint down on that canvas. Getting inspired is so hard, and yet, something always seems to get in the way.