25.6.13

The art of waiting patiently.




I suspect I may have ADD. That suspicion arises from the fact that it is super hard for me to sit still and do nothing for an extended length of time. I can't even sit through a whole half-hour tv show without getting up to do something. 

That said, I have no idea what is going on with the fact that I can't seem to do any art work or sew a single thing without messing up. My inspiration is gone. I sit down to draw and I feel like I can't even draw a stick figure. I try to sew, and I mess up. Repeatedly. Which is more than a little frustrating because when you sew through PUL more than two times, you can pretty much toss it and do nothing cry about your loss. So I'm feeling like I can't work. What am I supposed to do? I don't handle boredom well. I've determined that whatever is going on that I can't get some work done is not going to be fixed by my continuing to try (and mess up) several mediums. I understand maybe I just need to set those things aside for a certain time period, and perhaps this issue will resolve itself. 

The other side of that is feeling that I'm useless if I'm not producing something. 

Have you ever struggled with something like this? 
What did you do?

2 comments:

  1. Maybe focus on some other things? Go out for a walk, get some exercise, listen to some music, etc. Sometimes you just need a break. :)

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  2. I follow you on facebook and I hadn't seen anything new come up recently so I decided to hop on here to check what you have been up to.

    I am also a creative person and just like you. I cannot sit still and not do something "useful". If God forbid I decide to watch TV I have to be doing something else while watching it - sewing etc. If I am in the situation where I am not really being useful i.e. making mistakes etc like you describe, I try to do find something that "needs to get done" around the house -like clean a room, clean the garage, PULL weeds, make a huge batch of Spaghetti sauc eto freeze etc..things that I cannot really "mess up" you know and things that are also useful?! Hope this helps....and would love to see you around :)!

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