Thaw~~~ to be freed from the physical effect of frost.
I have been a bit frozen lately, but not by the winter winds. I have been in a sort of creation freeze. I haven't made anything in a while. The holiday hoopla usually hampers my production flow. I am full of ideas but, I have trouble getting beyond the in my head and out my hands stage. I am so easily distracted by the day to day this and that...so before I know it the sun has set and I am pooped. (bet this sounds familiar) To over come these slumps I give my self a "Creation Day". Today was one. On Creation Day only the bare minimum of chores are allowed. And I make something, anything, just make myself make.
So today I woke up from a night of insomnia. I was super tired. But I was committed to getting unstuck so I started the day with a nap! I napped from 8:00 am to 8:45 am. Perfection! I was good to go. I zipped through the duck chores, a snow shoe with Runa, a few Etsy emails. I warmed up by finishing the threading (warping) of my little loom. Then into the sewing room to make......a mess! A happy mess. I love to have fabric and thread flying. My process is not neat or tidy, it is creative chaos! In that pandemonium an inner calm arises. I feel my pent up ideas releasing and "becoming". I worked on some love ideas with Valentines Day in mind. But found more inspiration from the book I just started to listen too today, No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton (9 hour unabridged read by Jonathan Montaldo)
I have had more "productive" days but I feel I have turned the corner. I have got my rhythm back. Loosened, melted, rekindled, coalesced....ok I will step away from the thesaurus.... Here is some of the proof of the pudding...
|Finished Warping and Even Spun a Bit!|
|My Mirthful Mess...and it is going to get messier!|
|It really is a January Thaw....Enjoying my Lunch Break Outside in the Winter Sun!!|
|Sending You Some|