After many, many weeks of creative still stand, I seem to have it back. My creative mojo. Missing for such a long time.
Inspired by lovely new papers, time spent with Libby, time spent with other creative peeps, the determination to make the time and to push myself.
I am very much a stop-start sort of scrapper. Sometimes, I am driven to be an über-achiever, pushing myself to churn out the pages. Use up my stash. Fill up my albums. Make myself feel better for all this stash I surround myself with. Give myself goals. And then it's like I just hibernate for a time. At those times, I try to do this 15 minute at a time rule. You know, just work for 15 minutes and it's amazing how much you can achieve. I do this for all other types of work. But it doesn't work for my scrapping. I read again and again: spend 15 minutes choosing a story, another 15 minutes picking out the photo, 15 minutes selecting the products, and then put it all together. Nice theory, just not for me.
Anyway, to cut a long story short. I am in a "making things" phase right now. I am creating pages, finishing projects, using up stash. And I feel goooood!
This is what I have achieved recently. Stories told. Photos used. Memories preserved. Job done!
(sketch provided by Deb at Libby's Bromsgrove crop)
(sketch used from Page Maps)