Creating During the Not So Creative Times

There are times in my life when I simply can’t create….right now is one of them!  I have way too much going on in my life personally, than to sit down and create something, the inspiration just isn’t there right now!  Yet I have things I need to get done…..  So, what do you do when the creative times just are not there?

  • Make plenty of notes when you ARE inspired – keep the littlest of details for a project you want to do, sketches you want to use, or even a picture of something you want to recreate in one place!  This way – when you simply don’t have the inspiration, you will have something you can make based on what you have already noted and sketched out!
  • Keep a design sheet for projects you are working on – when you have a bit of inspiration, you can add the details as you can, to be able to create things when you have the time!   
  • Check out web pages like Pinterest, or manufacturers web sites for inspiration during your off times – if you keep track of things you need to get done, and you find the perfect item you want to “recreate”, you simply need to find the items you are wanting to work with – and get it done!
  • Get kits done ahead of time, with your design sheet full of info for the project!  Add the smallest of details – what you need to purchase for the project, the title, the sketch…so when you have the TIME –  you can spend getting things done without having to deal with NO inspiration!

I have birthday cards to do – things to get done for a bunch of craft fairs this summer – birthday’s coming up – sympathy cards to make – a stash of cards for myself to make – classes to design – a web site to finish designing…..LOL but there are times I don’t know if I am coming or going!!!  All I know, is at the end of the day – all the paper cuts, all the hands hurting – is worth it!

Thanks for stopping by,

Lynda Jeffs

Memories in Tyme

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