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Extra! Extra! Read All About a Creative Slump Here!

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Feel free to hum the “Waiting For An Answer Song” from Jeopardy while you read this post.  It’s pretty much in my head a lot these days.  Team, I seemed to have hit the preverbial brick wall in the creativity department. The above pic is my creative imagination. Sad. Dry. Cough.

But! I have great hope that it will be a short- lived dry spell, and I’m also hoping that maybe, you my friends, might have some slump crushing ideas or projects you want to see done.

In the meanwhile, I will post a cute minor project I did thanks to the generous donation of this sweet little number from my good friend L.

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Adorable, no?  And though I know mint is a trending colour currently, I prefer a little more, well, colour, in my colour.  I had lots of vinyl dots left over from my bathroom project, so I slapped those babies on the chair, front and back,

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took it outside and blasted it with the best Dry Spell Buster colour I know…

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peeled off the vinyl dots before the paint dried, and ended up with this!

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Ok, so it’s not as time consuming or labour intensive as some of my projects, but maybe what I need right now is some instant gratification. The mint green dots look more white than green with that psycho lemon yellow around them and I love the “Woo Hoo look at me!” vibe it gives.

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Let me know some of your tactics for getting over the slump. So far, mine has just been to do something, ANYthing with paint.  Of course!

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37 thoughts on “Extra! Extra! Read All About a Creative Slump Here!

  1. Aawwwww….it looks soooooo cute:)))) !!!!!
    Don’t sell yourself short on the small things in life (or the creative process). Sometimes less IS more;)
    Be encoraged:))

  2. Lovely and cheerful!
    My slump-buster is to spend several hours on Pinterest. I just type random words followed by craft or DIY and I soon come across a gazillion ideas that spark something in me 😀

  3. I love the little chair! I’m a bumble bee person so that bright yellow is right up my alley.
    I’m currently painting a hutch for my dining room and transforming a bar stool and the base of my husband’s old high chair into bumble bee stools for my kitchen. It’s a little bit every day kind of project, but the constant doing of something creative keeps me going.
    I also bought a dollar store pizza pan, spray painted it fire engine red, super glued magnets to the wall of my sewing room and slapped it up there – instant magnet board for some cute sewing magnets!

    Fletcher

  4. Hey girlie! Don’t stress it! Even in all your awesomeness … sometimes we need a break to gain new perspective … then it becomes fresh again. Enjoy a little break, that fantastic mind of yours won’t let you down as you’re too creative to have “run dry” ;0) Also… some of the biggest transformations are the ones that take the least effort ……… Your chair is just smashing! I love how fun and cheery it is, I would choose that one first to sit on for sure! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
    Smiles!
    Terry

  5. Awwwww. I feel your pain. It’s a problem for all of us creative types.

    I do have an answer, perhaps. You can come down here to Chicagoland and find a TON of fun projects at my house. And we will find this and paint that, and eat good food and drink good drink. I’ll keep a bed ready for you. Plus, a train ride into Chicago? Inspiration galore!

    Hugs, friend. May inspiration come like a summer train upon your head.

      1. We have, haven’t we?

        Setting up a blog where we can email is an AWESOME idea. I’ve spackled and taped off the horrendous pink room, and then sat down in the middle of it in a puddle of tears. Don’t get me wrong, we love our empty nest, love our daughter’s new life, wouldn’t change a thing, yet I became a blubbering old momma.

        I just need to start painting, and I will. Thank goodness we have tons of people coming into town in a few weeks. A deadline. Amen.

        Offer still stands. I’m sure I’ll have that pink room ready by the time you come for your visit! 🙂

      2. Eeeeek! I did it! I painted my own “wallpaper”. Adding one tiny but crucial element and then I will post it.

        Can you believe it? Because of you I brought my art to my home. My MIL saw it yesterday and was shocked that it A, wasn’t wallpaper, and B, that I painted it. She didn’t know I had such talent. Haaa! Humbling. I love her.

        Thank you, and you will see that a lovely sanctuary will be ready for you when you decide to take me up on my offer 🙂

      3. That’s so exciting! But I can hardly take the credit for YOUR talent as much as I’d like to…ok only if it’s really good 😉 hurry up and post, I can NOT wait to see it. And Quit thanking me! It’s all on you sista!

      1. I pursued your blog to see if maybe I could see it in the background somewhere ( and enjoyed some beautiful water colours instead!) I am going to be setting up a blog email for just that purpose – I’ll let you know. But do you have Instagram? And if yes, is there a pic of it there?

      2. Ha ha, yes I’m more of a watercolor person that furniture refinisher! But I aspire to do more. Send me your blog email when you have it and I’ll send a pic – if you are interested. I do have Instagram, but no furniture on it, more watercolor 🙂

      1. Absolutely but this time of year it’s definitely a great pic! It definitely is and those polka dots make it that much more better!

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