Wednesday, October 13, 2010

feeding my spirit

i have been stuck in something of a creative rut lately. i have a few orders that are behind and try as i might, i really struggled to get anything done that i was happy with. stitch, unpick, stitch, unpick.

i met up with an incredibly creative friend, lovely stacy, who gave me some great advice. feed my spirit. put aside what i was stuck on and focus on feeding my spirit. genius! so i have been. the photo above, rangitoto island, was part of that. mark and i went for a few lovely early evening walks. how amazing is the auckland waterfront? we really don't make enough use of it, considering we live 3 minutes from it.

i also took on a creative project. i found a foot stool at an op-shop, and decided to recover it. here is the 'before'...
i had made a baby blanket for my exhibition that i didn't quite get finished. it was the perfect size for my foot stool...what do you think?
stacy was bloody well right - putting my work projects aside and being spontaneously creative was brilliant. i feel like my 'tank' has been filled up some more. corny, yes. true though. thanks stace. legend. by the way, the foot stool i made, but that fab cushion is by stacy.

in fact, i have been able to work further on my orders. phew. and on top of that, i have made a few plans for future projects. secret squirrel though. but in the meantime, i stitch stitch stitch away. i know i'm not doing 'tips for success' anymore, but if i was, it would be a carbon copy of stacy's advice.

so, until next time...kia kaha. stand strong.

7 comments:

Mariella said...

Inspired! I am going to do the same! ( Starting tomorrow).
Love xx

Mariella said...

P.S Foot stall is fantastic! Genius! xx

Stacy said...

Oh babe, I am so excited for you. Yay! That piece of advice is something I've had to learn along the way. It's helped me through the most difficult and the most amazing times!! I love the foot stool too. Gorgeous!!! Love you special friend xxx

alisha said...

I LOVE the footstool! And Stacy is very wise about nurturing your creative spirit. :)

The Wilsons said...

FANTASTIC advice! And you're right - the Auckland waterfront is A MAZ ING!!! LOVE that foot stool!!! Keep up the GREAT work X X X

John Brown Rose said...

Love it!!!!!! So great to have friends to refresh us with their wisdom!!!!!!!! I bet the sheer success of it is unleashing more creations!!! x

Melissa-Jade Gregan, said...

Stacy, you are a wise wise woman. We love you! And thanks everyone for the feedback on the footstool. And becs, you're right. It has.