Beating Crafty Burnoutcomments (4) July 23rd, 2008
It happens to the best of us: Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we just can't get inspired. Even though I make things for a living, it's hard to be "on" all the time. When I just can't get my thoughts straight and I find myself staring blankly at my wall of craft supplies, it's time to get out of the house and take a walk.
As anyone who works at home can tell you, scheduling a break for yourself is so important and yet so hard to do! I love to take walks on my work breaks, especially when I don't have a destination. I like to turn down different blocks or sometimes even walk the wrong way for a while, anything that gets me looking around and exploring. Oh, and I always take my camera: Who knows what I'm going to find? Sometimes it's the architecture of a building, sometimes it's street art, sometimes it's a little bit of nature, but there's always something that gets me feeling inspired again.
What do you do to jump-start your creativity?