Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where Have You Been?

Perhaps it’s the influence of Summer, perhaps it’s just a lack of focus, perhaps it’s just not knowing where to start.

Since attending the market in Atlanta, it seems I’ve been on a constant treadmill of inactivity, apathy, . . . don’t know what to call it. (There are no truly appropriate antonyms for the noun, imagination—I looked it up.) So, let me use it as an adjective—I am not imaginative . . . I am dull.

I am dull, like the broad side of a single oar in a row boat, paddling in circles.

If I’m being truly honest, I’ve been feeling this way for most of the year. Lots of great ideas, but not much initiative.

It doesn’t help when I read publications like this:

http://www.wherewomencreate.com/

wwc pic

or this:

http://stampington.com/html/somerset_studio_magazine.html

somerset studio

or this:

http://stampington.com/html/Belle_armoire.html

bellearmoire

Talk about feeling like you’ve done nothing with your life! Reading about these ladies and all they do makes me embarrassed to be blogging and not creating, but then there’s this . . .

http://www.stampington.com/html/artful_blogging.html

art blog

I just need to work on this a little more . . .

**NOTE TO THOSE PRONE TO ENCOURAGE ME . . . not necessary! I am already in the process of getting my act together.

Finding center, searching my soul and digging deep for some motivation.

More later . . .

Thanks for your indulgence!

Paige

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is the space in-between. The space where news ideas gather and form. You will come back stronger and refreshed. Does that help you? Yeah, it didn't help me either. :)
No really, I'm always excited to hear your ideas. I know that you know that you'll be fine.

Blissitydoodah said...

I've been jealous of the bloggers in those books forever!
I LOVE your shop and want to live in it. You don't need new ideas...your old ones are too good.
I was thrilled to find that you have a blog and I found you at Elizabeth's :)

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Paige!!!!

I wanted to come by and thank you for being one of my newest followers and leaving me such a sweet comment. Little did I know that I'd be sucked in by your personality, lock-stock-& barrel!!!!
:)))

Hey girl...don't ever be intimidated by those who are published in magazines!!! I've been in two of Somerset's mags for ONE reason only...
I WAS INSPIRED BY THOSE I READ PRIOR!!!! Never intimidated girl. Sooooo I'm happy to hear that you got yourself together and hopefully soon, we'll be seeing you on the cover of a future one! :)

Loved meeting you and I loved my visit here. Please don't be a stranger and keep in touch!!!!

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