Cassie Stephens: Taking my Creative Vitamins

Below recently I’ve been in a little bit of a imaginative funk and I have not felt energized or intrigued in pursuing my typical imaginative stores. I really like to sew funky clothing to have on and have an infinite quantity of jobs in numerous levels in my sewing room but every time I go in there, I just look close to and come to feel…fatigued. Is it that time of the calendar year? Though, if I’m getting honest, this emotion of disinterest has been likely on for a even though (gee, I marvel why) and it really is commencing to impact my instructing as very well. Yep, I just said that out loud. 

I know it is really not a very good location to be so I’m striving to do one thing about it. I uncovered a very long time in the past that beating myself up and shaming myself about things just isn’t going to get the job done. It only tends to make me sense worse. So as a substitute of emotion badly about not stitching, I decided to dry anything thoroughly distinct: painting. 

I acquired out an old round body located at the thrift keep from my stash as properly as some blank cards. I painted a dotted and flowery style on the frame just for pleasurable…but then I had a ton of paint left more than on my palette. So I kinda went nuts and began portray and printing on the cards. I acquired genuinely excited about all of the hues and textures I established. Then I set up a small nonetheless existence and drew and painted it on one of the cards. 

I thought I’d just start developing a person portray an evening prior to mattress. I have been keeping them quick so I delight in the process but…some of them I’ve slowed down and taken my time on. 

I have been sharing the process on equally TikTok and Instagram but bought some requests for a longer video clip of the approach. I also had another person mention wanting to share a movie with her large university college students. So I hope the 1 I made will help. For me, the essential has been just enjoying the process, trying to keep the paintings little so I can do them in one sitting down, applying colours I like and generating a basic continue to lifestyle.

I have a whole lot of random factors from the thrift shop that have been exciting to paint. 

I’m not gonna say I experience so a great deal far better now or that I’m fixed of my funk…I am not. But at least I can say that I did at the very least a single issue I’m proud of at the conclusion of the day. Using the time to generate is one thing we resourceful varieties will have to do. Sharing my quick films seems to have gotten some other people making as well and that makes me so happy. 

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