Monday, September 17, 2012

has anyone seen my mojo?

I love that word "mojo." Isn't it a fun word? Mojo. I just like saying it.

Unfortunately, I haven't seen mine in a while. My creative mojo, specifically.
I've been sick for two weeks and as a result, I have rescheduled one class, cancelled another.
Almost every day for the last week, I've been sketching cards out on paper and in my mind, for my class coming up this week.

So today, I sit down to actually make the cards and prep 24 kits of each.
Turns out, my ideas do not always translate to an actual card like I see them in head.
Bummer dude! I have one card out of four made and kits of that one.
But I'm not loving it.
I guess I shouldn't admit that here.
I shouldn't admit I don't totally love everything I make but it's true. I make things I don't love. Do you? (I'm channeling Dr. Suess.)

Between the Mucinex DM and the cough syrup pills and the antibiotic - I'm just "blegh." (To use a word I made up.)
It's hard to be creative when you feel yucky, ucky, ooh.

But I must press on. Right now, as I sit here typing this blog post, it's 12:14 am on a Sunday night.
I now have 3 more cards to make and prep by Tuesday. This one I don't like took the entire day! Why am I so slow?
Can anyone answer that? Does it have anything to do with me stopping to watch "Breaking Amish" and "The Great Food Truck Race?" Probably.

The one I'm working on now uses Doodlebug's Haunted Manor and I have a ghost and a pumpkin peeking out of a black, creepy frame.
But what do the ghost and pumpkin SAY? Does one say "boo" and one say "eeek!" and the inside says something, something TRICK OR TREAT?

These are questions I cannot answer at this time.

Another card is going to have a glittered ornament. The glittering will have to take place tomorrow.

I told my husband tonight - every month I either completely love what I come up with or I'm like, "Meh."

(By the way, I have typed this entire post in a New Jersey accent. I have been watching too much reality tv.)
I promise to be back soon with less whining and more crafty goodness! Meantime, send mojo my way.

5 comments:

susanmcl said...

Mojo coming at you!

Did you see the post on two peas asking for help from someone who taught at michael's?
I referred them to your blog. Hope she got in touch with you.

More mojo to you - your cards are wonderful, even the ones you think are just ok!

susanmcl said...

Mojo coming at you!

Did you see the post on two peas asking for help from someone who taught at michael's?
I referred them to your blog. Hope she got in touch with you.

More mojo to you - your cards are wonderful, even the ones you think are just ok!

Jann Gray said...

Girlie....your mojo is winging its way back to you...it just hates the taste of Musinex! LOL

I don't always LOVE everything I make...and I totally think it is ok to say so...that's the reality of creativity!

Your new cards sound very fun and I am sure your students are going to love them too!

Hugs and feel better soon!

~Jann

Arlene said...

I don't always like what I create either, so I completely understand. Your mojo will return eventually, don't sweat it. I think we pressure ourselves too much and for me, my mojo runs from pressure! :) Your work is amazing...can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

TracieClaiborne said...

Arlene - My mojo runs from pressure too! I love that! Thanks for all the encouragement everyone!