I used to scoff at people who said that they had "writer's block" or that couldn't come up with an inspiration in their heads for a painting, or a photograph idea.
I used to scoff at those people, until I started seriously designing jewelry for Spun Sugar. I have found so many things that hamper my creativity.
A disorganized workspace
New beads that haven't been put into a proper container
Unfiled supply receipts
Unsorted bead mixes
But the thing that I have found that most seriously stands in the way of my ability to create is other people's drama. Whether it's family issues (of which there are too many to list here, it could encompass days upon days upon days of writing) or an argument with a friend, or whatever, until that is settled at least enough where I feel like I can breathe, then I can kiss being able to create new designs goodbye.
However, recently, I've started turning on the radio and going to my office (which is upstairs in our house, a nice little "nook" where I can think) and starting to create. I've finally started to see my office as my sanctuary from the world. I usually use that time as well to talk to either my mom (who is without a doubt my very very very best friend in the world) or my best friend, Tonya (who is many times my lifeline).
So now Spun Sugar's become not only my creative outlet, but my own personal brand of "therapy," for a lack of a better way to put it.
I love what I do. I love creating beautiful jewelry. I enjoy every second of this process, and I look forward to many more years of beautiful designs.
I think after a while, I had to stop letting everyone else affect my life so much. Only those who bring joy to my life are worth having in it.
I hope you all have a blessed day!