See that third line? Fail? That's where I am now. Trying hard to get to the point where I can cross it off my list and get back to creating, but for now I'm stuck.
I'm in Italy. Surrounded by the most beauty I've EVER been surrounded by. And yet…the creative urge is dead.
I love making things. Whether it's layouts, project life, albums, Shutterfly photo books, home decor, etc. I love making things.
And I'm in this phase where I'm not making anything. Well, I'm making beautiful memories but I'm not literally making anything.
And in theory I really want to. I want to create with my hands again. I want to put pen to paper and glue to photos. I truly do.
So why am I stuck?
One problem is that I don't have a photo printer. Mine got damaged in the move (like everything else) and not having the ability to print photos at home is really limiting me.
Ordering photos online takes a really long time.
Printer options are limited here, and amazon doesn't ship electronics. So….I don't print photos.
I tried PL and I got a week done, but it is impossible for me to not print from home for PL.
I miss traditional layouts. I do. Man…I used to do one a day. Now? Nothing. Nada. Niente.
Now and then I remember that I want to make something. So I wander in my (almost finished) craft room and then I get sidetracked.
I asked this question on my FB page and got some great responses. GREAT advice. So I thought I'd ask here too. Have you ever gotten stuck? Have you come back from the depths of I'm-not-making-anything or if it's gone is it gone?
Is blogging and photographing my time here enough to sustain me creatively?
Would I want to create if I just spent some time in my craft room?
Have I broken up with creating or is this just a break?
I think I need a Selphy. And some me time. And some pretty scrap supplies.