Monday, January 26, 2009

Blocked?? Creation Inspiration!


My Mom loved to create :0) (that's her to the left, charcoal on paper by my Dad, about a year before I was born) She was often prolific, knitting, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, applique, crochet, painting & more. I always enjoyed working with her on projects, when I wasn't completely out of my league,lol. There wasn't an art or craft that she couldn't master if she set her mind to it. For alot of reasons, none of which seem quite clear now, I stopped creating, for the most part, when she died. We're talking YEARS people!! I suppose I was blocked. The vast majority of the time, I never thought about it much. With life & kids & college (I went back to college in my early 30's, but that's an adventure for another day) most days were already filled to the brim.

After hanging out with some of the most incredibly fabulous, truly inspiring, friends I've made thru Etsy, (a big shout out to the awesome friends from the Who Loves Vintage? thread on the Etsy forum) the urge to create miraculously returned. And let me say this, it would NOT be ignored. I should've said returned with a vengeance, lol. Sometimes all it takes to re-fuel those creative juices is to be around inspiring friends, so thanks you guys, you're all so very treasured! I've not been sleeping very well the last couple months so, I've had some extra time on my hands ;0) This is what goes on when I can't sleep.........



Fugly stool getting re-upolstered with some help from my friend Georgie. (still a work in progress)































Nekkid doll dressform got a new dress! And I turned an old half slip into a dress with what else but roses ;0)




There's more, alot more, but re-arranging pics in blogger makes me a tad crazy! So stay tuned....

xoxo,
Holly

6 comments:

Blythe Hopes Vintage said...

PRETTIES! Now - can you make that doll's dress in my size please?

Melissa said...

Beautiful blog~I am trying to assemble a bunch of creative souls to come join me on facebook. You can find me under Adored Before. Come join the networking fun!

pinkkandy said...

You know I can really relate to the creativity being robbed from your life by losing a loved one...after my little boy died...{when I went in to have him they could not find his heart beat} all my desire to anything creative died as well...I have my whole life been somewhat like what you described your Mom as being but when Paul died... the old mean devil took all that and my music...well it took about 12 years before I started to take it back...and I am on my way ..all except my guitar..but that will come soon.
I am so glad your are getting yours back too!
God Bless
KANDY

365 Letters said...

I'm so happy you have your inspiration back! It is wonderful to feel creative and to create something beautiful, such as you have!

Haute Country Vintage Co. said...

Thanks sooo much for the kind comments, you all warm a girl's heart :)

Catherine said...

My first visit to your blog. It is a very nice read.