Monday, April 30, 2012

It's Back! For Now...

I feel like I've had a dry season of lacking creativity in my personal life. I wrote about this before, and shared that I believed it to be an awesome opportunity to enjoy the creativity coming from friends around me. God may not have been giving me ideas or inspiration in my own life, but He sure was doing something incredible for other people. It was a season for me to sit back and enjoy what He was doing in them. It was a really restful, refreshing, and encouraging time for me and I'm so glad I got to have a break!

But, now it's back! At least for now. When God gives me an idea, I tend to jump on it as fast as possible for fear that it will suddenly disappear. I feel like when He gives me inspiration to be creative, it comes in little spurts, and it's an opportunity for me to put all of my energy (at night when the children are asleep, of course) into making something that reflects me and my faith. I had that opportunity last week and it was so invigorating for me!

I created some new pretty things for the shop (more to come when I have a chance to take pictures and list):



I invested in a new lens for my camera that has inspired me to start taking more pictures of my kids with my DSLR again, and not just from my iPhone anymore:


I had a dear friend over to teach me how to make maxi skirts. We had so much fun troubleshooting together, and I'm a little ashamed to say that I have become a maxi-skirt-makin'-addict:


Have any of you ever gone through a season like this? I'd love to hear how you got through it and what happened when/if your creativity finally came back. Hope everyone has an awesome week!

8 comments:

  1. I know what you mean. Kinda in that season myself. There was a period of time before Ava was born that I didn't pick up my camera for months, didn't do anything creative at all. I think it's probably normal for those things to come and go. But, I realized during that season, and now as I feel it again that I need to be creative in some way for myself. because i really do miss it. when I get sick of creating for other people, I remind myself to create for me and my home. Because I love it, and I never want to tire of it becuase when I do I find myself not being myself or happy at all.

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    1. I totally agree with you! As selfish as it may sound, you NEED to create for yourself in order to keep enjoying the art of creating something. It had been so long since I've done that and I totally forgot how good it made me feel being able to accomplish and then enjoy the finished product.

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  2. oh my gosh! i LOOOOVE that necklace! it's gorgeous!!

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  3. Love that necklace! Also, I need a friend who will come over and teach me how to make maxi skirts - how cute is that?!

    I went through a dry spell for about 3 years! I made and sold so much jewelry that I started to hate it. For me, when I started to realize that my business didn't have to look like everyone else's, and that I didn't have to keep outperforming myself, I finally started to love it again.

    Glad to hear your mojo is back:)

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    1. Thanks, Cate! It feels so good!

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  4. will you be selling maxi skirts? If so I want one!

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    1. I'm not! But if you want one, I'll make you one! Email me: moriahsunde@gmail.com

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