Cassie Stephens: Taking my Creative Vitamins

Cassie Stephens: Taking my Creative Vitamins

Below these days I have been in a little bit of a innovative funk and I have not felt fired up or interested in pursuing my common imaginative shops. I appreciate to sew funky outfits to don and have an countless amount of money of projects in many phases in my stitching space but each individual time I go in there, I just look about and feel…fatigued. Is it that time of the 12 months? Despite the fact that, if I am becoming honest, this sensation of disinterest has been going on for a though (gee, I question why) and it truly is commencing to affect my teaching as well. Yep, I just explained that out loud. 

I know it really is not a great place to be so I am making an attempt to do a thing about it. I figured out a very long time back that beating myself up and shaming myself about points just does not work. It only will make me feel even worse. So instead of experience poorly about not stitching, I resolved to dry a thing completely distinct: portray. 

I got out an previous spherical frame located at the thrift retail outlet from my stash as perfectly as some blank cards. I painted a dotted and flowery layout on the body just for enjoyable…but then I had a great deal of paint left around on my palette. So I kinda went nuts and started off portray and printing on the playing cards. I obtained truly fired up about all of the hues and textures I made. Then I set up a very little however everyday living and drew and painted it on one of the cards. 

I assumed I might just commence developing a person painting an night ahead of bed. I’ve been trying to keep them brief so I love the method but…some of them I’ve slowed down and taken my time on. 

I’ve been sharing the method on equally TikTok and Instagram but got some requests for a longer online video of the method. I also experienced someone point out seeking to share a online video with her higher faculty students. So I hope the one I designed allows. For me, the essential has been just taking pleasure in the method, retaining the paintings smaller so I can do them in one particular sitting down, working with colors I like and creating a straightforward however lifetime. 

I have a lot of random things from the thrift keep that have been enjoyable to paint. 

I am not gonna say I experience so considerably greater now or that I am healed of my funk…I’m not. But at the very least I can say that I did at the very least one matter I am proud of at the end of the day. Having the time to develop is a thing we imaginative kinds should do. Sharing my brief videos seems to have gotten some other folks making much too and that makes me so delighted. 

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