Any idea where the mojo goes?
Or more importantly, how you get it back again?
So many of my crafting buddies have been complaining that they have lost their mojo. So I don't feel completely alone with this dilemma. But it does puzzle me... how one minute you can be ON FIRE with your crafting, and your fingers can barely keep up with the creativity which your mind is generating... and then... BOOM!
You come to a screeching halt. None of your projects excite you any more, so you look for something new to try. But everything just looks so bland... boring... bleargh...
You start a new project, but it just feels so 'meh'!
So you pull it apart, and try something new... but that's no better... aarghhhhh!
Maybe it is a post-Christmas slump... after the craziness of the holiday season, maybe we just need some time to regenerate. Take time to switch off while the batteries recharge. Perhaps for those of us Down Under, it's a summer time thing. We're busy with the beach, and barbeques... the kids are on holidays... our 'routines' are desperately out of whack... so the crafting suffers.
I try not to get concerned that it has gone forever... although occasionally the thought does cross my mind. I know it will return at some point... but I don't believe you can force yourself back into the groove again. You just have to be patient and wait for your creative side to kick back into action. I guess we all need a bit of a holiday from time to time. Even from the things we love doing.
So... what have I been up to during my 'slump' time???
I've been keeping 'in touch' with my yarns by DE-constructing!
This is a small sample of the yarns I have reclaimed over the last few weeks. There's more skeins piling up in my laundry, waiting to be washed.
One of the things I love most about the actual process of DE-constructing... is that I still get the benefit of handling the yarn. I get the same sense of relaxation as I would from knitting or crocheting... but without having to expend any creative energy. Plus there's the added benefit of all that yummy yarn to work with when the mojo returns! I've been able to use my slump time constructively, by replenishing my stash.
click here for my tutorial on how to recycle yarn
Enough about me!
Tell me... do you still have your mojo?