Ya know... honestly, I wish I was more creative. And when the spark does happen (rare that it is) I wish I would actually write the idea down. Everyone thinks I'm creative and a few actually show some jealousy at times toward my creativity. But the truth is... I'm not. (I can take a base idea and run with it, adding, tweaking, etc. but coming up with something new? Meh, not lately) Or, at least, I don't think so... not anymore. I may have been in my younger years, but now? Not so much. Not after surfing the web (more precisely, Pinterest.com) for ideas.
Wow, can I get totally distracted by that website. I just love it and can get so lost in it. The amazing things that people have and find on the web are overwhelming. Especially when I go through and find a ton of really cool, fun and interesting crafty and artsy-fartsy ideas.
Then I get a bit depressed. When was the last time I came up with a cool craft? When did I become so unimaginative, so unproductive?
I've come to one conclusion...
As much as I love it, use it, come to rely on it and refuse to ever give up completely, I believe that the technology that we, or at least, I, use is somewhat a major factor in my lack of creativity.
I used to read a lot and lately, I'm lucky to get a page or two read in a month. Of course, the other determining factor lately is a little one-year-old who runs the house. But this Disease of Lacocreativity (lack-of-creativity, for those who didn't get it) happened years before I had kids.
So, what to do?
Well, I could always look up crafty ideas on the web to spark my creativity.... oh... wait... no, that doesn't exactly work, now does it? That's like an alcoholic taking a drink to get up the nerve to quit drinking. Not quite the most ideal solution.
Well, this is something I believe that I will need to ponder on more. (although I'm open to suggestions. It's not like I'm going to give up the computer!) Maybe it's time to get a new book to read more and break out the paint and brushes again... now where did I put those...?