When it comes to honkering down to work, I need time. Sometimes things are itching to get out of my brain and I can make without distraction. Usually the making process it kinda convoluted - an idea in the shower, sketches, head scratches, bike rides, midnight snacks, more sketches, and demanding my boyfriend help me pick out embroidery colors. I find myself taking breaks, my creative distractions. I clean the studio, organize, plan my next project. In the winter I bake, and lately I've been juicing....
The past few days I've felt stuck, and while this post may seem like a juicing recipe or something, it's really about getting unstuck. For me, I think I need to stop fruitlessly working when it's not clicking. It's really hard though to step outside of what you desperately want to fix.
So this is an exercise for me in creative play, and I just happen to also be taking care of myself at the same time too. Sweet!
Here are some of my recent concoctions:
coconut shreds + carrots + ginger + leafy greens + almond milk + beets (i can't believe I used beets. Not a fan, but with other stuff– not so bad)
pineapple + blue berries + ice + almond milk
coconut milk + almond milk + cinnamon + pinch of celtic sea salt + ice = so good! kinda like horchata
And today's breakfast.... cucumber + mint + pineapple + leafy greens + ginger + water
What do you do when you feel creatively stumped?