Friday, January 22, 2010

Something is Calling My Name...

 

in the most soothing, inviting and most tempting tones.

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On December 31st, 2009 ~ I punched the time clock on my way out...

I have never returned to creativity.

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However, my mind is working overtime as I have all of these awesome ideas but...

Time stands still.

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I catch myself abusing hours and hours of possible accomplishment and in return...

Nothing is accomplished.

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Is it my inner voice telling me that I am nothing without creativity?

No, wait...

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I hear it again, maybe a little louder this time but still tempting all the same...sssshhhh...

Do you hear it too?

 

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I am going for it.

I am following the temptation.

 

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My Studio is calling...

It's time for me to punch in again...

To be productive.

To be creative.

To be me.

Sometimes, we just have to listen closely...what do you hear?

41 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

Jodie,
I am sorry You weren't able to find my blog for a bit... I was changing it up, maybe thats why. I love your pictures in this tone. Very vintage and romantic.
Blessings always!
Gwen

Karen said...

Miss Jodie.
Well - this is just beautiful.
I hope when I see you next, I can give you a big hug and some of your creative mind will rub off on me!!!
And I would KILL to have just 2 hours to go through your studio . . .
Beautiful Girl.
Just beautiful.
Now GET TO CREATING!!!!!
Hugs! Me.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

We all need time, once in a while, to rejuvenate and replenish our creative juices.

Looking forward to seeing what your fallow period brings to fruition!

Madison said...

My studio would be calling me too if I had one! Oh wait thats it thats what I've been hearing... the studio that I don't have yep thats it!

Sandi said...

I am not hearing anything also.

Have to work on me first.

Soon I will hear something, I know I will.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Jodie I just saw your feature in the magazine, so wonderful! You have had an incredibly difficult fall and you needed some "down time". That's the way it is, we KNOW when it's time to move forward. You're ready now!These are beautiful images and I'm sure the art will just pour out of you.
Thank you dear, for the lovely comment you left. It brought tears to my eyes. Love You!!!
Debra

Wizard of Was said...

Jodie,
When I hear my name like that, it usually means me tearing things apart to find what my inspiration will be. It always is in a different directions that I think it is going to be!! I know from taking car of my Mom for those 3 and 1/2 years that my "down time" was delayed..I seemed to have stayed busy making sure all my family was okay before I "crashed"...funny it took a cruise for my husband and I too. But once those juices started coming...it was a flood gate...ha ha! Be you.. cause you're an amazing talent!!
My best
Gale

Lisa said...

It's good to be back, isn't it? We all need a little R&R now and again. :) You sound rested and rejuvenated...ready to tackle the world!

Rochelle said...

Welcome back to the land of creativity! All of us have our dry spells...times that we just want to "be still." I know I do. Here's to you using your time to BE CREATIVE!
xoxo
Rochelle

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

As artists, we can't go too long with denying ourselves the pleasure of being creative. We create even when we're not actually creating! When ideas well up to the top, we head back to the studio. It's always there waiting patiently for us to muddle through the life part, and weed through the annoying parts, so that we can run, with arms wide open, back to the interesting part....creating! You go girl!

Lori said...

gorgeous post Jodie...it made me a little sad though too...i have such a yearning to create right now...but i am in such a slump...i have tried to sit down and make some things with results that were less than stellar...these winter blues are the pits!!!

Lou Cinda said...

Well I can't even wait to see what you create now that your juices are flowing again! I know it will be magnificent!!

Beautiful photos!

Lou Cinda :)

Queenmothermamaw said...

I agree with Lori, for me it is the winter blues. I have things on my table, can't drag myself up the stairs to the studio, that I just pick up an do a little and put back. Thank goodness I have no deadlines. Am working on a painting for GD using some Twilight themes.
QMM

Claudia said...

So glad the studio is calling you again! I know what those periods of inactivity are like - maybe it is just the opportunity to rest, recharge and come back stronger than ever!

xo
Claudia

summersundays-jw said...

We have Spring Open House at Leola's th 1st of March & soooo need to make some bedding. Just can't seem to get those juices flowing yet. My sewing machine has dust on it. Jan

Debby said...

Yeah!!! I am glad you have been called back to the studio. We all need a break. Can hardly wait to see what you create.
Debby

Hope Ellington said...

The world is a much sadder place when Jodie isn't creating. Your things are so beautiful and inspiring. I am really missing my Bella Sisters this week. Blessings my sweet friend.
XOXO~Hope

Theresa said...

Create, my dear, create! Hugs!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Jodie, I'm the same way sometimes...I can't seem to eek anything out ~ I think of tons of ideas but they just never come to fruition. It's so good to hear that your muse is back!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Jane said...

I'm glad your studio is calling you back. Sometimes a nice break is what we need to rejuvenate. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store.
Jane

cindy said...

*sigh*. I've been in mine lately and everything I'm doing just feels like junk. So, I'm very envious that yours is doing a siren song for ya! :D

-c
yapping cat

Frippery said...

Jodie, If you weren't so busy cruisin'...just kidding. i know your muse will call you out. BTW Saw Sandy's pic with Anna Corba on the WWC blog. Ms. Glamour Apron is getting as famous as you. Now I guess I have two autographs to get! Man, I won't be able to live with the two of you, tee hee.

The French Bear said...

Oh Jodie, what can I do for you, if we were closer I would come over and we get creative and craft together!!! How about something on line? I saw the beautiful paper wreath Dawn made, it made me feel like getting in the craft room and create!!!!
I am sure you will be making beautiful things soon, look at all those scrumptious goodies!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Madison said...

Jodie let me just tell you thank you sooooo much! Your comment has to be the nicest one I've read in my ENTIRE life! Your such a kindred spirit! You have just made my day! Thanks also for following! I needed the extra 1 to make 40!

Love, MadCrafts!

June said...

Hi Jodie,
I keep making lists and lists of things I want to make, but that's all I've been doing is making the list. I did clean up in the studio the other day and I found my sewing machine, so that's where I'll probably start. I think I'll sew 'something'. Maybe from my list.
Your photos are art (who says you haven't been creating)!
I loved reading about the great time you had on the cruise, and I asked Dale if there was some law on the books somewhere saying it was against the law to have that much fun. He's still reading...hasn't come up with anything yet, but when he does, I swear, I'm sending him after you!
hugs

vintage girl at heart said...

Jump in head first and create 'til midnight or beyond!!!!
The photos are so wonderful.. they are a creation themselves.

trash talk said...

Well if words are a barometer of what's coming...bring it on 'cause you sure said it beautifully.
I think a little creative therapy is just what you need now and I can't wait to see where your mind takes me.
BTW...I try not to listen to the voices in my head...even when they're having conversations. It's not polite to eavesdrop!
Debbie
P.S. I bet there won't be any creating on Sunday will there...just alot of shouting!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

can I come!?! hehe I hope you get in that studio soon and create something beautiful! I know you will! call me soon so we can get together!! OHHH yea mama got a new car today a mustang gt!!!!! whoooa! big hugs

toodles-
sarah

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi again Jodie! Missed you while you were away. I only made it halfway through your last post so need to still finish that one up. Looks like you had a fantastic time. I can't believe you didn't do those stairs! Hiking, especially in another country or new area is just my favorite thing to do, stairs and all, the more the better. Being outdoors is just so rejuvenating to me, but the outdoors in Kuwait just isn't quite as pleasant. I am glad you had time to rest and recharge and look forward to seeing what you create in the very near future. We all need down time and you've been through a lot in the past year. I hope you are having a most wonderful weekend and those creative juices are swirling and twirling for something completely fabulous! Blessings, Tammy

Mollye said...

Hey Jodie, I enjoyed your post today and the images are wonderful. I love sepia and the nostalgic element it brings.

For me when I am pulled and nothing seems to be productive it works to go back to the very thing that you began with whether it be in fibres, papers, paints, metals or whatever and I usually spin off from there. I go through those periods where I want to piddle with everything and learn, then I can always again find my muse and realize I'm "home" when I return to my first love.

Can't wait to see yours! XXMollye

My Grama's Soul said...

I hear you dear friend -- I, too. have left the premises so to speak with my creativity.


Just needed a little "kick in the behind" to get it going again.

Blessings,

Jo

Linda said...

I'm sure you are cooking up something gooood for all of us:)
Hope you have FUN being creative again!

Blessings,
Linda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

Good luck with getting your creative touch back and I look forward to seeing some of your wonderful work.
I love all your beautiful photos.

Hope that you are having a great weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh please return to the studio we can't live without your art, it makes us smile, feel good and love to be amazed. Creativity is your gift. Time to return, the studio is SCREAMING your name. No pressure here:). Happy Football!
Kelley

Cozy Little House said...

Lately I feel scattered and can't get my creative mode going. I hope this inspires me to punch that clock and get moving! Gorgeous images, by the way!
Brenda

Linda said...

This is great! :)

For me, my creativity IS my writing. I need to finish my February column and will do that this week.

For today, the inner voice is saying --- rest. Our weekend flew by since we were at the WINTER JAM yesterday and my physical voice could use some rest today after all of the cheering last night. ;)

Hope you have a great, creative week!
Linda

vintagesusie said...

Jodie, I LOVE, Love, love your sepia photos!!! Yummmmmy!
Smiles,
Susie

Secondhandrose said...

I'd say this post if your first creation. Very pretty pics in sepia tones. Come for a visit. I'm having a giveaway.
karen

zandra said...

Hey girl! Glad your back, I was away at at crop, love the black and white's! Hope you get your mojo back soon. ;o)
Hugz, Z

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hello Miss Jodie, just came by to visit. You vacation sounds wonderful. What's up with your creativity? Just go do it.

Hugs
Cindy@stitches

Wizard of Was said...

Hey Jodie...Oh when the Saints, Oh when the Saints, Oh when the Saints, go marchin in! Congrats girls know you're a happy camper!
Gale