Wednesday, September 2, 2009

what do you do when you're...

.... feeling stuck and that creative feeling is on vacation?


I sort my stash .....

shells, rocks, coral, beach glass and bits of plastic from "down under:"

bottle caps found on sidewalks, streets and parking lots all summer long (northern & southern hemispheres):

beach pottery sent all the way from Scotland:

shells, rocks, and beach glass from local waters:

... what helps you feel better about a little down time creatively?

12 comments:

elk said...

you have inspired me looking at all the treasure...my favorite is the beach pottery. I guess always my camera and a new building or nature spot...also browsing through a thrift store ....

Lumilyon said...

Well Kimmie, you always seem to be able to put your finger on where I'm at and this post is no exception. When I'm in a rut, I organise and tidy.Only problem is, I've run out of space to put things so the next step is clearing out...not so easy!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

you're my kinda gal Kimmie, rescuing bits of this and that, that lots of people might just bypass
I am always amazed when I clear off my work table, I seem to get one idea after another unearthing bits of this and that
taking time to sit with some of the books and magazine I seem to collect and hardly look at is nice down time
all Muses need a little breather now and then :)

ooglebloops said...

I start clearing the clutter - or take a walk looking for new treasures or inspiration!! I LOVE the Scottish beach pottery- is that what is washing up on the shores there?????
Drop by Linda's Fiber Fabrications - she's having a giveaway!!!

*jean* said...

it just makes me giddy to know i am not alone in my scavenger hunts - LOL!! your beach treasures are wonderful!! i have not read too much in the last year since beginning to blog so i recharge by reading a good book...just finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and am now on The Way the Crow Flies

cheers, kimmie!

paperpedaler said...

Oh, yes---sort, sort, and more sorting. I especially love sorting things by color. Maybe I need a support group for this. :)

Elizabeth said...

Goodness! But the looks of the things you painted and made while on vacation, it doesn't surprise me that you have some creative down time.

I read when I can't write. Short stories, poetry -- those are the things that kick start me again.

Jane said...

Great stash, Kimmie!

luthien said...

oh i love you stash kimmie :) the photographs captured every detail of it! it's amazing how pictures can make something so ordinary turn into something so magical!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Yes, yes - beach glass, shells, old pottery... The perfect ingredients to get the creative juices flowing!

mizmollye said...

Hi Kimmie, You've got some little treasure beauties to sort. What I do is similar. I clean my art room and in putting things away I find things I could'nt find when I needed them and I put them out and am reminded to soon do something with. Oh what a visious circle this thing called creativity!

Catharina Maria said...

Good morning , I will ask you what do you do with the bottle caps ??
Show you this in a later post ?
The bird with sea glass wing is lovely .
I am looking always for things on the beach and have a lot of shells and sea glass .

Love from the Netherlands Rini a big fan of you !!!!